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2012-04-19

Q&A with Future VSU President Bill McKinney

The Board of Regents has recently named Dr. William J. McKinney as the next president of Valdosta State University. Dr. McKinney is currently the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and has held the position since 2008. Dr. McKinney will start his position at VSU this July. The Spectator’s own editor-in-chief Amber Smith very recently had the oppurtunity ...

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Project Clean Plate promotes hunger awareness

In a week, on average, 810 pounds of food is being wasted in Palms Dining Hall. This large amount of food could not only be salvaged, but could feed entire communities. VSU will soon provide that solution with its first annual Hunger Awareness Dinner and Forum on April 25 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Student Union. The ...

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SGA bids farewell at final meeting of semester

While Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the year and of the Davis/Powers administration, was dominated by goodbyes and wishes of luck on final exams, the Association still kept their eye on business. The business side of the meeting was highlighted by a distribution of funds to the construction of a cover for the bus stop at the Patterson ...

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VSU to host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign

VSU will host Take Back the Night and the Red Flag Campaign in conjunction with one another this evening at 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn in front of West Hall. Take Back the Night is an annual event that is held in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month whereas the Red Flag Campaign is new to VSU and is ...

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‘Cosmo’ sparks controversy

   With its extremely explicit and racy covers, Cosmo has managed to get itself into trouble yet again. Cosmopolitan Magazine circulates a least 3 million copies each month, which are estimated to reach almost 20 million women around the world. So what’s the big issue?     Dakota Fanning, a 17-year-old actress, graced the cover of Cosmo’s January 2012 issue. ...

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Women getting victimized

We remember what our parents told us right before we left for college. “Don’t give into peer pressure,” “Make sure you go to class every day,” “Act like you have some common sense/home training!” Some of this advice may or may not help you, but what some people don’t realize is that women are sent off with more female biased ...

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People Poll: Do you believe it is important to attend your college graduation?

“I think it is. It’s kind of like a motivation for other students who aren’t graduating.” Jasmine Horn senior chemistry major “Yes. Why not let everyone see your accomplishments?” Ashlin Allen senior chemistry major “To walk, yes. It’s just your way of showing you’ve done it to the world.” Hannah Aldrich senior sociology major “I guess it depends. It’s important, ...

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Bandana Project raises sexual assault awareness

 Imagine working in a field all day in 100 degree weather, planting, harvesting and packing fruits and vegetables.  The work is hard and the pay is low. But worse is the constant fear of being sexually assaulted or raped by your boss or coworkers.  Immigrant women, working on farms or cleaning hotels, have been silently subjected to these worries for ...

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VSU presents music and dance showcase

 VSU’s Music and Dance Showcase will be held in the Sawyer Theatre of the Fine Arts Building today at 7:30 p.m.   “This is the 4th Annual Musical Theatre Showcase,” Christopher Bailey, Director of the Musical Theatre Showcase, said.  “This is an opportunity for graduating seniors in the BFA program with an emphasis in Musical Theatre to showcase various styles, ...

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