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Editorial: Don’t suffer in silence at VSU

The theme of mental illness was one that we at The Spectator thought was important to address because college is a time where students can develop mental illnesses and not know how to handle them. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experienced some type of mental illness within the ...

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Editorial: Next time, rock the vote Blazers

One of the greatest joys of living in America is getting to have a voice and be involved in the process of electing political officials. As student of VSU we have this same opportunity when it comes to electing our Student Government Association executive board and senators. Following Monday’s announcement of the new 2016-17 SGA executive board and senators, we ...

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Editorial: We are proud to be at VSU (finally)

Congratulations VSU, you’re finally swimming in the deep end. Kudos to VSU for securing a performance from 2 Chainz on April 15. For years it has felt as though our school was a step behind the UGAs and Georgia Techs of the world, but perhaps that is changing. This semester will have brought a hip-hop superstar and a presidential frontrunner ...

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Editorial: Don’t discriminate, educate

On Tuesday, March 22, there was a terrorist attack by two suicide bombers in Brussels, Belgium. According to the New York Times, the attack consisted of two bombings. One was at the Brussels Airport, which killed 10 people and one at the Maelbeek subway station, which killed about 20 people. Approximately 230 others were injured. After the attacks, ISIS issued ...

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Editorial: Spring Break parties bring big issues

Spring Break. The holiday that’s spent sipping on piña coladas, slipping on a pair of shades while taking in the beaming tropical sun, and parties. Loads and loads of parties. Whether you take a trip to the frigid Alps, go stroll the sandy beaches of Panama City, or just head back home; we are always susceptible to the dangers that ...

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Editorial: ‘Campus Carry’ a sticky issue

To carry or not to carry? That was a question many government officials, college students and faculty debated tirelessly over a year ago when a “Campus Carry” bill was struck down by state Senate. However, a similar bill has been proposed and has the potential to be passed. The new bill would allow anyone, 21 and older, with a gun ...

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Editorial: Body positivity comes in all shapes and sizes

While focusing on fashion this week we at The Spectator did not want to overlook a part of the fashion industry that often is. Body shaming and the lack of body positivity in the United States fashion scene are far too prevalent. According to the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, 40% of female college and 7% of college male students suffer ...

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Editorial: Welcome to Title Town Coach Bell

When it was reported that head football coach David Dean was departing Valdosta State for an offensive coordinator position at Georgia Southern, concern arose among Blazer nation that there was a lack of worthy replacements in the pool of coaching candidates. Not only did athletic director Herb Reinhard and VSU find a worthy replacement, but they knocked the hiring out ...

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Black History Month is here to stay

It’s February, the one month of the year where African Americans are able to celebrate their culture and history. Unfortunately, it’s the only time of the year that public schools focus on black history in the classroom. It’s unfortunate that throughout history the only topics students are taught about black Americans is the civil rights movement and a kid-friendly version ...

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Editorial: Show us the money

The last two semesters at VSU have been rough. Last spring, a simple protest lead to a media frenzy which engulfed VSU. In the fall, over 30 faculty and staff members were let go. Faculty and staff were at the pinnacle of their careers and some relocated to Valdosta because of VSU. Because of this, it seemed that VSU was ...

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