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One Issue, Two Views: More money v. better benefits

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Although it would seem that it would be more suitable for a college student to work on campus, there are actually more benefits to working off campus. One of the benefits is working more hours. If you’re working somewhere on campus, especially here at VSU, then most places will close pretty early compared to ...

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Editorial: Professors at heart of college education

We here at the Spectator are many things: journalists, photographers, graphic designers, and editors.  But above all else, we are students.  As students of this university we want the highest quality of education that our steadily increasing tuition can buy. With this in mind, what parameters determine the quality of a college degree?  Is it the sports team or the ...

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Where is your money going?

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer When a budget is discussed there is a team of people known as the budget committee.  The budget committee is given the task to present an overview of what the majority of the funds for the fiscal year will be allocated towards. Valdosta State University is financially supported by the state and the tuition ...

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Appily ever appter

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Sometimes it can feel like, as a college student, you are constantly starving, broke, or both; now there’s an app for that. Even if you aren’t always hungry or broke, an app that can help you get free food or manage your finances can be your best friend. Money seems to leave faster than ...

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Battle continues for same sex marriage

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Whatever the Supreme Court decides, that is the law. And people have to follow the law, right? Well, Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska and Texas seemed to have missed the message. Last month, same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 states. Social media, the news, basically every corner of America was full of pride, rainbows and happiness. ...

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RetroSpec: A forgotten action hero gets remembered

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Some would argue that gaming reached its best level at the popularity of the PlayStation One.  Atop the pixelated throne sat gaming juggernauts Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil, to name a few. Action heroes Lara Croft, Solid Snake and a loveable purple dragon by the name of Spyro, were some ...

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Palms dining hall undergoes some changes

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Palm’s Dining Hall has gone through some renovations over the summer that students may or may not have noticed. The university has added a stir fry grill closer to the back, similar to the one in Hopper Dining Hall. Students can now enjoy the same custom ordered stir fry along with the other selections ...

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VSU Soccer to host UNG tonight

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer VSU Soccer hosts The University of North Georgia Friday, Sep. 4 at 5 p.m. for a huge first-game matchup. While UNG finished last season as a nationally ranked Top-25 team, the Blazers are out for redemption this year and Coach Rebecca Nolin is really excited about the matchup. “Their head coach is my best ...

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VSU Volleyball season to kick off season tonight

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer Volleyball hopes to start off the season by serving up their first loss. VSU Volleyball starts off its season this Friday Sep. 4 in Boca Raton at the Lynn University Tournament against Barton College from North Carolina. Coach Mike Swan has been very pleased with how practice is going so far this season. He ...

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