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Examining the Existence of Cancel Culture

During the past five years, the phenomenon of cancel culture has become increasingly common in the public and on social media.  The definition of cancel culture according to Merriam-Webster.com is the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure. Some individuals may argue that cancel culture is necessary for holding ...

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Anticipated Albums to Eagerly Await in 2024

The music scene for 2024 is already starting with a bang as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Normani announced their new upcoming albums.  Taylor Swift was the first to shock everyone with her announcement of her album after she won album of the year at the 66 Grammy awards on Feb. 6. Her album will be called “The Tortured Poets Department.” ...

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The Day the Music Died: TikTok Removes Music from UMG Artists

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Universal Music Group accused the media platform TikTok of providing insufficient compensation for music and permitting AI-generated recordings on its platform. After the announcement, TikTok users noticed that some videos no longer played the attached audios and had a statement at the bottom of the video that stated, “Sound removed due to copyright restrictions.” Due to ...

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Album Review: Music for the Masses

Independent traveling musician David Jacobsen debuted his new album, “Music for the Masses,” making his mark in Valdosta with his creative take on music. “Music for the Masses” is a concise and diverse assortment of songs, blending humor and contemplative moments while embracing contradictions. The initial track mocks the idea of composing a song about the French Revolution, later in ...

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Elton John achieves EGOT glory

During the Emmy Awards, musical legend Elton John secured his fourth major entertainment award, making him the 19th person in history to obtain EGOT status—someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.  The 76-year-old singer took home an Emmy after winning the Outstanding Variety Special category for his concert film, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.”  This ...

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The Best and Worst Moments of the Golden Globes

This year’s Golden Globe Awards was filled with many heartfelt and historic moments, and many controversial and cringe-inducing moments as well. Here are the best and worst moments of the show. Best Moments: 1. Lily Gladstone makes history Lily Gladstone made history at the Golden Globes by being the first Indigenous person to win best actress. Gladstone spoke in Blackfeet, ...

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Unspoken Rules in College: A Guide for Making College Life a Little Easier

In college, there are some rules that are worth knowing, even if they seem a bit ridiculous. These are the top five unspoken rules college students should know to make campus life less stressful.    Rule #1: Unassigned assigned seats  During the first week of classes, students usually pick a seat that they feel comfortable in. This seat may be closer ...

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VSU to collaborate with Georgia Film Academy

Following the VSU mass media student groups’ trip to Trilith Studios in Atlanta, VSU has finally gotten the opportunity to have a collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy.  Georgia Film Academy has partnered with multiple schools in the University System of Georgia, including University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and many more.  Because of certain roadblocks in the way of ...

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The Problem with Fast Fashion

The online megastores Shein and Temu are currently some of the most popular and affordable fast fashion companies. Due to their affordable clothing and products, customers don’t necessarily pay attention to the suspiciously low prices, second-rate quality, and the concerns of exploitation of cheap labor.  Fast fashion refers to the rapid production of inexpensive and trendy clothing that is quickly produced ...

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When Travis Met Taylor

Taylor Swift is known for her long dating history and rumored suitors. Her new romance with Kansas City Chief’s tight end Travis Kelce could finally lead Swift to a long-lasting relationship or it could lead to another hit breakup song.   After the singer’s breakup with fiancé Joe Alwyn, Swift has now moved on to the sports category. Taylor has ...

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