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False allegations of attempted poisoning at VSU

VSU police looked  into allegations of an attempted poisoning incident which occurred at the Oak Street Parking Deck Monday. Around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, two students were moving their cars from Oak parking deck when they noticed two people walking around. “My friend saw two sketchy people,” said one of the students, a visiting friend who said she ...

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Blazers baseball finishes 2-1 against Hawks over the weekend

On Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, the VSU Blazers held off the Shorter Hawks for a close 6-5 victory that ended their weekend series at Shorter with a record of 2-1. Some clutch pitching helped the team improve to 8-4 on the season after a loss and a win in the doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, against the Hawks. Senior ...

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Editorial: It’s time to get back in gear, students

For the first time in a long time, people aren’t having an issue finding somewhere to park at VSU. For the first time, maybe ever, many students are being forced to take their classes online because of the pandemic. These two things are definitely connected—a cause and effect situation. However, there is another cause and effect going on here that ...

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Academic Support Center changes program name

The Academic Support Center (ASC) has moved towards equality and a deeper connection with students by changing their program name to Peer Alliance Learning (PAL). According to the announcement, PAL is replacing the following: tutor, lab tutor, embedded tutor, recitation leader and supplemental instruction leader. A tutor will now be called a PAL ally. An embedded tutor, recitation leader and ...

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Enactus blazes with café reopening

On March 1, Business Bites has reopened with a new name, Blazin’ Café, in Pound Hall in room 1001, which is hosted by a student organization called Enactus. Enactus is an international nonprofit student organization that is dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, which allows students of all majors to join. “Enactus is a nonprofit ...

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South Georgia Film Festival 2021 to show 109 films this year

Life during a pandemic requires adaptation and understanding, and a festival during a pandemic requires even more. The South Georgia film festival has been hosted by VSU since it first began five years ago and will take place on campus this year as well. Though the title suggests exclusivity, the festival is open to filmmakers across the world and both ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about the first Wellness Day?

Benjamin Woods, junior, mass media major “The first wellness day was beneficial to me. It’s no spring break, but at this point of the semester, any break is a good break.” Zyaria Wright, freshman, psychology major “I think it was a feeble attempt at a break. I understand their attempts to decrease the chances of students getting and spreading COVID, ...

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Blazers football need not fear the future

Hello, Blazers. My name is Zach Edmondson and I am the sports editor for The Spectator at VSU. I have started a sports column entitled “The Bench” and this is the first column of many. The name was inspired by a place where people sit and talk about sports: the bench on the sidelines, in the dugout, on the court, ...

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Integration at VSU

In the spring of 1963, Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce Jr. walked across a stage to receive their high school diplomas from Valdosta’s all-Black Pinevale High School. Then they walked right into the history books. Thomas and Pierce both graduated with honors from Pinevale, but another academic achievement managed to outshine that one: Thomas and Pierce were the first Black ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!