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The must see movies of this summer

Summer is a time for relaxation, recuperation, and revival, a time to go to the beach, have fun with friends, visit family, read, watch TV all day, whatever you desire. Summer is ideal in those aspects, but it is also a prime time to go to the movies. Here’s what’s coming out this year. Last summer brought “Star Trek,” “Watchmen,” ...

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A Legendary Spring Break: Lessons from Barney Stinson

(Note: If you don’t know the show “How I Met Your Mother,” Barney Stinson is Neil Patrick Harris’ character. But I repeat his lessons here, so there’s no need to watch the show to get this article. But you should still watch it. Just saying.) There are two elements to spring break: the things everyone says you should do, and ...

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Boobapalooza II- concerts fund cancer treatment

It’s well known that breast cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer of women, with over 1.3 million cases worldwide in 2007 and 40,170 deaths last year in the U.S. However, the lesser known tragedy is the staggering number of breast cancer cases among men. There were 1,910 men diagnosed last year in the U.S., with 440 deaths. While breast ...

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Oscars changing in response to lower viewership

The 82nd Academy Awards are upon us. A much-debated, high-pressure, and often hairy event, the Academy Awards captures both the industry and the public attention throughout the season, when nominations are announced, through campaigning, and then at the big kahuna itself. Needless to say, the pressure is on the nominees, and anticipation is building among both casual movie lovers hoping ...

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No love for Valentine’s Day

Ugh, it’s that time of year again. When on trips to Target your eyes are scalded by flashes of hot pink, your TV delivers a deluge of diamonds and capital-K kisses, and everything in America is reduced to a curious binary construction. Valentine’s Day. A silly holiday to begin with, and arguably one of the most commercialized (formerly religious) holidays. ...

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Shoppers should put purchases in perspective

The holidays are traditionally a time for fellowship, family, vacation . . . and shopping, for oneself and for others. As many have observed, the holidays have become increasingly commercialized, and holiday tradition seems to require gift-giving. Considering the nation’s troublesome economic situation, though, many people are concerned about affording gifts.             However, stores are capitalizing on people’s ...

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Theater preview for spring 2010

The Valdosta State Theatre and Dance area has an extraordinary line- up for the spring semester, including four plays and two fundraisers for surrounding schools. This year the theatre department has already had hits with the plays Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, All My Sons, by Arthur Miller, and Damn Yankees, based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost ...

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Barnas and Young reveal hate crimes in documentary

     In 1993 Roy Kirkland woke up to find a cross burned on the front lawn of his home in Willacoochee, Ga. After 16 years, Kirkland and his partner at the time, Doug Sebastian, began compiling interviews and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the cross burning and progressively worse threats and attacks in a profound documentary called “A ...

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‘Zombieland’ tops the box office on opening weekend

Rachel Wayne Copy Editor vrwayne@valdosta.edu  Valdosta got a red carpet event for the opening of the zombie comedy movie “Zombieland,” which opened last Friday to the No. 1 spot and enjoyed a $24.7 million opening weekend. Thursday night, hundreds of people showed up at Valdosta Stadium Cinemas for festivities leading up to the midnight showing. As the movie was partly ...

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The crazy life of a zombie extra

Rachel Wayne Copy Editor vrwayne@valdosta.edu   “I’m going to be a zombie!” I excitedly told my friends last January. “Huh?” was their usual response. Once I’d gotten the email, I sped to Facebook and trumpeted it for the world (at least as represented by my online friends) to hear. Funny how many people added, “Congratulations” after the “huh,” as though becoming ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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