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2016-02-18

Eight athletes welcomed into school Hall of Fame

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer VSU honored eight of its greatest athletes at the school’s 20th annual Hall of Fame induction Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event, hosted by athletic director Herb Reinhard, included a ceremony and brunch for those in attendance. Members of the class include Brandon Decker, Kristina Ely, ...

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Letter from the EDITOR

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Since the move to our new format, we at The Spectator do what we have dubbed a “themed” issue. With this new format, we dedicate an entire issue to a specific theme. Last semester we did millennials, finances, and sex. Last semester was our testing ground for this new format. This semester we are starting ...

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Help Leo finally win an Oscar!

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor With just days until the big show, known Oscar desperado Leonardo DiCaprio needs all the help that he can get in finally capturing that coveted Academy Award. British animation group The Line has created a new way for you to contribute in the actor’s storied quest in snagging the much maligned award in the ...

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Sexism strikes again: Women pay more for basic necessities than men

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Let’s add another reason why it sucks to be a woman, shall we? Not only are we paid less for doing the same job as men, we also pay more for similar household items. According to the Department of Consumer Affaires, women pay 7% more, which adds up to $1,351 annually. For example, Cosmopolitan ...

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Senior shooting guard Justice reserves spot in VSU history

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Justice is originally from Peebles, Ohio. While there, he broke the scoring and league record of Peebles High School. Before becoming a Blazer, Justice played collegiate basketball at Akron University. Injuries prompted Justice to transfer, where connections then came into play. “I dealt with a little injury problems coming out of high school and ...

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Style mix-up: The importance of changing your wardrobe

  Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer At some point in our lives, we feel like our life is stuck in a rut. We do the same things every day: get up, go to class, go home, go to work, sleep and then the next day we do it all over again. We need to spice up our lives every once ...

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T-Swift throws a diss

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor This past week, the 2016 Grammy Awards took place. There were many highlights of the night, including Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance and, of course, Queen Beyonce presenting Bruno Mars with the Record of the Year award. The most interesting highlight of the night was Taylor Swift’s acceptance award speech. She won a Grammy ...

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Pop Addict–Grammy Edition

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this week’s happenings. Secondhand embarrassment for Bow Wow New year; same results. For the second year in a row, the Grammys churned out yet another snoozer of an award show. The show was low on the awards and high on the tribute performances Monday evening. According to Deadline, ...

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Spectator staff takes home nine awards from GCPA

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor The Spectator staff at VSU racked up at the Georgia College Press Association conference and awards banquet last Saturday. The staff won nine GCPA awards, including the best website and the most improved newspaper. Individual awards won by members of the Spectator include third best review by Julia Rodriquez, third best sports story by ...

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