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Ashley Street Station, Valdosta nightlife’s hidden gem

On a weeknight the loud music, mesmerizing atmosphere, and the nostalgic 70s dive bar feel will drag you onto Ashley Street Station’s (A.S.S) doorstep. With bands playing nightly, you’re sure to feel like you’re living in an episode of your parents’ self-proclaimed, “Glory Days”. Ashley Street Station is notoriously known for appealing to the rock scene. Fret not, musical diversity in Valdosta peaks here. From pop, to rock, ...

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This Week at VSU

Photos by Monique Petition and Taylor Sutherland With students back on campus and Fall Explosion is officially in full swing. Students participated in a part-time job fair, Greek-life events on Palms Quad, a special Dine with the Blazers event and so much more. Check out these photos showcasing campus life here at Valdosta State.  

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Convenience can outweigh price for textbooks

Spending an excess amount of money is a burden all college students bear, but the worst place for that money to go is a textbook that students might not even use. Places like the VSU Bookstore and Dorks Books offer convenience in proximity, but there are also online delivery companies like Chegg and Amazon who often sell for a lower price than the physical stores. Textbooks ...

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Five things you should do the first month of college

You’ve finally made it to college. All your years of schooling have led to this moment. Now that you’ve moved into your dorm and have started classes, this month will be a roller coaster. Balancing your developing social life and academic career can be tough. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead of the roller coaster and ...

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Four unusual courses you may want to take next semester

Registration for spring semester is coming sooner than students can imagine. Aside from all of the core classes required at VSU, there are several unusual and intriguing classes every student needs to fit into their schedule. Here are just a few classes that may appeal to different students: Development of rock and roll, PERS 2360 If you have a deep ...

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Part-Time Job Fair prepares students for success

To kick off fall semester of each school year, VSU presents a part-time job fair to the student body organized by the Career Opportunities Employer Relations Coordinator, Sandra Y.G. Jones. Held for the first time in the Student Union ballroom on Aug. 16, over 500 students and 35 preregistered businesses attended the fair. The turnout more than doubled the expectations that ...

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Six tips on how to survive dorm living

Moving away from home and moving in with a stranger can be a little scary. Put aside those feelings because dorm room living can be some of the best times of your life if you let it. Just follow these six tips in order to survive dorm rooms. Stay Clean: Unfortunately, not all freshmen are lucky enough to have their ...

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The Spectator’s ultimate food guide

Written by Hunter Terrell, Social Media Editor.  Photos courtesy of Hunter Terrell You don’t have to lie, having Palms Dining, Chick-Fil-A, Moe’s and all other on-campus food options is part of the reason you chose to attend VSU, but don’t begin to overlook all the mouthwatering cuisine Valdosta has to offer! Compiled here is some of Valdosta’s top rated and ...

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Binge-worthy fall TV we’ll all be watching

The fall season brings many things: pumpkin spiced lattes, Halloween candy, perfect weather and in this case, new television shows. From intense crime series to hilarious comedies, there is something new for everyone this fall. American Horror Story: Cult – Season 7 Since the iconic first season of “American Horror Story: Murder House,” no one can get enough of this chilly series. Director Ryan Murphy left fans on edge with the trailer that featured returning characters, Sarah ...

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Volunteering: the cure for summer blues

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor If you find yourself stuck in Valdosta over the summer and want to fill those long days with something productive, volunteering might be a good choice. Not only is it a great way to give back to others, but certain volunteer opportunities could benefit your area of study. On-campus opportunities are easy to ...

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