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Unfinished apartment complex continues to push back move-in date

Magnolia Reserve, an unfinished apartment complex targeted towards VSU students, continues to leave many students without a permanent residence. The apartment complex has sent emails saying the move-in date would be soon, but there has been little progress in the last three months. An email was sent Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, stating that move-in would start this weekend. Similar move-in ...

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Professor investigated for writing racial slur

On Sept. 27, a professor wrote a racial slur on a whiteboard in front of his class, leading to an investigation. Dr. Fred Earls, a communication professor at VSU, wrote the n-word on a whiteboard during his lecture, which has caused controversy. The lecture was on how language changes depending on who uses it, using the n-word as the lead ...

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VSU Students Visit Trilith Studios Part 1: The Cinegear Expo

On Oct. 6 through Oct. 7 VSU’s South Georgia Film Festival student group visited Trilith Studios, taking part in the CineGear ATL Expo in Fayetteville, Georgia. Students were able to learn about the latest cinematic equipment, meet working crew members of Georgia’s film industry, experience and tour the studios where the most popular movies were shot, and have educational meet ...

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TigerCon comes to VSU

On Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, around 200 comic book and manga enthusiasts attended a popular event known as Tiger Con at the Student Union on VSU campus. Tiger Con offers its attendees an opportunity to network, learn and enjoy their favorite pastimes. The crowd was made up of VSU students, as well as con goers from Florida and surrounding ...

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Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs with world-class violinist

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra gave their first performance of the year, where they revisited one of their award-winning performances. VSO performed their concert, “Rush,” for a full house in the Whitehead Auditorium. The performance included pieces from both Tchaikovsky and Florence Price, and featured special guest Melissa White on violin for Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in ...

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Remembering Dr. Steven Kohn

On July 24, VSU Presidents office released the unfortunate news of the passing of our beloved professor, Dr. Steven Kohn.  Dr. Kohn was a professor at VSU for 19 years after he joined the psychological department in 2004. He had a passion for the study abroad program in the Czech Republic, where he introduced students to multiple cities and enjoyed ...

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Editorial: Housing shortcomings are causing students stress

 The Spectator has recently received information of a molding issue in residential dorm buildings.  This has become a growing concern, and many students have begun to share their similar experiences on social media.  One student had an allergic reaction to the mold, yet housing made no change.  Another student shared her experience with housing and said that they were slow ...

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“On the Map” makes it mark

  Post Offices are a major part of the U.S but can be an essential for many towns. VSU’s new art gallery “On the Map” tells the story of Post Offices across Kentucky.  Post Offices were especially important because, for many towns, it is their way of connecting to others. Many towns were also not considered towns without a Post Office.  ...

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Students left outraged at alarming mold growth

Students living in VSU residence halls have reported mold growing at an alarming rate in their rooms. Mold has been seen in Hopper, Georgia, and Centennial. Students have brought awareness to this by posting anonymous pictures of their dorms to the social media platform YikYak. With the increased attention, many other students have said they have seen mold in their ...

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“Blue Beetle”: Family is the strongest superpower

“Blue Beetle” was released in early August as the first superhero film with a Latino character as the lead. The film follows college graduate Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) as he moves back home to Palmera City to pursue a career with his recently obtained college degree to provide a better life for his family. After being fired from his job, ...

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