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A Gronking to remember, Bruce Jenner’s interview and Jessie J unfollows

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor In “Why is this even a thing?” News How did this even happen? I don’t know, but an Ohio couple filed a lawsuit against author Lacey Noonan, as well as the self-publishing platforms of Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the selling of erotica book “A Gronking to Remember.” Yes, that’s right, “A Gronking to ...

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You are VSU, be proud to be a Blazer!

Fellow Blazers, it is safe to say that 2015 started off with a bang. We here at The Spectator did our very best to keep you in the know about any and everything happening on your campus. While we tried to make sure every photo was crisp and every article was detailed, we know there is still so much more ...

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Still Wanted: Support group for wanted protestor plans to raise thousands of dollars

Written by Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress expressed his annoyance Monday over a group of supporters claiming that his police department is treating Eric Sheppard wrongly, just as Sheppard’s family has hired a lawyer who is calling on the community to support what they are referring to as a “protestor’s activism.” Sheppard created a national media firestorm ...

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Letter to the Editor: McKinney leads well during times of controversy on campus

Friends and colleagues- This semester has been tumultuous.  To say there have been ups and downs would be a momentous understatement. Yes- we’re not out of the woods yet. But credit should be given where credit is due.  And today, that credit is deserved by our president William J. McKinney. Our institution has been lambasted in the media and derided ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 4/29/15

Today’s Birthday (04/29/15). Nurture growth at home and with family this year. Your work takes a new direction. Budget and plan for a home upgrade to break ground after 6/14. Account balances rise with care. Fun and romance occupies you after 10/13. Collaborate for a community cause. Savor restful meditation after 10/27. A peaceful retreat revitalizes. Follow your heart. To ...

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Student symposium shows diverse research

Writen by: Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Graduate students congregated to share their in-depth research last week with interested members of the VSU campus and community. The seventh annual Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Symposium was held in the University Center from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 17th to celebrate the work of graduate students on a diverse range of ...

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Millennials putting personal goals before relationships

Written by: Zenobia Harris, Asst. Features Writer Is marriage becoming a dying tradition? CNN reporter Carol Costello seems to think so. In a video entitled “The Millennials Project,” Costello interviews a couple of journalism students from her alma mater, Kent State University. In the interview, she asks them about what their thoughts were on marriage, children, travel and religion among other ...

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Media manipulation affects reputation of Rolling Stone

Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Asst. Opinions Editor Rolling Stone magazine has long been thought of as a prestigious and creditable new source, but the decision to not fire anyone following their journalistic meltdown that took place earlier this month is a huge mistake. The slipup reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely made while attempting to report on an issue plaguing college across ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 4/28/15

Today’s Birthday (04/28/15). Home sustains you this year. Pursue excellence. Take time with planning. Do the work well and once. Budget a larger expense for after 6/14. Romance heats up after 10/13. Collaborate for a common cause. Schedule a peaceful escape after 10/27. Review the terrain, past and forward. Grow your nest egg for home and family. To get the ...

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SGA passes series of resolutions based on recent campus events

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor VSU’s Student Government Association approved of a series of resolutions Monday night, including consideration for student parking on Georgia Avenue and a position statement on the current flag controversy. Several of the resolutions were in reaction to last week’s protest in which several students stepped on the American flag and a veteran was detained by ...

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