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Feature: The Haven and the Battle Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

This story discusses topics regarding sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing. For over three decades, The Haven has been a staple in educational resources and protective services. With its home in Valdosta, the women’s shelter and sexual assault center services women, children, families and individuals in nine South Georgia counties. Opened on July 18, 1988, The Haven has ...

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Downtown Arts District Features Art Walk

The Annette Howell Turner Center for Arts and Valdosta Main Street created a new partnership to recognize the Valdosta City Center Arts District. The partnership highlights local businesses, local artists and the community through building connections. The Art Walk is a one mile long art instillation along N. Ashley Street, Webster Street, E. Hill Avenue and N. Patterson Street. The ...

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Belonging, Independence and Family: TGV presents “Little Women”

Character, setting, plot, meaning. These are just some of the common elements found across all stories, and Theatre Guild Valdosta’s production of “Little Women” highlights all of them. Though “Little Women” was originally written by novelist Louisa May Alcott, TGV’s production is based on playwright Kate Hamill’s 2018 adaptation of the classic novel. “Little Women” has been adapted over a ...

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“Keep loving, El Paso”: Film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s young adult novel stuns audiences following public release

One year, two months and 13 days after its premiere at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” began streaming to audiences on November 14. The film follows Aristotle Mendoza (Max Pelayo), also known as Ari, a 15-year-old Mexican-American growing up in El ...

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VSU looks to win back Peach Basket in final bout with West Georgia

Saturday’s Battle for the Peach Basket will be unlike any other in the series. That’s because it will be the last such matchup between the No. 17 Blazers (9-1, 6-1 Gulf South Conference) and the West Georgia Wolves (6-3, 5-2 GSC). In what has become an increasing trend across college athletics, conference realignment will bring an end to the fierce ...

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SGA holds vigil for Brianna Long

SGA held a candlelight vigil on the VSU front lawn on Nov. 1 to remember a VSU student’s death where family, friends and community came together. Brianna Long was a senior and dental hygiene major. With only one semester left until graduation, VSU will be presenting her family with her bachelor’s degree in May. Long died unexpectedly early Sunday morning ...

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Editorial: Journalism is evolving, not dying

The past few years have brought up a long-debated question: Is journalism dying? The emergence of the internet and social media has, in past years, been considered the killer of journalism. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted in 2021 that jobs within the journalism field are predicted to decline by approximately 5% by 2030. However, we at The Spectator believe ...

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Valdosta Cinemas continues Studio Ghibli film festival

Valdosta Cinemas is continuing to show all 10 of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films during studio Ghibli’s first nationwide festival event. The movie festival is for devoted fans who want to experience the illuminating worlds of their favorite films on the big screen again. The 10 Japanese animated films that are shown at the cinema include Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited ...

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