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Fall 2016

Happening on the front lawn today: 25th anniversary of student event

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer August 25, 2016 marks the 25 anniversary of The Happening. According to VSU’s website, The Happening is an event that gives students an opportunity to learn more about what the on-campus organizations and the Valdosta community has to offer them. Mrs. Robin Vickery, Director of Student Life says that the idea to have an ...

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Blazer Sports Grille garnering mixed reviews

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer The Blazer Sports Grille is one of VSU’s newest additions to campus. It’s replaced the buffet-style of its predecessor, Hopper, with an actual restaurant where you wait to be seated and get a set amount of food based on what you ordered. The new additions to the dining area include renovated floors, two pool ...

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Editorial: Professors must challenge students

The value of my college career depends on our relationship. The relationship is evolutionary and revolutionary. It’s symbiotic. This isn’t a natural pairing; it takes work. We go to college to hone four traits: intelligence, experience, talent and education. Many of us are as intelligent or as talented as our instructors; that cannot be taught. Knowledge and application can. A ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/25/16

Today’s Birthday (09/25/16). Personal dreams can bear fruit this year, with beneficial Jupiter in your sign. With power comes responsibility. Balance your work with healthy practices like exercise, good food and rest. Changes in a group project this spring lead to breakthroughs in vitality and service. Share love and gratitude. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is ...

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Dear sophomores…

Dear Sophomores, Hello and welcome back to another exciting and action-packed semester of studying, procrastinating, parties, midterm terrors, caffeine-fueled cramming and absolute elation after another triumphant trial by final. Last semester was the first of many challenges of character and resolve. As you settle back in, get ready because this next level is slam packed with mind-bending puzzles, contemptuous mini-bosses ...

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Dear Freshmen

Dear Freshmen Welcome to your first year of college! This will be one of the most painfully beautiful phases of your life. I don’t mean painful as in literally but figuratively. It is time to grow up and with growing up comes growing pains. You are now your own adult. You have to be responsible for your actions, your health ...

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Things to keep in mind

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Whether this is your first year, last year, or anything in between, there are a few things for us all to keep in mind.  First of all, VSU is always changing and improving, so no matter how long you have been a student, there are constantly new things to check out.  Some of the ...

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Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the next era of news

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief The Spectator, as most newspapers in America, is in a transition period. News is becoming more and more digital-based as technology continues to grow. As a result, papers from The Spectator to The Valdosta Daily Times to the New York Times are forced to adapt. This is the beginning of a new Spectator. Fall semester ...

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