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Freedom of speech should not be an issue

Being aware of the events that have taken place regarding the hanging of the Confederate flag, we must all take a closer look at the issue at hand.  First off, every person of all genders and from every background who is a citizen of the United States of America has a First Amendment right.  By law, it states that Congress ...

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The crazy life of a zombie extra

Rachel Wayne Copy Editor vrwayne@valdosta.edu   “I’m going to be a zombie!” I excitedly told my friends last January. “Huh?” was their usual response. Once I’d gotten the email, I sped to Facebook and trumpeted it for the world (at least as represented by my online friends) to hear. Funny how many people added, “Congratulations” after the “huh,” as though becoming ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: October 1, 2009

Rant A Foul Smell   Every once in a while I have noticed that the corner where Hopper and the new University Union face each other will have this putrid smell. It smells like a combination of poop and rotten garbage. I have also noticed that there is a grill there so I can only guess that somebody is cooking up ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 24, 2009

Rave A Beautiful Campus  I would like to commend whoever is responsible for making VSU’s campus as beautiful as it is. I would also like to applaud the fact that VSU is working to improve our campus through the renovation of older buildings and the construction of new ones. Through this and the continual expansion of VSU throughout Valdosta, I ...

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BSL joins Tator’s ‘11.6 be part of the fix’ first

he Spectator knows this: BSL rocks!  Black Student League (BSL) for being the first in participating in our pledge to help VSU.  We addressed the student organizations last Tuesday in the student organization meeting, encouraging them to give back to our community.  Recently, the downturn in our economy has led to serious VSU  budget cuts. As a result, VSU has scheduled ...

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People Poll: Which do you prefer: Hopper or Palms?

Cameron Woods Senior Computer Technology major “I’m a commuter student so I don’t really eat there and it’s irrelevant to my campus life.  If I’m going to pay cash, I rather get what I like, so I cook.” Alex Perry Junior Business Management major “I think there should just be one because they both have almost the same thing except ...

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Congress: America’s biggest day care center

By Kenny Bush  The last few weeks have been an unsightly mark in the history of American politics. What’s even worse is that most Americans don’t even realize how bad it has gotten in D.C. To the majority, interrupting a country singer’s VMA speech is more of a travesty than interrupting the Presidentt of the United States before congress.  That’s ...

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Obama’s address to kids brings controversy

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu Last week on Tuesday September 8th, President Barack Obama gave a speech at 12 noon that was addressed to America’s schoolchildren (or was supposed to be, anyway). It came as a shock to find out that parents were contacting their children’s principals’ saying they did not want their children to participate in the viewing of ...

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Student Health Center needs help helping us

The VSU Student Health Center has been as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Students have complained about how they have been trying to schedule appointments throughout this semester only to be wait-listed. And their complaints are justified. After all, students paid $127 to receive a basic level of medical care on campus this semester. ...

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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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