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RezFest sees low turnout for its newest feature

On the week of March 19 to 25, the Residence Hall Association hosted their annual RezFest week. This year, they added a new twist to an old tradition: the very first RezFest Olympics. The event was a field day for RezFest weekend and was open to all residents on campus. Junior Olympic Coordinator Christopher Thompson made sure the event was ...

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#MeToo gets a biblical explanation

Dr. Sandra Gravett, professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University hosted an event titled, “#MeToo and the Bible.” The event’s purpose was to educate individuals on the challenges women have and continue to face in the Evangelical New South. The #MeToo movement lets other women know they aren’t alone in their struggles of sexual harassment, and they can ...

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Students enjoy tye-dyeing on Palms Quad

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted tye-dyeing for students on Palms Quad on March 21. All tye-dye materials were set up at tables on the quad, where students were invited to make their own colored creations.  

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Preview: The untold history of a ‘Deaf Deaf World’

Deaf Deaf World is an event hosted by the American Sign Language (ASL) Club in order to bring awareness and to educate the student body about the deaf community. The ASL club took a few years off from hosting the event, but they are coming back this year with a reinvented plan that should help bring more awareness. This year ...

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Pros and cons of roommates

As college students, most of us have had a roommate either by choice or by necessity. With that being said, there’s a 50/50 chance that a roommate will either be a friend or foe. Although a lot of people will presume that living alone is much preferable to living with someone else, there are pros and cons to both. Pros for living with a roommate: One of ...

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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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