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‘Free To Be…You and Me’ sets limits, stereotypes free

Written by Isaiah Smart   The stage is set and the lights are bright.   The Fine Arts department will be performing a musical entitled Free to Be…You and Me at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.   Free to Be… You and Me is a music theatre performance from an album and illustrated book released in ...

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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company to visit VSU

The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, one of the oldest modern dance companies in the U.S., will visit VSU on Oct. 18 and 19. “They were interested in coming to VSU as part of their Georgia tour,” Eric Nielsen, dance program coordinator, said. “The company is quite involved with dance education as well as performing various modern works created for the company.” ...

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Blazers ready to hit the road against Delta State

After a victory over Coker last week, the Lady Blazers soccer team has a tough test with a long road trip ahead and the added pressure of the first conference game against Delta State on Friday. Last year, the Blazers escaped with a 1-0 victory over Delta State. However, they had home field advantage in a mid-season game.  This year ...

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Guns for Hire: punk with a ‘twang’

Two VSU students have aimed to make a name for themselves with their band “Guns for Hire.” The band consists of four members. Lead singer Cody Gibson, a junior mass media major, plays guitar and writes some of the band’s songs along with Hunter Gregg, a sophomore biology major. Johnathon Miller is the lead guitarist, and Luke Morgan plays as ...

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Valdosta Orchestra hosts April’s ‘Musical Pictures’

Valdosta Symphony Orchestra will present the “Musical Pictures” concert this month, which will be held in the Whitehead Auditorium in the Fine Arts building.  The Valdosta Symphony is comprised of professional musicians and VSU students that will play a variety of instruments including violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, and trombones.  “There will also be a wide array of percussion instruments including ...

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MPAA gives ‘Bully’ PG-13 rating

 For a film that understandably only scratches the surface of its topic, “Bully” carries a devastating emotional punch.   A powerful examination of aggressive behavior in American schools–much of it unchecked by administrators, law enforcement, parents or any adult in authority–the movie focuses on a handful of families affected by bullying, some to a devastating extent.  The film will leave ...

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An Editor’s daring departure: Ready to leave the school’s safety net

My time at the Spectator is drawing to a conclusion. I’m heading into a new world as a writer, an actor, and an adult. In California, no less. Score!  A lot of graduating students I’ve known have spoken of their overwhelming sense of sadness at leaving college.  They expressed how un-adult they felt, and how fearful they were of taking ...

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The Love Game: Do’s and don’ts of breaking up

Breaking up is hard to do. This is a cliché that finds its way around town quite a lot.   It’s natural for a person’s emotions to diminish, but that person has to handle it with the proper care.   If you approach breaking up with a partner carefully and maturely, you’ll lessen the chances for fighting and a broken heart. ...

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PopAddict: Handler disses Jolie for Team Anniston

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels? � Click. Ladies, R&B singer Brian McKnight wants to show you how your lady parts work. McKnight is doing an adult mixtape.   He has previewed a new track called “If you’re ready to learn.” Here is the chorus: “Let me show you how your ...

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Disney arrives at production crossroads

 I’d be lying if I said I knew exactly why Rich Ross got the ax as head of Disney Studios on Friday after barely two years in the job. But like a lot of people in Hollywood, I’d also be lying if I said I knew why he got the job in the first place.    Ross was a pure-blooded ...

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