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Recap: Stacey Abrams sends VSU a message

“My name is Stacey Abrams and I intend to be the next governor of Georgia.” It’s this statement that the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia used to impact and draw in the crowd. At an event hosted by the Young Democrats of Valdosta State University on Aug. 23 in Powell Hall, Abrams discussed her vision for Georgia in ...

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Student Government welcomes nine new senators

SGA welcomed nine students to vacant senator positions at their Aug. 27 meeting on Monday. Jimmecha Carr, Mary Carter, Ashley Casey, Amiah Hartman, Kiana Johnson, Khusbu Patel, Jenil Patel, Ravi Patel and Monica Wolfe will all be sitting at the next SGA meeting as senators. When asked about why she joined SGA, Senator Amiah Hartman delved into wanting to help ...

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Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” brings back the beloved rom-com

If you’re like me and always looking for a unique movie, “Crazy Rich Asians” just hit the theater, and it isn’t what you’re looking for, at all. That isn’t a critique. The most unique thing “Crazy Rich Asians” has going for it is an entirely Asian cast, something that we haven’t seen from American media since “The Joy Luck Club” ...

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Students and Valdosta residents take in Abrams’ message

Empowering, inspirational and wonderful are just some of the words used in reaction to Stacey Abrams’ visit to VSU. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee visited VSU on Thursday, Aug. 23 in hopes of inspiring the Valdosta masses to look forward to future opportunities. “Valdosta is emblematic as to why we need to be thinking about all of Georgia,” Abrams said. “You ...

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Preview: Stacey Abrams comes to VSU

As you read this, Stacey Abrams, Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, is in route to VSU for a town hall style Q&A which is open to all students. The event, hosted by the Young Democrats of VSU, occurs on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Powell Hall. Her plan is to share her “Jobs for Georgia” ...

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Letter from the editor: A new era for The Spectator

Transparency, accuracy and consistency. Or at least the pursuit of it. Those are the three commitments I can make to the readers of our newspaper. The last two years have been transition years for us at The Spectator. We’ve moved from weekly print production to monthly print production all while redesigning and restructuring our website to handle the mass digital ...

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VSU finds interim dean for College of Mathematics and Sciences

Dr. James LaPlant, inaugural dean of the VSU’s new College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has taken on the added position of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, VSU’s other new college. A dean was in place for the College of Sciences and Mathematics but made the decision to back out at the last minute. Dr. LaPlant stepped in on July 1 to ...

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Valdosta resident faces charges after crash

A 24-year-old is facing multiple charges after he crashed at the intersection of Baytree Road and North Oak Street. Alex Macias, 24, was arrested by Valdosta State University Police Department and is facing an interference with government property charge, as well as a possible DUI after his Aug. 11 accident. Macias crashed his 2009 Buick Enclave into the fountain array ...

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Crime Report 8/11-8/18: DUIs and larceny mark the board

August 11, 2018 At 12:27 a.m., a non-student was arrested after a traffic stop on Baytree Rd. The perpetrator was charged with Obstruction of Officers, driving without headlights and giving a false name to an officer. At 3:40 a.m., The VSU Police Department assisted county and city officials in responding to a crash at the intersection of Baytree Road and ...

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SGA discusses student elections, tentative parking model

After a brief meeting last Monday to pass out Student Election packets, the Student Government Association is back to business for the 2018-2019 school term.  Their numbers are expected to double with at least fifty Senator applications out across campus this week and ten completed forms in the cabinet’s possession- a feat that President Jacob Bell and Vice President Amea Thompson are more than excited to announce.  Voting for ...

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