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by: Kenzie Kesselring A movie adaptation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not a new idea. The story has been done, but never before through the artistic scope of the writer/director team of Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay. Despite being snubbed at the Oscar’s, “Selma” has received high praise for its astounding performances. This film not ... Read More »

E.T. unearthed in New Mexico desert

Written by: Joseph Albahari In 1987, an urban legend was born.   It was reported that 14 trucks of Atari products were taken from a factory in El Paso, Texas to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  The legend revolved around the failure of one particular game: “ET: The Extraterrestrial.”  Zak Penn, writer of “The Avengers,” was intrigued by this tale ... Read More »

Box office turns up the heat with summer sizzlers

Written by: Chris Kessler For movie studios, summer is the biggest time of the year. Blockbusters filled with superheroes, sequels and superstar A-list actors will fill theaters for the next four months. To help you decide what you want see or skip, here are some of the biggest films of the summer. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a ... Read More »

Internet lives on after heartbleed

Written by: Joseph Albahari Are your passwords safe? That depends on when you last changed them. On April 7, it was made public that the security of the Internet was compromised by the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160 as it is technically named, is an OpenSSL security bug that has affected about 17 percent of the internet’s websites. The bug ... Read More »

Blazefest returns: VSU hosts local music festival

Written by: Abbie Baggerly  WVVS-BLAZEfm is bringing back the popular Blazefest.  Blazefest is a spring music festival featuring eight local bands and musicians.  The festival begins on the front lawn at 2 p.m. and will last until around 8:45 p.m. It is free and open to all VSU students and members of the community.  Spectators will be able to meet ... Read More »

New publication provides an alternative for women

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because she wanted a more entertaining ... Read More »

Game of Thrones serves up more matrimonial carnage

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies. But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros. The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the end of season three. Similar ... Read More »

‘Blazing’ the radio waves

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Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing three semesters at VSU, her ... Read More »

Get ‘Wet `n Wild’ with LASA

Written by: Rikysha Williams Party Puerto Rican style! The Latin American Student Association (LASA) will hold their annual Carnaval event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the front lawn. This year, LASA is celebrating Puerto Rico with a “Wet ‘n Wild” theme that features fun water-based games and traditional Carnaval activities. There will be a plenty of food (including unlimited ... Read More »