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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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People Poll: What does Black History Month mean to you?

“In my opinion, I would say that Black History Month is where we remember and celebrate the achievements of African Americans. We also remember how they fought for us to be where we are right now. “ “It means seeing people of color in the spotlight for positive things. It’s always enriching to see how despite the odds people can ...

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Pop Addict: Get the tea with TJ! (Grammy/Super Bowl Edition)

Hello to all my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of Pop Addict! We have a variety of topics to discuss. So without further a due, let’s jump right into it. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 26, 2020. While there are a few things I disagreed with in terms of the ...

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National *insert here* day: Feel-good February edition

Have you ever noticed that every month has one of those national *whatever* days that are funny, weird or downright bizarre? This column is dedicated to spotlighting those “holidays” and show there’s more to the year than just July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. With these lists, we’ll keep you celebrating the holiday spirit all year long! Here’s what’s going on ...

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C’s get degrees, but these apps will get an ‘A’

Smart devices are not only good for pictures and social media, but they can help you be successful this spring semester. Technology has advanced over the past two decades that there are now apps that will help keep you on track when it comes to your academic work. My Study Life is a free app that is compatible with both ...

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La vida Valdosta: Underrated hot spots in the area

Valdosta may not be a big city like Atlanta, but there are still plenty of ways for students to get out of their dorms. One cool thing to do that I don’t hear many college students talk about is going to a trampoline park. While a trampoline park may seem a little juvenile, college students can still enjoy all the ...

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Bless that mess: Weird cleaning hacks that work

Cleaning is not an activity people look forward to doing because not only is it time consuming, it can be boring. Most people don’t want to spend an afternoon exerting their energy getting to scrub out grime and trying to get out impossible stains. Using these products can shake things up a bit and make your life easier. One of ...

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Pop Addict: Get the Tea with TJ!

Hello, pop addicts of VSU and welcome back to another edition of Pop Addict. It’s been a while since we’ve discussed the latest news in pop culture and I’ve missed you guys, so without further a due, let’s get right into it! The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 5, 2020. There was a variety of winners, ...

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Sonny Shroyer Jr.: Valdosta’s Timeless Actor

While there is a seemingly endless list of people that have contributed to the success of the City of Valdosta, there are only a handful of people that come from Valdosta, that have reached a level of fame that is at least noteworthy. One of these notable people is Valdosta native, Otis Burt “Sonny” Shroyer Jr. Sonny Shroyer was born ...

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