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Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs

Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...

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Don’t waste your money: Majors to avoid next semester

Everyone’s path to success in life will be different. While you need a college degree to get your foot in the door for most jobs worth a lick, that doesn’t mean you should go for just any major, either. After all, you’re in college to make money for your future. Why would you spend thousands of dollars going to college ...

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People poll: What was your sweetest Valentine’s Day ever?

“A guy got me a giant card that was just really heartfelt, and I got some flowers.” “When I was back in high school, either my junior or senior year, my friend and I had gotten together about a month beforehand. We spent a really wonderful Valentine’s day together. We had dinner, a movie, and we had a nice walk ...

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Dear black people: Stop begging for a seat at the table

A couple of weeks ago, social media went into an uproar because the Academy Award nominations seemed to include only white people. That is nothing new: a few years ago, #ocarssowhite was trending on Twitter for similar reasons. The end goal of the hashtag was to make the Academy more inclusive, which they were. That lasted about one award season. ...

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Things to do for New Year’s

The countdown has begun until winter break is here and then New Years is just around the corner. This year being the end of one decade and the next being of a new one. What kind of events will be happening that can set 2020 off with a bang? Jacksonville Beach Polar Plunge at the Seawalk Pavilion. 75 1st St ...

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Refuel with Huel?

Huel is a brand that wishes to offer students in the United States an alternative way to get their daily nutrition through meal replacement. Based in the United Kingdom, Huel started in 2016 with the idea to help people get their nutrition in a way that is both easy and tasty. Leila Hughel-Deeds, Director of Sports Nutrition for VSU, spoke ...

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Opinion: Instagram and Facebook likes are really done

Recently, social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook have decided to test the removal of likes and make them private notifications. This has sparked a lot of conversation, with many people discussing the positive and negative effects this may have concerning engagement and influencers. The test began with Instagram users in select countries, such as Australia and Japan, with ...

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Pop Addict: Grammy nominations edition

Hello everyone, and welcome back to a very special edition of Pop Addict. On this edition, we will be discussing one of my favorite topics to discuss around this time of year: Grammy nominations. This year’s nominations are very interesting to say the least, so without further ado, let’s get into it! To better understand what I’m talking about in ...

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‘Relish’ in Valdosta’s newest burger place

“Big Tasty Burgers!” advertises Relish. I’ll be the judge of that. Since 2009, Relish has established a decent reputation in the North Florida area. For its third location, the company set its sights on Valdosta. The location already boasts a 4.8/5 rating on Facebook. With ratings like those, who could pass it up? The interior of the restaurant was sleek ...

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Ghosts Stories: Reality or Apparition?

The unexplained can be one of the most intimidating aspects of life. Whether it be hearing footsteps while home alone or random objects being moved from the initial place, sometimes weird experiences have no explanation. These experiences often leave a little chill down a person’s spine. Could it be ghosts, or are the footsteps simply a figment of the imagination? ...

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