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Sophomore to carry Olympic torch

 VSU sophomore Crystal Hardy will carry the Olympic Flame on Jan. 18 in Calgary, Canada, as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Hardy is one of 20 inspirational people chosen by Coca-Cola to be torchbearers in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games because of their contributions to promoting healthy living.  “I am an everyday person recognized for making a small ...

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Blazers take on Edward Waters

  The Valdosta State Blazers (5-4, 5-3 GCC) will conclude their 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon when they host NAIA Edward Waters at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Last Thursday night the Blazers racked up their fifth conference win of the season as they defeated the West Georgia Wolves in Carrolton Ga. The win gives the Blazers a winning record in conference play ...

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VSU flasher still at large

 Public indecency has returned to VSU and several locations off campus as a persistent flasher, believed to be the same man who exposed himself at the Fine Arts building last month, continues to be a problem in Valdosta.  The VSU Police Department reports that there have been four incidents on campus, five if you include Drexel Park, of a black ...

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VSU looks ahead after tough loss

Last Thursday, the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) were eliminated from playoff contention when the No.  1 ranked North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) came to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and beat the Blazers in all aspects of the game, 62-27.                 The loss for the Blazers was the worst lost in the program’s history which started in 1982. However, the ...

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Medical illustrations displayed in Fine Arts

 From Oct. 21 to Nov. 6, VSU is hosting its first ever Medical Illustration exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, on the corner of Brookwood and Oak Street.  The Medical Illustration exhibit showcases pictures from the Permanent Collection of the Medical Illustration Department at the Medical College of Georgia. The artists displayed at the ...

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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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