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Big Nick roasts and hosts

Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer Many know Nick Harden, 35, simply as the owner of Big Nick’s, a lively soul-food restaurant located on Baytree Road. He is also the radio host of 109.7 The Beat here in Valdosta. When you first meet Harden, you might first notice his Southern-tinged accent or his large generous smile, but there is much ...

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Social media stalker

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer It reads your diary and writes down your secrets, all without you knowing. It’s like the big brother you never wanted, but it steals your secrets in order to show you more of what you like. It’s on your phone as the social media app Facebook. Facebook came into our lives in 2006 like ...

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Review: VSU Group Fitness Classes

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer If you’re ready to commit to your New Year’s resolution to get back in shape, but find it hard to work-out alone or can’t afford a personal trainer on a student’s budget, then the Student Recreation Center’s group fitness classes are the perfect place to start. The Rec Center offers a variety of group ...

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Finals Week Prep: Ways to keep your stress at bay

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Finals are just around the corner and it is the point in the semester where a boat load of assignments are due before the exams. The amount of work and time it takes to get everything done can be very stressful for most if not all ,students. Managing stress is not difficult when the ...

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Students go “Into the Woods”

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer After weeks of rehearsals, the grand drapes will finally part tonight at 7:30 pm to reveal students’ work on “Into the Woods,” a musical hosted by Valdosta State University’s Theatre and Dance departments. The haunting melodies of the second act of the musical fill the halls of VSU’s Fine Arts Building in the week ...

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Students learn the sex signals

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Students learned about “bro-code” and the dangers of the “friend-zone” on Oct. 25 at Sex Signals, an educational program held at Valdosta State University. According to the program’s production company, Catharsis Production, Sex Signals strives to initiate conversations about social issues. It identifies itself as an engaging program that uses laughter and honesty to ...

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Odum throws novel party: Librarians kick off National Novel Writing Month

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer One thing many people aren’t aware of is that November is National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo. On Nov. 1, writers who participate will begin working towards the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. There have been over 250 published novels that were spawned during NaNoWriMo, ...

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Election 2016: VSU ponders at the polls

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor “Why don’t Millennials vote?” asked one Washington Post article after Sen. Bernie Sanders stepped out of the presidential race back in March. The article went on to analyze voter participation data gathered by the General Social Survey in 2014. In the end, the data showed that Millennials are no less politically involved than ...

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Study abroad: Programs for everyone

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer If you’re planning to study abroad, whether as an undergrad or graduate student the VSU Center for International Programs, located on Georgia Ave. next to the health center, offers inexpensive opportunities for students to travel and gain a knowledgeable experience while fulfilling credit hours. The program allows students to spend a summer, semester or ...

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