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A phish out of an email; a recent phishing attack sent through VSU emails

The malicious email that was sent to VSU email users.

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief    UPDATE: Shawn Merdinger provides more clarity on a statement in the article. He states that “this particular phishing attack email did not contain a malicious attachment or contain embedded code that would compromise the user.” Merdinger also states that “users should be wary when opening any email, especially attachments like .zip and .doc files, ... Read More »

Spring 2015 Graduating Class

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Here’s to the Spring 2015 Graduating Class!   ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE   Elizabeth Caroline Barnes Delaney Diane Priscilla Caballero Brendan Michael Collins Anne Dorris Combs Isaiah Rishard Edwards Tammy Elaine Gladysz Eric Gustafson Heather LeBlanc Jasmine Danielle Lee Akeem Rashad Roberts George David Thrasher Malcom Khaliq Webb     ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE   Rebecca Brooke Altman Lauren ... Read More »

You are VSU, be proud to be a Blazer!

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Fellow Blazers, it is safe to say that 2015 started off with a bang. We here at The Spectator did our very best to keep you in the know about any and everything happening on your campus. While we tried to make sure every photo was crisp and every article was detailed, we know there is still so much more ... Read More »

American flag supporters rally around campus, remain peaceful


Written by: John Stephen, Print Editor  One week after protesters walked on the American flag at Valdosta State’s campus, hundreds of students, veterans and community members rallied along VSU’s perimeter under a clear blue sky to show support for the American flag. Around 1,000 people took part in the “Flags Over VSU” demonstration – according to Valdosta Police Chief Brian ... Read More »

Protestor being sought by police; parents issue plea

Sheppard shares his views with students at a protest on April 20, a few days after he was seen stepping on an American flag.

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor “This is positive. People are asking now. I’m actually trying to educate everybody,” VSU student Eric Sheppard said while explaining his method of protest to a fellow VSU student. Sheppard is, as of Wednesday night, the subject of an intense local manhunt after a gun was found on campus and allegedly linked to ... Read More »

The science behind sticking to your race


Written by: Tatyana Phelps, Copy Editor Although segregation was outlawed in the 1960s, students sometimes tend to segregate themselves from people outside of their race. However, this action may be caused by sociological factors rather than personal choice. When looking at the statistics, VSU can be called a diverse college. According to Niche, 35 percent of VSU students are African-American, ... Read More »

Follow-up rally expected on Friday

Sheppard shares his views with students at a protest on April 20, a few days after he was seen stepping on an American flag.

Written by: Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor Michelle Manhart, the Air Force veteran who was briefly detained and then banned from VSU last week after attempting to take a flag from protestors who were stepping on it, has called for an amendment to the Constitution as well as a demonstration around campus. During the protest on Friday, Manhart initially wanted to ... Read More »

McKinney holds surprise press conference


Written by: Elan Waite, Editor-in-Chief  VSU President William McKinney held a press conference on the Front Lawn at 6 p.m. Tuesday, minutes after campus police issued an alert announcing a manhunt for a VSU student. In the alert, which was issued to students Tuesday at 5:44 p.m., police reported that a gun was found on campus that was linked to ... Read More »

Two protests unite under common flag: Students, veterans and Valdosta citizens come to campus to support their cause


Written by: Jordan Barela, Digital Editor & John Stephen, Print Editor  Hundreds of VSU students, alumni and Valdosta citizens gathered on VSU’s Pedestrian Mall Monday at 3 p.m. to show support for the American flag, in the exact same spot where Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was detained by police on Friday for attempting to take the American flag from ... Read More »

Peaceful protest expected at 3 today

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Written by: Elan Waite, Editor-in-Chief A peaceful protest is expected to take place at 3 p.m. on April 20, in an attempt to shed some positive light on the attention gathered by Friday’s protest, according to students organizing the protest. This protest will take place at the same place and time as another protest planned to show support for the American ... Read More »