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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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5 things we wouldn’t have without black inventors

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Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Garrett Morgan Invention: three-position traffic signal According to History, around 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio, Morgan opened up his own sewing machine repair shop after years of experience, and he later added a widely successful garment shop. Due to his success, he was able to start a newspaper in 1920, called the Cleveland Call, which ...

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VSU holds poverty simulation

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Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an immigrant in the U.S., undocumented, and working for a mere $20 a day, or maybe a struggling college dropout living off of odd jobs for cash around their city? On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Consuela Ward hosted a unique poverty simulation. ...

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Wild Adventures announces All-Star Concert performers

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Features Editor Wild Adventures announced its 2017 All-Star Concert Series lineup on Feb 13, with popular artists scheduled to grace the stage at the All-Star Amphitheater throughout the spring and summer. A variety of genres will be represented, with big-time performances by The All-American Rejects, Lynryd Skynrd, the Beach Boys, and Maddie and Tae scheduled for ...

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Condom Casino raises awareness for safe sex

Students enjoying the games at RHA's Condom Casino event.
Photo taken by Alex Dunn.

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer On Thursday, Feb. 9,  the Residence Hall Association hosted a free event called Condom Casino where students learned about safe sex by using condoms that they got to keep as their playing chips. There were over 100 students who attended this event where they learned information about sexual education while playing casino games such as ...

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Erin’s Food Corner

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Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Just because you’re away from home, doesn’t mean you should go without a home cooked meal. This Cajun Shrimp Foil Pack recipe is perfect for anyone craving a low country boil. The Cajun shrimp, buttery potatoes and spicy andouille sausage will make you feel like you’re in the French quarter of New Orleans. Enjoy ...

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Provocative poet visits VSU, ‘misses the penis’

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Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer Kim Addonizio read a collection of her poems and stories to a full theater of students, teachers and the local community on Feb. 2. Her provocative poems and short stories that were read didn’t hold anything back, detailing her sex life and humorous adventures that led her to be a writer. Addonizio is the ...

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Student’s ’20 questions’ goes viral

Photo taken from the response video posted on VSU's Instagram.

Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer Briana Parrish, a student at Valdosta State University, recently posted a list of questions about VSU to the university’s branch of The Odyssey Online that skyrocketed to viral video status, prompting VSU to respond. Parrish posted her questions on Jan. 23 titled “All the Unanswered and Somewhat Unimportant Questions VSU has Left Us with.” ...

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