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Chappelle shakes up Internet over recent Netflix special

Dave Chappelle, a celebrity that isn’t a stranger to controversy, recently received backlash from the LGBTQIA community after the release of his recent comedy special on Netflix, “The Closer.” During his stand-up special, Chappelle responded to some questions concerning his jokes for the LGBTQIA community. He cleared up the air on his relationship and how he feels about the community. ...

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10 songs for spooky season

It’s autumn here at VSU, and as the days grow shorter and the air gets colder, students and staff alike are anticipating the arrival of Halloween. But what is Halloween without the right environment? Sure, pumpkin patches are a great way to celebrate. Costumes are always fun, and everyone loves the candy. But what truly makes the atmosphere is the ...

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‘Squid Game’: Fun and games, but at what cost?

Squid Game has quickly rocketed to the top of the ratings, becoming the most successful launch of a television show in Netflix’s history, according to their Twitter. Following the story of a struggling gambling addict, Seong Gi-hun, who is enlisted to play a game of survival against others in dire constraints for an exceptional cash prize that could end his ...

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Top five frightening flicks

With Halloween rolling around the corner, now is the perfect time to knock some movies off your watchlist. Whether you’re cuddling up with your boo, or facing your fears alone, these movies are classic for Halloween time! 5. “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) Starring Eddie Murphy, this Disney fantasy/comedy isn’t necessarily scary, but Murphy’s comedy with the spooky atmosphere of a ...

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Stage goes dark for ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

On Oct. 1. Disney’s theatrical production “Aladdin” was announced to be delayed until the Oct. 12,, since much of the crew had tested positive for COVID-19. After taking a COVID PCR test (a test which examines if your body has any genetic material related to the virus), the crew has put further showings on hold until they have been provided ...

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Wind ensemble performs for the first time since start of pandemic

On Thursday Sept. 30, the Department of music’s Wind Ensemble had it’s first performance since the pandemic started. Dr. Benjamin Harper, director of the band, said it has been a total of 19 months since the last live performance. “We have tried to do some pop-up performances back in 2020, but some were cancelled during the winter season, and with ...

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Wild Adventures announces October festivities

With October finally here and Halloween right around the corner, Wild Adventures has brought back their October events until the end of the month. Both of these events are fairly new and fall-themed based around both Halloween and the season in general, as seen by the pumpkin-based food and the jack-o’-lantern iconography across the park. The Pumpkin Spice Festival is ...

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R. Kelly sentenced for 10 years to life in prison

In the seven week long federal court trial in New York, R. Kelly was found guilty and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering, sex trafficking and a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison. For over 20 years, Robert Kelly, an R&B singer, has faced many allegations of sexual abuse. These allegations started at the ...

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Celebrities endorsing vaccines. But does it help?

Ariana Grande is the latest celebrity to endorse her fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many celebrities are endorsing the vaccine every day on social media. Besides Grande, there are many celebrities speaking out with their personal opinion on why fans should or shouldn’t take the vaccine. Dwayne Johnson also known as “The Rock” took pictures the moment he took ...

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Lil Nas X bears it all for debut album, ‘MONTERO’

Sept. 17 was a wild day for the internet: after much anticipation—and plenty of strange maternity-style photos—singer/songwriter Lil Nas X finally released his first full-length album, ‘MONTERO’. This album was highly personal for him, with songs on pain, grief, distrust and confidence. It was also star-studded with collaborations with other famous artists such as Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion and ...

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