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Letter from the editor: The Spectator staff launches first Newsletter edition

Welcome to the first-ever edition of the VSU Spectator Newsletter. Since 1970, the Spectator has stayed true to its goal of being the voice of the students and keeping the campus connected. In the past, we have accomplished this in our print editions, and on our website. And now, with this newsletter which launches Thursday Sept. 17, the Spectator enters ...

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Top 5 mobile apps VSU students need downloaded on their phones

Technology has evolved into an important aspect of everyday life especially during the age of COVID-19. College students in particular have had to rely on video platforms and online resources to quickly adapt to a virtual learning experience. There are so many new reliable resources that students can easily access through their mobile phones. Here are the top five mobile ...

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Look for solutions in racial education

College is supposed to teach you how to function in the real world and be a good, contributing member of society. Some things aren’t that simple. Racism is one of those things. You might think that requiring students to take classes about race would help to resolve the growing tension and racial division in America, but it wouldn’t. We are ...

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How COVID has affected the Deaf community on campus

VSU is one of the only colleges in Georgia that provides a community for Deaf students and provides majors like Deaf Education and American Sign Language interpreting. Since school started on Aug. 17, students have been required to wear masks on campus. However, it’s harder for people of the deaf community to communicate with others with a mask covering their ...

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Column: Why students should take wearing face masks more seriously

Wearing a mask shouldn’t be an option during the age of COVID-19. Since the virus has made its way to the United States, the country has struggled to keep it under control. And one of the main reasons for this is the leniency regarding wearing a mask. Although it’s required to wear a mask on-campus since school started on Aug. ...

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VSU reports new positive COVID-19 cases on campus

After almost two weeks of not having any updates of COVID-19 cases posted on the VSU website, VSU finally posted the current active cases on-campus on their COVID-19 News Center page. As of Friday Aug. 28, VSU currently has 18 students who have reported having COVID-19, according to the VSU update. There are 25 total positive COVID-19 cases that have ...

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City of Valdosta Mandates face coverings in public

On Aug. 27, the City of Valdosta released an ordinance that requires all residents to wear face coverings in public areas where it’s hard to maintain social distancing of 6-feet. This new ordinance followed Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order which was released on Aug. 15 and allows local governments to issue face covering requirements. Valdosta businesses are not required to ...

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VSU Postpones Fall Sports

On August 12, VSU Athletic Director, Herb Reinhard in coalition with the Gulf South Conference, postponed all fall sports due to the coronavirus through the remainder of the 2020 calendar year weeks after the first schools in the country began postponing fall sports. The decision comes just a week after the NCAA Division 2 Presidents Council canceled fall championship games. ...

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REC CENTER POLICIES TO COMBAT COVID

The Rec at VSU has opened back up for students, but there have been several new guidelines and policies implemented thanks to Covid-19. First things first – if you have a temperature, don’t come to the Rec until after it’s been gone for 24 hours. Your temperature will be taken upon entering the building. The Rec also requires that a ...

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Big changes expected to happen at The Happening this semester

Everyone is asking the question – What’s Happening with the Happening? – and it’s no surprise to hear that this year The Happening will look different than previous years at VSU due to COVID-19. The Happening is an event for VSU clubs and organizations to showcase their special qualities to attract incoming freshmen. This event typically takes place on the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!