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Future of public relations program unclear

Despite rampant speculation, no decision has been made on the future of the public relations program, according to the interim dean of the College of the Arts. During the first week of the spring semester, communication majors with an emphasis in public relations received some unexpected news about upcoming changes in the PR program. Public relations students were told that ...

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ACTION president arrested

The president of VSU club A Chance To Initiate Opportunities Now was arrested Jan. 28 for battery involving family violence and taken to Lowndes County Jail. In addition to being the president of ACTION, David Jonathan “DJ” Davis is a sociology graduate student and event coordinator for Deep Release Poetry Society. According to Lowndes County Jail records, Davis was released ...

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VSU mourns the loss of a student

Jackson Charles Bebiak, a VSU student and Phi Sigma Kappa brother, died on Feb. 12. President Richard Carvajal released a statement the morning of Feb. 13, informing students of the loss. “Jackson was a first-year management major from Marietta, Florida,” according to the statement. “VSU quickly became his home away from home, and he truly loved his time here. He ...

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Review: ‘A Man Called Otto’

On Jan. 13 “A Man Called Otto,” based on the book “A Man Called Ove,” was released into theaters.   The movie stars Tom Hanks, who plays a grouchy, old man who enjoys consistency and hates chaos. Otto is a man of routine who makes rounds in his neighborhood to make sure everything is in order. He believes that he is ...

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The Spectator hosts a Student Press Freedom Day Giveaway

Happy February Blazers! The VSU Spectator is hosting a giveaway for Student Press Freedom Day. Student Press Freedom Day is a national day of action when we celebrate the contributions of student journalists and the need to support their independence without censorship. The voices of VSU students are heard because of our student journalist being able to speak their truths. ...

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Editorial: Stanford University students spark conversation about free speech

Recently, Stanford University has been the subject of controversy involving a conversation around freedom of speech. A student posted a Snapchat of another student reading Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiography while making an exaggerated thoughtful expression. A complaint was filed by an unknown student organization. The university did not take disciplinary action and instead went for a variety of options to ...

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BREAKING: Armed robbery near VSU campus

On Jan. 12, students received a text message and phone call from VSU stating that there had been an armed robbery reported at Azalea Woods. At 8:38 PM, the text message read, “Armed robbery was reported at Azalea Woods (Mary St – Off Campus) Suspect was last seen heading south, away from campus. Avoid this area until further notice.” This ...

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Must watch Christmas movies

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year with presents and Mariah Carey, but another thing that makes the holidays special is the various Christmas movies. Everyone has different tastes, but here are the top three must watch movies to get yourself in the spirit. “The Santa Clause” A personal go to that has everything one could want in a ...

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Freezing temperatures make for icy Christmas

Freezing is an understatement these days.   Valdosta has gotten some frosty weather this month, starting at a nice 55-60 degrees and dropping rapidly to 26 degrees and lower.  According to WALB 10 News, this will be the coldest winter Lowndes County has seen in five years.   Staying inside and keeping warm is a huge priority. Layering up with ...

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The 1975: ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ Review

On Oct. 14, British pop rock band The 1975 released their fifth studio album, “Being Funny In A Foreign Language.” The 1975 consists of lead singer, Matty Healy; lead guitarist, Adam Hann; bassist, Ross MacDonald, and drummer, George Daniel. They are most well known for their break-out single “Chocolate” from their self-titled debut album, “The 1975,” released in 2013. “Being ...

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