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Get in the know: VSU sports staff changes

Staff changes were not in short supply over the summer. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed. Jennifer Grubbs, former assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, transitioned into a new role with Blazer Athletics. Grubbs accepted the Director of Student-Athlete Development and has been working in that position since July. Grubbs is one of the longest tenured ...

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The Spectator’s ultimate food guide

Written by Hunter Terrell, Social Media Editor.  Photos courtesy of Hunter Terrell You don’t have to lie, having Palms Dining, Chick-Fil-A, Moe’s and all other on-campus food options is part of the reason you chose to attend VSU, but don’t begin to overlook all the mouthwatering cuisine Valdosta has to offer! Compiled here is some of Valdosta’s top rated and ...

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The Happening 2017: Vendors

VSU students will have the chance to explore the career opportunities at VSU and the businesses around the community at The Happening on Aug. 24. The yearly event is in its 26th year and will be held on the VSU front lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. The list of vendors for The Happening will be updated as more apply: AT&T ...

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Campus Carry is Now in Effect

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor Photo courtesy of WCTV This month started off with a bang when the new Georgia House Bill 280, also known as “Campus Carry”, was taken into effect on July 1. The bill was proposed earlier this year to frequent and controversial debate. The campus carry legislation is meant to affect the University System ...

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Smith named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU has announced its new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Robert Smith, from Armstrong State University, will assume the position today. Dr. Robert Smith, photo courtesy of Armstrong State University. Dr. Smith, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, first moved to the south in 1982 to assume a position as an assistant professor of mathematics ...

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VSU IT department says ‘no’ to phishing

Written by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor In recent years phishing has become a big trend among hackers and scammers, but VSU Chief Information Security Officer Gary Miller and the Information Technology department have the students covered. According to its definition, phishing is the fraudulent sending of emails purporting to be from reputable companies to get people to reveal their personal ...

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Hamilton signs with Dodgers

Above:  Blazers pitcher, Austin Hamilton, who led the the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 103.  Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University. Written by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor. VSU Baseball’s Austin Hamilton is heading west after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher joined the organization as an undrafted free-agent on Wednesday. Hamilton appeared in 17 games for ...

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Dr. Carr named vice president for student success

Written by Darla Dunning, Content Editor. Photo courtesy of  Bainbridge State College. Dr. Rodney Carr will be returning to his alma mater in July as the new vice president of student success. For Dr. Carr, this is more than just a job, but the opportunity to transform students’ lives at an institution that has been there for his family during ...

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Volunteering: the cure for summer blues

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor If you find yourself stuck in Valdosta over the summer and want to fill those long days with something productive, volunteering might be a good choice. Not only is it a great way to give back to others, but certain volunteer opportunities could benefit your area of study. On-campus opportunities are easy to ...

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Students disapprove of graduation application fee

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 costs of a cap and a gown. While some seniors are ...

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