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People Poll: Should guns laws be more strict?

“If a way is found to help people feel safer on campus, I think that they wouldn’t feel the need to carry on campus as much,” Robert De La Cruz, a junior computer science major, said. “I don’t think that the law should even really be in place, but I do understand why they are there. I am not really ...

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People Poll: What artist do you want for the VSU spring concert?

“I voted for Lucci for the spring concert because I like his music a lot,” Amari Jones, a sophomore early childhood education major, said. “I voted for Dolph because of the possibility of him bringing other well-known artist with him,” Raekwon Williams, a senior art major, said. “I voted for Waka Flocka because he was the only name I recognized,” Snowflake ...

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VSU hosts Homeless for a Night

On Nov. 10, 51 students attended Homeless for a Night on VSU’s front lawn despite the cold weather. The students arrived at 5 p.m. and stayed until 6 a.m. the following day. LAMP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Kappa Delta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Omicron Chapter, SGA, CMVSU, Housing & Residence Life, Department of Leadership and Services hosted this event to give students ...

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VSU proposes new alcohol policy

VSU’s proposed new campus-wide comprehensive alcohol-use policy is currently posted for public comment through the month of November, and could, if approved, be official policy soon after. Under the current arrangement, the general alcohol policy is handled by Student Affairs, while the alcohol at events policy is handled by University Advancement. According to Student Affairs Vice President Vincent Miller, the ...

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Is campus lit? Students think no

Because VSU is a public campus, I never know who could be walking behind me on my way to night classes. This is why it is important for the campus to be fully lit at all times. “Certain areas on campus can get really creepy if you are by yourself at night,” Dante Hutcherson, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, said. ...

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Recap of homecoming: What students thought

The homecoming theme this year was unveiled this past week revealing a masquerade theme. The week kicked off with a casino night hosted by CAB in the student union, where students were encouraged to partake in game tables, slot machines, and more. Students could win up to $5,000 in prizes. “I think the theme is fun,” Jamisha Hillsman, a junior ...

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Meet the 2017 homecoming court

On Nov. 1, 10 VSU students were nominated to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. This Saturday, two of these students will be named homecoming king and queen. Though we contacted all of the members on the court, we could not reach everyone. The Spectator presented each homecoming court member with a set of questions to answer about being a ...

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Save the person, not the tatas

The Spectator had a question to ask VSU’s student body: Do you think we should focus more on “saving the ta-tas,”or saving the person? Saving the person is more important than saving their breasts. A woman or man can look perfectly beautiful/handsome without their breasts/pectorals. For years, I’ve heard the phrase “save the ta-tas,” but why just those? Someone who ...

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Students say homecoming court is based on popularity

Each year, current students and alumni look forward to homecoming week. The fun filled experience, happening between Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, includes events such as Casino Night, Masquerade Mystery Mission, Glow in the Dark Pep Rally and of course, the homecoming football game. Aside from the events, some of our fellow Blazers have taken on the task of running ...

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President Carvajal visits SGA, discusses plans to improve VSU

On Oct. 23, VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal gave a speech regarding his standards for the university at SGA’s weekly meeting. Dr. Carvajal’s first point stated that he wants to increase the graduation rate for VSU and the experience students gain from their degrees. “If you come here and you accumulate hours and you don’t walk across that stage and ...

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