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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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Valdosta aims to change the conversation on homelessness

On Friday, April 20 Joni Staton, mental health benchmark coordinator, hosted a quarterly community collaborative conference that addressed and aimed to increase the awareness surrounding Valdosta’s  homelessness, mental health and substance abuse issue. The conference was a collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), along with a ...

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ASL Club educates students with Deaf Deaf World

Until you have walked in someone else’s shoes, you will never understand what they are experiencing, but on Thursday, April 5 at VSU, students had the opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like as a deaf person. The event, titled Deaf Deaf World, was held by VSU’s American Sign Language Club. The ASL Club’s mission for Deaf Deaf World ...

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Ways students can earn extra cash this summer

Summer is finally here, and VSU students are ready for a break. Whether it’s soaking up the sun on a beach in our neighboring state of Florida, escaping to a cooler climate by heading up north or just catching up on long needed beauty sleep, many are happy to kick up their feet for 10 weeks. Thinking about an upcoming ...

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Valdosta honors Madeline Pitts with “Maddie Day”

June 9 will officially be known as “Maddie Day” in honor of Valdosta native, 13-year-old Madeline Pitts who is fighting two forms of terminal cancer. The event will take place in Veterans Park. Maddie has been an advocate in the pediatric cancer fight for 13 years as she supported her sister Elizabeth who had the same form of cancer she ...

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The Pier plans to stay this time around

The Pier, formerly known as Flip Flops, has reopened in Remerton and has announced big plans for the bar in order to keep it open this time around. “The owner and management have years of experience, a real passion and a hands-on approach to see it succeed,” Cale Waley, the general manager, said. The bar opened on March 22 to ...

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