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Letter to the Editor: Balloon Policy

Dear Editor, As I walked home from summer classes and received the email containing this proposed policy; I admittedly was awestruck. Respectfully sir, the frivolousness behind the enaction of such a policy is something I would akin to Washington, D.C., or more recently Atlanta, GA. There are several issues with the textual language of the policy of which I discuss ...

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Get Rid of Bullying for Good

When we think of a bully, our minds stray to the stereotypes we’ve learned from teen flicks and children’s shows. We may imagine the infamous “swirly” subjecting its victims to a face full of toilet water and hopelessly flailing limbs. We may even picture the typical geek in his thick-rimmed, black glasses looking on meekly as his abuser strolls away, ...

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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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Review: Watch out for the shark cliché

What happens when a scientific deep-sea exploration releases a prehistoric 60 foot killing machine? Based loosely on the novel “Meg,” “The Meg” tells the story of Rescue Diver Jonas Taylor and a group of scientists who encounter rough waters when one of their missions leads them to a dangerous encounter with a Megalodon shark. According to Box Office Mojo, “The Meg” has grossed over $300 million worldwide surpassing the newest installment of “Mission ...

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People Poll: Android vs. iPhone

“I like iPhone better because it has better camera quality than Android,” Carrington Jones, a freshman mass media major, said. “Nothing wrong with Android, but I like iPhone better because they have facetime calling,” Jalen Dillard, a sophomore international business major, said. “I like iPhone better because the quality is overall better than Android. The emoji’s are even better,” Hannah ...

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Saying Goodbye: Veronica You

My time at The Spectator began when my adviser, Dr. Pat Miller offered me a position as the circulations manager, or “the paper girl.” The pay was miniscule but I jumped at the opportunity, even if it in my mind “was a minor role.” Prior to working for The Spectator I already knew that I loved writing, and was a ...

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Saying Goodbye: Alex Dunn

Graduation is finally here. These past four years have flown by, and all of a sudden, I am poised for my new journey as an aspiring journalist. VSU has used these four years to chew me up and spit me back out again. But, through all the good, bad and the ugly, I have grown into someone that feels just ...

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Saying Goodbye: Kelsey Dickerson

I came to school undecided about where I wanted my life to go. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to stay at VSU past freshman year. With my first semester drawing to a close, I declared a major, then changed it, then changed back. My parents wanted me to go in to nursing, but I knew it wasn’t for me. ...

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Saying goodbye: Darla Dunning

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but I never would have imagined where this journey would take me. I have lived in Valdosta for 22 years of my life and I was ready to leave the city once I graduated from Lowndes High School. However, I changed my mind once I stepped foot onto Valdosta State University’s ...

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Saying Goodbye: Hunter Terrell

When I started as the new social media editor last fall, I had zero idea what to expect. There were a lot of things I didn’t know, but of three things I was positive – I knew that I was terrified, that this was uncharted territory for myself but also that I loved to write. The growth I’ve experienced in ...

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