New publication provides an alternative for women

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them. Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women. Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because
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Students to experience life without any sound

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Abbie Baggerly What’s your sign? VSU’s American Sign Language Club will host its annual Deaf, Deaf World event on April 25 in Student Union Ballrooms A, B and C.  For student convenience, Deaf, Deaf World will be split into two sessions: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.   “Deaf, Deaf World is an event
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Game of Thrones serves up more matrimonial carnage

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Normally, it’s uncommon for people to cheer when someone dies. But on Sunday, eager fans of the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones” were overjoyed when one of the main characters unexpectedly checked-out of Westeros. The second episode of season four reminded GOT fans of the unforgettable “Red Wedding” at the
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Spring Electronics Recycling event

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Jessica Ingram The City of Valdosta Public Works Department and the Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful organization hosted another successful Electronics Recycling event in Mathis Auditorium on Saturday. Citizens were asked to drop off old and unwanted electronics, such as computers, cell phones, cables, stereos, VCRs, cameras and televisions. The Electronic Recycling event is one
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VSU held third annual “Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta” event

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams VSU danced the night away at its third annual Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta event on Saturday. The event was modeled after the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” and helped to raise funds for several dance, music and theater scholarships at VSU. The stars of the show were
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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Will Lewis/THE SPECTATOR

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing
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‘Salvage’ your style

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Sierra King/THE SPECTATOR

Written by: John Stephen Question: What do old wedding dresses, vintage records and a painting of Captain Jack Sparrow all have in common? Answer: They all can be found at Salvage thrift shop, among an enormous treasure trove of other items. Located at 612 Baytree Rd., Salvage may seem normal enough on the outside with
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Catching a Dream: Ex-VSU student lends talent to Jamie Lynn Spears

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
TylerTomlinson

Written by: Veronica Dominicis Every kid dreams of being a rock star, but many never make it. Tyler Tomlinson made it. In 2010, Tomlinson was taking classes at VSU, but today he can be seen on the national stage. “Within the past two months, I’ve been in videos and articles featured on the front page
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Get ‘Wet `n Wild’ with LASA

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Rikysha Williams Party Puerto Rican style! The Latin American Student Association (LASA) will hold their annual Carnaval event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the front lawn. This year, LASA is celebrating Puerto Rico with a “Wet ‘n Wild” theme that features fun water-based games and traditional Carnaval activities. There will be a
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Backers demand refund

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: Joseph Albahari With the help of generous Kickstarter donations, tech company Oculus VR was set to revolutionize the world of gaming. But in March, much to the dismay of the Internet, Facebook decided to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, commented on the deal after it was
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