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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast as of Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.

On Sept. 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. the National Weather Service released new predictions that show Hurricane Irma set to travel through the Florida Panhandle Sunday evening and into Southeast Georgia Monday morning. The predicted track of the hurricane has shifted further to the west in relation to earlier predictions. This means that Hurricane Irma is expected to impact a ...

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Updated Hurricane Irma forecast as of September 7 at 5 a.m.

Valdosta State University will be closed starting Sunday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. Students, refer to the email below by Dr. Carvajal regarding student evacuation. The Spectator will continue to post current forecasts of Hurricane Irma’s projected path and safety information. The National Weather Service has predicted the storm will directly impact South Georgia and the Valdosta area. Stay safe ...

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VSU issues updates on Irma

As of Wednesday night, Hurricane Irma is nearing Puerto Rico. Although it is too early to see if Irma will completely hit the United States, Florida is bracing itself for the impact Irma could possibly have. With 185 mph winds, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal have declared a state of emergency for the coasts of both ...

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The code of conduct receives changes

At the first SGA meeting of the year, Dean of Students Daryl Lowe, announced changes to the Student Code of Conduct. These changes were made to address House Bill 280 and other important topics. Lowe said he made some of the changes due to the underage abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs. “I’ve been here for almost three and a ...

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States seek ‘State of Emergency’ protections

Early Wednesday, the governors of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina declared a state of emergency for parts of their respective states. To declare a state of emergency means to have a situation of national danger or disaster in which the government suspends normal constitutional procedures to regain control, according to Google. To simplify, a state of emergency means the government ...

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Student Judicial Council looking for applicants

All VSU students received an email from student affairs soliciting an application for a spot on the Student Judicial Council on Wednesday night. The Judicial Council is a mandated group of students who are appointed by current members of the council and the Assistant Dean of Students, Sherolyn Hopkins. The council is composed of 11 students who represent the voice ...

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Valdosta: Where’s the water?

As of Wednesday night, panic and evacuation measures have led to a shortage of water in Valdosta stores. Hurricane Irma made landfall Wednesday morning, and residents of Florida and Georgia are taking precaution by stocking up on essentials such as water and gas. If you want to know which retail outlets, gas stations or grocery stores have water, here is ...

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Dr. Chu tells his story

A man of science becomes a man of the people as he learns what it means to positively impact people’s lives. Dr. Zduy Chu is VSU’s new director of housing. Chu grew up in Arkansas and is a part of a large family that consists of four sisters, and one brother. His family moved around a lot trying to find a ...

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SGA introduces Blazer Allocation fund

As of this year, all student organizations must go through the Blazer allocation fund to receive funding but Dr. Vincent Miller, SGA adviser, said there’s nothing to worry about. The Blazer Allocation Fund contributes money to organizations or individual students with special interest programs previously receiving less than $1,000 in the prior year. Currently, SGA has a total of $30,000 ...

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