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Major projects near completion

 With two major projects nearing completion and some other new developments, the university is showing no signs of slowing down construction.  The addition to Bailey Science Center, which costs approximately $3.1 million, is scheduled to be completed on June 1, while renovations to Ashley Hall, costing approximately $5 million, have a scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.  Sue Fuciarelli, vice ...

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Ride continues for Blazer bikers

For students who enjoy cycling, whether for sport or recreation, Blazer Cycling is looking for interested members.  Blazer Cycling began in spring of 2009 with Jessica Avra, who left to join the Marine Corps.  She then handed over the club to president Ed Rollins and vice president Austin Sullivan.   “She had contacted me and Ed knowing that we were ...

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Airplane not airplane after all

We’ve all seen it, driven by it, glanced at it, or maybe even taken a picture of it.  This landmark sits high on the corner of Ashley Street and shares a space with Mathis City Auditorium. It’s grey and blue with wings of steel ready to take flight.  Yes, folks I am referring to that glorious artifact. The plane.  If ...

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Event raises awareness of sexual assualt issues

 Abuse and exploitation of women happens around the world, and the Vagina Monologues was created to raise funds and awareness for this rising problem.   The Vagina Monologues is a production written by playwright Eve Ensler.  Ensler interviewed over 200 women of all ages about their memories and experiences with their own sexuality.  “Each year is a different spotlight,” Alvinette ...

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Project X: No adults allowed

Project X, a comedy written by Michael Bacall and Matt Drake, tells the hilarious story of two friends, Costa (Oliver Cooper) and J.B. (Jonathan Daniel), who organize a birthday party for their 16-year-old friend Thomas (Thomas Mann) in hopes that it will improve their popularity in school. Luckily, Thomas’ parents were planning to celebrate their anniversary, giving them the perfect ...

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Posey continues to hold the torch for VSU

 Sam Posey has improved her batting to .396 and is one of the key contributors to the Blazers domination this season. The Spectator recently caught up with the senior third basemen, who spoke on the team’s success, the upcoming post-season, and more. EJ: Your team is currently on a 27-game winning streak and showing no sign of slowing down. How ...

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VSU fights human trafficking

 The organization “IGNITE PROMISE” hosted the NEFARIOUS Screening event on March 25 and 26 in Jennette Hall.  Representatives of Exodus Cry, a human trafficking abolition organization, came to speak about the issue of human trafficking in further detail.  Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with nearly two million children involved in the international commercial sex ...

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Blazers look to tame the Lions

The Valdosta State baseball team is sitting barely at the top of the GSC and must defend their ranking against co-leaders North Alabama this weekend in a three game series at Billy Grant Field. � The Lions (24-7) (6-3) who are ranked #1 (according to NFCA) in the nation have more overall wins however the Blazers (15-10) (7-2) have been ...

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C.A.B. entertains VSU with Family Feud

VSU’s Campus Activities Board hosted the Fabulous Feud in the Student Union yesterday from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  Victoria Robinson, a sophomore criminal justice major is in charge of this CAB event, and chose this game show through an entertainment company called Kramer.  CAB sponsored The Jackman Brothers, Paul and David; twins from Syracuse New York that have been ...

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Social networking becomes less private for all citizens

Before social media came along, our employers didn’t come into our houses to read our letters.  They didn’t read our mail.  They didn’t come in and view all our photos from our vacation. Yet a startling trend among employers and colleges shows that they are doing exactly this, only instead of at our homes they are doing it on Facebook.    ...

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