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The Emmy Awards need a revamp

The 2017 Primetime Emmy Award show premiered Sunday, Sept. 17. For many actors, winning the prestigious award cements their place in Hollywood history. The Emmys were decent this year and displayed the same characteristics as past years. The lineup of shows didn’t seem that remarkable or memorable. The biggest winner of the night, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” won in almost every ...

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Network outage causes VSU disruptions

A network outage affected the VSU community, Mediacom subscribers and different cell phone services in the surrounding area on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:46 p.m.  VSU did receive network restoration around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. According to Brian Haugabrook, VSU IT Executive, a fiber had been cut in the south Tifton area. During the network outage, students on campus ...

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Fenty Beauty dominates makeup industry

As a member of the Rihanna Navy, I was ecstatic about the release of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week. The makeup collection launched at Sephora with 40 foundation shades, a bold move for a new makeup brand. “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures and races,” Rihanna said on ...

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Some Valdosta residents remain in the dark

Georgia Power has stated that over 1,000 customers in the Valdosta do not have power at this time. On the Georgia Power Outage Map, 68 areas do not have power at this time which is affecting 1,433 of its customers. Eighty customers do not have power within the area of West Alden Avenue, Cherokee Avenue and Garland Place. Georgia Power ...

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Dreams Deferred

The American Dream was the concept that encouraged my family to immigrate to this country many years ago. The concept that filled many of our ancestors with hope for a chance at a new life, but is the American Dream that once promised prosperity in exchange for hard work, dead? Trump’s administration decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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Student view of the Student Union

Students have had enough with the long lines, overpriced foods and lack of dining options in the Student Union. With the changes dining has made over the course of a year, students are still adjusting to the changes we never asked for. As a junior mass media major, I’ve  seen some of VSU’s student favorites come and go. I remember ...

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Businesses prepare for Hurricane Irma

Retail outlets and businesses across Valdosta prepared for Hurricane Irma by boarding up and closing their doors. A Hurricane Warning has gone into effect for Lowndes County, Georgia as of 5:36 p.m. on Sept. 9. According to the National Weather Service, Valdosta will feel effects from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, Sept. 10. People should expect rain at ...

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Publix serves up a slice of Irma

Publix at 3330 Inner Perimeter Rd. may be out of water, but they aren’t out of cakes. The Publix Bakery is now selling Hurricane Irma cakes for $10.99. Each personal cake is about 5 in. tall. A bakery employee said that these cakes have been popular. “We’ve made two or three batches already,” the employee said. The cake is vanilla ...

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Valdosta: Where’s the water?

As of Wednesday night, panic and evacuation measures have led to a shortage of water in Valdosta stores. Hurricane Irma made landfall Wednesday morning, and residents of Florida and Georgia are taking precaution by stocking up on essentials such as water and gas. If you want to know which retail outlets, gas stations or grocery stores have water, here is ...

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Students consider if food is worth the wait

Leaving campus to grab lunch brings obstacles such as losing a prime parking spot and rushing through a meal without tasting it. VSU though has several popular eateries on campus to save students from leaving campus for a quick meal. “On average the Student Union is serving 3,000 people per day at Moes, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Which Wich,” Lynn Darsey, ...

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