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Mass media students dive into film and video


Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer The Film and Video Society at VSU is an organization modeled around the expansion of knowledge for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. While the organization is based around mass media majors, Nathan Ragland, president of The Film and Video Society, said the organization welcomes other students. “[We] try to include every and anyone who ...

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Thundercat “DRUNK” Preview


Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Thundercat dives into a spiral of love, introspection, and madness within his third studio album “DRUNK.” Los Angeles native Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, is a bass player who’s contributed to the lyricism and setting of Kendrick Lamar’s “Wesley’s Theory” on “To Pimp A Butterfly” to the narrative and context of Childish Gambino’s “Shadows” ...

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Future “HNDRXX” Preview


Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Future is here. Atlanta-native Future sent shockwaves through hip-hop fans after revealing and debuting his fifth studio album all within a week. Before letting the dust settle, Future exposed his plans to release his sixth project “HNDRXX” this Tuesday on Twitter, with plans to envelop hip-hop listeners inside the sounds of Atlanta and the mind ...

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Album Review: I Decided


Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor G.O.O.D Music signee “Big Sean” debuted his fourth studio album, “I Decided.” establishing his first mark for 2017. After startling the world with lead singles such as “Moves” and “Bounce Back”, the anticipation for Sean’s album spontaneously electrified, and for good reason. “I Decided” is Sean’s best album yet, even if there may be flaws ...

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An inside look at the Media Arts Geniuses


Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer Media Arts Geniuses, known as M.A.G., is an organization on VSU’s Campus for students to showcase their talent. Created in the fall of 2012 by Juwan Andres and Edward Lawson, M.A.G. currently has about 80 members. The organization was made for those with performing arts backgrounds to come together and showcase their talent to ...

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What in the world ever happened to WVVS Blaze FM 90.9?

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Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Blaze FM was an on campus radio station, controlled by students. The station became defunct due to there being no students to take it over. After three years, VSU’s then president, Dr. Cecil Staton, turned the station over to Georgia Public Broadcasting, after creating a contract with them in 2016. GPB was supposed to ...

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A new look at the trials and success of New Edition


Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer “The New Edition Story” premiered on Jan. 24 through 26 on Black Entertainment Television. “The New Edition Story” is a six-hour long, three-part series biopic that shows the rise to fame of American boy band New Edition. Six black men, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johny Gill, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe , ...

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Filmmaker reacts to travel ban by choosing not to attend The Oscars


Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer In the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban on travelers from primarily Muslim countries, which stalls those who do not have a green card or dual citizenship from entering the United States, filmmakers from those countries will not be able to attend the Oscars. One such filmmaker, Asghar Farhardi, told The Guardian there might be ...

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Breakout show “Atlanta” renewed for second season


Written by Eboni’ Register, Staff Writer Donald Glover’s fall breakout show “Atlanta,” winner of the Golden Globe for Best TV Series Comedy Musical, ran into problems, as broadcast company FX announced that season two has been delayed until 2018, according to Deadline Hollywood. The premiere of “Atlanta,” earned a viewing of 1.08 million, according totvseriesfinale.com, which television executives expected to increase, ...

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Migos preparing to release new album


Written by Kevin Paul, Staff Writer The Atlanta-based group Migos are finally preparing to release their long awaited sophomore album, “Culture,” Friday. After steadily increasing the album’s buzz with hit singles such as “Cast Calling,” “T-Shirt,” and Billboard-topping “Bad and Boujee.” Migos’ fans are excitingly waiting for the release of “Culture.” If this album follows suit, providing record-shattering singles such ...

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