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Let’s coexist with Greek life

Written by: Isaiah Smart  In recent news, Greek Life gained hundreds of new members. After CPC and IFC rush concluded earlier this fall, a few NPHC organizations gained their own new set of initiates. Both of these instances hold their own significance. It has been four years since the Lambda Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has had any new ...

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PlayStation 4 has big release

Written by: Steven Setser Hello, and welcome to the final issue of SpecTech for this semester. I would like to announce my retirement from the Spectator. I will no longer be writing SpecTech, and I would like to thank all of my readers for their support during the last few years. This week has been a busy one for Sony, ...

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Citizens say ‘so long’ to privacy

Written by: David Lacy  By 2015, law enforcement, colleges and private users will have the chance to use drones as they see fit. This is a good thing, but it’s not without its concerns. This could be great for research. Who knows what companies such as Google could do if they had a drone to use for things like Google ...

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Students ‘Payback’ poetry

Written by: Isaiah Smart Jennette Hall was filled with confessions of porn addictions, experiences of inequality and the corruption of America as poets gathered on Tuesday. Deep Release Poetry Society presented VSU’s biggest poetry showcase of the year with “The Big Payback.” “It was astonishing to see all of our hard work come together in an event of such magnitude,” ...

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Solo student learns to direct

Written by: Alex Tostado Dennis May is in a class of his own. Literally. The senior theater performance major is the only student in his directed studies course taught by Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff. May will direct a one-act play by Eugene O’Neil titled “Where the Cross Is Made.” “Where the Cross Is Made” will show on Dec. 2 and 3 ...

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Johnson C. Smith to visit P.E. Complex Saturday

Written by: Shane Thomas  The VSU men’s basketball team looks to move to 4-0 when they host undefeated (5-0) Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Saturday. Following Sunday’s win over Carver Bible, Blazers head coach Mike Helfer believes his team can be better than what they’ve shown. “You can’t have any mental lapses,” Helfer said. “I feel like we went ...

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Blazers prepared for playoffs, coach Swan earns Coach of the Year honors

Written by: Neil Frawley Sometimes hard work goes unrecognized. But for three members of VSU’s volleyball squad, hard work paid off in a way one hopes it would. The Blazers finished the regular season with a 19-13 record (winning eight of ten at home) and secured the second seed in the Gulf South Conference tournament after being selected to finish ...

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Blazers cruise to 3-0 on the season

Valdosta State (3-0) used an explosive second-half surge to knock off Carver Bible (2-6) 107-80 on Sunday afternoon. The Blazers outscored the Cougars 61-38 in second half behind the play of senior guard Jeremy McKay and sophomore Blake Justice. The duo combined for 33 points in the second half, including seven three-pointers to blow the game open. Justice scored a ...

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Blazers outlast Lions, improve to 2-0

The Valdosta State men’s basketball team held on to defeat the Florida Memorial Lions 73-69 Saturday night, improving to 2-0 on the season. The Blazers led by as many 14 points and led 42-33 at halftime despite committing 11 turnovers. The Blazers struggled offensively in the second half, making just eight-of-24 attempts. The Lions (0-3) used the Blazers’ misses and ...

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Valdosta organization provides relief to those suffering from suicide loss

by John Preer   Every 40 seconds someone in the world commits suicide. The reasons why so many people decide to take their own lives vary dramatically. Many factors, ranging from stress to abuse, drive thousands of individuals to give up on everything. Contrary to the wishes of those who commit suicide, the pain does not end with their life. ...

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