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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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Blazers surge past Shorter on Family Weekend

The No. 3 Blazers (4-0) used a strong second half push to surge past Shorter (2-3) 49-13 on family weekend to remain undefeated. It was the ninth all-time meeting between VSU and Shorter, with VSU winning all eight previous matchups. It was also the conference opener for VSU, who is looking to win their third consecutive Gulf South Conference title. ...

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Stellar defense earns Blazers home win vs Albany State

After a two-hour weather delay, No. 3 Valdosta State returned to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to claim a 21-3 victory over Albany State. The VSU defense was dominant with four forced turnovers and did not let up all game, only giving up three points and 65 passing yards. Albany State quarterback Dionte Bonneau was sacked five times. The VSU offense achieved 354 ...

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Virtual parking permits phase out physical parking permits

VSU Parking and Transportation will transition from physical permits to virtual permits through a vehicle license plate. Anthony Bryant, assistant director of Parking and Transportation, said that virtual permits make management easier for both permit holders and parking management. “Virtual permits increase flexibility for permit holders, increase safety, are more sustainable by removing waste created by using physical permits and ...

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VSU receives funding for new Performing Arts Center

On May 10, Jessica Pope, communications and media relations coordinator, sent out an email stating that VSU received enough funding to build a new Performing Arts Center.   The cost of this project is expected to be $18.7 million. VSU received funding from the state budget signed off by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 10 and additional funding through the VSU Foundation, Inc.   The new building will be 36,000 square feet to provide enough room for students to be able to perform and ...

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VSU celebrates 50 years of NPHC by creating plaza

On July 20, VSU announced plans to create a plaza to celebrate the historical organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The NPHC was founded May 10, 1930 and is historically made up of nine African American fraternities and sororities. According to the NPHC website, “The primary purpose and focus of NPHC member organizations remains community awareness and ...

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Blazers look to bounce back against Delta State

After a rough series against West Florida last weekend, VSU will look to remedy hitting issues at Delta State this coming weekend. Despite a rough start to Delta State’s season, a six-game winning streak has the Statesmen above .500 with an overall record of 12-10 on the season and 10-10 in conference play. Delta State took both ends of a ...

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College students will decide this election, vote! (sponsored)

This is a sponsored letter from VoteAmerica – a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to increasing student voter turnout. Dear Students, Let’s cut to the chase –  a lot of people have probably told you that you’re the future of our country. I’m here to tell you: they’re right. Young voters between the ages of 18-29 changed the outcome of the 2018 ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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Column: When the sporting world stopped

With the widespread shut down of sports at all levels, including all spring sports at VSU, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re left reeling as a society with no level of salvation. So, what’s next? My nightly routine typically involves dinner, some homeworkand the NBA action of that night. On March 11, we had the Utah Jazz on the road ...

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