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Relay for Life hosted on Front Lawn

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta State University held the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, April 21, on the Main Campus Front Lawn. VSU hoped to raise $25,000 for the American Cancer Society during its movie-themed fundraiser that started at 7p.m. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17, the Relay for Life of VSU had already raised ...

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Valdosta has options for summer activity

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Managing Editor The end of the semester is quickly approaching, and athletic opportunities on campus are becoming less frequent. However, there are still plenty of things to do outside to stay active this summer. Many of the activities hosted by VSU during the fall and spring semesters are free or at a discounted price, but the ...

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Albums, artist and admirers: The connection begins to strain

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor As time progresses and new musicians emerge within the hip-hop industry, albums slowly become distant and obstructed. From artists such as Kanye West announcing the death of albums with “Yeezus,” to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple and Tidal using subscription paywalls to lock certain albums away for a limited time, the physicality of albums ...

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2018 Budget takes VSU two steps forward, one step back

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The school year has come to an end, so Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal announced the budget plans for next year which show a variety of change for the university. Carvajal said that since the school has been in an enrollment decline in the past years, the current plans for next year ...

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SGA Election results announced

Written by  Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor With over 670 votes submitted, the Student Government announced its new and returning representatives for the next academic year. Maya Mapp, a political science major, was elected as SGA President for a second year, as 500 students voted for Maya to remain president and 172 voted to abstain. Mapp gave her input over ...

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Kenny Moore: from concessions to draft

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor This year will be Kenny Moore’s sixth year playing football. Most players sixth year came in middle school or high school, but Moore will be looking to help an NFL team in 2017. Moore is a Valdosta native, and he played four years of football at VSU. He is fifth all time in ...

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Playboi Carti releases mixtape with ‘Rocky’ start

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Playboi Carti has 2017 in his sights with his first self-titled mixtape. Jordan Carter, otherwise known as Playboi Carti or Cash Carti, decided to release his first long-awaited mixtape. After emerging on the scene with hit singles, such as “Broke Boi,” “What,” and “Fetti,” the Atlanta native became one of the most anticipated artists in ...

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Erin’s Food Corner: Stew

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Though it’s starting to get hot again in Valdosta, stew is a year round dish. The tender steak, beans, and hearty potatoes are amazing the first time you try it and again for leftovers. This recipe started out as chili, but potatoes make any dish better, so of course, I added it. This is ...

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Editorial: Spectator going Digital

Three, two, one: The countdown began last week to mark how many more issues of the Spectator has left in print. Because, ladies and gentlemen next semester this friendly campus newspaper won’t exist as a physical, printed object. Starting in the fall, The Spectator will be 100 percent digital. For decades, new issues of the VSU newspaper regularly appeared around ...

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‘ANTM’ ditches age-limit

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Tyra Banks announced that the long-time show “America’s Next Top Model” has ditched its age requirement, meaning aspiring models young and old can audition to be on the show. Banks announced the show’s change in an Instagram video on April 1, officially removing the age limit, which was 18 to 27 years old, ...

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