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Professor investigated for writing racial slur

On Sept. 27, a professor wrote a racial slur on a whiteboard in front of his class, leading to an investigation. Dr. Fred Earls, a communication professor at VSU, wrote the n-word on a whiteboard during his lecture, which has caused controversy. The lecture was on how language changes depending on who uses it, using the n-word as the lead ...

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Remembering Dr. Steven Kohn

On July 24, VSU Presidents office released the unfortunate news of the passing of our beloved professor, Dr. Steven Kohn.  Dr. Kohn was a professor at VSU for 19 years after he joined the psychological department in 2004. He had a passion for the study abroad program in the Czech Republic, where he introduced students to multiple cities and enjoyed ...

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Student Government Association hosts its Committee Meeting

The Student Government Association hosted its first committee meeting of the year on Sept. 18. Each committee in the SGA got a chance to get together to express the changes that they would like to see for the future. The meeting was held for new members and freshman to get to know each other and talk about their goals for ...

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Students left outraged at alarming mold growth

Students living in VSU residence halls have reported mold growing at an alarming rate in their rooms. Mold has been seen in Hopper, Georgia, and Centennial. Students have brought awareness to this by posting anonymous pictures of their dorms to the social media platform YikYak. With the increased attention, many other students have said they have seen mold in their ...

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VSU students share their experiences during Hurricane Idalia

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hurricane Idalia hit Valdosta with a category two force and caused city-wide power outages, closed roads, and flooding.  VSU allowed residential students to continue living on campus. Many students were unaware of how strong the storm would be and shared similar experiences.   Other students who commute to VSU and live in nearby apartments also faced the ...

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Unfinished apartment complex leaves students in limbo

More than 150 Valdosta State University students are living without promised housing after signing leases with a new apartment complex that has not been fully built. The complex, Magnolia Reserve, has placed some students in allegedly questionable motels while awaiting completion. According to an e-mail obtained by The Spectator, students have been reported living in their cars, complaining about unsafe ...

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The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia causing potential seven week clean up

Ever since Hurricane Idalia hit the city of Valdosta, Georgia, on Aug. 30, 2023, Valdosta State University has made efforts to clean and restore what has been lost. A campus-wide power outage occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Generators were active during the power outage throughout the VSU Police Department, Information Technology systems, and VSU Emergency Operations Center, ...

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VSU student joins Hairspray national tour cast

Valdosta State University’s theatre department has gained a new success story: Kalab Quinn, a senior performance major, has joined the Hairspray National Tour cast. “Hairspray” follows the story of Tracy, a teen girl, and her chance to rise to stardom in the 1960s. Tracy navigates the socio-political scene of the time, and uses her fame to integrate her school. Quinn ...

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Hurricane Idalia hits VSU causing campus power outage

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, VSU was struck by Hurricane Idalia. The storm brought strong winds and hard rain. There has been reported damage across campus and the city. The power is out citywide and when it will return is still unknown. Class is canceled until Tuesday, Sept. 5.  During the storm, some students living on campus were told to move ...

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Campus closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Idalia

VSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Idalia. VSU will be closed from 8 a.m. till midnight. The hurricane will pass through Valdosta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students living on campus have been advised to be safe and stay inside. VSU is planning on reopening on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Face-to-face classes are canceled ...

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