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Column: Is Goff the right fit for VSU?

There’s a tall ladder to climb for VSU’s next head football coach. Coming off an undefeated season and a national championship win, Kerwin Bell left the Blazers in elite form. It’s now up to Gary Goff to continue the success. For those who yawn at Goff being the new head coach, he may actually be a good hire for the ...

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Techno-Frat: Automation in the modern world and beyond

Forget Uber Eats. Students at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, have been offered a more innovative and exciting alternative to their meal deliveries: robots. That’s right, students can now call upon a fleet of twenty-five cooler-sized wheeled robots to deliver their on-campus foods or midnight snacks. The robots in question can tote up to 20 pounds and, according ...

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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it. The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive. Refurbished study rooms now have glass ...

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Editorial: An advocation for diversification

Dear VSU Administration, You have a representation problem, and the numbers don’t lie. In a recent study by the University of South California’s Race and Equity Center VSU received an equity report card. In most categories VSU did well but when it came to black student to faculty ratio we received an “F.” Students and faculty alike offered their opinions ...

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Column: Is West Georgia’s success flawed?

Entering Week 11, five undefeated teams make up the top spots in the NCAA DII AFAC Coaches Poll. Two of those juggernauts are from the Gulf South Conference with the West Georgia Wolves at #3 and the Valdosta State Blazers two spots down at #5. On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the top two teams in the GSC and ...

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Column: Blazers building a dynasty?

With people just now hopping on the Blazer bandwagon, it’s clear that fans are finally catching on to how good this Valdosta State football team is. Well what if I told you that this is more than just a good team? That this good team is the root of a blossoming dynasty? I’m not sure how many people can wrap ...

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Letter to the Editor: Turn on the light and vote

On May 25th, 1787, after an eleven day wait to reach quorum, the most important and best-known men in our country’s history sat down and began the long, tedious process of putting pen to paper and drafting what would become a constitution for a fledgling nation that had just defeated the greatest military force in the world. What followed were ...

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Editorial: Georgia governor’s race needs to rewrite history

The VSU Spectator is asking Brian Kemp to rewrite history. We’d like to ask this gubernatorial candidate to rewrite history in an actual sense. We’d be thrilled to see Kemp go back to the moment he announced his decision to run for governor of Georgia and step down from his position as secretary of state, to ensure a fair election. ...

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Editorial: Push through your semester woes

Take a deep breath with us. *Inhale* *Exhale* Did you do it? Probably not, so let’s try this again. *Inhale* *Exhale* See? That’s better. The worst is over, Blazers. Well, until finals that is, but at least you can take a breather for a few days. Midterms are finally behind us, and the well-deserved fall break and unexpected hurricane days ...

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Editorial: Rekindling the Firepit

A student section is meant to be flamboyant, energizing and most importantly, loyal especially when the team is slapping around competition while in route to inserting their selves in history. The Blazers are 7-0 and ranked No.7 heading into the homecoming game. They’re arguably the greatest show on DII turf, averaging 50 or more points per game, making them the ...

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