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People Poll: What Advice Would You Give Incoming Freshmen?

  “Do not procrastinate, if your teacher assigns something do it that same day,” he said. “Put your assignments before going out until you have free time. Don’t be a yes man.”   “Don’t let your friendships or relationships obscure you from your academics,” she said. “The relationships and bonds you create are not promised, you should focus on obtaining ...

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It Happened: 2019 The Happening a Success

From on-campus movie clubs to community churches, The Happening was every student’s one stop shop for any and every extracurricular activity they had in mind. The event last Thursday showcased 100 plus organizations for students to explore and decide what worked best for them. Jade Ricks, a sophomore biology major and member of the Feminist Film Club, said that she ...

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Column: Colts’ Luck chose health over game

Andrew Luck, the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, announced his retirement from the NFL on Aug. 24. Luck faced major backlash from fans in the days following his announcement. While Luck’s retirement one week before the season’s start came as a shock to the fan base, they seem to not see the bigger picture when it comes to the health of ...

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Introducing SpecTalk, the voice of students, by students

The Spectator has some new plans for this 2019-2020 year. As a staff, we want to reach our readers in different ways. SpecTalk came about and we are just thrilled for this new opportunity.  SpecTalk is a podcast for the students by the students.  Our engagement editor, Kaitlyn Baich, is the host and editor of SpecTalk.  On Wednesdays we plan ...

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Enrollment numbers up from last fall

As of Aug. 28, VSU’s fall semester enrollment is 11,416. This is a 1.9% increase from last fall semester. The increase is seen in both graduate and undergraduate program levels. This is the first fall increase that VSU has seen in the past three years. This increase in fall semester may be important to VSU financial status, the more students ...

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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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Student Health Center, an often overlooked resource.

Many students at VSU often miss out on many of the services the Student Health Center provides. Cecilia Pierce, a nurse at the Student Health Center, is aware of this and said this is due mostly to Freshmen’s perception of the Health Center as a limited student resource. “Many freshmen do not utilize the Student Health Center due to the ...

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Multicultural Mixer Mixes Up Student Body

Students, faculty and staff came out to this year’s annual Multicultural Mixer to enjoy a night  full of food, performances and giveaways. The event was originally started by Director of Career Opportunities Dr. Gerald Williams, and is continued by Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Sandra Jones. This year Jones decided to allow student organizations to participate in the event ...

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2019 Video Music Awards Review: Why Is This Still a Thing?

From the underwhelming red carpet looks to the lackluster music performances, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards adds to the narrative that the award show gets more and more mediocre every year. This year’s big event included a variety of celebrities in attendance including rising stars in music like Megan Thee Stallion, pop superstars like Taylor Swift, and industry legends ...

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VSU decides not to cancel class in the midst of Hurricane Dorian

After ripping through the Bahamas and leaving many people devastated as a category 5 storm, Hurricane Dorian is making its way up the East Coast. Even though the Bahamas were left in ruins and many areas on Georgia’s coast are expected to feel the impacts from Hurricane Dorian, the Lowndes County area is not expected to get hit by the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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