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Music department promoting live music

The VSU music department encourages students to immerse themselves in more live music experiences. “The experience of going and hearing a live concert is very different from hearing one  over the computer and I think it’s really important and critical,” Doug Farwell, professor of trombone, said. The music department provides nearly 200 events throughout  the year including student, faculty and ...

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Whatley in recovery after bicycle accident

Dr. Mark Whatley, associate psychology professor, was recently released from Shand’s Hospital, after surgery in Gainesville, Fla., and is currently in recovery. “We are told he is getting better and he is well enough to sit up among other things,” Dr. Deborah Briihl, professor of psychology, said. The date of his return to Valdosta is unknown. There’s a card for ...

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News analysis: Economy drives votes

According to a video that was leaked this week, Mitt Romney isn’t worrying about 47 percent of the country, but could it cost Romney the election? “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney said in the video, which was filmed in May at a $50,000-per-plate fundraising dinner. “There are 47 ...

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VSU Foundation Board member dies Tuesday

VSU Foundation Board of Trustees member, Larry Colson, died Tuesday night. Colson was also a member of the Board of the VState Club, formerly known as the Blazer Boosters, and a prominent member of the Valdosta community. He was present at the VState Club’s second monthly meeting Tuesday night in the University Center Magnolia Room. These meetings are open to ...

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From condoms to roses: Golden Key members encourage safe sex

From left: Vontessa Kendall, senior middle grades education major; Terri Harris, junior communication sciences and disorders major; and Molly Seal, Health center graduate assistant work to create condom roses in a effort to encourage safe sex. Photo by Jennifer Gleason, The Spectator.

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Students feel campus lacks safe lighting

VSU students are still concerned with lighting around campus. Though many are well acquainted with the familiar late night walks around campus to and from their car, library or dormitory, some feel these walks have turned fearful.  This fear is frequently present among the students of VSU due to the dark corners, empty walkways and the lack of lighting among ...

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Shooting safety video among items discussed by SGA

After the semester ends, VSU could become a simulated war zone. At the SGA meeting Monday night, senators discussed an “Active Shooter” video to be filmed after the school closes for winter break. The film would be a VSUPD production. Amber Worthy, SGA vice president, explained. “We do have an open campus, and we are more susceptible to active shooters, ...

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VSU professor hit by car

A VSU psychology professor will be unable to return to the classroom for the rest of semester after being struck by a car while on a morning bike ride Monday. Dr. Mark Whatley, associate professor of psychology, was riding south down Inner Perimeter road near Jaycee Shack Road at 6:30 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a Ford ...

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Flip Flops welcomes rap artist Bubba Sparxxx

Valdosta, get ready to see southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx perform live Friday at Flip Flops at 10. The doors will open at 9 p.m. The performance is a part of Bubba Sparxxx’s college tour. Cloroks will be the opening act with a set of about 20-30 minutes before Bubba Sparxxx will appear on stage. He shows pure excitement for the ...

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Take books, leave others behind at Odum Library

The “Take-One-Leave-One” bookcase, located in Odum Library, has revamped this semester. Previously a cart that read “free books”, the Odum staff decided it was time for a change. The cart has been replaced with a bookshelf located near the reference desk, on the second floor of the library. The redesign of the once cart, has opened up a larger world ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!