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Ira Flatow: Science is the new sexy

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Written by Julie Jernigan Ira Flatow visited VSU with a big bang. Flatow, award-winning television journalist and host of National Public Radio’s “Science Friday,” spoke on why “science is the new sexy” in front of a full crowd on Feb. 21, as a part of Valdosta State’s first Presidential Lecture Series. In his lecture, Flatow incorporated clips from popular shows, ...

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Carvajal hopes for understanding

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Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU President Richard Carvajal is listening. And students gave him an earful. Chad Capers, Black Student League president, and Jasmin Martin NAACP president, called together a forum for their members to allow Dr. Carvajal to directly hear students’ concerns. This meeting was not a response to any one incident according to the two ...

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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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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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Student Health Center goes online

Photo Illustration: Kayla Stroud/THE SPECTATOR

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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Students host annual MLK Day March and Candlelight Vigil

Keynote Speaker Dr. Adrian Rivers. Photo by Juston Lewis

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer The annual MLK March and Candlelight Vigil provided students with the opportunity to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was hosted by the Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Valdosta State’s NAACP organization. King had involvement in both organizations, as a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha ...

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Student killed in ATV accident: The VSU accounting major died on Jan. 9

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Written by Jyrell Wynn, Corresondent On Jan. 9, Valdosta State alumni Patrick Stewart McKinley passed away due to complications from an ATV accident at Dodge County Hospital in Eastman, Georgia. Patrick was a junior accounting major. As a Valdosta native, McKinley went to Open Bible Christian School until the 11th grade, but graduated from Valdosta High School in 2011. While ...

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