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VSU hosts Courageous Conversations

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Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Courageous Conversations is an event, hosted by VSU Student Planning Committee, where students and faculty get together to discuss racial problems in society. Last Thursday, Jan.28, was their first event of the semester called, “The Path of our Narratives.” The event began with students sharing their personal experiences with racism and how it ...

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Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore

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Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer I was never a big fan of coloring inside the lines. I preferred to scribble my heart out until my crayons broke and the paper tore and I felt the piece was colorful enough to fill the blank spots left on the refrigerator by the magnets and old family photos. For the kid in ...

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LSD to increase focus and creativity

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer You might associate LSD with the 70’s or the rave scene, but the drug is getting a new face. Young professionals—most notably business men and women along with electronic coding workers all over the United States— are experimenting with sub-perceptual doses of psychedelic drugs to boost performance and creativity. The new trend, dubbed “micro-dosing” ...

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Entrepreneurial student launches own brand

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Taylor Morrell, 21, a senior mass media major from East Atlanta, Ga., has created Hallelujah Trends, a brand that promotes individuality, creativity, and people being true to themselves. Upon meeting the Hallelujah Trends founder, you are almost instantly affected by the positive energy that she gives off. Taylor’s brand is a reflection of her ...

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New craze for millennials: “Drunkorexia”: skipping or binging meals to save room to have more drinks

The guideline for moderate alcohol use is one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than 65, or two drinks a day for younger men. And, says Dr. Indra Cidambi, "one drink is one drink," whether liquor, beer or wine. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Witer In a society obsessed with appearance, dieting has become a way of life. But, what happens when calorie conscious people want to have a few drinks? For some, the answer is a phenomenon called “drunkorexia.” Common among college students, “drunkorexia” is the process of someone eating less to drink more. With drinking being such ...

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Seniors showcase their talent in Fall Exhibition

Piece made by Kaylyn Eanes  entitled "Found." Eanes used oil paints on canvas. (Photo Courtesy: Jyrell Wynn/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer As seniors are about to graduate, we should take a moment to reflect on the works they have produced throughout their school career. Valdosta State wants to honor graduating art major students by presenting the works of 15 graduating Art students in the exhibition Things Made By People. The student artists are Carolyn Brady, ...

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Zayn Malik gives his first interview, One Direction and Justin Bieber battle it out and Charlie Sheen has an announcement

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Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this week’s happenings. Zayn Malik Gives His First Interview Ex boy bander Zayn Malik gave his first in-depth interview since his sudden departure from One Direction. Malik is the cover boy for the December issue of Fader Magazine and in an extensive feature, he discussed his reasoning for ...

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Volunteer at Christian camp Kanakuk Kamps

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Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Boredom isn’t an excuse in the summer anymore thanks to Kanakuk Kamps and Kids across America, a Christian Sports camp, which engages minors in fun activities and ministry. Kanakuk Kamps hosted an event at Bailey Science Center on Nov 12. Brianna Blackshear, a senior Art major, introduced the seminar about the camp, whose mission ...

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