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YouTube deletes longtime users

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Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer During the first week of September, numerous YouTube content creators posted on their Twitter accounts and uploaded videos discussing the issues of censorship and demonetization of their YouTube videos. Philip DeFranco has been a YouTube creator for a decade, but on Aug. 31 DeFranco posted a video that addressed the possible shut down of ...

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Review: Palms updates increase seating


Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer The Palms Dining Hall has gone through some changes for this semester which includes a whole new remodel, more food options, and are even getting bigger crowd with the new improvements. The new spaces provided for seating are noticeable right out the gate, or through the front doors at least. Thanks to the removal ...

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VSU first-year admissions increases

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Written by Ryan Sulski, Correspondent VSU enrollment is increasing, largely due to newer marketing techniques and nearby states being offered in-state tuition, according to Interim President Dr. Kelli Brown. She estimated a 4.3 percent increase in freshmen enrollment from a year ago. Dr. Brown said VSU’s current enrollment range is where the school hopes to stay. “I think 13,200 looks ...

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VSU shouldn’t forget current students


It might be time for VSYOU to take a backseat to VSUS. The 2015-2016 school year saw the beginnings of the VSYOU advertisement campaign, and this year enrollment is set to reap the benefits. The campaign has produced a 5 percent increase in freshman enrollment from last year, with majors like communications, math, and accounting seeing the biggest growth since ...

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VSU football pulls out a victory over Albany State in a low scoring affair

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor The VSU Blazers football team beat Albany State Saturday 16 to 7 during a shaky performance that head coach Kerwin Bell called the worst that the team could have played. “We played about as bad as I could have imagined we’d play, but there’s something about a good football team that finds a way ...

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Storm Hermine arrives

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Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer With the storm Hermine coming at full speed, VSU is expected to have a stormy Labor Day weekend. The Weather Channel predicts thunderstorms late Thursday through early Sunday evening. Interim Chief of Police, Alan Rowe emailed students with a tropical storm update early Wednesday afternoon stating “the storm has slowed and now is not expected ...

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Popular app extending lines and wait: Some students complain that service at Moe’s way too slow

Students and staff wait in line at Moe's during a lunch-time rush. Which Wich  will open where Moe's line forms now. (..../)

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer One of VSU’s favorite dining options, Moe’s Southwest Grill, has relocated from the retail center of Palms dining to the Student Union, adjacent to Chick-fil-A, where Nathan’s used to be. Moe’s still offers Homewreckers with a side of guacamole as well as maintaining a welcoming atmosphere that is created by the employees, but students ...

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Editor Experience: Getting in a good twerk-out

A group of twerk class attendees, including Spectator editors Julia Rodriguez and Kelsey Dickerson, before the doors opened with the   dance club president Chelsea Warren, center holding a frame made for the event. (Photo Credit: Alyssa Wise/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor Putting in time on the elliptical or lifting some weights in the gym can be a great way to blow off steam at the end of a long week of studying, but a group of ladies got together last Friday to put on a class for a different kind of workout. “We wanted ...

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Editorial: Don’t break the bank to educate


Don’t break the bank to educate. Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. How exactly can we change the world when we can barely afford it? Paying for college has always cost an arm and a leg. Now it seems like it’s costing an arm, leg, heart and soul. ...

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New Interim President focusing on student success

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Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In two short months, VSU’s new interim president is already making history and breaking through boundaries as the 11th president in VSU’s 110 year history and as the first woman to spearhead the university. Brown started her journey as VSU’s interim president officially July 1. She accepted her new role with honor and humility. ...

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