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From red to pink; VSU celebrates disability awareness

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to an end, the Department of Diversity and Inclusion decided to host a “Pink Out Party” on Oct. 28 to support not only victims of breast cancer, but to also spread awareness of Disability Employment Awareness Month.A lot of people don’t know about Disability Employment Awareness Month which occurs every October. Its purpose is ...

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Congrats Grads: Another class of Blazers will get their degrees soon

Even with graduation being held at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium at four seperate times, The VSU Spectator still wanted to take the time to recognize some graduating seniors. Here is a sampling of some of this semester’s graduates and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Danielle Spivey, spanish major “I plan on getting my master’s and PhD in Spanish Literature and becoming ...

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What studying abroad during a pandemic could look like

The VSU history department is offering a virtual study abroad program in Poland during the Maymester 2021. This program was proposed by Dr. John Dunn, professor of history, on Nov. 3 to help students earn experiental credit. According to Dr. Dunn, experiential knowledge is obtained through internships, volunteer work for a nonprofit or study abroad which is required for VSU ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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VSU Students fight to get Spring Break back

It was announced on Oct. 16 that five wellness days spread throughout the semester will replace a full week of spring break in the spring semester. Some VSU students are not happy with the changes and have chosen to speak up about it. In response, a petition has been made by VSU students that asks VSU administration and The Board ...

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Political Parties Continue to Create Personal Divide

Senior health science major Erin Golden recalls a time when her political affiliation almost came between her and a friend. Golden identifies as a Democrat but learned soon after that those she befriended didn’t always share her same interests and beliefs. Golden was put in an awkward situation when she learned from social media that her friend was a Republican ...

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SGA recommends more campus protection with election results around the corner

Student Government Association has recently sent out an email on further action on campus after receiving student feedback about their fear and anxiety after the election. SGA has received feedback from students and made recommendations to Dr. Vince Miller, the vice president of Student Affairs, that includes additional lighting to Hopper and Palms Quad, increasing police presence on campus and ...

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Spring Break changed to accommodate for COVID-19

On Oct. 16, the VSU Office of Academic Affairs announced there will be no spring break. Although there is no spring break, those five days will be spread throughout the semester as “wellness days.” These wellness days are Feb. 16, March 17, April 2, April 15 and May 3, which include no classes, homework or assessments. This decision was made ...

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Photos: A Look Into VSU’s First Blazer Week

Blazer Week was held Oct. 12 – 16 to take place of homecoming, which has been moved to the spring, to help keep the Blazer spirit alive, according to Robin Vickery, the director of VSU. On the first day , the Campus Activities Board hosted a bingo night in the third-floor Student Union ballrooms. Pictured are students at bingo night. ...

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Student businesses making an impact on campus

Almost all students at some point in their education have a job. For some, this might mean working in a restaurant or retail, but over the course of the past decade, more students have started their own business. Posters are found throughout campus advertising student-run businesses for a variety of services. Some sell accessories like bracelets, stickers and makeup, while ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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