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2011-10-20

Blazers tennis dynamic duo wins big again

Valdosta State tennis dynamic duo Luis Loeffler and Christian Hansen won the USTA/ITA small college championship last Sunday in Mobile, Ala., adding another championship to VSU tennis’ already impressive trophy case. The pair claimed championship honors after defeating Brian Chow and Richard Meyer of Williams College 6-3 and 6-2. In the longest match of the day, the duo began the ...

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More states lift campus gun ban

Gun control was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when Oregon became the second state in the nation to allow students to legally carry concealed firearms on college or university property. The passing of this law may have gone unnoticed by most students in Georgia, but it begs the question of whether this might become a trend, and most ...

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People Poll: What do you think about the ‘Occupy’ movement?

“I didn’t know we were having a movement down here.” Anthony Holloway junior computer information systems major “It’s nice that a small town like Valdosta is included in this.” Jade Gill freshman English major “I didn’t know about it.” Keyla Garcia freshman psychology major “I am glad to see that it is spreading.”Eli Rountree junior anthropology major “I kinda knew ...

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Bystanders should intervene

You walk through the Foshan City market one day, when you notice a bleeding two-year-old girl lying on the side of the street. You would of course rush over and help her, or would you? Last Thursday in Foshan City, China, a two-year-old girl was run over, backed over, run over again with a truck and then was run over ...

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Occupiers need organization

The Occupy Movement has gone worldwide. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir movement, protesters began occupying Liberty Plaza in New York City on Sept. 17. Fast-forward almost one month exactly. The Occupy movement has hit Valdosta, and we at The Spectator are all for it—kind of. There is a good message behind the protests, but they could be a little more ...

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PopAddict: Bieber denied rap fame, Cannon twins get limelight

It’s one step closer to fall break, kids, and I can’t tell you how ready I am for this week to be over! I got over the hump now it’s my job to give you something to ease your mind until Friday. So, sit back and let me ditch out this dirt to you! So we all saw the tweets ...

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Organo Gold delivers hot coffee to campus anytime

Nick Barnes, recent VSU alum and newfound entrepreneur, has opened a new business that delivers organic coffee to the Valdosta area any time, day or night. It’s no secret that the majority of college students need caffeine to function, but at 2 a.m., when the typical all night study session is in full swing, most coffee shops are closed. The ...

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Clothesline brings awareness

Video By: J.J. Wortham and Lavisa Darling T-shirts tell the story, stories of emotional abuse, physical abuse and rape. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and VSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is committed to reminding students of the survivors and warning that it can happen to anyone. The Women’s Gender Study Program, headed by Dr. Tracy Meyers, is a ...

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Odum now has art, new additions

Over the fall semester, Odum Library has showcased art throughout several floors of the library. Some of the more recent features included the Lamar Dodd collection, pieces from Amalia Amaki and most recently the Ross Rosenberg Collection. On Oct. 28, the Odum Library will introduce these pieces and more as a gallery showing to students and faculty from 2 p.m. ...

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SpecTech Review: The iPhone 4S

This week I will review one of the most talked about and best-selling phones—the iPhone 4S. It has been reported that the iPhone 4S sold over 4 million units during its launch weekend, which isn’t surprising since it is available on two new networks at launch. All Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T stores in Valdosta were sold out when I asked ...

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