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Fall 2011

Scheduled Maintenance

The VSU WebSpectator will be undergoing some website maintenance starting at 2:00pm on December 31st, in preparation for the new semester. Please forgive our mess as we work to update, upgrade, and rework parts of our website. Thank you! Rebecka McAleer, Web Editor

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Enforcement or exploitation?

If you aren’t angry, then you aren’t paying attention. That’s what I have been saying for the last two weeks in light of the law enforcement abuses across the country. Let me bring you up to speed. At the University of California – Davis campus, students were peaceably protesting as part of an Occupy movement. When the protesters sat down, ...

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Newest Twilight installment cleans up at box office

Twilight’s 4th movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1 easily won the Thanksgiving box office number one spot with a $62.3 million win over the break with Disney’s The Muppets closely coming at number 2 with $42 million gross. Like other Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn did not disappoint fans. Although unlike other Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn might have actually won over unlikely ...

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SpecTech: Microsoft scams and freemium fun

I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday. In this issue, announcements from Microsoft, EA wants to give you free stuff and more iPhone 5 and iPad 3 rumors. Microsoft announced that thousands of users’ Xbox LIVE email accounts had been sent a scam email. The email promised free Microsoft Points for a small survey; those ...

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A very Bublé Christmas

The turkey has been carved and served. Now the eggnog is ready to be doled out, the presents are ready to be bought and wrapped, the decorations are ready to be strung, lit and hung. Finals and Christmas break is in sight. What other perfect star on the holiday tree than the Michael Bublé Christmas CD. Producing albums since 2003 ...

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Students give opinions on diversity at VSU

Students received the opportunity to share their thoughts on VSU’s diversity at a forum Nov. 17, in a University Center classroom. The forum focused strictly on the faculty and student opinions on the issue of having enough diversity on campus. The form began with a video which highlighted MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech via song and proceeded to continue ...

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Thanksgiving over, students prep for holiday break

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over, students are making way for the Christmas holiday. For some students, this is the end of the semester and the end of their college years, but for others it is yet another break from the books. For most, Christmas already started Thanksgiving night by putting up the tree and Christmas decorations or the ...

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Students prep for buyback

With the end of the semester approaching students are finishing up their classes and studying for finals. Many consider this the most stressful time of the school year. For better or worse, the end of the semester coincides with book buyback. “Book buyback helps me figure out which classes I need to study for because once I sell my book ...

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VSU one step closer to Ashley Cinemas purchase

Ashley Cinemas, Valdosta’s $1.99 theatre, might one day be no more when VSU’s purchase of the theatre becomes finalized. VSU’s proposal to purchase Ashley Cinemas for various possibilities such as parking space, lecture halls and even for demolition was approved in September by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “We have to look at the way the campus ...

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Coach Heinz ready for more in 2012

Coach Melissa Heinz has had a great amount of success coming into young or new women’s soccer programs and producing positive results, and it was no different when she came to VSU. Heinz led the women’s squad to an impressive 11-5 record (5-1-1 in GSC play) and a second place finish in the Gulf South Conference Championship during her first year ...

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