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People Poll: Are you registered to vote?

The 2020 presidential election is quickly approaching. In November many students will vote for the first time. Kayla Ellis, sophomore biology major “Yes! I voted in this past election. I’m eighteen. Obviously not the presidential election, but the election for the nominees. I voted because I want to have a voice and I want to participate in voting for people ...

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Column:Find your American Tune to help get you through COVID-19

“We come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Though it hasn’t been in the charts since it was released on Paul Simon’s 1973 album There Goes   Simon, this line is surprisingly accurate and comforting in 2020’s pandemic-stricken world. Lots of music comes out every year, and this year has been no exception. Most of ...

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People Poll: Do you think VSU should have started the semester face-to-face?

Ian Penix, junior biology major “No, because of the way that the U.S.A. is handling the pandemic and the spike in coronavirus cases, it seems like a bad idea for college students, of all people, to come back to campus where social activities are still going to occur.”   Carter Gilbert, senior environmental geosciences major “No, they also should’ve given ...

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Letter from the editor: The Spectator staff launches first Newsletter edition

Welcome to the first-ever edition of the VSU Spectator Newsletter. Since 1970, the Spectator has stayed true to its goal of being the voice of the students and keeping the campus connected. In the past, we have accomplished this in our print editions, and on our website. And now, with this newsletter which launches Thursday Sept. 17, the Spectator enters ...

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Top 5 mobile apps VSU students need downloaded on their phones

Technology has evolved into an important aspect of everyday life especially during the age of COVID-19. College students in particular have had to rely on video platforms and online resources to quickly adapt to a virtual learning experience. There are so many new reliable resources that students can easily access through their mobile phones. Here are the top five mobile ...

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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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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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Column: Why students should take wearing face masks more seriously

Wearing a mask shouldn’t be an option during the age of COVID-19. Since the virus has made its way to the United States, the country has struggled to keep it under control. And one of the main reasons for this is the leniency regarding wearing a mask. Although it’s required to wear a mask on-campus since school started on Aug. ...

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VSU reports new positive COVID-19 cases on campus

After almost two weeks of not having any updates of COVID-19 cases posted on the VSU website, VSU finally posted the current active cases on-campus on their COVID-19 News Center page. As of Friday Aug. 28, VSU currently has 18 students who have reported having COVID-19, according to the VSU update. There are 25 total positive COVID-19 cases that have ...

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City of Valdosta Mandates face coverings in public

On Aug. 27, the City of Valdosta released an ordinance that requires all residents to wear face coverings in public areas where it’s hard to maintain social distancing of 6-feet. This new ordinance followed Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order which was released on Aug. 15 and allows local governments to issue face covering requirements. Valdosta businesses are not required to ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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