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VSU holds a Y2K theme for homecoming

Homecoming weekend is Nov. 5 and 6, and the Y2K was voted on by students last semester and won by a landslide. According to Rachel Dawkins, student activities coordinator for student life, masks will not be required for any homecoming events since campus is back in full swing. There will be several events on campus throughout the week of Nov. ...

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Guide: How to Budget Time for College

Everyone knows that the college student life can be challenging and time-consuming. But believe it or not, there are some ways that college students can budget their time. Here is a guide to help students manage their time between work and free time. Create a class/work schedule: Creating a schedule will help keep track of classes and assignments due. You ...

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Four Directions brings awareness to Native American culture

The organization, led by president Diana Hernandez, aims at to bringing together students and Indigenous people, concepts and events. Native American culture has become an increasingly more discussed topic in recent years as part of a cultural shift to be more inclusive in society. While the organization was put in place when VSU first started the Native American and Indigenous ...

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Collegiate Women promotes the Wellbeing of Women

Collegiate Women of VSU (CWVSU) is a women-led organization here at VSU that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of women and shows what the ideal collegiate women stand for. CWVSU also helps get women students prepared for the real world by stimulating a business casual dress code for meetings. This promotes comfortability in dressing business casual. This organization has ...

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10 songs for spooky season

It’s autumn here at VSU, and as the days grow shorter and the air gets colder, students and staff alike are anticipating the arrival of Halloween. But what is Halloween without the right environment? Sure, pumpkin patches are a great way to celebrate. Costumes are always fun, and everyone loves the candy. But what truly makes the atmosphere is the ...

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‘Squid Game’: Fun and games, but at what cost?

Squid Game has quickly rocketed to the top of the ratings, becoming the most successful launch of a television show in Netflix’s history, according to their Twitter. Following the story of a struggling gambling addict, Seong Gi-hun, who is enlisted to play a game of survival against others in dire constraints for an exceptional cash prize that could end his ...

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Pull a Kell(e)y and just go for it

Kevin Kelley, head coach of the Presbyterian College football team, is a man who goes for it—literally. For eighteen years, Kelley was the head coach at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. During that time, Pulaski won nine state championships. His team made it to the quarterfinals every year of his 18-year career, the semifinals 15 times and they appeared ...

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Letter to the Editor: Team Names Offensive to Native Americans

Dear Editor, On 29 September 2021, an opinion piece was published in The Spectator that was entitled “Are You Offended by These Team Names or Just Bored.” The article manifested the same patronizing spirit that the title promised. The supposition was that the controversy regarding the use of Native American imagery and titles was much ado about nothing. This is ...

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Top five frightening flicks

With Halloween rolling around the corner, now is the perfect time to knock some movies off your watchlist. Whether you’re cuddling up with your boo, or facing your fears alone, these movies are classic for Halloween time! 5. “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) Starring Eddie Murphy, this Disney fantasy/comedy isn’t necessarily scary, but Murphy’s comedy with the spooky atmosphere of a ...

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