20 November

VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners, […]

20 November

VSU soccer season closes

Written By: Kristin Whitman The dark, thick, flammable liquid of the Rollins College Tars distilled over the VSU Blazers in the second round of the South Regional Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Blazers’ (12-7-2) run came to an end in the NCAA South Regional tournament with a 1-0 loss to No. 8 RC (17-2). The Blazers […]

20 November

VSO gives award-winning performance

Written By: Cole Edwards It was music to our ears – and theirs: The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s recent win of the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the community orchestral division was a sweet sound of victory. The national prize was given in October in honor of the VSO’s live rendition of Pyotr Ilyich […]

20 November

A Spectator’s view: Pokémon battle showdown

Written By: Jordan Barela and John Preer This week’s RetroSpec is a little different. Jordan Barela, social media editor, and John Preer, features editor, are two avid Pokémon fans. What do Pokemon fans, especially big fans like these two editors do? They figure out who has the better Pokémon team. There is only one way […]

20 November

McKinney talks football, food and funding by the fire

Written By: Kristin Whitman “Look at me about to walk into the fire,” President William McKinney said, laughing as he almost stepped into the projector set up with a scenic fire for the Fireside chat Tuesday night in the Powell Hall Auditorium. It was a time to sit back, relax and cozy up by the […]

20 November

Students want second chance to raise grade

Written By: Tatyana Phelps If SGA’s academic forgiveness bill is approved by the faculty senate, students who make a C or below in a course can retake the class for a better grade. “The bill SGA passed supports changing the grade policy for students who take a class more than once,” Nicholas Buford, SGA vice […]

20 November

Sociology club ‘bars’ racial discrimination

Written By: Tierra Francois and Jordan Barela The sociology club is raising the bar for its campaign against discrimination. The sociology club has an ongoing petition for three Remerton Bars to remove their dress code signs. Flip Flops, Mulligans and Milltown are the bars with the signs that display phrases such as “No Sagging,” “No […]

20 November

SGA discusses new coffee

Written By: LaShawn Ogelsby Coffee took center stage at the SGA’s Monday night meeting. Taylor Scott Ratliff, junior public relations major, introduced a proposal called “Buck the Menu.” It is intended as a spring semester event with the hopes of becoming a VSU tradition. Ratcliff created a drink at Starbucks called “The Cool Guy,” which […]

20 November

Students need to rack weight

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Despite the fact that college is more demanding and stressful than high school, the academic scheduling committee disagreed with the return of Fall Break. However, according to VSU’s academic calendar for the year 2015-2016, students can take a brief break from school. The Office of the President had the final decision […]

20 November

Editoral: Remerton bars: Remove discriminatory signs

The detailed dress code at some Remerton bars might make you think you’re attending a five-course dinner with President Obama rather than just enjoying a casual drink with friends. While some of the requirements are understandable (no revealing clothing or weapons), others verge on ridiculous and laughable (no slippers, tank tops, or jean shorts). The […]