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Ten songs to kick off your summer vacation

As the school year comes to a close, students at VSU are anticipating summer vacation and all it entails. But what’s summertime without the music behind it? Beach trips and barbeques would be incomplete without the soundtrack that goes behind them. Here are ten songs for your summer 2022. 1. “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars. A cheerful song ...

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Men’s tennis wins, women’s tennis comes up short in trip to Montevallo

The VSU tennis teams continued their lengthy road trip away from Valdosta with matches against Gulf South Conference foe Montevallo on April 8. The men’s team (11-4, 7-1 GSC) defeated the Falcons (6-9, 3-3 GSC) 7-0, while Montevallo’s women’s team (8-6, 5-2 GSC) defeated the Lady Blazers (7-10, 6-3 GSC) 5-2. For the men’s team, the win was the fifth ...

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New soap shop arrives to Valdosta

Buff City Soap opened on March 31, with the shop offering a wide variety of handmade and plant-based hygiene products. The new shop uses natural oils and scents that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for anyone to use. “Being plant based, it really speaks to a lot of people because obviously you only have one temple and you ...

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Hit or miss: Oscars 2022 edition

Last Sunday night on March 27, celebrities gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to attend the Oscars award show and hit the Red Carpet in their most elegant, bold and aesthetic gowns. While the most memorable moment to occur at the Oscars this year was Will Smith slapping Chris Rock before being awarded his first Oscar, many celebrities ...

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Poll Response: Spring break allowed for a lot of needed ZZZs

With finals right around the corner, many students are anticipating summer break. However, just last month VSU had spring break, and the Spectator Newsletter wanted to know what our readers decided to spend their time. Responses ranged from resting/sleeping, going on a fun trip, spending quality family/friend time or something else not listed as ‘other’ as the final option. There ...

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Lady Blazers sink Lady Buccaneers in series sweep

The VSU softball team got back to their usual ways following a setback in Clinton, Mississippi, last weekend, sweeping Christian Brothers from the friendly confines of the VSU Softball Complex. The sweep was their fifth of the season. The series sweep also keeps the Lady Blazers (24-5, 16-1 GSC) two games ahead of Auburn Montgomery for the conference lead. Game ...

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Editorial: Will Smith Oscars controversy blown out of proportion

It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...

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Former VSU employee files lawsuit against the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia is being sued by a former VSU employee, who is alleging a VSU administrator sexually harassed her and tampered with her employment status. Jamie T. Bird, who served as VSU’s dual enrollment director until her dismissal on Nov. 16, 2020, made a series of allegations against Dr. Rodney Carr, vice ...

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Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band return to Valdosta

On Apr. 1, Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band returned to The Salty Snapper in Valdosta and gave the audience an unforgettable show. Logan Lee & the U-Pang Band is completely managed and made up by Logan Lee, who has been singing his whole life but only learned guitar after becoming bed-bound due to a torn ACL. Lee has been ...

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Blazers falter against lowly Christian Brothers

The runaway VSU train was stopped in its tracks this weekend by an unlikely foe in the Christian Brothers Buccaneers. Despite the Bucs residing in last place in the Gulf South Conference standings, they took two out of three games against the Blazers, marking VSU’s first series loss of the year. Close games marked the series as each game was ...

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