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VSU mourns student shot in Miami Beach over break

VSU students gathered Wednesday evening on campus to mourn a member of the VSU community who died in Miami Beach over the spring break weekend. Osagie Jordan Idahosa, 21, died from gunshot wounds after a March 17 shooting that sent the city of Miami Beach into a state of emergency, according to an incident report by Miami Beach police. Idahosa ...

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VSU announces plans to reorganize advising and related programs

VSU announced a plan to drastically alter its advising operation, a move which will shift advising responsibilities from professional advisers to faculty advisers after freshman year. VSU administration announced the reorganization that will eventually reduce the number of employee positions significantly on March 1. President Richard Carvajal opened the Budget Advisory Council meeting on March 7 by explaining the purpose ...

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A.M.A. builds networking skills at VSU

Careers in marketing have become a hot topic in recent years, and at VSU, it’s hard to disagree. VSU’s American Marketing Association is the perfect opportunity for students who are looking to gain marketing skills or create connections in the marketing field. According to the mission statement, AMA’s purpose is “to engage VSU students in the field of marketing, enhance ...

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VSU holds vigil for Jackson Bebiak

On Feb. 13, the Psi Septaton Chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity held a candlelight vigil in memory of their brother, Jackson Bebiak, where friends, family and members of the community came to honor his life and to support each other in mourning. Bebiak was a freshman management major at VSU. While traveling with the fraternity to Orange Beach, ...

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VSU Dance Presents “WEAVE”

VSU Dance is hosting their performance of WEAVE: The Spring Dance Concert on March 2 through 5. The show, a collection of stories and perspectives, serves as a love letter to the community of culture and a medium for exploring subjects such as grief, individuality, the elements and the concept of life.                 ...

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VSU hosts Blazer Ball for Valentine’s Day

On Friday, Feb. 10, VSU hosted their annual Blazer Ball at 7 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms. The event was in celebration of Valentine’s Day and served as an on-campus way to celebrate for those who would be unable or unwilling to leave campus to celebrate the holiday. Guests were told to dress in semi-formal to formal clothing, and ...

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S.W.A.P. provides work experience for students

Have you been looking for a way to get involved at VSU? If so, Students With A Purpose is coming to VSU. SWAP, which primarily works with non-profit organizations, allows students to gain experience through volunteering and forming connections. Students who have worked with SWAP have made long-lasting friendships, learned what it means to be an entrepreneur, and gained skills ...

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Editorial: Our unfiltered, uncensored voice

While tough and controversial topics may arise on VSU campus, The Spectator editors and reporters strive to be bold journalists and bravely advocate for our rights to ensure our campus is informed. This year, Feb. 23 is Student Freedom Press Day, a national day that raises awareness of student journalists’ work, highlights the censorship that students face and empowers those ...

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South Georgia Film Festival back in March

The seventh annual South Georgia Film Festival returns this year to VSU. The festival celebrates the art and the industry of filmmaking and will be held on March 3, 4 and 5. The SGFF brings the film and movie industry to Valdosta and shines a spotlight on local talent. “My goal was to create an event that would draw creative ...

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VSU desegregation history started in 1960s

February is Black History Month, and VSU is acknowledging the celebration with multiple events. VSU’s own integration history dates to the early 1960s. On Sept. 8, 1963, Valdosta State College, as it was called at the time, admitted its first two Black students. Drewnell Thomas, 17, and Robert Pierce, 18, were Valdosta residents, who had previously attended segregated schools and ...

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