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Passage 2 India gives South Asian flavor

Passage 2 India, a family owned traditional restaurant, stands tall but does not stand out. When I arrived at the restaurant with my best friend, the smell was apparent the second we got out of the car: Spices and home recipes wafted all the way down the block. When my party came inside, we were greeted with traditional music and ...

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: VSU Theatre Department back with live shows

It’s a new year to enjoy the fine art of scripted plays and dances meant to incite laughter, sadness and all-around entertainment. The Theatre and Dance Box Office has issued the schedule of plays this year. Some are re-enhanced plays that have already been performed, while some are brand new to VSU.   “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferretino ...

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The Yik Yak Comeback

Yik Yak was an app that rose to fame back in 2013-2014, as an anonymous way to talk with anyone in a five-mile radius of you, in real time. A common app used among college students at the time, many users at the time utilized it in friendly ways and used it to engage with their community. In 2017, the ...

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10 songs for a relaxing fall semester

With the commencement of the fall semester and return of in-person classes, VSU has come to life. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused students to become more easily stressed with the balance of school, work and social lives. Everyone handles their stress differently: entertainment like television or social media, exercise to release energy and meditation. One method stands out and is ...

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Hobo Johnson seeks ‘revenge’ with his fifth album

Artists and bands have been incorporating their names into their albums for years: some known and some barely heard of. One artist, Hobo Johnson and The LoveMakers, is an up-and-coming star in the indie hip-hop scene. Many great hit albums have been “Who’s Next” by The Who, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” by Black Sabbath, “Aretha” by Aretha Franklin and “Bobby” by ...

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Clairo’s classic sound touches fans with “Sling”

Professionally known as Clairo, Claire Cottrill is a queer culture, indie pop icon, most known for her song “Sofia.” Her latest album, “Sling,” does nothing short of keeping her LGBTQIA+ fanbase intrigued and in love. “Sling,” released in mid-July, is exactly what you need to add to your cottage core, internet café and study playlists. Critics are surprised at her ...

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‘A Quiet Place II’: sequel tiptoes to the top

As it turns out, silence is not enough anymore. Following the first film and the death of the patriarch, his wife and children must continue in search of ways to survive on their own. Releasing during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while daring, didn’t hinder or trouble this film’s success, as noted by the gross amount of 16 million ...

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