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Ignorance is not a victimless crime

 First things first: congratulations to the VSU Police Department for apprehending the guy who had been violating the sense of personal safety of the women of Valdosta. Also, kudos to the student who gave a timely report and accurate description that resulted in the flasher’s arrest.  As for the rest of the student body, I suggest that you carefully remove ...

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‘Your News, Your Views’: Speak up

Attention all Blazers. This editorial is for you. This is for the 3,764 students and staff who picked up a copy of last week’s issue. This is for every member of the student body who scoffs at the errors and complains about the content to friends instead of to the staff. This is for our audience.  We try to keep ...

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People Poll: Does The Spectator give sufficient news?

“Are you concerned with the amount of debt you will be in after graduation from student loans or credit cards, and how do you plan on getting out of it?”   Ashli Rastegar, senior, English major  “I don’t have a credit card, but I plan on paying off student loans with monthly payments until I die.”   Brittany Bell, sophomore, ...

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Put your whining in perspective

Out of all the things to complain about here at VSU, a big one is parking. “I have to park so far away.” “I get parking tickets all the time.” “I can’t sign up for my classes because of all of my unpaid parking tickets.” We’ve all made some sort of complaint like this, but our suggestion now would be ...

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Financial Responsibility: The real world is coming. Get ready.

Wake Up Call Halloween may be over, but the true nightmare continues to lurk in the shadows and slowly make its way toward unsuspecting college students nationwide. No, it isn’t Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees (though you shouldn’t rule them out just yet). I’m talking about the unavoidable, unfeeling monster known as financial responsibility.  Currently, most college students have a ...

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Rant and Rave: November 5, 2009

RANT  Why do we have so many fountains on campus that are hardly ever in use? The only time I see the fountains on is during the summer, around the time of freshman orientation. I would like to think that the fountains are not just there to hook potential students. I know we were in a drought a few years ...

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Rants and Raves: October 29th, 2009

Rave                 I think it’s great that there are so many students taking interest in breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness this month. Things like the “Handprint Project” and “Saving lids to Save Lives” are two great ways to participate and show that you care. These are two pressing issues that are affecting more and more young people every ...

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A thanks for campus awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end in a few days and has clearly been present all over our campus this month. Flyers, Facebook invites and bake sales, as well as many other creative events, have all been planned and participated in by the VSU community in efforts to raise money and inform students.  In lieu of these ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Andrea Hill – Political science, Sophomore “Snickers, because I have expensive taste.” Sierra Ruth – Mass Media, Sophomore “Reese’s pieces! You can’t just have one.” Samira Brooks – History, Junior “White chocolate Reese’s.  I like to eat the edges first, because the peanut butter is the best part.” Tyrell Tugwell – Communications, Senior “Swedish Fish, because I like the way ...

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How old is too old for costumes?

 It is the social norm for children to get dressed up in their cute costumes and go from door to door with their moms and dads to the friendly, candy-giving neighbors, saying that infamous phrase, “Trick or Treat,” but who says older kids and adults can’t join in on the dressing-up fun?  Halloween is a time for witches, goblins and ...

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