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Editorial: Student fee could be used for new coffeehouse and theater

In January, a lobbying committee petitioned for the addition of a $30 student fee to cover the cost of future maintenance and remodeling of the Student Recreation Center.   This $30 fee was initially created more than two decades ago to finance the construction of the Student Rec. Last year, nearly $500,000 was spent making repairs to the roof of ...

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Trisha Taylor recounts 22 years of experience at VSU

Many students know the name, Trisha Lynn Taylor, but they don’t know her on a personal level. She is the administrative assistant for Student Life and does more than send out emails. “I do secretary work,” Taylor said. “It includes hiring, training and sometimes firing student assistants. I handle payroll union staff and handle the scheduling. Lastly, I work closely ...

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Protect yourself by learning the right self-defense moves

College campuses can be dangerous and it is important for both women and men to know how to defend themselves. With Sexual Assault Awareness Month in full swing, students across campus should make it their mission to be informed not only on how to avoid sticky situations, but also how to protect themselves should dire circumstances arise. There a few ...

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Get to know the fencing club at VSU

The fencing club is something VSU has not had since 2009. However, the resurgence of the club looks like it will be here to stay for years to come. There are still a few obstacles for the organization to overcome, but once they do, they will be set up to grow quickly. The fencing club is centered around the sport ...

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Zoucha announced as new Volleyball Head Coach

VSU Volleyball will go into the 2018 season with a new face, as Kaleigh Zoucha has been named the new head coach for the Lady Blazers. Zoucha will take over for recently retired head coach, Mike Swan. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Zoucha brings a winning spirit and philosophy to the program. She played libero and held an assistant coaching ...

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The College Republicans, Young Democrats host The Great Debate

The College Republicans and Young Democrats at VSU hosted The Great Debate last Thursday on March 22 for students, faculty and the public. SGA President Maya Mapp, Dr. Vincent Miller and Dr. James LaPlant were also in attendance for the live debate. “I’m excited to moderate and particularly honored to watch the students participate in an open debate.” Dr. LaPlant ...

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Students enjoy tye-dyeing on Palms Quad

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted tye-dyeing for students on Palms Quad on March 21. All tye-dye materials were set up at tables on the quad, where students were invited to make their own colored creations.  

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What’s Your Take: NCAA scandals push conversation over compensation

In the wake of the FBI discovering agents and universities illegally paying NCAA basketball players, a question has been raised if the student-athletes should be paid. A lot of former prominent college athletes showed displeasure for the NCAA not allowing their players to not be paid. Former University of Michigan Guard, Jalen Rose compared the NCAA to indentured servitude and ...

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Blazers better equipped for postseason this go round

Despite the departure of star guard Jeremiah Hill, the Blazers are better equipped to make a tourney run this time around. At 26-3, the Valdosta State Blazers are currently ranked No. 14 in the NABC Coaches Poll and find themselves ranked No. 3 in the South region.  The ranking, as well as the national perception of the team, seems to ...

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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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