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Graduate Goodbye: Ariel Felton

I never thought I’d actually see the day that I’d be writing my goodbye letter. I especially never thought the day would come and ironically, I’d be at a loss for words. Let me start by saying, I did learn a lot. No, I don’t remember the dates I crammed in my head for history but  I do remember the ...

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Civil rights activist visits VSU

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“I am somebody.” This was the chant of Evelyn Thomas and 12 other veterans as they stood handcuffed to the gates of the White House on Nov. 15, 2010, protesting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. As Thomas was arrested and carried away by police, she kept chanting, “I am somebody.” Cpl. Evelyn Thomas joined the Army National Guard on ...

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Forgotten subtle art of sarcasm

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October is the month for awareness—breast cancer, domestic violence, autism. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the calls for donations, wearing colored ribbons and attending a different event every week. But we at the Spectator feel the need to ask the students and faculty for just a little bit more of their ...

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Doepker teaches struggling readers

Dr. Gina Doepker, director of the Ruby R. Sullivan Literacy Center at VSU, has grown from a child once struggling with reading into a local advocate for literacy in children. “I had very poor eyesight,” Dr. Doepker said. “I was a slow reader and as a result, I was always put in the lowest reading group. I knew I could ...

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‘Fresh tracks’ welcomes new dancer

Eric Nielson, dance program coordinator, founded the VSU Repertory Dancers in 1986, making this ensemble the oldest dance repertory company in South Georgia. Since then the ensemble has seen many student dancers, guest artists, part-time and full-time faculty members.  The dances have been documented on video to be restaged for future concerts, lecture demonstrations and special performances. VSU’s ensemble now ...

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Pride festival returns with special guests

South Georgia Pride from VSUspectator Music and food. Games and raffles. Rainbow flags and drag queens. All of this and more could be found at the South Georgia Pride festival held Saturday at John W. Saunders Memorial Park. South Georgia Pride, which began in 2008 as a venture of VSU’s Gay-Straight Alliance, has since branched out to become a non-profit ...

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Gay rights activist visits South Ga. Pride

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“I am somebody.” This was the chant of Evelyn Thomas and 12 other veterans as they stood handcuffed to the gates of the White House on Nov. 15, 2010, protesting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. As Thomas was arrested and carried away by police, she kept chanting, “I am somebody.” Cpl. Evelyn Thomas joined the Army National Guard on ...

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Student brings new intensity to volunteer work

For most college students, Sunday morning is a time reserved specifically for sleeping in. But Nathan Wilkins, an 18-year-old freshman,  10 a.m. to noon on Sunday are spent donating his time at The House of Joy, just one of the many places he volunteers in the community. Wilkins, originally from Vancouver, Canada, has been attending The House of Joy, a ...

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Slut Walk seeks to change norms

 VSU has chosen to participate with the Slut Walk Valdosta today on the Palms Quad beginning at 5 p.m. for Sexual Assault Awareness month  The Slut Walk will proceed around the campus, and end at the starting point where there will be tables set up with information.  There will be speakers present at the event from the police department and ...

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Spring Break: Party smart

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It’s the Friday before Spring Break and we’re all thinking about how to spend the week off. Some of us are going on weekend beach trips and will soon be sipping beers by the waves and working on a tan, while others will stay in town. Either way, we’ll all want to throw caution to the wind as soon as we leave our last class tomorrow afternoon.

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