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The Happening 2017: Vendors

VSU students will have the chance to explore the career opportunities at VSU and the businesses around the community at The Happening on Aug. 24. The yearly event is in its 26th year and will be held on the VSU front lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. The list of vendors for The Happening will be updated as more apply: AT&T ...

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Choosing the right major

Choosing your major in college is a critical decision. However, it takes some students quite a long time to decide what they want to do with their life. In fact, according to a recent Penn State study, 20-50% of students come into college undecided, and 75% change majors while in college. There are several things to consider when choosing a ...

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People Poll: Android vs. iPhone

“I like iPhone better because it has better camera quality than Android,” Carrington Jones, a freshman mass media major, said. “Nothing wrong with Android, but I like iPhone better because they have facetime calling,” Jalen Dillard, a sophomore international business major, said. “I like iPhone better because the quality is overall better than Android. The emoji’s are even better,” Hannah ...

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VSU waves goodbye to three hoop stars

On May 5, VSU’s Madi Mitchell, Kenya Samone’ Dixon and Taylor Buie will be walking across the stage as their final days as a student athletes wind down. Their accomplishments in the classroom and on the hardwood will not be forgotten as they become alumnae of VSU. “It is a great place, and I will walk around bragging to anybody ...

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Helfer’s cardinal criteria

Mike Helfer’s success as Valdosta State’s head coach is predicated on more than just talented athletes and what plays he draws up on a white board. Coach Helfer has lead the Blazers to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and has turned Valdosta into a basketball powerhouse in the Gulf South Conference Helfer’s style of play is fast and to constantly apply ...

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VSU Spec’ Sports Spring Update

VSU athletics has had a strong spring semester on the courts and the diamonds, but as the end nears, the foundation is set for the future in several sports. Here’s a round-up of VSU’s spring teams to this point in the season: MEN’S BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team had its best season in recent memory. The team finished their season ...

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A slate of musicians to bring mayhem to VSU

On Friday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., VSU will host the Mayhem Music Festival. This event is open to the public, free for all and will take place on VSU’s front lawn. According to John Wright, associate director of Student Life, and Robin Vickery, director of Student Life, there will be five total music performances from DJ ...

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Academic Support Center opens new tutoring service

Valdosta State University’s Academic Support Center announced recently that, starting in the fall semester, they will provide free, around the clock, online tutoring for current students. While the ASC offers peer tutoring on campus for many subjects, they cannot meet all of the 24/7 needs of VSU students, which is why they have decided to hire an outside company to ...

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Saying Goodbye: Veronica You

My time at The Spectator began when my adviser, Dr. Pat Miller offered me a position as the circulations manager, or “the paper girl.” The pay was miniscule but I jumped at the opportunity, even if it in my mind “was a minor role.” Prior to working for The Spectator I already knew that I loved writing, and was a ...

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Saying Goodbye: Alex Dunn

Graduation is finally here. These past four years have flown by, and all of a sudden, I am poised for my new journey as an aspiring journalist. VSU has used these four years to chew me up and spit me back out again. But, through all the good, bad and the ugly, I have grown into someone that feels just ...

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Saying Goodbye: Kelsey Dickerson

I came to school undecided about where I wanted my life to go. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to stay at VSU past freshman year. With my first semester drawing to a close, I declared a major, then changed it, then changed back. My parents wanted me to go in to nursing, but I knew it wasn’t for me. ...

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