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Column: COVID-19 brings uncertainties to studying abroad

VSU is hoping to complete a study abroad program, led by English language director David Starling, in summer 2022. Starling, who has been at VSU for twenty years, has lead study abroad programs since 2001. VSU has been unable to do in-person study abroad programs for two years due to COVID-19. Starling said the safety of going to Japan was ...

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A simple guide to make it through college

Higher education can be a daunting, hard-to-navigate transition, so we have provided a simple guide with tips and tricks to help you succeed: Attend every class As a student, it is imperative that you attend every class. You can be easily left behind on assignments if ditching class becomes a habit. It is your responsibility to obtain the information that ...

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Oops! Period Packs made accessible at VSU

On Sept. 21, VSU’s Sigma Lambda Gamma put together 100 emergency period packs to help with accessibility of feminine products on VSU’s campus. These packs contained a pad, tampon, panty liner and a piece of candy The event was held to not only provide a unique form of community service, but to also open a discussion on periods. Menstruation has ...

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Emmy red carpet looks: the best and the worst

The 2021 Emmy awards aired on Sept. 19 with a variety of outstanding actresses and actors. Out of some of those outstanding celebrities, only a few of them went all out in their attire for the awards. Let’s look at some of the best and worst looks from the red carpet. The Best: MJ Rodrigues MJ Rodrigues’ Emmy red carpet ...

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Old Town Tricks

Rapper and artist Lil Nas X has been in the spotlight ever since his 2019 smash hit “Old Town Road,” which holds the Billboard record for longest weeks spent at the number-one spot. The rapper is no stranger to controversy. During the “Old Town Road” phase, Lil Nas X was scrutinized heavily by Twitter users, specifically Nicki Minaj fans for ...

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Steve from “Blue’s Clues” sends reassuring message to fans: “I never forgot you. Ever.”

After nearly 20 years, Steve, the original host of “Blue’s Clues”, returned to the network to provide his now adult audience with tearful, heartfelt words that many desperately needed to hear. Blue and her owner, Steve, were a staple of children everywhere for many consecutive years. However, in 2002, after only four seasons, children were forced to watch the host ...

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“Cinderella”: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bleh

From the countless adaptations of “Cinderella,” the movie has come a long way for her to get her “girlboss” title. But at what cost? “Cinderella” has been a tale told many times, starting with origins in China as “Yeh-Shen” and Greek mythology as Rhodopis. However, many know the story for its Disney iterations of the classic tale: poor girl who ...

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GUIDES introduces new wishing wall to provide hope for wishful community

It’s safe to say that colleges and universities everywhere have been shaken by the effects of the looming coronavirus this past year. While professors struggle with learning names and half-masked faces in the classroom, students are struggling with overwhelming workloads and the fear of the unknown regarding their futures. These struggles are being acknowledged everywhere, and here at VSU, The ...

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“Candyman”: watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it

As a seasoned horror veteran, I had never watched the “Candyman” series, and jumped at the chance to view both films. I was appalled at the 1992 film, as it was lacking any true scares, but daring to call itself anything other than a waste of my time. The lighting and visual effects were acceptable, but there was nothing else ...

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Marvel raises the bar for future movies with “Shang-Chi”

Marvel released the new movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, starring Simu Liu on Sept. 3. The movie’s budget was $150-200 million; however, according to Forbes, the movie has topped the domestic box office for the second Friday in a row making $9.7 million and $119.5 million for the domestic total. The main character, Shaun, works as ...

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