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2014-10-29

IT understaffed, overworked

Written By: Lia Armistead  The VSU IT department is suffering from a lack of staff members, causing slower solutions to technical problems campus wide. Currently, the IT department employs 42 full-time staff members to monitor over 230 smart classrooms and computer labs on campus, causing glitches to take up to an hour to be fixed. With a new policy of ...

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West Hall renovations still in progress

Written By: Tierra Francois West Hall has been under renovation since last summer, and the renovation still continues. The renovations began in the west wing and the second renovation will begin replacing the HVAC in the south wing, where many students complain of the high humidity in classrooms. Replacing HVAC is very costly and time consuming. The HVAC has to ...

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Students “Carry that weight”

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to fight campus sexual assaults. This ...

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Outage causes issues for on campus station

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring The short power outage at VSU on Monday night around 7:30 p.m. caused confusion and frustration for students who were on campus during that time.   When The Spectator reached out to Georgia Power, they were unable to specify why VSU experienced a power outage Monday night. However, the Valdosta Daily Times received some information from ...

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McKinney orders probe

 Written By: John Stephen and Jordan Hill  VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes.   Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in the conflict, has filed a formal complaint with the USG’s Ethics and ...

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Step show ‘Phrozen Genesis’ a VSU homecoming success

Written By: Kristin Whitman The crowd froze, the floors quivered, and “Phrozen Genesis: The Coldest Experience,”step show packed out the VSU P.E Complex Saturday evening. The event takes place every year and features fraternities and sororities from VSU, as well as other schools, to compete for a trophy.   The Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. held the ...

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Creepy Halloween events geared to scare victims

Written By: Marquez Slaugheter Halloween is the time of year to be spooked and to have a fun time with friends and family. Haunted houses and haunted trails are popular to go to during the Halloween season for college students who are looking for something exciting to get into.  It is mainly for students to go in, get scared, and ...

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VSU hosts annual Sunday’s Best on November 2

Written By: Tierra Francois VSU’s Sunday’s Best initially started in Fall 2011 as a way for the choir to offer an event for homecoming. Eventually the event became annual and very popular. Similar to BET’s Sunday Best, these auditions give students the opportunity to express themselves in song. The auditions this year for Sunday’s Best were held on Oct. 15 ...

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How to stop the cravings

Written By: Hailey Nelson  Do you tend to start craving sweet, salty or sugary foods when stress creeps up or when you just want a quick pick-me-up? All of the sugar, carbs and caffeine that we consume on the go only give us a temporary boost of energy. It may take practice to form new cravings that are more beneficial ...

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Volleyball approaches postseason

Written By: Neil Frawley The Valdosta State University’s volleyball team sits just three spots out of first place in the Gulf South Conference standings, and carry a perfect 9-0 home record into their second to last home stand against University of North Alabama on Friday followed by University of Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday. Coach Mike Swan spoke to his team after ...

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