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Wachowskis deliver another five star film

One of the things that I love about the Wachowskis as filmmakers is how divisive their movies can be among audiences.  It shows that they are not just making movies to bring in money– they do it because they have a love for it. They enjoy taking on impossible projects that most writers and directors would shy away from. “Cloud ...

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Weighing Affirmative Action

The idea that affirmative action is preventing white students from getting a great education because colleges are admitting unqualified minorities is nothing more than an offensive joke. Despite the narrative that some may try to paint, minority students are in college because they are able to stand on their own merits and no amount of twisting facts and distorted history ...

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No threat in shooter rumor

                Rumors of a shooter in the Mass Media building on Wednesday proved to be false. Eyewitnesses place a young man at the scene who was described to be around 5-feet-9-inches tall, stocky and traditional college student-aged. He wandered around the building asking for money, claiming to be armed. It was discovered that the man was not armed and the ...

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Forgotten subtle art of sarcasm

October is the month for awareness—breast cancer, domestic violence, autism. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the calls for donations, wearing colored ribbons and attending a different event every week. But we at the Spectator feel the need to ask the students and faculty for just a little bit more of their ...

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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ not worth full theater price

Seven Psychopaths is about a struggling screenwriter played by Collin Farrell who gets caught between the Mob and his friend who steals dogs for a living. Woody Harrelson plays the Mob boss who is desperately trying to get his dog back from Farrell’s friend–causing murder and mayhem along the way. Other than the basic plot, Seven Psychopaths has some issues—there’s ...

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Our athletes are students too

What ever happened to school spirit? Back in September, the VSU Blazers played West Alabama, and the result was a disappointment. What was even more disappointing was the attitude of those who were supposed to be loyal to VSU. By the middle of the fourth quarter, the stadium was nearly empty, and the once-loud Bazemore Hyder Stadium had turned into ...

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Students get VIP treatment at WA

Terror filled the swamps of Lowndes County Wednesday night and crept into Wild Adventures to scare the pants off thousands of VSU students. It was the annual VSU student night at Wild Adventure’s Terror in the Wild event and many students braved the long lines to experience this year’s haunted attractions. “It’s my first time here, and it is a ...

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Planetarium show a success

The VSU Planetarium exhibited “The Cold Blue Spheres of Mars” on Oct. 12 at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. “I was happy we were able to have three shows,” Dr. Martha Leake, professor of astronomy, said. “It was a little lighter than some of our past programs but it was the night of the Winnersville Classic and the first Friday ...

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On the road again

The Lady Blazers hit the road on a four game road trip where they will face off against the number two team in the nation and hope to seed themselves nicely for the Gulf South Conference Tournament in November. Starting on Friday and ending on Monday, October 22 the team will play in four different states beginning with West Alabama, ...

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