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Lenah Allen found her passion at the Spectator

The VSU Spectator has been my safe haven, open door, and home away from home ever since my freshman year of college. The publication didn’t just feel like a job to me, it felt like a place I belonged. The Spectator showed me that I had the confidence to take on new challenges and responsibilities. At the beginning of my ...

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Gracie says “Au revior” to VSYou

My time here at the Spectator has been a dream come true. The Spectator is not only my first campus job, but it is also where I finally found my people, my family and my niche. Two years ago, I had no direction or plan for my career, and I never would have considered being part of the newspaper team ...

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Sarahi Montero leaves VSU nest to fly

I am the Leading Graphics editor for the VSU Spectator, and while I am very fortunate to have worked in this office, I am going to be transferring to a different university, Kennesaw State University. The Spectator gave me a lot of opportunities to grow as an artist and develop a work ethic that I would use in a workplace ...

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VSU introduces new Online College

VSU’s new Online College of Career Advancements has been approved by the Board of Regents as of April 13. The college will include eight undergraduate programs that begins in summer 2021. Rodney Carr, vice president for student success, is the director of the new online college. He began the development of the college two years ago with other institutions while ...

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Campus Wellness provides resources for stress

VSU’s Campus Wellness community is an organization that promotes and supports the awareness of a healthy lifestyle by offering a variety of programs that address the overall wellness of the university’s faculty, staff and student community. Jon D. Paris, associate director of VSU’s counseling center, said that the campus wellness community is helpful to VSU especially during the pandemic, as ...

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Fraternity starts petition to rename buildings

The Rho Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Lambda International Fraternity created a petition to rename the resident hall buildings of Brown, Lowndes and Patterson, which was submitted to VSU administration on April 19. Michael Tidwell, the president of Sigma Lambda International Fraternity, and the rest of the fraternity decided to prepare this petition as an attempt to break away from ...

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Tips for going Green while living on campus

There are many ways to have a more sustainable living and to recycle more, but it does become hard when someone lives in a cramped place like a dorm with a roommate. Fortunately, there are ways to go green while living on campus. Go Paperless Everyone seems to always have a computer or a phone with them which can be ...

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Black Student League improves campus life for minorities

Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce attended Valdosta State College in 1963, marking the college’s first steps towards integration. Since then, Valdosta State University has changed not only in name but also in its responsibility and sensitivity to the students in attendance. Organizations, like the Black Student League, were created by VSU students to not only help with the transition of ...

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Brown Hall renovation should be ready by fall

VSU’s renovation of the Brown Hall bathrooms has reached the demolition phase, with a goal of completion before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. According to Dr. Chu, there hasn’t been a run-in with concerns or complications at this point. “The projected timeline of completion is this July with it being move-in ready by this fall,” Dr. Zduy Chu, ...

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VSU faculty gives advice on stress and studying for finals

With finals next month, VSU faculty offers advice to students who are stressed and trying to find ways to study. Finals are occurring May 4-May 7, following the last wellness day on May 3. Students may find themselves spending the wellness day preparing for a week of finals. It is important for students to remember to nourish and to rest ...

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