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Last planetarium show of season ‘Radio Universe’ comes to VSU

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Asst. College Life Editor Last Friday the Planetarium presented “The Radio Universe”, the final presentation in a series that ran throughout this past school year. “The Radio Universe,” presented by Dr. Cecelia Barnbaum, took the audience on a tour of the universe through radio wave imaging. Dr. Barnbaum explained how radio waves, which are usually associated ...

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The Heavy Pets rock Ashley Street Station

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor One of the hottest and most versatile jam bands in the country was in Valdosta last Friday night as The Heavy Pets took the stage at Ashley Street Station. The Heavy Pets, who are from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have been releasing music for about ten years. The band has released three albums and four ...

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Concert Review: Renowned drummer gets percussive at jazz concert

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Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer On Tuesday night, Valdosta State held a Jazz Appreciation Month concert in Whitehead Auditorium, featuring the Jazz Ensemble and guest drummer John David. Under the direction of David Springfield, the band performed in front of a fairly packed audience, and a well deserved standing ovation. John David is the Director of Jazz and Percussion ...

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The Major Keys to Success

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Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer The Office of Career Opportunities and Housing and Residence Life are having an event called “The Major Keys to Success.” This name is also a spin on DJ Khaled’s popular “major keys” saying. DJ Khaled is also a perfect example of someone who has the ability to brand himself and effectively sell whatever he ...

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2Chainz takes center stage for 2016 spring concert

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Written Erin Martin, Staff Writer VSU had their spring 2016 concert this past Thursday, where rapper 2 Chainz and various artists performed at the “Party At The Plex”. The concert brought together both students and the community for a fun night hosted by Hot 107.9 The Beat. Atlanta native 2 Chainz performed some of his most famous songs like “Riot,” ...

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‘Oklahoma!’: the review

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer Valdosta State Theatre & Dance’s run of “Oklahoma!” opened last Thursday to a nearly sold out theater and a well-deserved standing ovation. The first night of “Oklahoma!” at VSU marked the 73rd anniversary of the musical’s opening night back in 1943. “Oklahoma!”, a classic Broadway musical by Oscar Hammerstine II, follows the love story ...

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VSU student lands in rap song

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Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Donald Trump’s appearance at VSU in February made headlines after about 30 VSU students were removed from his rally. Now, over a month later, one of the 30 students removed from the rally is making headlines in the music world with an interview she gave after being kicked out. The day after the Trump ...

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Alumnus lands role in NBC drama: Myles Grier credits VSU Theatre Department and professors for achievment

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Written byKyle Dawson, Photo Editor VSU alumnus Myles Grier began looking for new job opportunities while he was waiting to hear back about his audition for the upcoming NBC drama “Game of Silence.” Finally, the 2011 graduate got the call he was waiting for. Grier will be playing the younger version of the show’s main antagonist. The show will premiere next ...

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Get thrifty: $20 Thrift Store Challenge

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Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief One person’s old clothes can be someone else’s vintage fashion vision. Thrifting can go one of two ways. Some consider thrifting to be an art form; a way of finding clothes that have a story written in the seams. Others see thrifting as a headache. As an avid thrifter, I have had my fair share ...

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