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Board recommends Carvajal for VSU president

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief When Dr. Richard Carvajal spoke with students at a VSU forum Nov. 10, he said he had a special “love” for and connection to South Georgia that was “hard to understand.” It may be a lot easier to comprehend now. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Thursday it recommends the ...

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Fall 2016 Graduation: A goodbye from our seniors…

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Straight outta VSU My journey at Valdosta State University has been a long one. There were ups and plenty of downs. Along the way I’ve found love and made friends that I consider family. I’ve experienced things that people tell stories about. I’ve enjoyed the ride every step of the way. It was by chance that I took a class ...

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Skateboarding ban shouldn’t exist

Student  seen skating to class on pedestrian mall. (Photo Courtesy: Kimberly Cannon/THESPECTATOR)

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Bicycling is allowed and so is driving a utility vehicle, but according to the lone sign at the end of the pedestrian mall at Valdosta State University, skateboarding is not permitted on the campus mall. Despite the no skateboarding rule, numerous individuals are spotted skating on the mall. The lack of visibility of signs ...

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KSU struggles with registration, parking

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor After registration this semester, students at Kennesaw State University might graduate late, but it won’t be their fault. At the start of registration for the spring 2017 semester students at KSU began to realize that there were not enough sections of some classes to accommodate everyone, a fact that will delay graduation for ...

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VSU selected as fourth seed heading into playoffs

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer VSU Football is hosting UNC-Pembroke in the first round of the playoffs next Saturday, but they’ve been in playoff mode for weeks. The Blazers ended the regular season on a two game winning streak after an impressive win against West Alabama, which knocked them out of the playoffs and a shutout victory against Shorter, ...

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Editorial: Enjoy Thanksgiving, not sales

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Thanksgiving Thursday we sit down with our family, eat a big meal and give thanks for all of the good things in our lives. In the same 24 hours, before the food in our stomachs has even digested, we grab our wallets, speed to the mall and thoughtlessly trample our neighbors to death over a discounted television. Why are discounts ...

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Not too late to be kind: 2016 election brought out worst

Demonstraters protest against Trump in Philadelphia Nov. 9. (Photo Credit: MCT Campus)

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The presidential election is and has been one of the most relevant reoccurring events in American society. Barack Obama proudly served as president of the United States for two consecutive terms. He succeeded against John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008 and Mitt Romney and Joe Biden in 2012. Many conclusions were made about ...

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Volleyball has tourney hopes

Volleyball is working hard before their last two games, which will determine if they get into the GSC tournament. (Seth Williams/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Last weekend, the volleyball team took one step forward and one step back with a 3-2 loss against Christian Brothers on Friday and a 3-1 win over Union on Saturday. Friday’s game against Christian Brothers started with some tough back-and-forth points between the two teams, which ended in a victory in the first set ...

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Election 2016: Stand in the Hillary party’s shoes

Voter watches in suspense at the results of the election are slowly released. (Photo Credit: MCT Campus)

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Trump won the presidential election and American reactions range from ecstatic to completely distraught. It is clear from many verbal and physical fights that many Americans are divided on politics—but those fights never change anyone’s mind.  Fights only do damage and enrage the opponent even more. Keep it friendly and aim to enlighten, not ...

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Students go “Into the Woods”

Stretching helped students prepare their minds and bodies for one of thier best practices ahead of tonight's performance. (Photo Credit: Olivia Studdard/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer After weeks of rehearsals, the grand drapes will finally part tonight at 7:30 pm to reveal students’ work on “Into the Woods,” a musical hosted by Valdosta State University’s Theatre and Dance departments. The haunting melodies of the second act of the musical fill the halls of VSU’s Fine Arts Building in the week ...

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