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Her Campus hosting Pink Week Events

VSU’s Her Campus organization is hosting a series of events from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10 as part of their first-ever Pink Week. These events are a trivia night, a game night, an ice cream social and a suicide prevention event. “Her Campus is the #1 online magazine dedicated to collegiate and post-grad women on how to navigate life during ...

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Habitat for Humanity offers humbling experience

Giving back to the community is an opportunity students can be part of at least once during their college years. Nyiana Flournoy, a senior communication sciences and disorders major and President and Public Relations chair, gives to the community through Habitat for Humanity. “The organization on campus works with the Valdosta chapter in hosting fundraisers, [food] drives and sometimes we ...

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A.C.T.I.O.N Speaks Louder than Words

A Chance to Initiate Opportunities Now (A.C.T.I.O.N) is a student-led organization here at VSU. Originating in 2018 by David Davis, it has been making significant strides in the VSU and Valdosta community. As a community-oriented organization, they dedicate themselves to the social issues in and around the campus. A.C.T.I.O.N is trying to make a stronger connection between the student population ...

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Alumni say VSU crucial in their career path

There are numbers of VSU Alumni that, since graduating, have made their mark in the world. As current seniors graduate and move past this school they will become Alumni as well.  Kara Jones, marketing director at U.S. Press has worked with this company since she graduated from VSU in 2014. U.S. Press is a commercial printing company located in Valdosta.  ...

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Enactus blazes with café reopening

On March 1, Business Bites has reopened with a new name, Blazin’ Café, in Pound Hall in room 1001, which is hosted by a student organization called Enactus. Enactus is an international nonprofit student organization that is dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, which allows students of all majors to join. “Enactus is a nonprofit ...

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Student entrepreneur ‘locs’ in on dread business at VSU

Alexis Sawyer, a freshman nursing major, has her own hair business, “Lexi’s Lavish Locs.” Sawyer specializes in re-twisting, repairing and styling dreads and dreadlocks, or a “loctician.” Since March 2020, people lost their jobs due to the safety of their work environments being compromised by COVID-19. Amongst these people were some college students. College students already don’t earn a lot ...

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Student turns axe throwing hobby into business

You may have seen some axe throwing on the front lawn during VSU’s spirit week hosted by Skoll Axe Throwing, but did you know the owner is actually a proud Blazer himself? Skal is a Norwegian word meaning “Cheers!” This kind of enthusiastic feeling is exactly what VSU senior Caleb Dixon was hoping to create when he founded Skoll Axe ...

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Her Campus covers women at VSU

There are a variety of organizations here on VSU campus. These organizations include different interests for students. One of these organizations is Her Campus. Her campus is an organization focusing on journalism specifically geared towards collegiate women. They cover different topics from career, love, style and general issues about life. It seems to be an excellent fit for women who ...

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Dr. Vince Miller’s Passion Reflects Career Choice at VSU

Dr. Vince Miller, vice president for student affairs at VSU, has had a busy year due to COVID-19, but he hasn’t allowed that to put a damper on his passion for VSU’s students. The Louisiana native began his journey in 1997 at Louisiana Tech University, where he received his bachelor’s in marketing and master’s in industrial psychology. After 10 years, ...

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Congrats Grads: Another class of Blazers will get their degrees soon

Even with graduation being held at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium at four seperate times, The VSU Spectator still wanted to take the time to recognize some graduating seniors. Here is a sampling of some of this semester’s graduates and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Danielle Spivey, spanish major “I plan on getting my master’s and PhD in Spanish Literature and becoming ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!