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Ten songs to kick off your summer vacation

As the school year comes to a close, students at VSU are anticipating summer vacation and all it entails. But what’s summertime without the music behind it? Beach trips and barbeques would be incomplete without the soundtrack that goes behind them. Here are ten songs for your summer 2022. 1. “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars. A cheerful song ...

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New soap shop arrives to Valdosta

Buff City Soap opened on March 31, with the shop offering a wide variety of handmade and plant-based hygiene products. The new shop uses natural oils and scents that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for anyone to use. “Being plant based, it really speaks to a lot of people because obviously you only have one temple and you ...

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Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band return to Valdosta

On Apr. 1, Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band returned to The Salty Snapper in Valdosta and gave the audience an unforgettable show. Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band is completely managed and made up by Logan Lee, who has been singing his whole life but only learned guitar after becoming bed-bound due to a torn ACL. Lee has been ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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‘Turning Red’ causes parents to wave red flags

“Turning Red” was released March 1 on Disney Plus, immediately earning millions of views from all ages. The movie is based in Toronto, Canada and follows 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian, Mei Lee, where she becomes a red panda when she can’t control her emotions. The movie shows the struggle of growing up in a traditional family while balancing family honor and honoring ...

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Dixie Cream Donut Shop is a fan favorite in Valdosta

A locally owned and operated donut shop is located only one mile away from campus. Have you been? Dixie Cream Donut Shop is located at 804 North Oak St and is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Original glazed, cinnamon rolls, crème- filled, sprinkles and ...

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Review: Mom Jeans has something for everyone with ‘Sweet Tooth’

On Feb. 25, Mom Jeans. dropped their newest album: “Sweet Tooth.” This album marks the sixth album in their discography. Much like the last albums, this album encapsulates the feeling of growth and change for the band. “It took me a little while to get the new vibes, but now I am in love,” Miriam Flores, an early education major, ...

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Kanye doesn’t go ‘Eazy’ on Pete

On March 3, Kanye West posted a music video for his song “Eazy,” which involves a stop-motion that seems to threatened Pete Davidson’s life. This whole situation started in 2021 when Kanye and Kim Kardashian were filing for a divorce after they had begun raising their four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, all less than ten years old. Now, ...

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No, video games do not cause violence

Many of us have heard growing up, whether it be from parents or the media, that video games cause violence in children.   Ever since the 90s and the rise of shooter games, such as DOOM and Call of Duty, parents have been concerned with violence in their children due to exposure from games.    But is there any truth to these ...

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Wild Adventures to bring new talents to Valdosta

Summertime means concert time at the Wild Adventures theme park. With that being said, Wild Adventures has plenty of different performers to offer for everyone to enjoy. The 2022 All-Star Concert Lineup includes performances by Gabby Barrett, Brothers Osborne and Jeff Foxworthy. Here are the dates for the performances: April 30 – Gabby Barrett May 7 – John Fogerty May ...

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