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New Interim President focusing on student success

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Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In two short months, VSU’s new interim president is already making history and breaking through boundaries as the 11th president in VSU’s 110 year history and as the first woman to spearhead the university. Brown started her journey as VSU’s interim president officially July 1. She accepted her new role with honor and humility. ...

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Peonia riding high after GSC first team nod

Susanna Peonia and Antia Rodriguez-Sanchez have been working hard to get ready for the 2016 season, which starts next Friday. (Photo Credit: Valdosta State Athletics)

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer At 6 ft. tall, Susanna Peonia stands out in the crowd. The Italian born volleyball player is starting off this year in the spotlight as she was voted as All-GSC on the preseason polls, an honor only 7 others received throughout the Gulf South Conference. “I feel awesome,” Peonia said. “It’s always an honor ...

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Happening on the front lawn today: 25th anniversary of student event

Students walk around a maze of tents at The Happening 2016 begins today at 1 p.m. (Spectator File Photo)

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer August 25, 2016 marks the 25 anniversary of The Happening. According to VSU’s website, The Happening is an event that gives students an opportunity to learn more about what the on-campus organizations and the Valdosta community has to offer them. Mrs. Robin Vickery, Director of Student Life says that the idea to have an ...

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Editorial: Professors must challenge students

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The value of my college career depends on our relationship. The relationship is evolutionary and revolutionary. It’s symbiotic. This isn’t a natural pairing; it takes work. We go to college to hone four traits: intelligence, experience, talent and education. Many of us are as intelligent or as talented as our instructors; that cannot be taught. Knowledge and application can. A ...

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Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the next era of news

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief The Spectator, as most newspapers in America, is in a transition period. News is becoming more and more digital-based as technology continues to grow. As a result, papers from The Spectator to The Valdosta Daily Times to the New York Times are forced to adapt. This is the beginning of a new Spectator. Fall semester ...

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Kuhns named new women’s basketball coach

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor In what was both an introduction and a homecoming, Carley Kuhns was introduced as the new head coach of the VSU women’s basketball team at a press conference Monday. Kuhns, who has spent the last six years as an assistant at Belmont University, played basketball at VSU from 2004 to 2008 where she scored ...

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Games Corner: 6-20-16

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Print this out and see if you can complete our games page! Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3×2 box contains every digit from 1 to 6 inclusive. Good luck! (Solutions: Click Here) Find the words hidden in the grid of letters. (Solutions: Click Here)   Come back Wednesday for more!

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Games Corner: 6-8-16

Photo Illustration: Kayla Stroud/THE SPECTATOR

Print this out and see if you can complete our games page! Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3×2 box contains every digit from 1 to 6 inclusive. Good luck! (Solutions: Click Here) Find the words hidden in the grid of letters. (Solutions: Click Here) Come back Wednesday for more!

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Taylor Swift to Zayn Malik, there are Hollywood breakups everywhere this week

A pop culture fanatic's shortlist of this week's happenings. (Photo Illustration: Kayla Stroud/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor While the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce has taken over headlines since it was announced, there have been a few other newly broken up A-List couples clamoring to the forefront of the ever-revolving news cycle. From Taylor and Calvin to Zayn and Gigi, a number of young Hollywood couples seem to have also ...

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VSU hosts Google start up week

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Written by Julia Rodriquez The Google tech start up weekend is being hosted at VSU on June 17-18. The program is a chance to pitch business ideas, and work on making them a reality. Executives from industries such as Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and more will be attending to give training on how to start and run a business. “A curator ...

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