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Editorial: No, you should not get COVID-19 on purpose

COVID-19 made its debut almost two years ago, and there are still people who wonder if purposely trying to get infected to become immune is a good idea. In simple terms: no. This is incredibly dangerous to yourself and others. While those around you may not have gotten severe symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, there is no guarantee that ...

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A conversation with Bill Connelly of ESPN

Bill Connelly is a sportswriter and analyst at ESPN who covers college football. He attended college at the University of Missouri and still lives in Columbia, Missouri, today. Early in his career, Connelly started out as a sports blogger writing for Football Outsiders. In 2011, he began writing fulltime with SB Nation. Finally, Connelly was brought on by ESPN in ...

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Board of Regents approves concerning tenure policy

The Georgia Board of Regents approves tenure policy changes as of Oct. 13 that may hinder leaving professors and tenure associates voice out against these changes that will affect Georgia universities. The new tenure policy changes made Oct. 13 by the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia have professors in an uproar and concerned for Georgia’s future ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawnice Kilgo

Shawnice Kilgo, a junior chemistry major, has a love for campus, science and life. Kilgo has multiple favorite spots around campus. She loves to visit the fountain on the front lawn at night to relax and get out of the dorm. She also likes to go to a sitting area beside Nevins Hall to do most of her thinking and ...

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Wild Adventures to hire 500 seasonal employees

Wild Adventures has begun hiring hundreds of new employees for their upcoming 2021-2022 season. This is a large park so it will need a lot of help to open the season. This will be made up of 500 employees total. The park tends to keep some of their past seasonal employees, so the new employees will be included in the ...

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People Poll: How do students deal with stress?

The school semester is already stressful, whether you are learning remotely or face-to-face. School is not the only thing that many students must deal with. For many students, their schedules include work, classes, quarantine, children and family. So how do they their stress? Anthony Willingham, a junior dental hygiene major “Stress has always been known as the “silent killer” and ...

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Bethany Davis leaves her mark on the VSU Spectator

When I first joined The Spectator three years ago, I had very little experience working in graphic design, but I always knew it was a career path I wanted to pursue. As my time at Valdosta State is coming to an end, I can honestly say that working with The Spectator was the best decision I made as an undergraduate. ...

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College students will decide this election, vote! (sponsored)

This is a sponsored letter from VoteAmerica – a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to increasing student voter turnout. Dear Students, Let’s cut to the chase –  a lot of people have probably told you that you’re the future of our country. I’m here to tell you: they’re right. Young voters between the ages of 18-29 changed the outcome of the 2018 ...

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How has COVID-19 impacted the film and theater industry?

Known as the “Hollywood of the South,” Georgia’s film and performance industries added a whopping $9.5 billion to the state’s revenue in 2019. However, after the country was overrun with the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s film industry took a major hit. After big productions such as Lionsgate’s adaptations of The Hunger Games and AMC’s The Walking Dead showcased many of Georgia’s ...

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May the Virus End This Month: Celebrations of May

Remember when I said social distancing would end in my last column? Yeah, about that… May is upon us, and either through sheer optimism or bitter denial, I was hoping COVID-19’s curve would be flattened by now. Georgia’s shelter-in-place will be officially over at midnight, but with the number of cases still rising, it’s not looking too good. Even though ...

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