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S.A.V.E. hosts discussion on climate change

Written by: Abbie Baggerly The topic of climate change is heating up on campus. On Nov. 12, S.A.V.E (Students Against Violating the Environment) hosted a panel discussion of four speakers on climate change and the fossil fuel divestment movement.  Dr. Jason Allard, associate professor of geosciences, was the first speaker to address the audience. Allard said that humans are most ...

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Chorus raises spirit and profit

Written by: Jordan Barela The holiday spirit is in the air, and the best way to celebrate is by singing while raising money for a trip to England. The Department of Music held its annual Candlelight Concert on Saturday, raising over $2,000 for the Chamber Singers’ trip to England this spring. “This year is very important because the money that ...

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Wishes grow on trees

Written by: Cole Edwards The Holiday Helper Tree is in bloom once again. Students interested in fulfilling a child’s Christmas wish list need to come by the Student Life office on the third floor of the Student Union to choose a child’s list from the tree. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 6. “This is the largest number ...

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NSA possesses new scary technology

Written by: Taylor Stone What if the U.S. government tracked every phone call you’ve ever made and every e-mail you’ve ever sent and stored them all on servers so large that it would require 1.7 million gallons of water each day just to keep the computers cool? Unfortunately, this isn’t a trailer for the latest sci-fi movie; rather, it’s the ...

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Let’s coexist with Greek life

Written by: Isaiah Smart  In recent news, Greek Life gained hundreds of new members. After CPC and IFC rush concluded earlier this fall, a few NPHC organizations gained their own new set of initiates. Both of these instances hold their own significance. It has been four years since the Lambda Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has had any new ...

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Students control campus media

Written by: Eric Jackson As campus media outlets continue to work as career stepping stones for students at universities nation-wide, the fight for editorial independence remains a never-ending obstacle . This is noticeable as a bystander, but it all came to light last spring, after leaving the Georgia College Press Association convention. Throughout the weekend trip, during meetings and seminars, ...

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PlayStation 4 has big release

Written by: Steven Setser Hello, and welcome to the final issue of SpecTech for this semester. I would like to announce my retirement from the Spectator. I will no longer be writing SpecTech, and I would like to thank all of my readers for their support during the last few years. This week has been a busy one for Sony, ...

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Citizens say ‘so long’ to privacy

Written by: David Lacy  By 2015, law enforcement, colleges and private users will have the chance to use drones as they see fit. This is a good thing, but it’s not without its concerns. This could be great for research. Who knows what companies such as Google could do if they had a drone to use for things like Google ...

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Students ‘Payback’ poetry

Written by: Isaiah Smart Jennette Hall was filled with confessions of porn addictions, experiences of inequality and the corruption of America as poets gathered on Tuesday. Deep Release Poetry Society presented VSU’s biggest poetry showcase of the year with “The Big Payback.” “It was astonishing to see all of our hard work come together in an event of such magnitude,” ...

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