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Student Spotlight: Mr.VSU has earned his title

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Managing Editor Jordan Surat-Jones, a junior business management major, is better known as Mr. VSU around campus. Surat-Jones has come a long way to get to VSU. He was originally born in Babylon, New York on Long Island, and his family now lives in Kennesaw. The name Mr. VSU came about in what Surat-Jones describes as ...

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Indestructible Nokia makes a comeback, snake included


Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Nokia released a new version of its seemingly indestructible phone, the 3310, which is based off a model that hasn’t seen the light of day in nearly two decades. The company has taken the back seat over the years, occasionally releasing newer models to compete in the rising demand for smartphones. Now, the ...

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IWD brings attention to women’s issues

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Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor In honor of International Women’s Day, millions of women around of the world sacrificed a day’s pay to rally together and protest President Donald Trump and gender inequality, such as the wage gap, on Wednesday. Dubbed “A Day Without a Woman,” the strike’s purpose was to highlight how women keep businesses and households ...

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Writer branches out to VSU


Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor Prospective student writers learned from a Georgia Hall of Famer on Feb. 23. Janisse Ray is the author of six books and a collection of eco-poetry. Her latest non-fiction book, “The Seed Underground: A Revolution to Save Food,” has won five awards and deals with the exploration of the seed-saving community. She was ...

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Spring Break savings

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Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Spring break doesn’t have to be expensive. With these helpful tips, you can save money without skipping the fun. 1. Skip the hotel and stay with friends or family Avoid paying $100 or more on hotel costs by calling friends or family who live or have vacation homes in the area of your ...

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Erin’s Food Corner

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Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Bust out the eggs and bacon. These tender on the inside and crispy on the outside potatoes are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning; the process is super easy, and most importantly, it’s delicious! Ingredients: 3 russet potatoes 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) ...

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Students discuss juggling school and family life

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Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Many students at VSU find it hard to balance getting good grades, making it to work on time and balancing a social life. Some students, however, have one more important responsibility to handle: parenting. Stephanie Oliveira, 20, is an early childhood education major at VSU. Her son Jonathan is 4. Oliveira said that ...

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A review of Mama’s Best

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Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Valdosta State students gathered on Feb. 20 in support of Black History Month by attending Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert. Mama’s Best Cook Off & Neo-Soul Concert is an event hosted by the Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated to showcase multiple dishes and deserts based on traditional soul ...

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Editor Experience: Partner Yoga Review

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Features Editor  Julia Rodriquez, the Spectator’s managing editor, and I arrived at a one-time partner yoga class at the Rec Center at VSU expecting to relax. What we got instead was a strenuous surprise: two-person stunting. Acroyoga is a new, popular practice in the U.S. involving two people. One person, the base, uses their hands and ...

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Astronomy shoots for the stars

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Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer College: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Blazer. It’s a four-year mission for astronomy majors: explore Odum library, seek out new ways to stay up all night, and boldly go where plenty of students have gone before. Astronomy isn’t just a field in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences ...

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