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How old is too old for costumes?

 It is the social norm for children to get dressed up in their cute costumes and go from door to door with their moms and dads to the friendly, candy-giving neighbors, saying that infamous phrase, “Trick or Treat,” but who says older kids and adults can’t join in on the dressing-up fun?  Halloween is a time for witches, goblins and ...

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BSL holds event for VSU community

 Black Student League indeed answered to the call for action as they held “Scream Fest” last Saturday, Oct. 24, collecting donations from students in efforts to contribute to VSU and the Valdosta community.  Students joined BSL’s cause by donating while enjoying free food, music and activities that lasted from 7 p.m. to midnight. Students were given the chance to exchange ...

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National Denim Day on October 28

Health Promotions will be holding Lee National Denim Day, a day to wear denim in recognition of breast cancer and those inflicted with it, on Oct. 28. Lee National Denim Day has been held every October since 1996 and “has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer”, according to the campaign’s official website. For the past ...

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VSU’s fine line

Over a week has passed since VSU quarterback Kellen Lewis was arrested for one count of misdemeanor battery. Charges are still pending. The Indiana transfer returned to practice last Thursday, just two days after the arrest, and made the start at Harding. Our question: should Lewis have played? The answer will depend on who you ask. Some will say he’s ...

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Dean’s criticism rings hollow

Recently the Spectator was taken to task by VSU’s head football coach, David Dean. Apparently he has taken a keen interest in the work of this newspaper and he must not like what he sees. The part which he is particularly disturbed by is the coverage of Kellen Lewis’, starting quarterback, arrest for one count of battery. In fact, Dean ...

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Study abroad program helped in China

Every summer at VSU a study abroad program is offered to all students to participate in which includes going to different countries throughout the world. There are more than 17 countries to choose from and range in prices, depending on the place, and from what students and teachers alike say, it is well worth it. Classes are taken in the ...

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Student Union to name rooms

 VSU’s Foundation Inc. is allowing individuals, alumni,  and corporate donors to name rooms within the new Student Union,  scheduled to open in January 2010.  There are 13 rooms within the Student Union that will be reserved for naming, including the ballroom, theatre, atrium and various meeting rooms.  Naming of rooms begins at $250,000 and are payable up to five years. ...

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The FuZion Models reach out through PhaZes

 FuZion modeling is a group, made up of full-time VSU students, organized to promote beauty and self-confidence among the youth in the Valdosta community since July 2008. “FuZion has teamed up with the Mildred Hunters cCmmunity Center to continue a middle/high school modeling group called PhaZes that was created over eight years ago,” Amaris Hawkins, director of FuZion, said.  FuZion ...

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Lewis gives lift to unsteady Blazers

 All throughout the country NCAA football teams have been enjoying cooler temperatures. That has not been the case for the Valdosta State Blazers (3-3, 3-2) who have been dealing with hot temperatures all season.  However, the Blazers have enjoyed the coolest temperatures of the season so far this week as they prepare for their upcoming game on Saturday against the ...

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Aurandt: two times a champion

 He’s not only a national champion, he coaches champions too. Tyler Aurandt came to VSU in 2002 after being recruited by coach David Dean.  As a red-shirted freshman, Aurandt anxiously watched as the Blazers made the national championship; unfortunately Grand Valley State defeated them. Two years later, Aurandt was ready for his shot at that national championship title.  The Blazers ...

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