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Spoiler Alert: “Civil War” is At Valdosta Cinema

The movie, “Civil War” has recently been released in theaters. “Civil War” is written and directed by Alex Garland, and it takes place in a modern-day American civil war setting.   America is a fractured dystopian country at war with itself and we follow a team of photojournalist Lee Smith played by Kirsten Dunst, Joel played by Wagna Moura, and Jessie ...

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John Robinson: Artist and Survivor

  In the annals of history, there are stories that stand as a testament of the human spirit. Among those stories is the journey of John Robinson, a man who has experienced both racial discrimination and terminal illness, and turned his experiences into art.  Born in Lowndes County, Georgia, Robinson was born at the height of the civil rights acts. ...

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The Potential TikTok ban, is it acceptable or not?

On March 13, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 7521, a bill titled Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act.   It has commonly been called the TikTok ban, as this bill states that if TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is not sold to an American company or shareholders it will be banned ...

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Levitt Amp Music Series Continues in Valdosta

Ending on May 17, the Turner Center for the Arts will be hosting the free Levitt Amp Music series at their art park which includes free concerts from various artists around the country. The most recent artists featured was country singer Britnee Kellogg who was a contestant on season 11 and season 12 of American Idol. Kellogg was joined by ...

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ACT ii: Cowboy Carter Album Review

After the success of the Renaissance, Beyoncé has released the second part of her trilogy album: Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter pays homage to Beyoncé’s Texas roots while also including black country artists who are making their way into the spotlight.  The album starts off with AMERIICAN REQUIEM which gives the audience Beyoncé’s point of view when dealing with haters and defending who she ...

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Attractive athletes: captivating charm on and off the field

In a world of sports, skill, and dedication there is no denying that some of our favorite athletes do not only possess great talent but also their captivating looks. As we dive into this year’s roster of attractive sports players from all over the world, it should be evident why their charms are beyond the field…or court.   Jude Bellingham   ...

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Celebrating Young Artists: Youth Art Showcase at the Annette Howell Turner Center

On Sunday, Feb.25, The Annette Howell Turner Center held its opening reception for their newest exhibition: Youth Art Month.  Youth art month is widely known throughout the United States, it celebrates and emphasizes the art education for children. Schools, art museums and other programs typically host exhibitions and events to showcase the creativity of the youth and encourage the public ...

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The Spectator takes home gold once again at Georgia College Press Association awards conference

On Feb.23, The Spectator won seven awards applauding their hard work and performance during the Georgia College Press Association Awards.  Once again, The Spectator made their way down to Athens, Georgia, onto the University of Georgia’s campus to prepare for the big day.  Every year, multiple colleges in Georgia compete against one another for prestigious awards such as Best Review, ...

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Unleash your Wild Side: 2024 Concerts and Special Events revealed at Wild Adventures

Wild Adventures theme park has finally announced the lineup for their 2024 concerts and special events, including a performance by rapper and singer, Flo Rida.  The lineup is filled with a variety of artists and different genres of music, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Each performance will take place every Sunday starting in April.  The live entertainment ...

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Examining the Existence of Cancel Culture

During the past five years, the phenomenon of cancel culture has become increasingly common in the public and on social media.  The definition of cancel culture according to Merriam-Webster.com is the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure. Some individuals may argue that cancel culture is necessary for holding ...

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