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College football should expand the playoffs to 12 teams

The College Football Playoff management committee presented a proposal on June 10 to expand the current four-team playoff format to one that would include 12 teams, and many people think it will pass. I think this is absolutely the right move, and most other college football fans would agree with me. A four-team playoff was a good start simply because ...

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Fleeting sensationalism is plaguing the boxing world

Logan Paul challenged Floyd Mayweather to a boxing match in 2019, Mayweather accepted and signed the contract in 2020, and the [joke of a] fight took place last Sunday. To anyone who paid $50 to see the fight, I apologize for the decision you made. I, like many others, was hoping for a fight that would end in a humbling ...

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Zach Blankenship triumphs through COVID-19

He steps up to the pitcher’s mound. The world around him goes silent. He tunes out all the cheers and jeers from the stands. His mind goes almost completely blank. Even as an applied mathematics major, he isn’t thinking about numbers or probabilities as they pertain to baseball. All he is thinking about is making sure he slings a fastball ...

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Pop Addict: Doja Cat, iCarly, “Cruella”

Hello, my fellow pop addicts at VSU, and welcome to another edition of our beloved pop culture column. You already know what we’re here for, so without further ado, let’s jump right into it. Doja Cat has revealed the cover and tracklist for her upcoming third studio album Planet Her, which will be released on June 25 and will feature ...

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VSU announces COVID-19 guideline updates for Fall 2021

Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications, sent out an email concerning updates about COVID-19 operating guidelines. Since March 2020, students across the globe have had to handle the stress of college through online classes, mask wearing and social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. Since then, three vaccines have been developed, and the world is slowly opening ...

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Study Abroad Programs Continue Education Through the Pandemic

During the month of May, VSU’s study abroad and international programs shared information through interviews on the current state of their programs and their hopes for the future. According to Irina McClellan, assistant director of international programs, there are several opportunities for students to participate in study abroad even during the global pandemic. Virtual study abroad programs have been created ...

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Georgia Power Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station on VSU’s Campus

Georgia Power installed an off-grid electric vehicle charging station in March located at VSU’s Oak Street surface parking lot in order to spread awareness and bring electric car charging to South Georgia, according to a VSU press release. The Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger (EV ARC) is a charging station that uses solar panels in order to obtain and store ...

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VSU 2021 Graduates say goodbye to VSU

Yet another class of graduating seniors will be crossing the stage at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to receive their degrees on May 7 and 8. Here are just a few out of the many graduates. “Planning to go to Veterinary school to become a veterinarian. I will miss all my friends that I have made in my sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and ...

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Introducing The Spectator’s newest cartoonist

Marcus Clyde is a freshman art major from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is passionate about drawing and hopes to gain experience here at the Spectator while showcasing his talents to the VSU community. Please enjoy his first comic strip dedicated to all the VSU 2021 graduates. -Comic courtesy of Marcus Clyde, Cartoonist  

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Lenah Allen found her passion at the Spectator

The VSU Spectator has been my safe haven, open door, and home away from home ever since my freshman year of college. The publication didn’t just feel like a job to me, it felt like a place I belonged. The Spectator showed me that I had the confidence to take on new challenges and responsibilities. At the beginning of my ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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