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Brown reveals film festival’s origins

This year’s South Georgia Film Festival is slated to be the largest yet, featuring 113 films from around the globe and 13 panels. The festival will span over three days, and screenings will be available in two locations on campus. However, the festival has not always been the powerhouse it is today. It came from humble beginnings and an unlikely ...

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Senior Spotlight: Jonas finishes on an uplifting note

“No matter what keep pushing.” It’s with these five words that senior D’Layna Jonas describes herself and her life’s journey up until this point. Jonas is slated to graduate on Dec. 14 with an interdisciplinary studies degree, and after her four years spent at VSU, she can heartily say, “It’s time for me to go.” “I just feel like I’ve ...

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‘We saw this as an opportunity’: VSU opens Learning Commons

On Feb. 19, Alan Berenstein, VSU dean of libraries, cut the ribbon for the new Common Learning student center, welcoming all students to come and explore the new renovations. Bernstein said he’s excited about the center’s future and the prospect of students coming and doing more group study sessions to increase academic success. “The library has always been a great ...

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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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‘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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Coding for the community: Azalea Health Hackathon a success

A success with community solutions, the sixth annual Hackathon went according to plan. The Hackathon, held Feb. 9, saw 10 teams, the largest participating number the event has had so far, duke it out by coding the best solution to a problem. This year’s issue, “Coding for the Community,” asked for ways to unite the community. The teams, cloistered in ...

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Book review: 12 Rules for Life

Chances are, if you’ve heard the name Jordan Peterson, it wasn’t in a positive context. The Canadian clinical-psychologist-turned-inadvertent-political-icon was thrust into the speculative spotlight after speaking out against an amendment to Canadian Bill C-16, an amendment which, in his eyes, limited the right to free speech. It was about this time as well that he released 12 Rules for Life: ...

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Preview: Film festival to present 100+ films

Mark your calendars for the first weekend of next month because the third annual South Georgia Film Festival will be taking place right here at VSU. The South Georgia Film Festival is a three-day weekend jam packed with events, including film screenings, panel discussions, exclusive after parties and networking opportunities. The festival will be showing a wide variety of films, ...

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