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2013-10-31

SGA votes in new constitution

Written by: Joe Adgie The SGA gave its approval for a new constitution and bylaws during Monday night’s meeting. That new constitution has to be approved by the VSU student body before it is officially ratified, while the bylaws, or the “internal document” for “internal operational procedures,” do not, according to SGA president Will Jimerson. These bylaws feature significant adjustments ...

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Do not segregate registration

Written by: Ritsuki Miyazaki  It’s that time of the year for students to start getting worried about their current classes. Not only that, but students also have to start considering their classes for next semester. Yes, early registration for spring 2014 has started. The first week of early registration can be very stressful and busy, especially for freshmen and sophomores looking ...

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Halloween tips and activities

Written by: Von Kennedy Halloween is not about tricking, treating, smelling feet or getting something good to eat after the age of 18, but it could be. In college, it marks the second biggest weekend of parties in the fall semester after Homecoming. Let’s all be real. With that being said, there are a plethora of activities that are going ...

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Players preserve the game

Written by: David Lacy Recently there have been reports of Grambling State University’s football team going on strike because of the condition of the locker rooms and weight room, complaints of long bus rides and players having to pay for their own Gatorade during games. This could have happened to any school, including VSU. We have a winning football team. ...

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Letter to the editor: ObamaCare, not so great

I am writing in response to Von Kennedy’s article entitled “ObamaCare: No Glitch” published in The Spectator. Like our current president and the numerous liberal congressmen who helped shove the highly unpopular ObamaCare down the throats of Americans, Von is apparently oblivious to why the majority is upset with this bill. It may be because they are beginning to feel ...

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Proposal drafted for Greek Housing

by: Hillary Straba   Fraternities and sororities might get a housing village in the future. A proposal is under consideration for a housing plan for Greeks. Brookdale Drive near Sustella Avenue is being considered for the Greek Village and is owned by a local attorney and developer, Pope Langdale. The land, which had been zoned for residential housing, was modified ...

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People Poll: Do you think it’s unfair for certain groups of students to get priority registration for classes?

Cierra Johnson freshman marketing major “No, I don’t think they should be able to register early…We all have the same rights…No one is special.”   Matthew Bell junior history major “No, I don’t think it is fair. We are all students at the university. We all have the same rights.”   Want more opinions? Check out the Video People Poll online at: ...

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Campus organizations help students relieve stress

by: John Preer   This Thursday from 3-5 p.m. the Counseling Center and the Psychology Club are hosting a “Stress-buster” in the West Hall rotunda. The “Stress-buster” is designed to assist students with the many different stressful situations that seem to come in abundance around this time of the semester. Without the usual fall break that students have grown accustomed ...

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Smitty’s brands bottles of bourbon

Written by: Allison Ericson/Photo contributed by: Mike Smith   Members of Blazer Nation may soon be able to see their beloved VSU logo emblazoned upon a bottle in their own personal liquor cabinet. Mike Smith, VSU alumni and owner of Smitty’s Package Store, will be selling a VSU-labeled special edition bottle of Evan Williams bourbon. “I’m giving all the profit ...

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