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Editorial: Professors must challenge students

The value of my college career depends on our relationship. The relationship is evolutionary and revolutionary. It’s symbiotic. This isn’t a natural pairing; it takes work. We go to college to hone four traits: intelligence, experience, talent and education. Many of us are as intelligent or as talented as our instructors; that cannot be taught. Knowledge and application can. A ...

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Editorial: What we want in a new president

On June 30, the president’s chair at Valdosta State will be vacant. Again. On Wednesday, Interim President Cecil Staton was appointed as the new chancellor of East Carolina University. Until June 30, Dr. Staton will still serve as the Interim President of VSU. We at The Spectator want to congratulate Dr. Staton on his great news and wish him nothing ...

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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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