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TigerCon comes to VSU

On Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, around 200 comic book and manga enthusiasts attended a popular event known as Tiger Con at the Student Union on VSU campus. Tiger Con offers its attendees an opportunity to network, learn and enjoy their favorite pastimes. The crowd was made up of VSU students, as well as con goers from Florida and surrounding ...

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Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs with world-class violinist

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra gave their first performance of the year, where they revisited one of their award-winning performances. VSO performed their concert, “Rush,” for a full house in the Whitehead Auditorium. The performance included pieces from both Tchaikovsky and Florence Price, and featured special guest Melissa White on violin for Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in ...

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Student Government Association hosts its Committee Meeting

The Student Government Association hosted its first committee meeting of the year on Sept. 18. Each committee in the SGA got a chance to get together to express the changes that they would like to see for the future. The meeting was held for new members and freshman to get to know each other and talk about their goals for ...

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Editorial: Housing shortcomings are causing students stress

 The Spectator has recently received information of a molding issue in residential dorm buildings.  This has become a growing concern, and many students have begun to share their similar experiences on social media.  One student had an allergic reaction to the mold, yet housing made no change.  Another student shared her experience with housing and said that they were slow ...

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Students left outraged at alarming mold growth

Students living in VSU residence halls have reported mold growing at an alarming rate in their rooms. Mold has been seen in Hopper, Georgia, and Centennial. Students have brought awareness to this by posting anonymous pictures of their dorms to the social media platform YikYak. With the increased attention, many other students have said they have seen mold in their ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has conference realignment gone too far? 

I’m sure every college sports fan at this point is well aware of the ongoing massive wave of conference realignment that’s sweeping the nation.   While college athletics is no stranger to realignment, this wave is unlike any that have been seen before.   Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on whether conferences have gone too far in their quests for power, ...

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VSU student joins Hairspray national tour cast

Valdosta State University’s theatre department has gained a new success story: Kalab Quinn, a senior performance major, has joined the Hairspray National Tour cast. “Hairspray” follows the story of Tracy, a teen girl, and her chance to rise to stardom in the 1960s. Tracy navigates the socio-political scene of the time, and uses her fame to integrate her school. Quinn ...

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Fall 2023 Semester Underway at VSU

August has arrived and so has the fall semester at Valdosta State University. The scenic campus is once again teeming with life. Students have locked in their classes for the rest of the year and are settling into the hustle and bustle that comes with college. When asked how they feel about VSU, student’s responses varied. Some enjoy the diversity ...

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Tour Challenge: Beyoncé or Taylor Swift?

Two of the most successful recording artists in this generation, both with incredible talent and devoted fanbases, have made a monumental impact for people all over the world. But which star can claim to have the bigger and better tour- Beyoncé or Taylor Swift?  Both artists are currently touring on their respective world tours, Beyoncé on her Renaissance and Taylor on ...

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Odum Now Closed on Saturdays

Odum Library’s hours of operation have changed as Valdosta State University continues to face unemployment rates. Odum is now closed on Saturdays, but the staff still offers all the previous resources. Services Director at VSU, Laura Wright, found when Odum is used most frequently by focusing on traffic patterns. “Very few students use the library after 10 p.m. Saturday was ...

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