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Social Media, Ethics, and You

Social media is an important topic for college students, especially in 2020, due to the increased usage of the platforms that has resulted from the worldwide societal effects of COVID-19. The fallout from this rise in usage was the focus of a virtual panel titled “Social Media, Ethics and You” conducted last month as part of Ethics Awareness Week, an ...

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President Trump to visit Valdosta this Saturday

According to a press release from the Republican National Committee, on Dec. 5, President Donald Trump is set to visit Valdosta on behalf of Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The event is scheduled to take place at Valdosta Regional Airport at 7 p.m., and doors are set to open at 3 p.m. Alongside Trump, Perdue and Loeffler, the ...

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Political Star Power: Celebrity endorsements in politics

Recently in the U.S. the presidential election has been the topic of discussion. Voting in the election was important to a lot of people including celebrities. Many public figures made political endorsements leading up to the 2020 election. Celebrities promoted registering to vote as well. In August, David Dobrik put on the largest voter registration drive. He worked with Headcount.org ...

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Among Us: Tips on how to be the best play ever!

The game “Among Us” has become a sensation with college students and teenagers across the world. The goal of the game is to win, but depending on who a person is will alter how someone can go about winning. There are crewmates and an imposter (or multiple depending on the game). The crewmates are assigned tasks to complete, once all ...

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The Movements: Civil Rights vs. Black Lives Matter

History is repeating itself as the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor sparked nationwide protests over racial issues similar to those that happened during the civil rights movement. The protests are the result of the police brutality against African Americans including, but are not limited to the deaths of Floyd, Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, . According to data published ...

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Student businesses making an impact on campus

Almost all students at some point in their education have a job. For some, this might mean working in a restaurant or retail, but over the course of the past decade, more students have started their own business. Posters are found throughout campus advertising student-run businesses for a variety of services. Some sell accessories like bracelets, stickers and makeup, while ...

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Best TikTok trends for August & September 2020

The video-creating app, TikTok, is one of the most prominent social media platforms, especially among college students. Gen Z is the main audience for the app and makes up a large portion of the users. The app has grown exponentially this year because of boredom from COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. TikTok gave people a creative outlet during this time. However, the ...

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‘Work It’: Sabrina Carpenter dances her way into the spotlight

Finding a good Netflix original film has always been touch-and-go.However, one Netflix original that should be on everyone’s watch list is the newest film “Work It.” “Work It” is a jukebox dance comedy directed by Laura Terruso and produced by Alicia Keys. It stars Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy, Keiynan Lonsdale and Michelle Buteau. When genius high school senior ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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