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The Queen is back, and she’s already pulling the unexpected!

Beyoncé is in a new era, as she has released her new single titled “Break My Soul,” which serves as the lead single for her upcoming album “Renaissance,” set to be released on July 30. This will be her first studio album since her critically acclaimed, game-changing project “Lemonade.” “Break My Soul” sees Beyoncé like we’ve never seen her before. ...

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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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‘Heartstopper’ Review: a must add to your watch list

“Heartstopper,” Netflix’s newest LGBTQ+ show, dropped on April 22 and is a show that everyone should watch for more than its wholesome content. The show was originally a 2016 webtoon comic by Alice Oseman, which follows British teens Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson on their unlikely friendship as they navigate high school, teenage love and self-discovery. “Heartstopper” had a 5-year ...

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New soap shop arrives to Valdosta

Buff City Soap opened on March 31, with the shop offering a wide variety of handmade and plant-based hygiene products. The new shop uses natural oils and scents that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for anyone to use. “Being plant based, it really speaks to a lot of people because obviously you only have one temple and you ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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Ukraine and Russia: An Ongoing Crisis

On Feb. 24, Russia has officially invaded Ukraine, causing a major crisis in Ukraine. A week later, many citizens are still trying to escape from the attacks, leaving with only what they can carry and a hope that they can get out safely. However, there are many events leading up to Russia’s invasion. Ukraine has a rich and complex history, ...

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Candle Palace comes to Valdosta

Candle Palace is a new business in Valdosta that brings a fun experience through candle making. People can come by the store and make 12 oz candles with classes that they provide. The experience is reservation only with a class on the history and process of candle making while guests melt, mix and pour their own creations. The owner, Antoinette ...

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Hopper Hall celebrates Black History Month with interactive museum

Hopper held a Black History Month interactive museum and tour that allowed students to learn more about Black history on Feb. 23. This event was started last year by Hopper staff when resident assistants wanted to do something to honor Black History Month and decided to do a museum. “We want it to stay as a tradition,” Sarrah Taouil, senior ...

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Deep Release Poetry Society hosts first wednesday open mic

The Africana Studies Department and Deep Release Poetry Society held a poetry open mic at the University Center’s cypress room at 6 p.m. for the first Wednesday Wind Down on Jan. 26. Keshawn Everett, Vice President of Deep Release Poetry Society, ran the event and even performed his own piece that showcased self-reflection. The event showcased eight students who spoke ...

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