West Hall renovations still in progress

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tierra Francois West Hall has been under renovation since last summer, and the renovation still continues. The renovations began in the west wing and the second renovation will begin replacing the HVAC in the south wing, where many students complain of the high humidity in classrooms. Replacing HVAC is very costly and time
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Students “Carry that weight”

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to
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Outage causes issues for on campus station

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring The short power outage at VSU on Monday night around 7:30 p.m. caused confusion and frustration for students who were on campus during that time.   When The Spectator reached out to Georgia Power, they were unable to specify why VSU experienced a power outage Monday night. However, the Valdosta Daily
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Step show ‘Phrozen Genesis’ a VSU homecoming success

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman The crowd froze, the floors quivered, and “Phrozen Genesis: The Coldest Experience,”step show packed out the VSU P.E Complex Saturday evening. The event takes place every year and features fraternities and sororities from VSU, as well as other schools, to compete for a trophy.   The Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha
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VSU hosts annual Sunday’s Best on November 2

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tierra Francois VSU’s Sunday’s Best initially started in Fall 2011 as a way for the choir to offer an event for homecoming. Eventually the event became annual and very popular. Similar to BET’s Sunday Best, these auditions give students the opportunity to express themselves in song. The auditions this year for Sunday’s Best
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Volleyball approaches postseason

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Neil Frawley The Valdosta State University’s volleyball team sits just three spots out of first place in the Gulf South Conference standings, and carry a perfect 9-0 home record into their second to last home stand against University of North Alabama on Friday followed by University of Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday. Coach Mike Swan
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Blazer soccer prepares for last stretch of season

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kristin Whitman With the season winding down, things look promising for the Blazers soccer team after securing a spot in the Gulf South Conference tournament.   The Blazers still need to face GSC opponents No. 6 West Florida (7-3) and No. 4 West Alabama (7-2-1) for the last two games in regular season
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Letter to the Editor: Faculty awaits clarification on BOR policy

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

I write in support of your article “Domestic abuse project hung out to dry”. I was in the Faculty Senate Meeting when this issue was raised by Dr. Tracy Meyers, Director , WGST. Dr. Meyers told the Senate what she had been told relative to the clothesline project and that it could be deemed political
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Education should focus on real life skills

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

By: Jordan Hill The Pythagorean theorem, Beowulf and how atoms form are all things students have studied in high school or college, but that information is not helpful when it comes to real life. Why is it that we’re never taught the things that are actually going to benefit us in the “real world?” By
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Who should get experimental Ebola medications? And are they safe?

Oct 29th, 2014 | By , , ,

By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau / (MCT) WASHINGTON – As Ebola continues to devastate West Africa and new patients slowly bring the disease to other countries, experts fear the growing crisis could one day create an ugly scrum for the limited supply of experimental treatments and vaccines. Deciding which patients should be at the
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