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COVID-19’s Impact on the Music Industry

It’s no secret that something like a pandemic would ruin things for the entertainment business. Among many other things that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, the music industry has taken quite the blow as well. The global music industry collects two main income streams, the first being live music and the other being recorded music. Live music events, as ...

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Chadwick Boseman passes away due to colon cancer battle

Actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 on August 28, 2020. His death came as a shock to the world when it was announced in an Instagram post on his page. The post said, “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” Boseman had privately married his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, ...

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Opinion: Should celebrities run for public office?

Celebrities running for political office have been a sight that has been seen for decades. Before Ronald Reagan became the President of the United States, he served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and had a successful film career, starring in over 50 movies across three decades. Arnold Schwarzenegger served as Governor of California for eight years while also ...

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Editorial: VSU isn’t giving us enough information on COVID-19 numbers

On Friday Aug. 28, Valdosta State University finally began posting their numbers for COVID-19 cases among students and faculty. As of Sept. 4, there have been 27 new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases in a 10-day period to 47. VSU has done a great job coming up with a way to update students about active cases ...

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2020 U.S. Census affects students financially

When one thinks of the year 2020, they might think of the presidential election, COVID-19 or the fact that we have entered a new decade. However, something that might get lost in all the madness is the 2020 census. The census is mandated by Article 1, section 2 of the Constitution that is a population count of every living person ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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Look for solutions in racial education

College is supposed to teach you how to function in the real world and be a good, contributing member of society. Some things aren’t that simple. Racism is one of those things. You might think that requiring students to take classes about race would help to resolve the growing tension and racial division in America, but it wouldn’t. We are ...

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VSU COVID-19 updates compared to other Georgia colleges

VSU students no longer need to play the guessing game as VSU will begin conducting weekly data updates of COVID-19 cases on campus. “VSU will be releasing its data weekly and on Fridays starting this week,” Robbyn DeSpain, the director of strategic communications said. “The data that will be available is current active cases involving faculty/staff and current active cases ...

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CDC does not recommend masks with valves

All masks are not created equal. On Aug. 6, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that certain masks are not as effective as others. The University System of Georgia and CDC have partnered in requiring all schools providing face-to-face curriculum to wear masks on-campus for safety purposes. The four basic masks consist of surgical, cloth, KN95, and masks ...

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How COVID has affected the Deaf community on campus

VSU is one of the only colleges in Georgia that provides a community for Deaf students and provides majors like Deaf Education and American Sign Language interpreting. Since school started on Aug. 17, students have been required to wear masks on campus. However, it’s harder for people of the deaf community to communicate with others with a mask covering their ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!