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Blazer baseball bounces back against Delta State

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer After getting swept by West Georgia in their last series, the VSU Blazer baseball team looked to bounce back against another conference rival in Delta State University. The series started last Saturday with Game 1 of an afternoon doubleheader, where the Blazers couldn’t get back in the win column. VSU would get out to ...

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The Heavy Pets rock Ashley Street Station

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor One of the hottest and most versatile jam bands in the country was in Valdosta last Friday night as The Heavy Pets took the stage at Ashley Street Station. The Heavy Pets, who are from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have been releasing music for about ten years. The band has released three albums and four ...

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Interim President Cecil Staton leaving Valdosta after serving one year

Staton

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Interim president Cecil Staton will soon announce his selection for the new Vice President of the office of Student Affairs. Upon his arrival in July 2015, Dr. Staton had appointed Dr. James Gregory Archibald to the position as Interim Vice President. In an email sent out to the students and faculty, Dr. Staton stated ...

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Editorial: What we want in a new president

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On June 30, the president’s chair at Valdosta State will be vacant. Again. On Wednesday, Interim President Cecil Staton was appointed as the new chancellor of East Carolina University. Until June 30, Dr. Staton will still serve as the Interim President of VSU. We at The Spectator want to congratulate Dr. Staton on his great news and wish him nothing ...

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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

Football

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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‘Hush’ thrills even horror vets

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Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor After receiving critical success with his surprisingly-enjoyable mainstream attempt with “Oculus” (2014), director Mike Flanagan returns with “Hush.” Last month, it premiered to a packed house at the SXSW Film Festival but as of April 8, the film can be found on Netflix. “Hush” follows Maddie (Kate Siegel), a young women who went deaf ...

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Editorial: Don’t suffer in silence at VSU

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The theme of mental illness was one that we at The Spectator thought was important to address because college is a time where students can develop mental illnesses and not know how to handle them. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experienced some type of mental illness within the ...

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Renovated herbarium unveiled today

Herbarium

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer  The $100,000 renovation of a storage facility that houses more than 71,000 plant specimens will be unveiled today at 4 p.m. by VSU’s biology department. The facility, known as the herbarium, is collection of specimens documenting biodiversity in Georgia’s coastal plain. “We’re going to have an open house,” Dr. Richard Carter, curator of the ...

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Three reasons why VSU softball is the Gulf South Conference favorite

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Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor Over the weekend, VSU annihilated a potential playoff foe. If the season ended today, the Blazers and Alabama-Huntsville would clash in the Gulf South Conference tournament. VSU just swept UAB, but there’s still six games remaining. The tournament looms large as each game gains the utmost importance, but there are three aspects of the ...

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