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Finals Week Prep: Ways to keep your stress at bay

Sophomore Alex Lunardi prepares for her Physics 250 final exam.  Lunardi was one of many Penn State students who congregated in the Paterno Reading Room at Penn State's Pattee Library to study during finals week.

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Finals are just around the corner and it is the point in the semester where a boat load of assignments are due before the exams. The amount of work and time it takes to get everything done can be very stressful for most if not all ,students. Managing stress is not difficult when the ...

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Students go “Into the Woods”

Stretching helped students prepare their minds and bodies for one of thier best practices ahead of tonight's performance. (Photo Credit: Olivia Studdard/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer After weeks of rehearsals, the grand drapes will finally part tonight at 7:30 pm to reveal students’ work on “Into the Woods,” a musical hosted by Valdosta State University’s Theatre and Dance departments. The haunting melodies of the second act of the musical fill the halls of VSU’s Fine Arts Building in the week ...

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Students learn the sex signals

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Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Students learned about “bro-code” and the dangers of the “friend-zone” on Oct. 25 at Sex Signals, an educational program held at Valdosta State University. According to the program’s production company, Catharsis Production, Sex Signals strives to initiate conversations about social issues. It identifies itself as an engaging program that uses laughter and honesty to ...

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Odum throws novel party: Librarians kick off National Novel Writing Month

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Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer One thing many people aren’t aware of is that November is National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo. On Nov. 1, writers who participate will begin working towards the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. There have been over 250 published novels that were spawned during NaNoWriMo, ...

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Election 2016: VSU ponders at the polls


Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor “Why don’t Millennials vote?” asked one Washington Post article after Sen. Bernie Sanders stepped out of the presidential race back in March. The article went on to analyze voter participation data gathered by the General Social Survey in 2014. In the end, the data showed that Millennials are no less politically involved than ...

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Study abroad: Programs for everyone

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Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer If you’re planning to study abroad, whether as an undergrad or graduate student the VSU Center for International Programs, located on Georgia Ave. next to the health center, offers inexpensive opportunities for students to travel and gain a knowledgeable experience while fulfilling credit hours. The program allows students to spend a summer, semester or ...

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Worth the price: Campus Recreation Hosts Its Annual Haunted Trail

Student "scarers" working at the trail pop out randomly along the way. (Photo Credit: Marcus Colón/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor & Marcus Colón, Correspondent Once again, the VSU Campus Recreation Department is hosting its Haunted Trail, located on the campus recreation challenge course behind the student recreation center. Through tomorrow, students can experience thrills and chills courtesy of recreation-center volunteers, who dress as killer clowns, scarecrows, frightening nuns and assorted other ghosts and goblins. ...

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Have a scary good time: Things to do for Halloween

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Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer Most of us couldn’t wait for Halloween when we were younger. Mainly because we got to dress up as our favorite characters and go trick or treating. Just because we’re adults doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. There are plenty of fun activities that you can do by yourself or with a ...

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A scary good time for Wild Adventures Night

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  Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Wild Adventures was open to all VSU students for free on Oct. 18 from 5-10 p.m. Since the Homecoming event took place in October, there were multiple Halloween-like attractions added for better entertainment for students. Throughout the park, there were haunted trails that offered tons of scary aspects—like a grotesque clown popping out ...

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