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Proposed Bill stirs controversial conversation in SGA

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Senator Silas David returned from his hiatus Monday to propose a bill with the potential to change the way SGA operates. “I felt like this bill needed to be presented and I’m ready to get back to work,” David said. David proposed the “Good March” bill which would cause a temporary prohibition of ...

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Malcom Mitchell honored by Valdosta

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor March 6 is Malcom Mitchell Day. The City of Valdosta gathered at Bazemore-Hyder stadium Monday night to honor Mitchell for his accomplishments on and off the football field. Before Mitchell became a wide receiver and Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots, he played football for the Valdosta Wildcat’s. Before the event, ...

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Police Chief candidate talks with students

Written by Ladaezjah Warrens, Staff Writer  Jason Morton, one of the candidates for Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, presents the characteristics or values he believes a police department should exhibit to a campus and some ways to implement them here at Valdosta State University. Starting first as a student employee, Morton has been with the Milton Tennessee ...

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Malcolm Mitchell to receive key to the city

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor The City of Valdosta and the Valdosta County School system will celebrate Malcolm Mitchell’s success as an athlete, author and a mentor to children at 6 p.m. Monday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Mitchell is an football player for the New England Patriots, where he plays as a wide receiver. Mitchell was drafted by the ...

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VSU mourns Dr. Mitchell

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU lost a member of its community Wednesday. Dr. Joseph Mitchell, associate professor of public relations and communication theory, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Dr. Mitchell was a quirky professor with a sense of humor that came across in his syllabus. One student shared her experience from taking his strategic design class. ...

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SGA makes changes

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor The Student Government Association finalized major changes to its constitution this week. Senators concluded that the judicial branch played an “insignificant role” in SGA, so they decided to make it a two branch organization. The student judicial board still exists as a division of the Conduct office, but it is independent of SGA. In ...

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Ira Flatow: Science is the new sexy

Written by Julie Jernigan Ira Flatow visited VSU with a big bang. Flatow, award-winning television journalist and host of National Public Radio’s “Science Friday,” spoke on why “science is the new sexy” in front of a full crowd on Feb. 21, as a part of Valdosta State’s first Presidential Lecture Series. In his lecture, Flatow incorporated clips from popular shows, ...

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Carvajal hopes for understanding

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU President Richard Carvajal is listening. And students gave him an earful. Chad Capers, Black Student League president, and Jasmin Martin NAACP president, called together a forum for their members to allow Dr. Carvajal to directly hear students’ concerns. This meeting was not a response to any one incident according to the two ...

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Salmonella anyone? Uncovering undercooked food at Palms

Written by Michaela Leung, Web/Entertainment Editor A student was served an undercooked chicken cutlet at Palms Dining Hall on Feb. 7. “Something told me to rip it before I ate it. I noticed a part of it was raw,” said Silas Osagiemen David, sophomore, political science major. After David noticed part of his meal was raw, he showed it to ...

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Spectator takes home awards

Staff Reports For the second straight year, The Spectator won nine awards at the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It ties the second most awards the paper has ever received, and was the third highest total in the state. “They’re well-earned,” Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what this staff has accomplished, and each ...

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