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VSU says “End It” to worldwide slavery

On Feb. 22, Valdosta State University hosted the first annual End It Movement event. The End It Movement is an anti-sex slavery movement where people pledge to be advocates, raise awareness and help fight against sex trafficking. During the ceremony, students, faculty and staff all gathered for stories, a candle vigil, prayer and words from Taylor O’Neal, a sexual assault ...

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Planetarium shows ‘Larry, Cat in Space,” teaches kids about the moon

The planetarium show on February 23rd, 2018, played an animated short story for kids around Valdosta named “Larry, Cat in Space.” “Larry, Cat in Space” was a short, funny children’s animation made to help teach children about the moon. None-other-than Larry the Cat himself narrated his exciting story. Larry told the audience about how he ended up on the moon, or “meoown,” as he ...

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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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Bring the gym to your dorm room

Going to the gym can be hard whether it’s intimidating or because there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day; however, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to workout without leaving the residence hall. Some people like the motivation and structure of work out videos. Not everyone is willing to buy a DVD, but there are ...

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Ensure graduation with these tips

Graduation is a time of celebration, but it can also be a time of stress and confusion. Here are 10 easy steps to make it seem like a breeze. Registrar: Get familiar with your school’s career services office or in this case the registrar.  This office helps find student’s part-time work, internships and volunteer opportunities while they’re going through school. ...

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Review: All hail the king

Black Panther debuted Feb. 16 and might just be Marvel’s most political movie yet. With only a few months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther tells the tale of T’Challa and teaches us that teenage nervousness never fades even when you’re a grown man in a bulletproof cat-suit. First of all, no other Marvel movie can ...

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New in the gallery: Paul Santoleri

Paul Santoleri, an award-winning artist from Philadelphia, has transformed VSU’s Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery into a full-gallery illustration titled “Underline.” “Underline” features mobiles hanging from the ceiling and art that has been spray painted on the floors and walls of the gallery. Upon walking into the gallery, snow-flake like mobiles catch your eye immediately before the rest of the ...

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How depression and anxiety impacts VSU students

With hands trembling and heart racing, I struggle to bubble in my last answer on my scantron sheet. It all has to do with one simple thing: the fear of failure. I feel light-headed as I turn my paper in and realize my test anxiety is at an all time high. However, I’m not alone in my situation. According to ...

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NAACP celebrates Black History Month with the “N Word”

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kicked off Black History Month with a discussion of the “n word.” The event,”N Word,” was hosted by NAACP Historian Tyler Gibbs and NAACP Membership Coordinator Quiane Turner. The event gave people of different races the opportunity to give their thoughts on how the “n word” should be used. Photos by ...

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Five DIY beauty products you can make at home

Egg White Face Mask Recipe by Lindy Ng on Youtube Egg whites have benefits that include shrinking pores and tightening the skin. It brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and can prevent wrinkles by firming the face. Adding lemon juice to the egg whites will help brighten the skin further. What you need: 1 egg Half a lemon ...

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