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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 17, 2009

Rant A Cry for a Blazer’s Stadium I don’t like the fact that our Valdosta State Blazers, twice National Champions over the last 5 years, and reoccurring top 10 team in the Nation, don’t have their own stadium. How excited am I expected to get when I see Cedric Jones returning an interception for a touchdown when he’s running into ...

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Warning to the wise: This article will kill you

By Kenny Bush According to the gossip and hand sanitizers I have noticed on campus, students seem to be pretty concerned about the H1N1 virus and its appearance on campus. It’s amazing that this one virus has done more for cleanliness and hygiene than STDs and pregnancy have done for protected sex. Then again, swine flu isn’t picky with who ...

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People Poll: What did you think when Kanye West took the mic?

William Knight Freshman Middle Grade Education major “I wouldn’t expect anything less from Kanye” Lauren Smith Sophomore Nursing major “I agree with Obama, Kanye’s a jackass!” Leonte Mims Senior Mass Communications major “He messed up that young girl’s moment. He was so out of place. Got to act your age Kanye, MTV let it air, they wanted ratings, they wanted ...

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People Poll: What’s the story behind your tattoo?

Professor Rick Carpenter English Professor “There isn’t any meaning behind it- I have it completely for aesthetics.” Rebecca Lynn Ross Senior English major “I wanted something that represented balance and duality.” Kalli Thorton Freshman Nursing major “It’s for the memory of a friend that passed away in a car accident.” Danielle Rae Henak Freshman Psychology major “For religious purposes- it ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 10, 2009

Student Housing Rave Student Housing definitely works hard to make sure all our maintenance or any other personal problems inside our rooms are fixed promptly. If you put in a work order, either over the phone or on the Internet, you can be sure that they will be there to help you later that day, or if not definitely the ...

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Have you ever heard of the new Degree Works?

Kristin Shannon Staff Writer knshannon@valdosta.edu Starting this semester, VSU has created a new program called Degree Works. As my editor briefly explained to me the purpose of Degree Works, I felt uneasy about the program. I have known several students to have trouble following the track of their major with the help of their advisor. It seemed as though the ...

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Palms and Hopper: Just a simple dine-in experience

Stephanie Turner Staff Writer sdturner@valdosta.edu Dining at Hopper or Palms can be a costly meal without a meal plan, but you better eat your fill because campus dining does not allow doggy bags. Imagine you just got out of one of your classes. It is the middle of the day, and a couple of friends are going to go grab ...

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Don’t let the memory of 9/11 fade away

As we pass this Friday by finishing up our classes, doing that last test and thinking about what we are going to do for the weekend, it can be tempting to forget what this Friday should be about.  It’s been eight years since that day that changed America forever. It has been said that the 9/11 attack is the defining ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 3, 2009

A Spectator tradition  One thing that the Spectator is sure to have each week is the “Rant & Rave.” However, we want to switch it up a bit. Originally we have had our staff write up a rant and rave for the week, but we have all come to the same consensus of wanting them to come straight from you, ...

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People Poll: How does swine flu on-campus make you feel?

Dyeshera Anderson Freshman Psychology major “Personally, I would be scared but I’m sure the Health Center is taking care of it and South Georgia Medical Center is taking care of it so I’m kind of at ease about it.” Lauren Sanders Sophmore Pre- Pharmacy major “I didn’t know. Scary.” Ryan Smith Sophmore Education major “I think it’s an over-reaction.  I ...

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