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Spring 2017

SGA takes two step forward, one step back

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Growth and stagnation, the weekly SGA meeting featured both. The start of the weekly meeting seemed promising as two new senators were voted in almost unanimously. Clinesha Sims, a sophomore psychology major, was approved as well as D’Layna Jonas, a sophomore psychology major and Spanish minor. The two senators were excited to join ...

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The truth about ‘Zootopia’ is out of the cage

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Written by Jyrell Wynn, Contributor With the release of the remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney continues to reuse property from the past that receives little recognition for their creator. On March 21, screenwriter Gary Goldman filed a federal lawsuit against Disney for plagiarizing his idea for their film “Zootopia.” A veteran in the film business, Goldman wrote screenplays ...

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Erin’s Food Corner: Spaghetti

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Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Spaghetti is a staple meal in many households. Not only because of the delicious marinara sauce, but also because of the easy process making it. The sauce is simmered to perfection and packed with flavor, while the noodles are cooked until firm and the ideal consistency for the perfect spaghetti! Whether you’re trying out ...

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Spring football is in the air

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Four months after heartbreak, VSU Football is springing into the swing of things. Head Coach Kerwin Bell looked poised to take the Blazers on a deep playoff run in his first season as head coach. The Blazers won seven of their last eight games in the regular season before losing in the first ...

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Blurry Lines in hip-hop: Influence vs. manipulation

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Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor The lines between influence and manipulation in today’s hip-hop industry are blurry. Some of hip-hop’s most prominent figures, such as Drake and Kanye West, have been criticized for stealing content within their careers. Throughout history, influence has been a guideline within hip-hop as artists use pop culture to create distinctive records. One of ...

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Student Spotlight: Mr.VSU has earned his title

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Managing Editor Jordan Surat-Jones, a junior business management major, is better known as Mr. VSU around campus. Surat-Jones has come a long way to get to VSU. He was originally born in Babylon, New York on Long Island, and his family now lives in Kennesaw. The name Mr. VSU came about in what Surat-Jones describes as ...

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Resumes prepped for Spring Career Expo

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Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor The Office of Career Opportunities held a walk-in Resume Prep Day on March 22 to provide students with advice and feedback for their resumes. Students attended this event to prepare for the 2017 Spring Career Expo held on March 23. Career specialists hold resume prep days every semester, and it is open to ...

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VSU hosts tournament

Written by Joshua Miller, Contributor The VSU golf team is getting set to tee off their spring break here in Titletown for the prestigious First Federal Southeastern Collegiate golf tournament. The Blazers will compete against 17 other teams in this 54-hole event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club March 12th, 13th and 14th. VSU Head Golf Coach Jared Purvis said the ...

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Indestructible Nokia makes a comeback, snake included


Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Nokia released a new version of its seemingly indestructible phone, the 3310, which is based off a model that hasn’t seen the light of day in nearly two decades. The company has taken the back seat over the years, occasionally releasing newer models to compete in the rising demand for smartphones. Now, the ...

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Tracking the diss

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Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor Throughout the history of hip-hop, diss tracks have been used as an outlet to discuss animosity or resentment between artists within the industry. From feuds between legends such as 2Pac and Biggie to recent hip-hop icons such as Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma, the aftereffects of a diss track seem to have slowed ...

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