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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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The Spectator wins awards at Georgia College Press Association conference

The Spectator, VSU’s campus news organization, earned nine state-wide journalism awards at the Georgia College Press Association’s annual conference and ceremony on Friday, Feb 16. GCPA hosts a conference every year in February. This year it was held at the University of Georgia in Athens at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. “The trip to GCPA is always a ...

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VSU Out of the Darkness walks to raise money, awareness for suicide prevention

Students and community members will walk “Out of the Darkness” on March 3 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFP). This will be VSU’s second annual Out of the Darkness campus walk. Individual students and groups have already raised over $1,000 of the $5,000 goal. According to their website, AFP uses the funds from the walks ...

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Student Spotlight: Rosser sings from dynamic background

Junior music major Makinsey Rosser, one of the five opening acts for Waka Flocka Flame on Feb. 9, does more than just sing R&B covers. Rosser grew up in and was exposed to church and gospel music at an early age. “I loved the harmonies and the spirit,” Rosser said. “I sang at church more often the older I got. ...

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Review: Jazz bands ring in Mardi Gras

Last night, Mardi Gras made a quick pit stop at the Valdosta State Fine Arts Building on the way to Louisiana. The VSU music department and two neighboring high schools put on a tremendous jazz performance. There were two high schools involved, Lee County High School and Valdosta High School. Two VSU bands performed, the jazz band and the new jazz ...

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Review: Justin Timberlake halftime not a crowd pleaser

Justin Timberlake took the stage at the 52nd Annual Super Bowl to perform some throwback jams and some of his new hits, but a lot of people did not enjoy his performance as much as past performances. JT is a stellar performer and at one of the biggest concert events of the year, a lot of people expected him to ...

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Atlanta artists bring home awards at the Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 28 in New York City, and two of the awards are headed to new homes in Atlanta, with artists Childish Gambino and Mastadon receiving honors. Gambino, known to many by his birth name Donald Glover, took home the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his hit single, “Redbone.” Glover, a ...

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Editorial: Private profiles don’t protect prejudice

People love to speak their minds, especially on their “private” social media profiles. But what if the content that is posted is troubling, or, like in some recent news, racist? Even though we are not a full month into 2018, incidents of prejudice and hate speech have flooded the media. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 19-year-old Harley Barber, a ...

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Blazer Blast lets Valdosta kids meet the Blazers

VSU’s “Blazer Blast ‘18” on Jan. 27 hosted around 75 kids who had the time of their lives with their favorite Blazer athletes. The Blazer Blast was held by VSU’s baseball and softball team at Billy Grant Field and Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. Any child eighth grade and under could come out and participate. The day involved music on ...

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Dedo Maranvile holds 30th annual Valdosta National exhibition

The Dedo Maranvile Fine Arts Gallery opened the 2018 Valdosta National, an all media juried art exhibition on Jan. 16, 2018. Artists nation-wide submitted their work to the exhibition. Out of the 520 submitted works 66 were chosen for the gallery, and 52 artists from 26 states are represented. The exhibition was open-themed. This means that the artists got to ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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