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Relay for Life hosted on Front Lawn

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta State University held the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, April 21, on the Main Campus Front Lawn. VSU hoped to raise $25,000 for the American Cancer Society during its movie-themed fundraiser that started at 7p.m. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17, the Relay for Life of VSU had already raised ...

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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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VSU mourns Dr. Mitchell

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU lost a member of its community Wednesday. Dr. Joseph Mitchell, associate professor of public relations and communication theory, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Dr. Mitchell was a quirky professor with a sense of humor that came across in his syllabus. One student shared her experience from taking his strategic design class. ...

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Ira Flatow: Science is the new sexy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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