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Photos: Over 1,300 graduates received their degrees at face to face fall graduation

Approximately 1,000 fall graduates and 300 returning spring graduates walked across the stage at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Dec. 14 at four different graduation ceremonies. COVID-19 guidelines were upheld and followed at the graduation. Each graduate’s seat was spaced 6 feet apart and all graduates were required to wear face masks. COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for the ceremony were also displayed ...

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Bethany Davis leaves her mark on the VSU Spectator

When I first joined The Spectator three years ago, I had very little experience working in graphic design, but I always knew it was a career path I wanted to pursue. As my time at Valdosta State is coming to an end, I can honestly say that working with The Spectator was the best decision I made as an undergraduate. ...

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Trump Travels to Valdosta, Holds Rally for Senate Runoff

In what some might regard as a surprising location, President Trump campaigned in Valdosta Friday for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. This, of course, is because a critical U.S. Senate runoff race is coming up on Jan. 5, which will determine if Republicans maintain control of the Senate, or if Democrats flip the Senate and control both chambers ...

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Column series: What it’s like being a student journalist during a pandemic

As a student journalist, I’m charged with the responsibilities of collecting and delivering concise, accurate information to readers who desire it. It may seem like an easy job to others, but, in reality, it consists of various obstacles and steps to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering correct information. This semester has been a series of revelations for me. I’ve ...

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Possible new transit system in Valdosta

During a conference with VSU student journalists on Oct. 22, Mayor Scott Matheson discussed the possibility of a newer, cheaper public transit system in Valdosta. Being a talk radio host, Matheson said he has been told by other mayors they will or will not accomplish a new transit system, but it never got done. There was about a 10-year period ...

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Congrats Grads: Another class of Blazers will get their degrees soon

Even with graduation being held at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium at four seperate times, The VSU Spectator still wanted to take the time to recognize some graduating seniors. Here is a sampling of some of this semester’s graduates and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Danielle Spivey, spanish major “I plan on getting my master’s and PhD in Spanish Literature and becoming ...

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What studying abroad during a pandemic could look like

The VSU history department is offering a virtual study abroad program in Poland during the Maymester 2021. This program was proposed by Dr. John Dunn, professor of history, on Nov. 3 to help students earn experiental credit. According to Dr. Dunn, experiential knowledge is obtained through internships, volunteer work for a nonprofit or study abroad which is required for VSU ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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VSU Students fight to get Spring Break back

It was announced on Oct. 16 that five wellness days spread throughout the semester will replace a full week of spring break in the spring semester. Some VSU students are not happy with the changes and have chosen to speak up about it. In response, a petition has been made by VSU students that asks VSU administration and The Board ...

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SGA holds last face-to-face meeting of the semester

President Richard Carvajal was the guest speaker and addressed his wishes to increase the number of face-to-face classes on campus on Nov. 2 when the Student Government Association held their last face-to-face general meeting of the semester. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Melissa Wolfe, SGA president, delivered the state of the SGA, in which she commended ...

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