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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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Opinion: Emergency situations should be taken seriously at VSU

Due to the recent school shooting at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida, gun control conversations sparked across the nation. Faculty, staff, students and parents across America can’t help but prepare for the unexpected. Though gun control has been a topic of discussion since incidents such as Sandy Hook, the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida and the Las ...

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NBA All-Star Weekend Recap

New is always a good thing because it shows change over time. This year, new and strange mixed together to form an All-Star weekend like no other. Since 1951, the NBA All-star weekend has become a very eventful time for the league’s best players, celebrities and even fans all over the world. The NBA kicks off this special weekend during ...

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Editorial: VSU’s new parking proposal broadens issues with parking

Over the past few weeks, SGA and the Department of Parking and Transportation have worked together to propose a new parking model for VSU. The Tiered Parking proposal divides VSU into three different color-coded zones: gold, blue and green. These zones come with paid parking passes whose price and priority vary by color. The Tiered Parking model has a first-come-first-serve ...

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People Poll: How did you feel about Fergie’s National Anthem?

“I thought it was funny and I felt that our country deserved it,” Sonte’ Davis, a sophomore sociology major, said. “I don’t think I ever heard anything like that before in my life. It was terrible,” Jacob Styles, a sophomore communications major, said. “It was horrible. The players were even laughing at her. It was just a bad experience for ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about the new Snapchat update?

“I wish they didn’t change it!” Caitlyn Poythress a freshman, education major, said. (Left) “It’s really inconvenient.” Julia Bezeria a sophomore, nursing major, said. (Right) “It was weird at first. I don’t necessarily hate it, but I’m not the biggest fan. I want the previous version back.” Jami Floyd, a senior, biology major, said. “I think its trash.” LeWayne Jamison, ...

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What’s Your Take: NBA All-Replacement Game?

The NBA All-Star Game is highly anticipated every season, and the new format, which lets the Eastern and Western Conference hand-pick their team from the other starters, is causing quite a buzz. Because of this format, LeBron James put together maybe the greatest all-star team ever assembled, but some of his teammates have received injuries since being chosen. His teammates, ...

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Editorial: Lack of gun regulations lead to more suffering

On February 14th there was a mass shooting killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the Gun Violence Archive (an independent data collection group) there have been 61 fatalities caused by gun violence since February 11, 2018, excluding Douglas High. Convenience stores, gas stations, movie theaters, churches, schools are all places that reek ...

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Show love year round, not just Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day, one of the more popular holidays, is literally around the corner. Bouquets of roses, oversized stuffed animals and chocolate hearts will be gifted around the world, but why do we need a specific day to show someone appreciation? “I love Valentine’s Day,” Bethani Overton, a junior art major, said. “I think it just holds special sentimental value in ...

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People Poll: What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

“Just same as any other day. Maybe prepare for some exams,” Juhun Kim, a sophomore and international business major, said. “I don’t have any. I don’t have a Valentine,” Devin Clements, a senior computer information systems major, said. “I don’t know. I will probably go out with my boyfriend and we’ll just watch a movie and relax,” Natalie Dowdell, a ...

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