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Schloss addresses student fee

VSU President Patrick J. Schloss addressed university issues that have been going on over the past few weeks and answered student questions at this past Monday’s “Lunch with the President” meeting hosted by the Spectator. Dr. Schloss answered questions about recent student fee increases and incidents involving some VSU students. With the recent $100 fee increase by the Board of ...

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Anime Aftermath holds first convention with Kaji-con

Characters of all kinds filled the University Center last Saturday for Valdosta’s first anime convention, Kaji-con. Kaji-con, which was hosted by Anime Aftermath, VSU’s anime club, offered a variety of games, shows, and prizes for anime lovers from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. “I think it was an astounding success there were no massive speed bumps. Even things we thought ...

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‘2012’ movie fell flat in many facets

The idea of the world ending in 2012 is mind-blowing until I saw the movie “2012,” which left me only wanting the movie to end. I went to the movie already disheartened when I realized the disaster movie was 2 hours and 38 minutes long and the commercials seemed like déjà vu of another movie.  Does anyone remember “The Day ...

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Virus attacks through jump drives

VSU Internet Technology has installed a patch on all university computers to block viruses from transferring to and from jump drives. In the end of October, there were reports that a virus was being transferred through jump drives among all university computers. The virus shows up as an unusual file on the jump drive and can transfer to any computer ...

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visits VSU

VSU College Republicans presented Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Magnolia Room (A) of the University Center. Cagle is the incumbent candidate for the 2010 race. There will be Albany and Tallahassee news stations attending the event as well as the Valdosta Daily Times.  Also, invited guests include the Lowndes County GOP, ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings stampedes in

This week the Tasters went to the brand-spanking-new Buffalo Wild Wings, just outside the mall parking lot on Baytree Road. We’ve really been anticipating this one.  First thing we have to say is the atmosphere was definitely the restaurant’s best feature. They had an arcade in back, more TVs than we could count, trivia games you could play on the ...

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‘Your News, Your Views’: Speak up

Attention all Blazers. This editorial is for you. This is for the 3,764 students and staff who picked up a copy of last week’s issue. This is for every member of the student body who scoffs at the errors and complains about the content to friends instead of to the staff. This is for our audience.  We try to keep ...

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Gunter named interim VPAA

 Dr. Phillip Gunter, Dean of the Dewar College of Education, has been selected by President Patrick Schloss to replace Dr. Louis Levy as the vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), serving as the interim provost until a permanent Vice President is chosen.  Starting Jan. 1, Dr. Gunter will leave his position as Dean of the Dewar College of Education to ...

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Veterans in the classroom

 Imagine living with no running water.  How about sleeping in a tent?  Or having no showers – only baby wipes to use to clean yourself?  Soldiers face hardships while deployed that create many problems adjusting to normal life when they return home; some adjustments are easy to appreciate, such as unregulated time in a hot shower, or not having to ...

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Barnas and Young reveal hate crimes in documentary

     In 1993 Roy Kirkland woke up to find a cross burned on the front lawn of his home in Willacoochee, Ga. After 16 years, Kirkland and his partner at the time, Doug Sebastian, began compiling interviews and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the cross burning and progressively worse threats and attacks in a profound documentary called “A ...

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