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Blazers improve to 4-0 with overtime win over Johnson C. Smith

 It took a furious comeback and an extra period to settle it, but Valdosta State prevailed over Johnson C. Smith in a 91-85 overtime win Saturday night. The Blazers (4-0) trailed by as many as 12 in the second half but timely defensive adjustments by VSU head coach Mike Helfer and shot-making from junior guard Jalen Crawford turned momentum in ...

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S.A.V.E. hosts discussion on climate change

Written by: Abbie Baggerly The topic of climate change is heating up on campus. On Nov. 12, S.A.V.E (Students Against Violating the Environment) hosted a panel discussion of four speakers on climate change and the fossil fuel divestment movement.  Dr. Jason Allard, associate professor of geosciences, was the first speaker to address the audience. Allard said that humans are most ...

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Chorus raises spirit and profit

Written by: Jordan Barela The holiday spirit is in the air, and the best way to celebrate is by singing while raising money for a trip to England. The Department of Music held its annual Candlelight Concert on Saturday, raising over $2,000 for the Chamber Singers’ trip to England this spring. “This year is very important because the money that ...

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Wishes grow on trees

Written by: Cole Edwards The Holiday Helper Tree is in bloom once again. Students interested in fulfilling a child’s Christmas wish list need to come by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Student Union to choose a child’s list from the tree. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 6. “This is the largest number ...

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Chris Brown throws tantrum in rehab

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the latest and greatest celebrity gossip that had us buzzing this week. First up, Chris Brown is still crazy. It’s being reported that while the singer was in rehab earlier this month, he became violent and started throwing objects at the staff. Sounds like the Breezy we all know and ...

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NSA possesses new scary technology

Written by: Taylor Stone What if the U.S. government tracked every phone call you’ve ever made and every e-mail you’ve ever sent and stored them all on servers so large that it would require 1.7 million gallons of water each day just to keep the computers cool? Unfortunately, this isn’t a trailer for the latest sci-fi movie; rather, it’s the ...

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Students control campus media

Written by: Eric Jackson As campus media outlets continue to work as career stepping stones for students at universities nation-wide, the fight for editorial independence remains a never-ending obstacle . This is noticeable as a bystander, but it all came to light last spring, after leaving the Georgia College Press Association convention. Throughout the weekend trip, during meetings and seminars, ...

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Let’s coexist with Greek life

Written by: Isaiah Smart  In recent news, Greek Life gained hundreds of new members. After CPC and IFC rush concluded earlier this fall, a few NPHC organizations gained their own new set of initiates. Both of these instances hold their own significance. It has been four years since the Lambda Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has had any new ...

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PlayStation 4 has big release

Written by: Steven Setser Hello, and welcome to the final issue of SpecTech for this semester. I would like to announce my retirement from the Spectator. I will no longer be writing SpecTech, and I would like to thank all of my readers for their support during the last few years. This week has been a busy one for Sony, ...

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