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The theater department presents a ‘curious’ play

Sometimes, we may think limits stand in our way. Merely speaking with someone who believes in us, is all that we need as a reminder we can overcome our greatest fears and that-anyone-can do anything. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” features Christopher Boone, a young scholar, as the main protagonist and his own hero. Boone’s teacher, ...

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Valdostans weigh in on $15 minimum wage proposal

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has long been  a controversial topic in politics. However, with the recent inauguration of Joe Biden, coupled with a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible that the proposed wage hike could become a reality. At CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, the president reiterated his support for the wage increase. “No one should ...

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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

In 2013 Black Lives Matter was formed as a social and political movement and was founded after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. It continues to grow today after the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd last year. Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The Black Lives Matter group is a large movement ...

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A Spectator guide to Trump Impeachment No. 2

As the nation looks on, the United States Senate is in the midst of an unprecedented second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial in the Senate began on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and has continued through the week. Democrat Senators, led by Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, spent the opening day of the trial presenting evidence that ...

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VSU becomes distribution center for COVID-19 vaccine

On Feb. 3, VSU students and faculty received an email regarding the campus becoming a distribution center for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. However, this doesn’t mean the vaccine will immediately be available to students. Students may have noticed a survey immediately upon logging into MyVSU. The survey was created to determine and who does or doesn’t want to ...

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Remembering Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson, an acting legend for more than 70 years, died on Jan. 28. Her talents helped her to win awards, land stellar roles and be inducted into three difference Halls of Fame. Born on Dec. 19, 1924, from Caribbean immigrants in Harlem, N.Y., Tyson grew up in a religious atmosphere. At the age of 17, Tyson had a daughter ...

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Joe Biden follows through with 100-day agenda

President Biden transitioned various COVID-19 related policies within his first few days in office. So far, President Biden is ahead of schedule when it comes to his urgency in accomplishing each aspect of his “100-day agenda”. On just day one, President Biden reversed multiple Trump orders including Rejoining the WHO (World Health Organization), Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Formation of ...

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The GameStop Stonk Saga

Who knew “power to the players,” a slogan for the video game store GameStop, would ironically have a new meaning in a place we least expected it: the stock market. On Monday, Jan. 24, GameStop’s stock price started at $76.79. By Wednesday, the stock had peaked to an insane price of $500 during pre-market trading hours, and still managed to ...

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Baytree Car Accident takes out street pole

On Wednesday Jan. 27 a car collision occurred right outside of the Student Union on Baytree Road causing a street pole to crash into the North Oak street entrance to the Student Union. Mary Morton, a junior ASL deaf education major, said she was the first to call 9-1-1. “I was sitting in the Student Union when I was looking ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!