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Pipeline Problems

Written By: Will Lewis  Pipelines are transporting controversy through America, and are quickly becoming yet another partisan issue in both local and national politics.   TransCanada has dominated the news for the past year with the growing conflict over the company’s proposed Keystone-XL pipeline. A proposed pipeline route that would carry, if constructed, oil from the Canadian Athabasca Oil Sands ... Read More »

Facebook and Google goes Global

Written By: Will Lewis VSU students soon may be able to literally look up at their internet service provider as the connect to wifi seamlessly both at home and abroad. The revelation comes as two tech giants, Facebook and Google, battle it out to create a universally connected globe.   Currently, according to Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, 2.7 billion ... Read More »

Distribution of Sexts Illegal

Written By: Will Lewis A new trend known as “revenge porn”is plaguing campuses across the world, but is also finding a specific home in the southeastern United States. A recent poll issued by the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality surveyed college freshmen at an unspecified southeastern university.   The survey revealed that of 1,652 undergraduates who were polled, approximately 70 ... Read More »

Senior editors say goodbye

Written by: Will Lewis, Olivia McLean, Rebecka McAleer, Joe Adgie, Hillary Straba   Will Lewis Editor-in-Chief It’s weird to write something in the first person. Working with The Spectator has caused me to grow increasingly comfortable with the third person omniscient tone of a narrator, but now I am casting that tone aside as I adopt something more personal. After ... Read More »

Students get vocal: protest wakes up West

Written by: Will Lewis The Students Against Violating the Environment brought divestment to President William McKinney’s attention in their most direct way yet. A protest Wednesday involving both students and faculty took place just outside of Dr. McKinney’s door in West Hall. “We need President McKinney’s support if we want them to take this issue seriously,” Danielle Jordan, president of ... Read More »

Night shuttle good to go

Written by: Will Lewis Despite claims made by the Night Operations Team employees that change is coming to the night shuttle service, VSU officials are assuring students that the night shuttle will continue to operate. A N.O.T. employee alleged that a statement made at a recent meeting informed night shuttle drivers that, due to the Affordable Care Act, their employment ... Read More »

Hopper Havoc

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.” The letter later read that ... Read More »

Valdosta students say goodbye to local icon

Written By: Will Lewis   After nearly 30 years of business, students will have to say goodbye to a local icon. Ashley Cinemas, deemed the “Dollar Theater,” closed its doors March 2.   The theater closed due to a recent decision made by film distributors to cease production of movies in 35mm film, the kind used by the projectors at ... Read More »

McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be active and visible sometime in ... Read More »

McKinney considers signing guidelines for student media

Written by: Will Lewis President William McKinney is reviewing a document that will cement the independent relationship between all student media and VSU. McKinney has been conferencing with his cabinet and counsel, and they are expected to reach a decision soon. The Student Press Law Center issued the Model Guidelines for College Student Media in 2009. McKinney was handed the ... Read More »