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Get to know LASA at VSU

VSU houses countless clubs and organizations. This is great because there is a place for everyone, but some just slip through the cracks. It can be a bit overwhelming at times to decide. Here at The Spectator want to highlight those that students may not be aware of. One group, in particular, is the Latin American Student Association (LASA). LASA ...

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Pros and cons of owning a pet in college

Let’s face it. The majority of college kids, or people in general, love their pets. Cats and dogs alike become family rather quickly, and the bond that’s created is immeasurable. If you have a pet, you understand exactly. If you haven’t, you could be missing out. There’s a lot that goes into owning a pet, though. Before checking out a ...

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UPD teaches students about drunk driving

On March 7, VSU Police hosted the Blazer Safety Maze, an event where students can see the effects of intoxicated driving. The Blazer Safety Maze took place on the VSU front lawn and was coordinated by Sgt. Heidi Browning. “We want to educate students and remind them of the dangers of driving intoxicated before spring break,” Browning said. Officers at ...

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Get to know the Anime and Manga club

At VSU there are over 200 student organizations, but one students may not know of is the Anime and Manga Club. This is a group for like-minded people who enjoy discussing anything having to do with Japanese art and animations. If you are someone that likes anime, this organization is a great place to go because of the chance to ...

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‘Plates in the Park’ helps feed the homeless

On Saturdy, March 3, Replenish Women and the Collegiate Men of VSU collaborated for an event know as “Plates in the Park.” The event was held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. under the bridge downtown. Volunteers handed out food, hygiene packets, sheets and even clothes to residents of nearby shelters as well as any homeless person walking by. Story ...

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Strategies to quit smoking

According to an article written by Dr. Edward Grimsley, titled “Use These Strategies in Your Quest to Quit Smoking,” cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, but nearly one in five deaths in the U.S. is caused by cigarette smoking. Smoking results in more deaths each year than AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, ...

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Stay motivated before spring break

Because spring break is a little over a week away, all students can think about is warm beaches, sun tanning and relaxation, but there’s still some work to do before hitting the waves. This is one of the hardest times for students to stay motivated and keep working. Here are 10 ways to stay on top of things before spring ...

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‘Roots’ caps off Black History Month

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Collegiate Men of VSU collaborated with the Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and NAACP to host the 2nd annual Roots scholarship dinner. This event took place in the Magnolia room in the University Center and allowed attendees a chance to win a $100 scholarship and an ATM voucher. The winner was ...

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People Poll: What is your ideal professor?

“For me, an ideal professor is someone who enjoys what they’re teaching,” Chatari Humphrey, an educational leadership and student affairs graduate student, said. “I want someone who is flexible and personal with his or her class rather than just ‘there.’ You can tell when a teacher is not passionate about what they do because you can see it in their ...

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VSU says “End It” to worldwide slavery

On Feb. 22, Valdosta State University hosted the first annual End It Movement event. The End It Movement is an anti-sex slavery movement where people pledge to be advocates, raise awareness and help fight against sex trafficking. During the ceremony, students, faculty and staff all gathered for stories, a candle vigil, prayer and words from Taylor O’Neal, a sexual assault ...

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