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Ten songs to kick off your summer vacation

As the school year comes to a close, students at VSU are anticipating summer vacation and all it entails. But what’s summertime without the music behind it? Beach trips and barbeques would be incomplete without the soundtrack that goes behind them. Here are ten songs for your summer 2022. 1. “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars. A cheerful song ...

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Editorial: Will Smith Oscars controversy blown out of proportion

It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...

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Streaming Services are Best for Discovering New Jams

In a time where access to music is at our fingertips thanks to technology, the Spectator Newsletter asked our readers where they are likely to find new music. Responses show that word of mouth and online news publications are not ways music will be least likely discovered with 0 votes each. What then may not come as a surprise is ...

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Results from Spectator SuperBowl poll are in

Did readers predict the winner of the Superbowl? The Superbowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals has already quickly passed with the Rams winning the Superbowl, but could readers predict the winner? On Feb. 10, the Spectator Newsletter included a poll within the Special Edition Superbowl Newsletter. Results show that between both newsletters that were sent that ...

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Column: Being a feminine male doesn’t equal struggling with sexuality

The division line between sexual orientation is stronger than ever, and feminine, straight men oftentimes find themselves with an assumed orientation by their peers and colleagues, no matter their political views or moral compass. The term “metrosexual” started to circulate in the early 2000s. To be metrosexual simply means being a straight male who may have liberal political views and ...

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Letter to the Editor: Team Names Offensive to Native Americans

Dear Editor, On 29 September 2021, an opinion piece was published in The Spectator that was entitled “Are You Offended by These Team Names or Just Bored.” The article manifested the same patronizing spirit that the title promised. The supposition was that the controversy regarding the use of Native American imagery and titles was much ado about nothing. This is ...

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Top five frightening flicks

With Halloween rolling around the corner, now is the perfect time to knock some movies off your watchlist. Whether you’re cuddling up with your boo, or facing your fears alone, these movies are classic for Halloween time! 5. “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) Starring Eddie Murphy, this Disney fantasy/comedy isn’t necessarily scary, but Murphy’s comedy with the spooky atmosphere of a ...

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People Poll: What do you like to do for Halloween?

Halloween is right around the corner, and we have asked some students about their favorite Halloween activities that help them get into a spooky mood. Ethan Williams, a graduate Family Therapy major “I like to binge drink apple cider while watching Halloween movies and when I’m not doing that, I like to carve pumpkins and eat candy with my friends.” ...

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Editorial: You are stronger than you realize

VSU students, as we continue to face unforeseeable times during this fatal pandemic, we must realize how resilient we are in this situation. The world as we know it is changing in ways that we never thought would happen. We often learned about pandemics such as the Black Death and 1918 Influenza outbreak, but we never predicted that we would ...

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New addition to “The Conjuring” series frightens fans (again)

The Conjuring Franchise has once again made fans jump out of their seats with the recently released movie, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.” Michael Chaves, the film’s director, also directed “The Curse of La Llorona,” which is also part of the Conjuring franchise. Chaves hasn’t had extensive experience with directing, specifically in the horror department, but his ...

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