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Where do students prefer to study?

Studying is important for students to become more knowledgeable in their field, but there are various ways one can accomplish it. One of many important factors to gain the most from studying is the location. The VSU campus provides many places to study, but where do students prefer to study the most? The Spectator Newsletter asked readers to choose from ...

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Editorial: Keep the flame burning, Blazers

Many students have already noticed that this semester feels a bit … different than usual. Maybe even the past few semesters, really.  Students seem to be suffering from mental burnout, whether that be from having senioritis, going to school while being a parent, having to juggle jobs, or all three. It is a constant fight to keep up with life while trying ...

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Surviving the holidays with family

Family is something many people consider the beating heart of the holiday season. However, sometimes being around them comes with many, many challenges. I come from a large family, and I can say with full confidence that none of us ever see eye-to-eye. This makes the holidays difficult, to say the least. What begins as a calm, peaceful dinner turns ...

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Editorial: Is Georgia’s runoff system really fair?

After Raphael Warnock won 49.4% of the election vote and Herschel Walker 48.5%, Georgia is headed to a runoff election. Georgia law requires a runoff election if a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote in general elections. Louisiana is the only other state that has this requirement. While this may seem like a fair law, ensuring ...

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The 1975: ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ Review

On Oct. 14, British pop rock band The 1975 released their fifth studio album, “Being Funny In A Foreign Language.” The 1975 consists of lead singer, Matty Healy; lead guitarist, Adam Hann; bassist, Ross MacDonald, and drummer, George Daniel. They are most well known for their break-out single “Chocolate” from their self-titled debut album, “The 1975,” released in 2013. “Being ...

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Editorial: Judge’s abortion decision a step forward for Georgia women

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled Georgia’s ban on abortions violated both the Constitution and a previous Supreme Court ruling. The ban, which outlawed abortions after six weeks, was deemed void according to the laws in place when it was created three years ago. Though the state attorney general’s office filed an appeal, McBurney’s ...

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Column: More food services needed on campus

On Friday Nov. 11, VSU Auxiliary sent an email to the student body that included a survey regarding dining on campus. The survey asked a series of questions regarding campus dining, including how many times a week campus food services are used, what students pay attention to when deciding where to eat, what restaurants on campus would students replace and ...

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Editorial: Casey Anthony docuseries shines unnecessary light on controversial case

On Nov. 8, Peacock announced the upcoming release of “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” a three-part docuseries that premieres on Nov. 29. The docuseries focuses entirely on Casey Anthony as she breaks her silence for the first time in 11 years. She was infamously acquitted for murder and manslaughter charges of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, who went missing in ...

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Column: Recent controversies prove to be big yikes for Ye

It is no surprise that it took only mere days for Ye, also known as Kanye West, to completely destroy his career and reputation. Ye has been hypocritical for years, from his treatment of others in the Kardashian family and his long-time support of Trump to the time he stole the limelight during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV ...

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Opinion: The best ways to find new music

It is an undebatable idea that music is a key part of people’s lives. We find ourselves in lyrics we relate to, build relationships with people who share our interests in artists and make music a part of our everyday routine. With the wide range of genres and artists available to us through streaming platforms, radio, television and more, it ...

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PEOPLE POLL: What are VSU students doing for Halloween?

Hailey Ackerman, a freshman criminal justice major, said, “I’m going to be a firefighter.” (She added that she was going to a party in her DIY costume.) Christina Rutherford, a sophomore psychology major, said, “I’m going to be a slutty Ghostface. I’m using what I have in my closet.” Ralph Avery, a sophomore astronomy major, said, “I’m probably going to ...

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