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VSU women’s soccer gears up for match against West Georgia

Written by: Alex Tostado The VSU women’s soccer team will play its final regular season game on Friday at West Georgia. VSU enters the match with a record of 8-3-3 (4-2-3). The Blazers can clinch the No. 2 seed and first round bye in the Gulf South Conference Tournament with a win and a Christian Brothers loss or tie at ...

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Ferguson starts tenure at Lowndes County

Written by: Shane Thomas Two years removed from leading the VSU Lady Blazers to the Sweet Sixteen, Brittany Ferguson will be patrolling the sidelines as the new head coach of the Lowndes High School girls’ basketball team. On May 14, Ferguson was introduced as the new leader of the Lowndes High girls’ basketball program, replacing longtime Lady Vikettes coach Shan ...

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Zombies attack VSU!

Written by: Brian Hickey Not only are they in October movie marathons, but zombies have been spotted on the VSU campus – all thanks to Campus Recreation. This year Campus Recreation will be putting on its annual haunted trail. The trail will be located behind the Sustella parking deck by the CORE ropes course. Admission to the haunted trail will ...

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Apple to have new gear

Written by: Steven Setser Yet again, this week proved to be a week filled with rumors and new gadgets. Microsoft released a Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS that allows you to use your PC from an Android or iOS phone or tablet. Microsoft is working on a version for Windows Phone 8. If you did not update your ...

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SPLOST returns to Lowndes’ ballot

Written by: Taylor Stone Have you noticed any new local or area projects around the Valdosta community lately? Chances are, you have noticed the new Gornto Road Extension at the intersection of Woodrow Wilson Drive and N. Patterson Street, but who paid for the $1.9 million project? You did because it was funded by SPLOST revenue. The “Special Purpose Local ...

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Short film produced at VSU wins in New York

Written by: Cole Edwards A short film written and produced at VSU received the “Most Creative” award at the inaugural Central New York Short Film Festival on Sept. 14 in Syracuse, New York.  “The Chance” was originally developed for the VSU 48-Hour Film Competition held this past March. On the Friday evening of the competition, the team was given a ...

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Native American speaker encourages kindness and respect

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Dr. Carol Locust discussed Native American Culture and Wellness on Tuesday in the Bailey Science Center. “I was told I was to go toward the sunset because that was my destiny,” Locust said. Locust travels all over the U.S. and speaks to audiences about balance in their lives.  She said when you feel like you’re out ...

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Godly conversation at VSU: Religious organizations on the rise throughout campus

Written by: Elan Waite The saying goes “You don’t talk religion or politics.” That is how it is still seen for many people who know that both topics can lead to an often unwarranted and heated debate. The different views on both vary and are often unclear until a conversation is started. It’s very tricky, especially with religion. Those who ...

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Do you think your degree will get you a good job or a load of debt?

Leiyan Smiley junior chemistry major “I believe my job will not end me a load of debt but a promising career.”   Shane McGuire freshman criminal justice major “As of right now I’ve got a lot of student loans I’m trying to pay off.”   Want more opinions? Check out the Video People Poll online at: youtube.com/ValdostaSpectator

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ObamaCare: No glitch

Written by: Von Kennedy The Affordable Care Act website sucks, the law does not. The perception that the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) website somehow takes away from the law allowing underprivileged Americans who cannot afford health care is truly misleading. Conservative news outlets (not Republicans – there is a difference) have made the ObamaCare website into an example of ...

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