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Spectator readers have spoken

Two weeks ago, the Spectator’s top story was about Chipotle coming to Valdosta this fall. In response to this news, the Spectator newsroom got to thinking about what other restaurants our readers would like to see offered in the City of Valdosta. The Spectator Newsletter decided to offer a poll to see what readers would like to see. The Spectator ...

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VSU comes together to show awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month nationwide, and VSU shows awareness through events on campus. Throughout the month of October, the campus community honors victims by wearing a purple ribbon. It symbolizes courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. There will be various locations set up around campus throughout the month to provide students and staff with purple ...

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Stage goes dark for ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

On Oct. 1. Disney’s theatrical production “Aladdin” was announced to be delayed until the Oct. 12,, since much of the crew had tested positive for COVID-19. After taking a COVID PCR test (a test which examines if your body has any genetic material related to the virus), the crew has put further showings on hold until they have been provided ...

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VSU shuts out Delta State in the Pink Out Game

No. 4 VSU (5-0) rolls to another victory, shutting out Delta State (2-4) 55-0 in the Pink Out game. The win sets up a top ten showdown with West Alabama (6-0) in Livingston that will take place on Oct. 16. VSU got the scoring started on the opening kickoff on a trick play. Redshirt junior Jamar Thompkins received the kickoff ...

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VSU golf finishes 8th and 4th in season’s first tournaments

The VSU men’s golf team placed eighth at the Cougar Invitational, which was held on Sept. 27-28 in Columbus, Ga., with a 54-hole team score of 880. It was a disappointing start for VSU, who entered the year ranked No. 27. VSU did bounce back with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional Preview, which was held on ...

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Blazers finish ninth at DII National Preview

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Blazer’s men and women’s cross country team traveled south to Saint Leo, Fla. to run in the Division II National Preview. The race was hosted by Saint Leo University. The men’s race was an 8k, or roughly five miles, and the women’s course was a 6k, or just over 3.5 miles. The meet boasted some ...

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Wind ensemble performs for the first time since start of pandemic

On Thursday Sept. 30, the Department of music’s Wind Ensemble had it’s first performance since the pandemic started. Dr. Benjamin Harper, director of the band, said it has been a total of 19 months since the last live performance. “We have tried to do some pop-up performances back in 2020, but some were cancelled during the winter season, and with ...

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Wild Adventures announces October festivities

With October finally here and Halloween right around the corner, Wild Adventures has brought back their October events until the end of the month. Both of these events are fairly new and fall-themed based around both Halloween and the season in general, as seen by the pumpkin-based food and the jack-o’-lantern iconography across the park. The Pumpkin Spice Festival is ...

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R. Kelly sentenced for 10 years to life in prison

In the seven week long federal court trial in New York, R. Kelly was found guilty and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering, sex trafficking and a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison. For over 20 years, Robert Kelly, an R&B singer, has faced many allegations of sexual abuse. These allegations started at the ...

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Blazers surge past Shorter on Family Weekend

The No. 3 Blazers (4-0) used a strong second half push to surge past Shorter (2-3) 49-13 on family weekend to remain undefeated. It was the ninth all-time meeting between VSU and Shorter, with VSU winning all eight previous matchups. It was also the conference opener for VSU, who is looking to win their third consecutive Gulf South Conference title. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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