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Newly signed election reform law stirs controversy

A new law aimed at reforming the election process in Georgia has brought much attention to the peach state. The law, signed by Governor Brian Kemp and formally known as the Election Integrity Act of 2021, takes precise measures to overhaul voting requirements and procedures. Some of the key parts of the law include requiring an ID number to apply ...

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Brown Hall renovation should be ready by fall

VSU’s renovation of the Brown Hall bathrooms has reached the demolition phase, with a goal of completion before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. According to Dr. Chu, there hasn’t been a run-in with concerns or complications at this point. “The projected timeline of completion is this July with it being move-in ready by this fall,” Dr. Zduy Chu, ...

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VSU faculty gives advice on stress and studying for finals

With finals next month, VSU faculty offers advice to students who are stressed and trying to find ways to study. Finals are occurring May 4-May 7, following the last wellness day on May 3. Students may find themselves spending the wellness day preparing for a week of finals. It is important for students to remember to nourish and to rest ...

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Alumni Association offers opportunities for graduates

Graduating from college does not mean you have to leave your friends and memories behind. The VSU Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected to many of your former classmates within different chapters of the association. The VSU Alumni Association is a close-knit group that provides an easy way for graduates to stay connected to their peers and ...

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Relief Grant Funds distributed to students

A second round of the CARES Act, now known as the Higher Education Relief Fund, was distributed to eligible students’ accounts on April 1. The HERF grant is $4.6 million and is meant to help students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Each eligible student received $100 in their student banner account automatically but can choose to apply for ...

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Alumni say VSU crucial in their career path

There are numbers of VSU Alumni that, since graduating, have made their mark in the world. As current seniors graduate and move past this school they will become Alumni as well.  Kara Jones, marketing director at U.S. Press has worked with this company since she graduated from VSU in 2014. U.S. Press is a commercial printing company located in Valdosta.  ...

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Student raises funds to aid the homeless

Since COVID-19 started, Savannah Croft has had to get creative with how she will do her part in giving back to the community by hosting a donation drive for two outreach programs from Mar. 22 to Apr. 2 at the Honors House. Croft, a junior psychology major, has partnered with The Children’s Advocacy Center and Living Bridges Ministries to start ...

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‘NCIS’ star graduated from VSU

Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on CBS’s “NCIS,” is one of the most well-known actresses out there. What many people do not know is that Perrette is a VSU alumna who studied criminal justice in hopes of someday working in the field. Perrette, graduated from VSU in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and ...

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VSU, like all colleges, faced a COVID-19 dilemma

In March 2020, the state of Georgia was thrust into a lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. VSU closed campus and sent students home to continue their semester at a distance. What followed was a new normal of Zoom calls, social distancing and mask protocols. A little over a year into the pandemic, VSU has ...

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Letter from the Editor: Our hard work is not going unnoticed

For the past year, The Spectator’s biggest obstacle has been COVID-19. Just like everything else in the world, as a staff we have had to adapt to changes. In-person interviews turned into virtual interviews, the news room turned into a social distanced bubble, and our stories became more complex with bigger issues than we could have ever imagined. But through ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!