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Discussions of Citation Increase During Faculty Senate Meeting

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The Faculty Senate discussed several topics during a meeting held on April 21, including the issue of parking on campus. The parking issues did not pertain to lack of parking, but statistics show that more parking is available to students with permits. A graphic was shown that indicated that students are buying fewer parking permits in the last couple of ...

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Breaking: Elizabeth II, England’s longest-reigning monarch, passes away at age 96

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland early this afternoon. The news follows a statement from Buckingham Palace that her health was being monitored early this morning. She was 96-years-old. Her son Charles, heir apparent, has taken the throne as King of England. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the King announced his mother’s death is “a ...

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Stacey Abrams’ campaign trail lands at VSU

Stacey Abrams made a splash at VSU Tuesday afternoon when she came to campus for her OneGeorgia rally, part of a swing through Valdosta during her campaign for governor. Abrams, who is the Democratic candidate running for governor against current office holder Brian Kemp, came to VSU to promote her campaign and appeal to the student voters and faculty of ...

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ASC for a PAL at VSU’s Tutoring Center

If after spending a lot of time navigating through the confusing halls of Nevins you realize that you need even more time to figure out just what your professor was even talking about during class, the best place to turn to is the Academic Support Center. Located on the second floor of Odum Library, the Academic Support Center is an ...

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SCOTUS overturns 49 year old abortion rights ruling

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v Wade, a ruling that protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Ever since the overturn, people all over the United States have been protesting, donating and posting on social media to reverse the decision. Many debates have sparked for both pro-choice and pro-life opinions. However, what ...

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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Spectator wins ten awards in college newspaper contest

The Spectator staff holds printed copies of their awards

The Spectator staff won ten awards, including one first place award, at this year’s Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The staff won five group awards while four individual staff members brought in five more. The Spectator competes against 19 other Georgia colleges in the contest, including UGA, Georgia State, Emory and SCAD. This year, the Spectator brought home ...

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“Crisis in the Humanities”: What’s going to Happen to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department?

Effective on July 1, the philosophy and religious studies department will no longer be its own separate department and will instead be merged in with the history department. As a result of the upcoming retirement of Dr. Fred Downing, the Department Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies, it has been decided that at the end of the summer semester, students ...

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People Poll: How Do You Feel About the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, and Do You Think Georgia Will Adopt This Bill?

Jonathan Pelham, sophomore psychology major “I disapprove because it takes away the origins of life. I don’t think Georgia will get this bill because we’re too southern.” Jillian Blevins, sophomore communication disorders major “It’s absolutely disgusting children should be able to learn as much as they can in school—especially in public school. It’s definitely a possibility with the political state ...

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Former VSU employee files lawsuit against the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia is being sued by a former VSU employee, who is alleging a VSU administrator sexually harassed her and tampered with her employment status. Jamie T. Bird, who served as VSU’s dual enrollment director until her dismissal on Nov. 16, 2020, made a series of allegations against Dr. Rodney Carr, vice ...

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