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Veterans deserve appreciation

Listen. Listen for the 6,200 names. It could have been you; but because it wasn’t, listen and pay respect. In honor of Veteran’s Day, VSU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America will sponsor a Remembrance Day Roll Call beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday. VSU faculty, staff and students will read the names of the 6,200 plus men and women ...

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Shorter bans gay employees

We live in a time in which one would like to think that we have rid ourselves of all prejudices, especially prejudices related to sexual orientation. The vast majority or our society has evolved with the times and almost everywhere a person looks, people live, work, and co-exist with each other, regardless of differences in sexuality Unfortunately, there are some ...

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VSU trails in social media use

To say social media is a driving tool in how we communicate, share information and speak our minds is an understatement. Everyone from your mom, boss and co-workers have Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagrams (do I need to keep going?) and so on. Now you can add your institution to the list. According to a recent study by the Center for ...

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Occupiers need organization

The Occupy Movement has gone worldwide. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir movement, protesters began occupying Liberty Plaza in New York City on Sept. 17. Fast-forward almost one month exactly. The Occupy movement has hit Valdosta, and we at The Spectator are all for it—kind of. There is a good message behind the protests, but they could be a little more ...

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Banks slam customers with fees

Swiping a debit card for our purchases has become second nature—but usually we don’t expect the bank to hit us with a monthly fee for it. Using a debit card was once a free service, until banks such as Bank of America decided to start charging its customers for it. On Sept. 29, the largest bank in the nation announced ...

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Artists should deface elsewhere

Many artists have found public areas to be the perfect canvas to display their graffiti or street art to the wandering public eye, but a college campus is not the place for this vandalism to make its mark. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the amount of graffiti incidences in the police reports. VSU prides itself on having a ...

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Use social media responsibly

Social networking without a doubt has become a domineering force behind our media driven culture. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the newcomer Google+, it’s almost impossible to come across someone who hasn’t heard of these websites and their impact on our culture is far reaching. With any new medium, most news outlets have quickly taken to denounce its use. Almost every ...

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Paid notetaking violates code

Money is tight for most college students, but a new way to make some quick cash has presented itself at VSU. Students who are already doing what they’re supposed to be doing—going to class, taking good notes, making good grades—have the chance to be rewarded for doing things they already do. Everybody else? Well, all they have to do is ...

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Cover band gets little support

The vast majority of VSU’s student body missed out on one of the most epic performances to ever grace the campus last Monday in the university center. Tampa, Fla. natives ‘Higher Ground,’ a cover band of the largely popular ‘Red Hot Chillipeppers,’ absolutely rocked the north end of the university center for two solid hours in front of a crowd ...

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Our own actions foster peace

Today, you can make a difference. It was 10 years ago Sunday that thousands watched as the airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers. Brian Patrick Monaghan, 21, loved baseball and was known around Inwood, a neighborhood in New York, as “slick” the good guy; he was on his second day of work at the Certified Installation Services on the 98th ...

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