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Selma Review

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by: Kenzie Kesselring A movie adaptation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not a new idea. The story has been done, but never before through the artistic scope of the writer/director team of Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay. Despite being snubbed at the Oscar’s, “Selma” has received high praise for its astounding performances. This film not ... Read More »

The Distinguished Women of Excellence succeed like girls

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by Elan Waite The Distinguished Women of Excellence succeed like girls…thank goodness. If you type in “girls can” on YouTube you will see a cover girl video from last year around this time pop up, with celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Janelle Monae telling women they can be anything they want to be. If you add VSU to the ... Read More »

Spectator Spotlight: Reed Burkett

VSU Spectator Spotlight shines on Reed Burkett

By: Zenobia Harris Reed Burkett, one of VSU’s own mass media alumni, hopes he never wakes up. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, fulfilling his childhood dream of being an actor, Burkett spent his early years in Alma, Georgia, where he first discovered his passion for comedy, film and improv. “I grew up running around with a video camcorder in ... Read More »

Connected through a rainbow spectrum

Often times, finding a safe place for members of the LGBT community to openly discuss issues with his or her sexuality or personal issues, is difficult. The Marriage and Family Therapy program is subduing that burden. Spectrum Connection is session for LGBT members to openly discuss any issues he or she may face because of identifying as LGBT. “[We] strive ... Read More »

VSU Ignites School Spirit in Students

Written By: Mayah Cantave School spirit is not something that can be defined easily. It is a feeling of pride, a moment to foster relationships between students and to show support to your school.   VSU is attempting to give all students and members of the community that feeling of pride.   VSU has begun to kick off many activities ... Read More »

Red Shoes for Blazer spirit

Red shoe

Written by: Mayah Cantave School spirit is not something that can be defined easily. It is a feeling of pride, a moment to foster relationships between students and to show support to your school. VSU is attempting to give all students and members of the community that feeling of pride. VSU has begun to kick off many activities to get ... Read More »

Smoothies make great on-the-go meal

Retro-Spec

Written: Hailey Nelson  During the week, I usually don’t have time to get out of bed, take a shower, get ready, pull together all of my school supplies, and make myself breakfast. I’m pretty sure all of us have experienced days like this. For me, on-the-go smoothies have been a lifesaver when comes to conserving time in the morning. Learning ... Read More »

VSU soccer season closes

Written By: Kristin Whitman The dark, thick, flammable liquid of the Rollins College Tars distilled over the VSU Blazers in the second round of the South Regional Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Blazers’ (12-7-2) run came to an end in the NCAA South Regional tournament with a 1-0 loss to No. 8 RC (17-2). The Blazers defeated Christian Brothers University in ... Read More »

VSO gives award-winning performance

Written By: Cole Edwards It was music to our ears – and theirs: The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s recent win of the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the community orchestral division was a sweet sound of victory. The national prize was given in October in honor of the VSO’s live rendition of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Over the ... Read More »

A Spectator’s view: Pokémon battle showdown

Written By: Jordan Barela and John Preer This week’s RetroSpec is a little different. Jordan Barela, social media editor, and John Preer, features editor, are two avid Pokémon fans. What do Pokemon fans, especially big fans like these two editors do? They figure out who has the better Pokémon team. There is only one way to figure out whose team ... Read More »