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Interim President Cecil Staton appoints new administrative positions

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  In an email sent to the VSU community earlier today, Interim President Cecil Staton appointed several new members to administrative positions. Staton appointed a total of five administrative positions, three of which were vacant dean positions. “During my almost six months as interim president at Valdosta State, one of the most encouraging things I have ...

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Apple releases it’s largest iPad yet

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Apple released the new iPad Pro on Nov. 11. According to theverge.com, the tablet was made available in over 40 countries including the US, UK, Japan, and China. Apple claims that this is their most powerful tablet to date. Upon its unveiling, an Apple representative said that this tablet is “a magical piece of glass ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 12/8/15

Today’s Birthday (12/08/15). Personal dreams come true this year with dedication and focus. Feather your nest this spring for parties and group gatherings, especially after 9/9, when Jupiter enters Libra for a year-long community phase. Your influence rises next autumn, before family matters require attention. Protect what you love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the ...

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SGA calls executive session, comes under fire for lack of transparency

Written by Kyle Dawson, Staff Writer After conducting business publicly for only about five minutes on Monday, Student Government Association went into an hour-long closed-door session for the remainder of its weekly meeting. Senator Joel Pollack made a motion to go into an executive session, and it passed by a majority vote. Anyone not in SGA was then asked to ...

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There may be hope for Valdosta graduates in the job market

Written by Mayah Cantave, Asst. College Life Editor There may be hope for Valdosta graduates in obtaining jobs and careers. Since September of this year, the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing. The Georgia Department of Labor released a statement that the unemployment rate was at 5.9 percent compared to the 7.2 percent rate of September 2014. In October of ...

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Apple may go into the electric car business

WrittEn by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer In recent decades, Apple has been very important to the American tech industry and a leader when it comes to the U.S. economy. Apple has led many companies in terms of research and development. The company has even innovated the whole cell phone industry. Apple’s ground breaking apps are top-notched and—with the recent popularity ...

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Misguided symbolic gesture unfairly disgraces Jenner

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor Caitlyn Jenner was given this year’s “Woman of the Year” Award from Glamour magazine. According to BuzzFeed News, James Smith, an NYPD police officer, promptly returned the “Woman of the Year” Award given to him in honor of his wife, Moira Smith, an NYPD officer who died in 9/11. “I was shocked and ...

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Tuscaloosa PD accused of using excessive force

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer I’m sick of it. We’re all sick of it. If I hear about another incident involving police brutality I’ll go insane, and I know I’m not the only one. Now the incident in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is just another case to add to the list. According to The Huffington Post, the Tuscaloosa Police Department received ...

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Editorial: SGA keeps public in the dark

Transparency in our country, state, local and school government has been on our minds a lot lately here at The Spectator. Last weekend, The Spectator staff, along with journalism and mass media students attended a workshop about transparency between the media and our government. The goal of this workshop was to ensure that as we grow as members of the ...

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Trump’s stance offensive to Muslim Americans

Written by Tresia Bowles’, Staff Writer When Yahoo asked Donald Trump if he might require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion he responded, “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule.” Certain things will ...

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