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Faculty senate rants against administration

by Kenzie Kesselring The air was thick with tension at last Thursday’s emergency faculty senate meeting as members met to discuss their concerns with the administration, the firing of faculty members and sexual harassment claims made in recent months. The meeting began with faculty members discussing an anonymous letter that was sent to some senate members. According to faculty senate ...

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Williams pays high price

by Kenzie Kesselring Throughout the past month, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been in the spotlight, but not for the usual reason. Brian Williams has been a journalist for NBC since 1993 and he has served as NBC’s Nightly News anchor and managing editor for 10 years. He is a journalist who was adored by many Nightly News ...

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Different strokes: Viewers disagree on ’50 Shades’

by Kenzie Kesselring Friday’s release of the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused some controversy between women who have been anxiously awaiting the movie and women who find it to be obscene and abusive. “Fifty Shades of Grey” originally caused a lot of media buzz when the first book was released in 2012. Women flocked to their ...

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SGA talks fun, fundraisers

by Kenzie Kesselring This week’s SGA meeting was a flurry of talk that included donuts, fitness, and how to show love to your significant other. SGA has several fun events planned to end the month of February. The “SGA Grams” will be available for purchase and pick up on Feb. 13. They will include a balloon, candy and a romantic ...

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Selma Review

Writer by Kenzie Kesselring, Staff Writer A movie adaptation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not a new idea. The story has been done, but never before through the artistic scope of the writer/director team of Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay. Despite being snubbed at the Oscar’s, “Selma” has received high praise for its astounding performances. ...

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While Under Fire, Comedian Bill Cosby Makes Light of Situation

by Kenzie Kesselring One of America’s well known father figures, Bill Cosby, has been accused of being anything but fatherly. Bill Cosby has been the center of controversy for the past few months due to multiple women speaking out, saying Cosby sexually assaulted them in the 1970s and ‘80s. Cosby’s lawyers and publicists have been hard at work trying to ...

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Are catcalls okay?

Written By: Jordan Hill  Pro: There is a difference between an annoying statement and harassment. Saying, “Hey beautiful,” or, “How are you doing?” is not harassment; it’s a compliment. By complimenting random women and sometimes being vulgar, we desensitize what true harassment is—aggressive pressure or intimidation. Yes, it’s awkward and sometimes creepy and yes, men should think of a better ...

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Do celebratory months unite or create divisions?

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring Pro:  When it comes to American history, Caucasian men are constantly celebrated. A white male was the first president of the United States. White males have been credited with solving some of the world’s largest problems, and have been the ones running the government since the beginning of American history. After growing weary of being oppressed, ...

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Outage causes issues for on campus station

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring The short power outage at VSU on Monday night around 7:30 p.m. caused confusion and frustration for students who were on campus during that time.   When The Spectator reached out to Georgia Power, they were unable to specify why VSU experienced a power outage Monday night. However, the Valdosta Daily Times received some information from ...

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Robbery hits campus again

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring A robbery was reported on VSU’s campus between the Student Union and Odum library on Monday night.   According to Cindy Cobb, VSUPD lieutenant, the department has no leads in the case and is unsure if this robbery and other recent ones in the area are related.   The victim was on her way to the ...

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