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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/28/15

Today’s Birthday (09/28/15). Slow down and think things over this year. Consider history before making decisions and plans. Let go of strategies that don’t work, especially in partnerships. Communication and social networking opens profitable career doors after 3/8. Assume new leadership after 3/23. Love is your lodestar. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, ...

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VSU unveils new homepage

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Students who visit the VSU homepage may have noticed that things look a bit different than they did when the Spring 2015 semester ended. “This is an exciting improvement to our university’s first impression,” Keith Warburg, assistant director of creative services, announced in an email to VSU students when the new webpage was going ...

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Previous NFL star defends VSU

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The VSU football team made some changes to the coaching staff this offseason that is headlined by the signing of new defensive coordinator Chad Williams from Blazers rival West Georgia. Williams will be the third defensive coordinator at Valdosta State in three years after coach Bubba Walker left this offseason for a position at Colquitt ...

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EDITORIAL: Is our VSU degree worth the money?

Is our degree at VSU worth it now? We have had this question rumbling through our mind for a while now. This question first arose after the flag controversy. VSU was front and center of the media spotlight. The bulb shining bright on that controversy eventually burned out, only to be replaced with a fresh bulb. This time, the drop ...

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Build KARMA, aid others

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editior Want to create some good karma for yourself? Consider taking VSU’s two credit course, KARMA. KARMA is a course offered every fall and spring on campus that grants students with the opportunity to become a peer mentor. KARMA, which stands for knowledge, awareness, respect, maturity and achievement, teaches students how to effectively help their ...

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Layoffs really bite: Debate rage over administration’s cuts to faculty, staff

Written by John Preer & Jordan Barela, Editors-in-Chief and Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Two weeks into the 2015 fall semester, the VSU community is still adjusting to the announcement of the reduction in the size of the university’s faculty and staff. Prior to the start of the school year, 31 university employees were informed that their contracts would not be ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/27/15

Today’s Birthday (09/27/15). Make plans and strategize this year. Review and invent. Share nostalgic moments with friends and family. Release worn-out ideals, and regenerate partnership, especially after 9/27. Grow communications channels for professional breakthroughs after 3/8. Discover new personal power after 3/23. Onward and upward. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/26/15

Today’s Birthday (09/26/15). This year favors long-term planning. New collaboration arises after 9/27. Communication is the key that unlocks a new career level, especially after 3/8. Personal matters take priority after 3/23. Friends bring love and beauty. Share ideas and insights. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March ...

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VSU welcomes new Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton; Staton talks with The Spectator on his plans for VSU

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief On July 1, 2015, the state of the administrative staff at VSU changed. Then acting President, Dr. William McKinney, served his last day having submitted his resignation a few months prior. With the president’s seat vacant, Dr. Staton was appointed by Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby to serve as the Interim President of VSU. Staton did ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 8/21/15

Today’s Birthday (09/21/15). Enjoy this year in the spotlight. Dedicate yourself for community benefit. Have your home support your game. Get family on board. Share resources for common goals, especially after 9/27. Fall in love again after 3/8. Generate new income after 3/23. Follow passion. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the ...

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