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Editorial: Supporting the GPA calculation change

The tea kettle of change is whistling on VSU’s campus. For students, professors, and most of all, the grades that bind us all together. For years, VSU has collected all grades from a student’s time here at VSU to calculate their institutional GPA. As a student, this would mean after failing a course, and then retaking and passing it, that ...

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Crime Report 2/11 – 2/17: UPD makes multiple marijuana arrests

A non-student driver is facing charges after a traffic stop revealed his intoxication to a VSU police officer. Bryan Brown, 31, was pulled over and arrested by Officer Jonathan Schultz on Feb. 17. He was charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and DUI refusal. Brown was driving his gray Nissan Titan down ...

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Review: VSU Screening of The Hate U Give

Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of films that explore social issues. This is because I find many of them to be quite clumsy in the way they portray their messages to the point that their narratives are unrealistic at best and downright implausible at worst. Especially considering the polarizing climate the country is in right now, ...

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People Poll: What is Greek Life to You?

Gabriel Soriano, a junior Psychology major “Greek Life is a means of finding new friends through a similar set of interests in college. I have not personally joined one, as I see no personal merit in Greek Life, as my goals don’t align with the kind of prospects set in their groups.”   Kate Jackson, a sophomore Voice major “I ...

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Consider the Tortoise…and the Hare…2

Tortoise vs. Hare 2: This Time It’s Personal is, at first glance, a charming 45 minute long children’s play put on by VSU Theatre and Dance, but keen observers will see it for what it is: a dark look into the deeply rooted, tribal conflicts of man. It is set in a dystopian future after the titular race between the ...

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VSU Discovers the Past, Present and Future of Black Nurses

Black History Month is a time of reflection and celebration of African American culture and achievement. It is not only a time to look back on great leaders of the past, but a time to look forward to trailblazers of the future. VSU is celebrating Black History month with four faculty lectures organized by Dr. Leslie Jones, associate professor of ...

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‘We’re doing our jobs’: The Spectator nets five awards

The Spectator staff made their presence felt at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute on Feb. 15, 2019. It’s evident in the awards they brought home and the board positions they filled. The Spectator’s staff netted three staff awards and two individual awards. Most notably, The Spectator was named as first place winners for the category “Best Website.” Editor-in-Chief ...

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Cinnaholic comes to Valdosta

Dessert shop, Cinnaholic, is coming to the greater Valdosta area, and it isn’t your average sweets stop, according to manager Garrett Garland. Cinnaholic is a gourmet cinnamon bun store where customers can create their own cinnamon bun. It sounds similar to Cinnabon, but Cinnaholic’s ingredients are purely vegan. It also serves coffee on the side. “We have a vegan product, ...

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Hoops sets the tone for 2019 Intramurals

Basketball is underway for spring 2019 intramural sports. With over 1,500 yearly participants at VSU, and helping create about 150 student jobs, it is one of the largest club activities offered at the school. Basketball is comprised of three different divisions: men’s, women’s and co-recreational. There are only four undefeated teams remaining in the league standings. For Wyatt Lee, Campus ...

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Blazers earn key region victories in first spring event

The Blazers scored better than No. 3-ranked Florida Tech, No. 4 St. Leo, and No. 18 Rollins College at the Matlock Collegiate Classic Monday and Tuesday, making a potential move up the Region ladder with a 9th place finish. “We still have a long way to go, but this is a nice start to the spring,” Coach Jared Purvis said. ...

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Blazers drop two of three in weekend series

VSU baseball’s hot start to the season was put on hold by Lee University, as they dropped two of three on the road. The Blazers opened the series with a 5-0 win on Feb. 15, as they surrendered only three hits, and took advantage of four Lee errors to score four unearned runs. After sitting second in the Gulf South ...

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Van Auken shines, Lady Blazers prevail versus Lee

The Lady Blazers are coming home from a road test, winning two of three in a weekend series against Lee University to open Gulf South Conference play. They won the first game on Feb. 15 9-1, then split the double header on Feb.16 by scores of 4-8 and winning 7-1. This improves the team’s overall record to 10-2 on the ...

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Lady Statesmen escape VSU with gritty win

The story of the Lady Blazers’ 70-66 loss against the Delta State Lady Statesmen tells of turnovers and crunch time. This matchup was as even as their last one, when the Lady Blazers edged the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws 69-60 on Feb. 14. Turnovers made it hard for the Lady Blazers to run away with the Feb. 16 game, giving ...

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Class of eight enshrined at VSU Hall of Fame

On Feb. 16, six former student-athletes, one longtime contributor to VSU athletics and one national champion football team stood before their peers one last time. This time, it was to give their acceptance into the VSU Hall of Fame. President Richard Carvajal opened the induction ceremony, setting the record for the main purpose of the event. “The reason we are ...

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Van Auken wins two weekly pitching awards

Fast-pitching may be the Blazers best asset. At the start of the season, VSU sophomore pitcher Caylie Van Auken sparked a blazing-hot trail for the softball team when she received the titles Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week and Fastpitch News National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12.   This is Van Auken’s first GSC weekly honor. Senior ...

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