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Erin’s food corner

Restaurant Style Cilantro Lime Beans  If you know me, then you know Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. The different textures and flavor of the food always takes my taste buds to another level. Though fajitas, burritos and tacos are a few of my favorites, this side item takes the spotlight now and again. Beans with Mexican food ...

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Clubs to join this semester

Freshman year is all about finding your niche and making a mark. With over 200 plus campus organizations, campus life is definitely a good start to making your college career one to remember. Check out just a few of our campus organizations that just might spark your interest! Dance Club With a different style every week, this organization is open ...

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Grab the popcorn: The Spectator’s monthly movie review

It’s a Friday night. There’s nothing to do. You have a few dollars and realize that there’s a new movie coming out today that interests you, but you’re not sure if it will be good. Well, here are some reviews for some of the recent summer releases: Girl’s Trip  One of this summer’s most talked about movies was met with equal numbers and reviews. Girl’s Trip was released in July ...

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Sink the cabinet ended with a splash

Sink the Cabinet was on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7p.m. with Greek Life and President Carvajal at the Recreation Center Pool. The objective was to sink canoes with buckets of water. The last team afloat wins. Photos by Sarrah Rose. For more stories from Campus Life, click here.

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VSU hosts 26th annual ‘The Happening’

The annual The Happening occurred on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on VSU’s front lawn. Celebrating its 26th  anniversary, The Happening gave over 300 organizations, venders and shops the pleasure of showing the community and the university what they have to offer. The Happening is an event that has been put on every year for the past 26 ...

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Freshmen fifteen: how to eat to lose weight

We’ve all heard about the freshmen 15: the 15 pounds you gain in your first semester of college. The meal plans and all you can eat buffets at the dining halls can be hard to resist. But even the upperclassmen who are trying to lose weight and keep it off don’t have to stop eating the foods they love. Although diets ...

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Ashley Street Station, Valdosta nightlife’s hidden gem

On a weeknight the loud music, mesmerizing atmosphere, and the nostalgic 70s dive bar feel will drag you onto Ashley Street Station’s (A.S.S) doorstep. With bands playing nightly, you’re sure to feel like you’re living in an episode of your parents’ self-proclaimed, “Glory Days”. Ashley Street Station is notoriously known for appealing to the rock scene. Fret not, musical diversity in Valdosta peaks here. From pop, to rock, ...

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This Week at VSU

Photos by Monique Petition and Taylor Sutherland With students back on campus and Fall Explosion is officially in full swing. Students participated in a part-time job fair, Greek-life events on Palms Quad, a special Dine with the Blazers event and so much more. Check out these photos showcasing campus life here at Valdosta State.  

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Convenience can outweigh price for textbooks

Spending an excess amount of money is a burden all college students bear, but the worst place for that money to go is a textbook that students might not even use. Places like the VSU Bookstore and Dorks Books offer convenience in proximity, but there are also online delivery companies like Chegg and Amazon who often sell for a lower price than the physical stores. Textbooks ...

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Five things you should do the first month of college

You’ve finally made it to college. All your years of schooling have led to this moment. Now that you’ve moved into your dorm and have started classes, this month will be a roller coaster. Balancing your developing social life and academic career can be tough. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead of the roller coaster and ...

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