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Preview: CNN veteran anchor to bring light to Black history month at VSU

Black History Month is an annual period of reflection, remembrance and honor for black people around the globe. For Gwen Sommers Redwine, the first female, black or white, CNN Headline News anchor in the 1980’s, it means so much more. She will be coming to VSU Thursday, Feb. 17 to speak about her experiences and show faculty and students what ...

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Editorial: Are incentives the driving force for getting vaccinated?

On Feb. 16, the VSU Health Services sent an email to students to remind them to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and how to make an appointment with a link provided.  Along with providing free vaccines for students, VSU is also offering incentives where students can enter a drawing that will take place on March 9.  These incentives include ...

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Creative forum event gives a voice to the voiceless

On Feb. 10, VSU’s Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion hosted their Creative Forum event, Being a Black Sheep in the Creative Community. The event dealt with issues such as the creative and educational identity of the African-American community in 2022, how the past and present have affected these identities and how the surrounding communities can help amplify these identities ...

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The Wordle whim takes over the Internet

Throughout the short-lived history of the iPhone, games have been one of the things to stay consistently popular. Be it Brick Breaker, Candy Crush or Flappy Bird, they always stay just a few clicks away. However, one new game has a hold of the world for its fifteen minutes of fame. Wordle is a new puzzle game where the objective ...

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‘Euphoria’ controversies make fans uncomfortable

The hit HBO show Euphoria has returned for a much-awaited second season. The first episode aired on January 9th and earned 13.1 Million viewers on that same night. While the show is breaking barriers, it is important to ask: How much is too much? Specifically, in terms of nudity. HBO has been long known as a television channel that allows ...

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The perfect gift for your Valentine based on love language

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone is scrambling to get their partner a gift for the holiday, but sometimes, those partners need a little help thinking outside of the box for a present. Here’s the solution: three types of gifts, all personalized for different love languages. For the people who enjoy quality time, an activity that requires or encourages ...

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Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man stays at the top

It’s been almost two months and the reviews are in. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a must-see. Following up on Mysterio’s reveal of Spider-Man’s identity, Peter Parker’s life flies off the rails. Suddenly, every person he knows is being harassed, detained or hounded by the police. Trying to figure out how exactly to get his life back to normal with ...

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Are people enjoying the uprise in films about existential crises?

In the last year, there has been an increase in films involving real life instead of fantasy-based stories. From Covid-19 to global warming, to mental health. These films were met with positive reviews from viewers. One movie that focuses on this is “Bo Burnham: Inside.” A film nodding to Burnham’s depression due to the pandemic and quarantining. As in his ...

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When We Were Young festival or Fyre Festival 2.0?

On Jan. 18, Instagram user @whenwewereyoungfest posted a new photo of the lineup for the upcoming summer music festival ‘When We Were Young.’ This three-stage music festival lineup includes 65 iconic emo bands like Paramore, Mayday Parade, My Chemical Romance and 3OH!3. While these bands scream nostalgia to millennials and emo kids everywhere, people can’t help but question the legitimacy ...

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Review: Ghostface gives fresh take on old series

Paramount Pictures have released a new and highly anticipated film, “Scream,” on Jan 14, having horror junkies alike come together. The film takes place 25 years after Billy Loomis terrorized the town with his Ghostface antics. After a similar attack as the original from 25 years ago, two sisters have reunited in hopes of discovering who is behind the attacks, ...

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