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Editorial: Students deserve a voice in future changes

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, President Richard Carvajal sent a video to faculty and staff addressing a strategic plan to focus on current and future VSU students. The video addressed declining enrollment of traditional students, or undergraduates attending in-person classes on campus, and how despite efforts to up recruitment, numbers have been steadily decreasing at schools around the nation for almost ...

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Photos: Things to do on campus

With midterms right around the corner, you may be searching for some ways to de-stress before your big exams. However, you may be struggling to find something to do. My suggestion: Take an opportunity to explore some of the things VSU has to offer right here on campus. VSU is the perfect place to interact with your fellow students, participate ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Demi Bidot-Miles

Demi Bidot-Miles is a transgender woman who is passionate about educating others, advocating for mental health and being active in her community. She also has a love for musical theatre. Bidot-Miles is a senior early education major who graduates next fall. Outside of the classroom, Bidot-Miles participates in multiple organizations to keep herself busy. She is the president and founder ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Shawna Small

Mashawna Small, or Shawna as her friends call her, is a senior mass media major at VSU. Small was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She considers herself a creative thinker, kind and hardworking. Her hobbies include reading books, traveling, videography, photography and watching movies. Her favorite genres are suspenseful, psychological thrillers, horror and rom-coms. One of her favorite movies ...

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Breaking: Elizabeth II, England’s longest-reigning monarch, passes away at age 96

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland early this afternoon. The news follows a statement from Buckingham Palace that her health was being monitored early this morning. She was 96-years-old. Her son Charles, heir apparent, has taken the throne as King of England. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the King announced his mother’s death is “a ...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Maria Hernandez

Maria is a junior business major here at VSU. She graduated high school in 2020; as a COVID-19 senior, she spent her graduation day in quarantine. Maria is an avid bookworm who has a hard time putting down her Kindle when she’s been introduced to a good book. At the moment, her favorite book is “Normal People” by Sally Rooney. ...

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Opinion: Fan culture helped define our generation

Fan culture has taken social media by storm. Everywhere you go, you can find accounts dedicated to TV shows, movies, fictional characters, content creators and celebrities, especially on Twitter and Instagram. More often than not, what has been named “stan culture” is the butt of a long running online joke. Accounts like these are often seen as cringy or obsessive, ...

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Photos: Multicultural Extravaganza returns for 2022

On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU. Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains. “I kept getting emails about ...

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Demi leaves rehab with their latest album

On August 19, 2022, Demi Lovato released their eighth album titled “Holy Fvck.” In this new 16-track album, the singer opened up about their struggle with rehab, addiction and mental illness. Holy Fvck has a more hardcore pop-punk vibe as opposed to their previous albums, such as “Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over,” in 2021 or “Tell Me ...

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Tunes to kick off your summer break

Hello, Spectator readers! Classes might be out right now, but the Spectator will always keep readers informed. I’m here with my favorite summer songs to add to your summer playlists. These are some songs that if you see me driving around Valdosta during the day, I’ll have them blaring through my speakers with my windows down. No shame, just vibes. Let’s ...

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