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Salmonella anyone? Uncovering undercooked food at Palms

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Written by Michaela Leung, Web/Entertainment Editor A student was served an undercooked chicken cutlet at Palms Dining Hall on Feb. 7. “Something told me to rip it before I ate it. I noticed a part of it was raw,” said Silas Osagiemen David, sophomore, political science major. After David noticed part of his meal was raw, he showed it to ...

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Spectator takes home awards

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Staff Reports For the second straight year, The Spectator won nine awards at the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It ties the second most awards the paper has ever received, and was the third highest total in the state. “They’re well-earned,” Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what this staff has accomplished, and each ...

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Students unite in hopes of change

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor What began as outrage from hateful speech written on a bathroom stall turned into a plea for equality. On Friday afternoon, racial hate speech was found inside of Lowndes Residence Hall. Campus Police were alerted of the incident and began an investigation into the matter. The writings were not removed until Saturday, after several ...

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VSU ranked in 2017 most affordable online colleges

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Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is ranked in the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges, offering degrees at a reduced price for their master’s and doctoral programs. Schools can be ranked on four different degree levels: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral. VSU was ranked third for its Doctoral degrees and 17th for their Masters. VSU’s online doctoral ...

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SGA signals a power shift with new vice president

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer It’s only four weeks into the new semester and the Student Government Association has already made substantial changes for the future. Monday’s weekly meeting began with Sen. Adam Slaton being sworn in as the new vice president of SGA. The former vice president, Othellious Cato, stepped down from the responsibility. The vice president job ...

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President Carvajal, VSU take to canoes for battle

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Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer On Feb. 2, the Student Recreational Center hosted Canoe Battleship in the newly renovated swimming pool. President Richard Carvajal participated as one of the players on the faculty team. The objective of the game was to take buckets filled with water and sink the opposing team’s canoe. Four teams competed, and the faculty team was ...

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Student Health Center goes online

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Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer VSU’s Student Health Center has implemented a new online pharmacy, selling common over-the-counter medication via an online store through the Student Health Center webpage, according to Lynnette Lewis, assistant director for the Student Health Center. On the webstore, students, faculty and staff can find items from cold sore products, pain and headache relivers, as ...

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Q&A with College Republicans President Joel Pollack

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The transcript of the interview with Joel Pollack Interview by Ladaezjah Warrens, Staff Writer  1. To start off simply, how do you feel about the new president-elect in general? Do you support him, are you glad he won, do you believe in the things he stands for, etc? a. JLP: I am content and optimistic with Mr. Trump’s victory. Throughout ...

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Student Health Center goes online

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Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer VSU’s Student Health Center has implemented a new online pharmacy, selling common over-the-counter medication via an online store through the Student Health Center webpage, according to Lynnette Lewis, assistant director for the Student Health Center. On the webstore, students, faculty and staff can find items from cold sore products, pain and headache relivers, as ...

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Severe storms devastate areas of South Georgia

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Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer More than 15 people died from tornadoes that passed through Southeastern states on Saturday and Sunday. According to ABC News, the tornados swept across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Some formed early Saturday morning, and others came through later on Sunday. Georgia was under tornado watch late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Valdosta State ...

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