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Get to know the African Student Association

When Shayla Vidal, a senior criminal justice and political science major, re-joined the African Student Association her junior year, she said it was the best decision she had ever made. “The African Student Association has been the main organization that I’m always actively involved with forever,” Vidal said. “I love it, I really do.” Now the president of ASA, Vidal ...

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Get to know the Japanese Club

  Valdosta State has 200+ organizations and student activity groups, but it wasn’t until fall 2017 that the Japanese Club emerged. Made up of a variety of students– sociology majors, art majors, freshman and seniors– Japanese club welcomes all who wish to know more about Japanese culture. “I was fortunate to study abroad for a semester and I really enjoyed ...

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Get to know LASA at VSU

VSU houses countless clubs and organizations. This is great because there is a place for everyone, but some just slip through the cracks. It can be a bit overwhelming at times to decide. Here at The Spectator want to highlight those that students may not be aware of. One group, in particular, is the Latin American Student Association (LASA). LASA ...

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SUCCESS leads VSU student cleanup

Students Uniting Change with Commitment through Empowering Strong Service (SUCCESS) mentors, are teaming up with other VSU organizations to clean up Valdosta. According to SUCCESS president Chealsea Warren, the idea came from one of SUCCESS’s members, Daughtry Melton. Melton originally presented his suggestion to the members of the group, who reached out to other organizations. “Everyone was so willing to ...

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Save schools VSU on global warming

Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday. The 21-year-old female was transported ...

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VSU holds first Royal Scholarship Pageant

Written by: Brian Hickey The first ever Royal Scholarship Pageant dazzled the crowd on Tuesday. Brought to you by the Kappa Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, students watched as four women competed for the chance at a scholarship provided by the fraternity with help from their sponsors. Finalist One : LaTessa Rivers, junior, sociology major. Finalist Two: Carla Paige, ...

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Greek Life informs during National Hazing Prevention Week

by Anthony Pope   National Hazing Prevention Week kicked off on Monday with members of VSU’s Greek Life informing students about the dangers of hazing and ways to prevent it. Sponsored by the Greek Ambassadors organization, tables were set up throughout campus to inform students about hazing and how VSU’s Greek organizations have taken a stance to put an end ...

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IFC kicks off Rush Week

Written by: Olivia Gear   It’s that time of the year again: the Interfraternity Council’s Rush Week is rapidly approaching. Rush orientation will be held in the Student Union Theater on Sunday at 8 p.m., where members from each chapter will put on a short presentation about their organization and give the full agenda of Rush Week. The week will ...

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Greek Life invites students to party on Palms Quad

Photos and story by: Sarah Turner Greek Explosion attracted hundreds of students into the Palms Quad Wednesday evening from 7- 9 p.m. The event was hosted by Greek Life. Students were able to enjoy free food, play games, dance and learn about an array of Greek organizations. “I am overly ecstatic about the turn out, I wasn’t even expecting half ...

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