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Albums, artist and admirers: The connection begins to strain

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor As time progresses and new musicians emerge within the hip-hop industry, albums slowly become distant and obstructed. From artists such as Kanye West announcing the death of albums with “Yeezus,” to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple and Tidal using subscription paywalls to lock certain albums away for a limited time, the physicality of albums ...

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Hollywood mourns the loss of Mary Tyler Moore

Written by Tyler Gibbs, Staff Writer Mary Tyler Moore showed the world that women can accomplish their dreams. On Wednesday, the world lost a beloved female actor known for paving a way for the women that followed in her footsteps. Moore came from a problematic household. After leaving her home in pursuit of a job in dancing, she debuted on a ...

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Mariah Carey speaks out on New Year’s Eve performance

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer Mariah Carey has finally spoken out about her taunted New Year’s Eve performance at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve concert. After the huge blowout, the famous popstar responded to her fans and viewers via Twitter. She tweeted, “In my own words,” followed by a two minute audio recording on her Twitter account. The ...

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Chris Brown and Soulja Boy plan to fight it out

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are going to settle their differences in the boxing ring. Chris Brown has a history of being a hothead, and with Soulja Boy seeming to love the limelight, it was only a matter of time until the two clashed. The beef began when rapper, Soulja Boy, liked an Instagram ...

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VSU selected as fourth seed heading into playoffs

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer VSU Football is hosting UNC-Pembroke in the first round of the playoffs next Saturday, but they’ve been in playoff mode for weeks. The Blazers ended the regular season on a two game winning streak after an impressive win against West Alabama, which knocked them out of the playoffs and a shutout victory against Shorter, ...

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‘That’s So Raven’ to return: Disney show making its comeback in near future

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer Remember Raven Baxter, the teenage physic that could see into the future? Well the popular 2003 television show, “That’s So Raven,” will be returning to a TV near you. Raven-Symoné recently announced that she will be leaving “The View” and returning back to Disney to begin filming a sequel to “That’s So Raven.” She ...

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Twitter snips Vine: Video apps compete for viewers

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer With Twitter taking over Vine in 2012, short six-second clips started swarming all forms of social media. The majority of them focus on making us laugh or showing off talents. Many “Vine stars” and comedians got their start on the video platform. It wasn’t long until Vine was everywhere. Vine made it easy to ...

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The scathing review of the new HillaryDonald Go app

Written by Brian M Williams, Staff Writer   Pokemon GO becomes DonaldHillary GO. “Big Brother Google?” “HillaryDonald Go” is a new mobile app that is a knock-off of the popular “Pokemon Go” game. The app was created by Dartmouth college professors Mikhail Gronas and Joseph Bafumi. Gronas is a professor in digital humanities and Slavic studies and Bafumi is a ...

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Social media wields powerful influence in politics

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Social media has brought out a new face for politics, and with this election that will surely go down in the history books. Is it for better or worse? Technology has taken some huge leaps since Obama was re-elected in 2012, so this year’s election has definitely benefited from new advancements. The run for president ...

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Amazon throws in its attempt to get into the streaming world

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer ITunes, Pandora and SoundCloud allow people to listen to their favorite music from a high-quality streaming app. Whether at home, work or on the go, these apps allow the user to find music that matches their current mood. Amazon has now entered the market by introducing their new on-demand music streaming service. Amazon is ...

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