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Is campus lit? Students think no

Because VSU is a public campus, I never know who could be walking behind me on my way to night classes. This is why it is important for the campus to be fully lit at all times. “Certain areas on campus can get really creepy if you are by yourself at night,” Dante Hutcherson, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, said. ...

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President Carvajal visits SGA, discusses plans to improve VSU

On Oct. 23, VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal gave a speech regarding his standards for the university at SGA’s weekly meeting. Dr. Carvajal’s first point stated that he wants to increase the graduation rate for VSU and the experience students gain from their degrees. “If you come here and you accumulate hours and you don’t walk across that stage and ...

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Students say there should be more school spirit

Going into college, students expect school spirit to be exactly how the movies portray it. I have not seen VSU promote homecoming week as much as people imagine VSU would. The most I have seen is VSU’s band and Blaze the mascot promote excitement for our school. Sophomore, business major, Kelsey Sielagoski believes the school should do more to promote ...

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VSU football players arrested for golf cart theft

Two VSU football players were arrested in connection with the theft of two IT golf carts on Oct. 5. Nineteen-year-old freshman Torey Jenkins was arrested on the scene by Officer Rebecca Leatherberry. The second offender ran from the scene. Eighteen-year-old freshman Jaalen Ford was later arrested under warrant in the lobby of Patterson Hall. Jenkins and Ford were seen traveling ...

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Students upset with cancellation of VSU night at Wild Adventures

For the past nine years, VSU held an event during homecoming week at Wild Adventures theme park called “VSU Night.” The park admitted free entrance to students on VSU night. This year, there is no special night. However, the park is offering a $15 ticket price on Friday nights in October for students with a valid VSU ID. While this ...

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Students agree ASL should be a foreign language credit

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines language as, “a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures or marks having understood meanings.” So why does VSU not offer American Sign Language as a foreign language credit? Until earlier last week, I assumed ASL was a foreign language in a sense, so why not make it ...

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Students disapprove of graduation fees

With graduation right around the corner, seniors are making sure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s before it’s time to walk across the stage. A crucial part of this process is filling out the graduation application that includes a fee of $25 which does not cover the cost of a cap and a gown. While some seniors are ...

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Featured Photographer: Seth Willard of Urban Lights Photography

Seth Willard is the photo-editor of The Spectator at VSU. Willard started his own photography business named Urban Lights Photography this past spring. Willard’s work is known for his use of outdoor scenes and the incorporation of naturally lit settings. Urban Lights Photography was created to exhibit Seth Willard’s artistic style of portrait photography. Urban Lights launched their website in ...

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Network outage causes VSU disruptions

A network outage affected the VSU community, Mediacom subscribers and different cell phone services in the surrounding area on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:46 p.m.  VSU did receive network restoration around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. According to Brian Haugabrook, VSU IT Executive, a fiber had been cut in the south Tifton area. During the network outage, students on campus ...

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Some Valdosta residents remain in the dark

Georgia Power has stated that over 1,000 customers in the Valdosta do not have power at this time. On the Georgia Power Outage Map, 68 areas do not have power at this time which is affecting 1,433 of its customers. Eighty customers do not have power within the area of West Alden Avenue, Cherokee Avenue and Garland Place. Georgia Power ...

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