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2012-10-11

VSU bids Bailey farewell

 Dr. Hugh C. Bailey, who served as president of Valdosta State as long as most traditional college students have been alive, died on Oct. 5 at the age of 83.  Dr. Bailey began his presidency in 1978 when VSU was still called Valdosta State College and retired in 2001 from Valdosta State University. During his time here at VSU Bailey ...

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‘Dosta Playhouse prepares ‘Love, Sex, & the I.R.S.’

Valdosta has a new play that is sure to make audiences laugh about the hardships we all face when it comes to Love, Sex and the I.R.S. Love, Sex and the I.R.S, the second play of the season, will be showing at the ‘Dosta Playhouse in Downtown Valdosta on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The show was created by famous playwright, ...

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Neeson ‘takes’ back the boxx office

To all of those die-hard Taken fans, Taken 2 has been released!  Opened in theatres Friday, Taken 2 is a packed-action sequel starring Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, a father and ex-husband who would do anything to save his family. Directed by Olivier Megaton, Taken 2 has grossed an estimated $18.6 million on opening night in more than 3,000 North ...

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Eating healthy on a college budget

Greetings Blazer Nation,   I’m Devin Crudup, the newest addition to the Spectator family. I’ll be bringing you a weekly dose of healthy eating and exercise tips via the new Be Healthy column. The topics discussed in this column will range from weight lifting, to recipes, all geared towards students. I’m currently a senior here at VSU majoring in exercise ...

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So you think you can salsa?

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American Student Association (LASA) hosted Salsa Night on Oct. 5 in the Cypress Room at the U.C “We really wanted to have a day where the students on campus could come and enjoy a huge part of Latin American culture,” Joshua Gomez, president of LASA, said. “So we figured what’s better than ...

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Same-sex marriage didn’t kill us

Where are the destruction, the apocalypse, and violence rampant in the streets? I have been waiting for these things to happen, since they have been foretold by opponents of same-sex marriage. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said this past weekend that same-sex marriage will cause our country to self-destruct because it destroys the foundation upon which this nation is ...

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Reality TV enforces negative stereotypes

Reality Television is a large part of our culture these days.  Why people enjoy watching this stuff is beyond me. What does it show about our culture when we reward people who do things we believe are wrong, by giving them a television show?  In 1973, a 12-episode show called “An American Family” was released.  It was the first look ...

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People Poll: What are you doing for Fall Break?

“I’m going to visit my family.” Tanetra Strickland sophomore pre-nursing major “I’m just going home.” Amber Ash senior communication science and disorder major “I’m working all fall break.” Jenna Ives freshman accounting major “I’ll probably exercise and recuperate from school, just Relax!” Antonio Boykins senior sociology major “I’ll be driving home.” Christian  Phares freshman biology major

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Students text and drive on campus

It’s not worth it. On Monday, students waited in line on the Pedestrian Mall in front of Odum Library to experience the Texting Simulator. The Office of Health Promotions provided the full size car designed to model the dangers of texting while driving, and Tyler Salzwedel and Aaron Snyder from the Peer Awareness Company operated the demonstration. Students sat behind ...

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North Campus construction makes room for students

As North Campus continues to be transformed, students are quickly learning that no place on campus is exempt from the wave of construction that is sweeping over VSU. On Sept. 10, construction crews blocked off the original parking lot in front of North Campus, and then began clearing away the asphalt five days later. “One day they came and fenced ...

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