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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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Students say there should be more school spirit

Going into college, students expect school spirit to be exactly how the movies portray it. I have not seen VSU promote homecoming week as much as people imagine VSU would. The most I have seen is VSU’s band and Blaze the mascot promote excitement for our school. Sophomore, business major, Kelsey Sielagoski believes the school should do more to promote ...

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Editorial: #MeToo: A whisper that turned into a roar

Recently, more than 40 women have come forward accusing Harvey Weinstein, one the most powerful Hollywood film producers, of sexual harassment and abuse. This triggered women across America to come forward on social media and share their experiences of sexual violence. This is not just an issue centered in Hollywood; it is happening everywhere. It can and does happen to ...

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Students share views on academic advising

VSU has many great advisers, but students agree the advising process could be improved. Taking the right classes in order to graduate is crucial to why advising is important. Advisers have several different responsibilities. They are in charge of informing advisees of any changes in degree programs or requirements and the standards for satisfactory academic progress. Also, they work with ...

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Students say there is no room to study

More than 20 study rooms are available on VSU’s campus on the first and third floors of Odum Library. These study rooms are currently on a “first come, first serve” basis. A student can go into an empty room and stay for as long as they want. This can leave other students waiting for a study room to become vacant. ...

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VSU football players arrested for golf cart theft

Two VSU football players were arrested in connection with the theft of two IT golf carts on Oct. 5. Nineteen-year-old freshman Torey Jenkins was arrested on the scene by Officer Rebecca Leatherberry. The second offender ran from the scene. Eighteen-year-old freshman Jaalen Ford was later arrested under warrant in the lobby of Patterson Hall. Jenkins and Ford were seen traveling ...

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