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Students and volunteers weigh-in on new move-in system

This semester VSU made the decision to have a one-day move-in on Aug. 10 for all students, new and returning, to attend.   Move-in for all dorms began at 9 a.m. and was divided by floors. Students on different floors were assigned alternate move-in times to prevent congestion.  Students were advised to only show up at their designated time in order to check-in and begin moving their things.   ...

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Editorial: Charlottesville opens discussion for VSU

On Saturday, Aug. 12, a “Unite the Right” rally was scheduled to take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue. On Friday, white nationalists and other alt-right members gathered at the University of Virginia carrying torches and yelling slogans, such as “white lives matter.”  This spurred on a violent encounter between alt-right members ...

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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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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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