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Counseling center sponsors ‘First Generation’

The VSU First Generation Student Support Group (FGSSG) is here once again for those students who range in age from 18 to 24, and are first in their families to attend college. Sponsored by the VSU Counseling Center, the FGSSG was created for those students who come from a family with a background that lacks college attendance. Sheila Wakeley, counselor, ...

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Guns for Hire: punk with a ‘twang’

Two VSU students have aimed to make a name for themselves with their band “Guns for Hire.” The band consists of four members. Lead singer Cody Gibson, a junior mass media major, plays guitar and writes some of the band’s songs along with Hunter Gregg, a sophomore biology major. Johnathon Miller is the lead guitarist, and Luke Morgan plays as ...

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Valdosta Orchestra hosts April’s ‘Musical Pictures’

Valdosta Symphony Orchestra will present the “Musical Pictures” concert this month, which will be held in the Whitehead Auditorium in the Fine Arts building.  The Valdosta Symphony is comprised of professional musicians and VSU students that will play a variety of instruments including violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, and trombones.  “There will also be a wide array of percussion instruments including ...

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MPAA gives ‘Bully’ PG-13 rating

 For a film that understandably only scratches the surface of its topic, “Bully” carries a devastating emotional punch.   A powerful examination of aggressive behavior in American schools–much of it unchecked by administrators, law enforcement, parents or any adult in authority–the movie focuses on a handful of families affected by bullying, some to a devastating extent.  The film will leave ...

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An Editor’s daring departure: Ready to leave the school’s safety net

My time at the Spectator is drawing to a conclusion. I’m heading into a new world as a writer, an actor, and an adult. In California, no less. Score!  A lot of graduating students I’ve known have spoken of their overwhelming sense of sadness at leaving college.  They expressed how un-adult they felt, and how fearful they were of taking ...

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The Love Game: Do’s and don’ts of breaking up

Breaking up is hard to do. This is a cliché that finds its way around town quite a lot.   It’s natural for a person’s emotions to diminish, but that person has to handle it with the proper care.   If you approach breaking up with a partner carefully and maturely, you’ll lessen the chances for fighting and a broken heart. ...

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PopAddict: Handler disses Jolie for Team Anniston

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels? � Click. Ladies, R&B singer Brian McKnight wants to show you how your lady parts work. McKnight is doing an adult mixtape.   He has previewed a new track called “If you’re ready to learn.” Here is the chorus: “Let me show you how your ...

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Project Clean Plate promotes hunger awareness

In a week, on average, 810 pounds of food is being wasted in Palms Dining Hall. This large amount of food could not only be salvaged, but could feed entire communities. VSU will soon provide that solution with its first annual Hunger Awareness Dinner and Forum on April 25 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Student Union. The ...

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VSU to host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign

VSU will host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign in conjunction with one another this evening at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn in front of West Hall. Take Back the Night is an annual event that is held in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month whereas the Red Flag Campaign is new to VSU and is ...

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Bandana Project raises sexual assault awareness

 Imagine working in a field all day in 100 degree weather, planting, harvesting and packing fruits and vegetables.  The work is hard and the pay is low. But worse is the constant fear of being sexually assaulted or raped by your boss or coworkers.  Immigrant women, working on farms or cleaning hotels, have been silently subjected to these worries for ...

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