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Editorial: Spectator going Digital

Three, two, one: The countdown began last week to mark how many more issues of the Spectator has left in print. Because, ladies and gentlemen next semester this friendly campus newspaper won’t exist as a physical, printed object. Starting in the fall, The Spectator will be 100 percent digital. For decades, new issues of the VSU newspaper regularly appeared around ...

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Summer classes are no joke

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor For some, summer is the time when that long-needed break from school has finally come. For others, it’s an opportunity to get those extra credit hours and finish classes sooner. However, it is not as easy as one might think. Since the term is much shorter than a regular semester, there is a ...

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Editorial: A Conglomerate not doing enough

Why does nobody care until it’s too late? The VSU SGA is asking that very question. An evening questioning the VSU government administration led to the belief that students don’t consistently attend the weekly meetings in the Student Union. The student body will simply have to do better than this. Each Student Government meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday in ...

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United Airlines cause uproar over attire

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer For some, March 14 is now known as LeggingGate. United Airlines stirred up a lot of anger and confusion after refusing two young female passengers entry to their flight from Denver to Minnesota. They were stopped because of what they were wearing: a pair of leggings. However, some may be confused on all the ...

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California waiter or U.S. Border security?

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer When visiting a restaurant there are a few automatic expectations we have as consumers: good food, good service and a good time. That’s why servers are trained to be polite, friendly and accommodating to the best of their ability. Restaurants want you to walk away excited about the day you return. According to CNN ...

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Daylight saving time might be harmful to your health

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Due to the recent time shift, the topic of eliminating Daylight Saving Time has once again made an appearance, but now experts have said it is costing us more money and is harmful to our health. Daylight Saving Time first began in Germany in 1916 to save money during World War I, despite ...

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Editorial: Graduation

Graduation at VSU is 37 days away. Graduating seniors have a little over a month left of undergraduate assignments, tests, quizzes and class. Seniors also only have 37 days to get caps, gowns, friends and family members ready for the big day. If anyone has ever been to a graduation ceremony, particularly at a university, he or she knows it’s ...

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Editorial: Stay safe on spring break

Spring Break, you’re out on the shore with your friends and a couple of brews, having fun. Students across the country will be visiting beaches with their friends to celebrate the week. Common spring break activities include a lot of drinking and partying, which is normal for most college students. Chances are you will have a great time, but things ...

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If libraries don’t adapt, they’ll be scrapped

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Libraries in trouble due to low visitor numbers If libraries don’t adapt then they’ll be scrapped Libraries across the country are seeing a decline in attendance, and while technologic advancement is partly to blame, insufficient government funding plays a major role. According to The Atlantic, a new Pew Research Study found that 76 ...

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Pure bred vs. hybrids show love for all dogs

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Future pet owners sometimes go out of their way and pay hundreds of dollars for a pure-bred dog, while perfectly suitable “mutts” are waiting in the kennel to be adopted. People who want pure-bred dogs probably purchase them because they like the way that breed looks or like that breed’s personality traits. People ...

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