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Editorial: Push through your semester woes

Take a deep breath with us. *Inhale* *Exhale* Did you do it? Probably not, so let’s try this again. *Inhale* *Exhale* See? That’s better. The worst is over, Blazers. Well, until finals that is, but at least you can take a breather for a few days. Midterms are finally behind us, and the well-deserved fall break and unexpected hurricane days ...

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Editorial: Rekindling the Firepit

A student section is meant to be flamboyant, energizing and most importantly, loyal especially when the team is slapping around competition while in route to inserting their selves in history. The Blazers are 7-0 and ranked No.7 heading into the homecoming game. They’re arguably the greatest show on DII turf, averaging 50 or more points per game, making them the ...

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Editorial: Library renovations may be worth the wait

To many students, the library is a beacon of diligent work and active academic achievements. However, the dilemma we’re facing as VSU students is the renovation taking place on the second floor of Odum Library. Not only has the construction made finding a quiet work space difficult but it is not convenient for a single entrance to be used for ...

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Former VSU star returns during ‘Dine with the Blazers’

On Wednesday, VSU athletics held their annual “Dine in the Blazers” at the Blazer Sports Grille. This allows VSU students to get up close and personal with the Blazer athletes as seasons are beginning to creep up. The VSU football team was the main attraction of the event as they are preparing for their season opener against rival, Albany State ...

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Zoucha merges experience, leadership for volleyball

This summer, VSU Volleyball saw a new head coach arrive on the scene and take charge. Head Coach Kaleigh Zoucha (pronounced “ZOO – Ha”), a former player and assistant coach at University of Nebraska Kearny, has the experience and ability needed to lead the Lady Blazers to success in her first year at the position. After stepping into the role, ...

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Letter from the editor: A new era for The Spectator

Transparency, accuracy and consistency. Or at least the pursuit of it. Those are the three commitments I can make to the readers of our newspaper. The last two years have been transition years for us at The Spectator. We’ve moved from weekly print production to monthly print production all while redesigning and restructuring our website to handle the mass digital ...

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5 inexpensive ways to have fun this summer

Summer is in full swing, and seeing your fellow college students live it up on Instagram, is kind of making you jealous. How are they affording all these trips and lavish activities while you’re over here just surviving? I get it. Some of us are working at least one job in order to pay for the upcoming semester, and that ...

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Column: Is the NBA MVP the new Heisman Trophy?

From the start of any season, media members, players, and the public generate their picks for who they feel will take home the big individual award at the seasons conclusion. Some take in to account stats, while others factor in team success or just pure greatness. This year, the NBA MVP race seems to be a close one, but should ...

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Valdosta aims to change the conversation on homelessness

On Friday, April 20 Joni Staton, mental health benchmark coordinator, hosted a quarterly community collaborative conference that addressed and aimed to increase the awareness surrounding Valdosta’s  homelessness, mental health and substance abuse issue. The conference was a collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), along with a ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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