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Spooky Event: VSU Core sponsors Haunted Trail in the Woods

Campus Recreation and the Housing and Residence Life are sponsoring Haunted Trail beginning on Friday, Oct.15 and 16, running through each consecutive Friday and Saturday until Oct. 30. The Haunted Trail will be located behind the Rec, starting at the Red Cross Center. A food drive and raffle will be held each night of the event, and participants can win ...

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VSU psychology club holds suicide prevention event

On Sept. 27, the Psychology Club hosted a Suicide Awareness Prevention Forum to open a discussion about why mental health should not be ignored while in school. “Many students believe that they have to put their mental health on the backburner for academics,” Jade Hubbard, the Psychology Club President, said. “We wanted to prove that VSU still cares.” The forum ...

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Spectator readers have spoken

Two weeks ago, the Spectator’s top story was about Chipotle coming to Valdosta this fall. In response to this news, the Spectator newsroom got to thinking about what other restaurants our readers would like to see offered in the City of Valdosta. The Spectator Newsletter decided to offer a poll to see what readers would like to see. The Spectator ...

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Barnes & Noble College takes the reins of VSU’s bookstore

Barnes & Noble College, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Education, will officially take over operation of VSU’s bookstore in the Student Union as of Oct. 18. Earlier this week, VSU Auxiliary sent out an email stating reconstruction of the bookstore began Oct. 10. Students, faculty, and staff were told they could still find course materials and retail services of ...

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VSU comes together to show awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month nationwide, and VSU shows awareness through events on campus. Throughout the month of October, the campus community honors victims by wearing a purple ribbon. It symbolizes courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. There will be various locations set up around campus throughout the month to provide students and staff with purple ...

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Stage goes dark for ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

On Oct. 1. Disney’s theatrical production “Aladdin” was announced to be delayed until the Oct. 12,, since much of the crew had tested positive for COVID-19. After taking a COVID PCR test (a test which examines if your body has any genetic material related to the virus), the crew has put further showings on hold until they have been provided ...

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VSU shuts out Delta State in the Pink Out Game

No. 4 VSU (5-0) rolls to another victory, shutting out Delta State (2-4) 55-0 in the Pink Out game. The win sets up a top ten showdown with West Alabama (6-0) in Livingston that will take place on Oct. 16. VSU got the scoring started on the opening kickoff on a trick play. Redshirt junior Jamar Thompkins received the kickoff ...

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VSU golf finishes 8th and 4th in season’s first tournaments

The VSU men’s golf team placed eighth at the Cougar Invitational, which was held on Sept. 27-28 in Columbus, Ga., with a 54-hole team score of 880. It was a disappointing start for VSU, who entered the year ranked No. 27. VSU did bounce back with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional Preview, which was held on ...

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Blazers finish ninth at DII National Preview

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Blazer’s men and women’s cross country team traveled south to Saint Leo, Fla. to run in the Division II National Preview. The race was hosted by Saint Leo University. The men’s race was an 8k, or roughly five miles, and the women’s course was a 6k, or just over 3.5 miles. The meet boasted some ...

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Wind ensemble performs for the first time since start of pandemic

On Thursday Sept. 30, the Department of music’s Wind Ensemble had it’s first performance since the pandemic started. Dr. Benjamin Harper, director of the band, said it has been a total of 19 months since the last live performance. “We have tried to do some pop-up performances back in 2020, but some were cancelled during the winter season, and with ...

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