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Content over grades

Written by: Jessica Cooke With five weeks left in the spring semester, it’s safe to say the final days are here, and students of every classification are ready to wrap up their papers, projects, presentations and exams to enjoy two months outside of the classroom. Although the anticipation is rising, so is the question of how students’ performance this semester ...

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Letter to the Editor: Scheduling conflict continues

Given the concerns raised by the op-ed and the letter to the editor in last week’s edition of The Spectator, I thought I would extend an apology to several entities on campus who I may have regrettably misled or misinformed during the scheduling-revision process. First of all, I would like to extend an apology to Maren Clegg-Hyer who is absolutely ...

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The GM recall: Compensating tragedy regardless of income

Written by: Jessica Ingram General Motors has made several grave missteps in recent years, and it’s time for the car manufacturer to accept the consequences for its actions. Malfunctioning vehicles built by GM have been linked to 13 deaths and numerous accidents, provoking a recent wave of recalls by the company−1.6 million vehicles on Monday and 2.6 million vehicles earlier ...

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Letter to the Editor : Students should consider cost

In a recent letter to The Spectator, Dr. Aubrey Fowler wrote about creating a “culture of change” through his proposed longer schedule for the university. He has never served on the faculty senate scheduling committee; I served for three years. He probably doesn’t know that the “new plan” which would give VSU the longest school year in the state of ...

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Debt for diplomas

Written by: Jordan Hill Money isn’t necessary to find happiness, but it’s essential to gain a college education. Every year, students are forced to take out loans and struggle to afford the costs of college. Suzanne Mettler, a writer for The New York Times, believes that college treats students unequally. Statistics show that lower-class families pay more for college than ...

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Tennis triple-teamed

Valdosta State tennis will travel to Pensacola, Fla., on Friday for a weekend filled with competitive matches. After winning their eighth match in a row, VSU’s men’s tennis team will take an eight-match winning streak to the line against No. 3 West Florida. In the past two seasons, the Blazers have suffered losses to the Argonauts, losing 8-1 in 2012 ...

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Be on your best behavior, Blazers

Written by: Tyra Mills Mind your manners VSU. There are over 9,000 students who attend this university, meaning numerous friends to run into, lots of cars to beat for parking, and many new faces to see every day.    Our campus isn’t so big to the point where you’re lost in a sea of people, but it isn’t so small ...

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Softball streaking

No. 18 Valdosta State makes its second trip to Fesmire Field this weekend as Union tries to extinguish the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference. The Lady Blazers, fueled on a 10-game winning streak, travel to Jackson, Tenn., for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, then a finale on Sunday. VSU beat UU 4-1 last season in its first-ever meeting against ...

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Intramurals in full-swing

Approaching their second month, Valdosta State intramural teams are having a positive turnout. Teams were made for various sports: 5v5 basketball, 4v4 flag football, soccer, softball, Relay for Life flag football, billiards, extreme dodgeball, 4-person team bowling and 4v4 sand volleyball. Co-rec softball team Hopper Dynasty is on a winning streak. The team won their third game with a score ...

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NCAA upsets support two-year NBA age limit

College basketball took advantage of the opportunity to flex its muscles in the first weekend of March Madness. Twelve upsets headlined the weekend, reminding the world that despite the sport taking a distant backseat to college football, college basketball still has a postseason that no other sport can compete with. Whether you were rooting for your team or the underdogs ...

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