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VSU denounces bathroom defamation

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Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor Graffiti featuring a swastika and racially offensive language led to a swift response from VSU administration on Tuesday morning. The VSU community received an email on Tuesday afternoon concerning what the Office of the President called “an act of intolerance” that occurred on campus. In the email Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton wrote, “The ...

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Editorial: Be informed. Make a change.

Students unite for the victims of both the Paris  attacks and Beruit Wednesday night on the front lawn. At least 40 students and faculty gathered for a moment of silence.  (Photos Courtesy: Stella Henderson/THE SPECTATOR)

Tragedy is a word that is becoming a part of daily diction. If you have seen the news the last couple of days, you will notice that the world seems to be overtaken by grief and tragedy. On Friday, Nov. 13, the world’s clock seemed to stop ticking. Devastating terrorist attacks ravaged areas of Paris. News stations, newspapers, cell phone ...

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Armed robbery at Sustella market under investigation

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Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor VSUPD is still investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Sustella Market located on the first floor of Centennial Hall East. As stated by the campus alert email that was sent out, the robbery was reported at 10:45 p.m. with the offender being described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-8, ...

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Politicians trying to play both sides of ‘SNL’ double-edged comedy sword

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hosted on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7. (Photo Courtesy: Dana Edelson/NBC.com)

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer From Reagan and Clinton, to Bush and Obama, Saturday Night Live has never been shy about impersonating our nation’s political leaders. These sketches have been going on for decades and they certainly won’t be slowing down any time soon due to the fact that the audience responds so well to them. These sketches have ...

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Blazers unite to grieve for victims of Paris and Beirut

Students unite for the victims of both the Paris  attacks and Beruit Wednesday night on the front lawn. At least 40 students and faculty gathered for a moment of silence.  (Photos Courtesy: Stella Henderson/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer VSU students gathered on the front lawn of West Hall Wednesday night to express their sympathies for yet another tragedy. The event was in response to the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13. More than 120 people were killed in a series of coordinated assaults around the French capital. About 30 ...

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VSU will say goodbye to long time professor and mentor Shirley Hardin

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Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer VSU will bid farewell to yet another great professor. Dr. Shirley Hodge Hardin, Valdosta State University Director of African American Studies and Professor of English, will be retiring after 40 years of teaching. Effective on January 1, 2016, Dr. Hardin will officially be a retired great, but not without celebration. A committee of Valdosta ...

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VSU faces must-win Homecoming game

The Blazers' defensive front readies for North Alabama's offense on an Oc. 3 game. Valdosta State was defeated 34-12 by UNA. (Photo Courtesy: Darian Harris)

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer With playoff hopes on the line, Valdosta State (7-2, 4-2 GSC) will cap off Homecoming week on Saturday, Nov. 14, when they host the Florida Tech Panthers (7-3, 5-1 GSC). This football contest will be pretty big no matter what, with the game representing not only Homecoming, but also the Blazer’s last regular season ...

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‘Fallout 4’ Review

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Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor and Jefferson LeBlanc, Multimedia Editor War never changes, but the “Fallout” series has seen a lot of changes over the past decade. When “Fallout” was first created by Black Isle Studio, later known as Obsidian, it was a tactical turned based RPG blended with many elements from the popular Sierra point-and-click  games of the ...

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Homecoming hang up: Late time frame affects Wild Adventures night

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Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Homecoming is here. The time of the year where alumni come back to show support for their alma mater, the campus is full of spirit, and the football team is gearing up to perform in front of one of the largest crowds of the sport’s season. However, this year, Homecoming may have a slightly ...

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Editorial: Media: friend or foe?

University of Missouri students circle tents on the Carnahan Quadrangle, locking arms to prevent media from entering the space following the resignation of President Timothy W. Wolfe on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Every great historical movement has had two things in common: a cause for the people to rally behind and a media presence that sheds light on the movement.  The media has been abuzz with the recent happenings at the University of Missouri and a whirlwind of racial tensions seem to be reaching a climax. A video from the UM campus that ...

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