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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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Planetarium shows ‘Larry, Cat in Space,” teaches kids about the moon

The planetarium show on February 23rd, 2018, played an animated short story for kids around Valdosta named “Larry, Cat in Space.” “Larry, Cat in Space” was a short, funny children’s animation made to help teach children about the moon. None-other-than Larry the Cat himself narrated his exciting story. Larry told the audience about how he ended up on the moon, or “meoown,” as he ...

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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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Bring the gym to your dorm room

Going to the gym can be hard whether it’s intimidating or because there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day; however, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to workout without leaving the residence hall. Some people like the motivation and structure of work out videos. Not everyone is willing to buy a DVD, but there are ...

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Ensure graduation with these tips

Graduation is a time of celebration, but it can also be a time of stress and confusion. Here are 10 easy steps to make it seem like a breeze. Registrar: Get familiar with your school’s career services office or in this case the registrar.  This office helps find student’s part-time work, internships and volunteer opportunities while they’re going through school. ...

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