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What’s strange about the Johnsons?

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Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer If you haven’t heard about the Johnsons, consider yourself lucky. They’re not your average happy-go-lucky family. There’s something quite strange about them. In 2011, young filmmaker Ari Aster showed what made the Johnsons so strange when he released a very controversial short film entitled, “The Strange Thing about the Johnsons,” touching on incest and ...

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Editorial: Bring back summer commencements

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It’s the last day. Finals are finished. All the boxes are checked off on the graduation checklist. All that’s left is to wait around five months to walk across the stage at commencement. For students finishing their degree in the summer semester, this is a possibility. It’s either wait around five months or walk early, which many students do, but ...

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Editorial: VSU students need to represent unity

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The VSU community was disturbed by the choice of an individual to scribble a hateful statement across the stall in a Lowndes Hall bathroom last Friday. Student reactions were mixed, though all seemed to disagree with the statement, some students were less shocked by the discovery than others. The office of the president and SGA both immediately condemned the graffiti, ...

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Downtown Valdosta urges VSU students to join the experience

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Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta’s Mainstreet Program directors Misty Smith and Ellen Hill are looking for ways to increase VSU student’s involvement with downtown Valdosta. “Ultimately we want to bridge the gap between Mainstreet and the VSU student body,” said Smith. “What most students don’t see is all the things downtown has to offer,” said Sharlie Keaton, senior, ...

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Don’t fall victim to fake news

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Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Social networks can be a pretty scary place when a bunch of “fake news” is going on. Fake news took the internet by storm during the 2016 election. Using eye-catching titles, such as “Donald Trump says the earth is flat,” and “Germany folds to Shariah Law, approves child marriages,” fake news has the ability ...

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Editorial: Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, or the holiday’s full title, Saint Valentine’s Day, is a time dedicated to lovers. But, why are hearts, flowers and everything romance associated with a Christian saint? The details on Valentine’s Day’s origins are murky, but History.com dates it back to the ancient Romans and the Catholic Church. During the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed ...

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Chipotle’s comeback year

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Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer Last year was an extremely unforgettable year for the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant food chain, and not in a good way. I’m sure many of you heard of the E. Coli outbreak that occurred in late 2015, which caused their sales to plummet in 2016. Chipotle was once one of the top selling fast ...

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Food Review: Burritos Mexican Grill

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Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer If you have a yearning for Moe’s or Chipotle, Burritos Mexican Grill is a pretty good replacement. It’s located on Northside Drive by Cross Pointe Church. The restaurant gives you a laid-back feel with a touch of true Mexico. Prior to the visit, I heard mixed reviews about the Mexican grill, so I was ...

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Women’s March

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Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer On Jan. 21, 4.8 million people made history by protesting in the Women’s March. The Women’s March was an organized march to protect women’s rights, the LGBTQ community, workers’ rights, immigration reform, freedom of religion, healthcare reform, the natural environment, racial equality and a great deal of other human rights. The protest started as ...

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Editorial: Super Bowl Sunday

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This Sunday might be one of the most anticipated annual sporting events in the nation, especially for Georgia-natives. Falcon fans and Patriot fans alike will come together to watch the SuperBowl 50, meaning the celebratory drinks will be passed just as many times as the ball. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 10,265 people were killed in ...

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