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2016-04-28

AMC its theater texting ban…then changes its mind

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Last Friday, AMC scrapped plans to allow theater patrons to text during movies. The AMC Ceo decided on this based on the negative response the policy received from critics and moviegoers. The policy was first introduced as a way to attract millennials. However, many moviegoers decided against this measure, one man Jeremy Conrad said ...

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Softball earns first bye in GSC tournament

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The bases were loaded and everyone came home as the Blazers beat Delta State 9-3. As an added bonus, West Georgia fell to Shorter 1-0, allowing the Blazers to jump into second place and earn a first-round bye heading into the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week in Florence, Alabama. With the victory, the ...

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Pro/Con: Are new, stricter voter ID laws more protective or restrictive?

PRO Written by Meaghan Bitters Asst. Advertising Manager Georgia is one of nine states with strict voter laws that require photo ID. Georgia’s voter ID law enforces strict photo ID at the polling place. If the voter doesn’t have the required ID, he or she has to vote on a provisional ballot, and the voter has three days to return ...

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Bachelor’s degree: Is it the new high school diploma?

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor The bachelor’s degree has become the new high school diploma. It is the new base line standard degree that someone has to obtain to qualify to enter the work force. This gives students the conception that they can’t just stop after obtaining their undergrad degree. This belief tends to belittle a bachelor’s degree and ...

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Blazer baseball bounces back against Delta State

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer After getting swept by West Georgia in their last series, the VSU Blazer baseball team looked to bounce back against another conference rival in Delta State University. The series started last Saturday with Game 1 of an afternoon doubleheader, where the Blazers couldn’t get back in the win column. VSU would get out to ...

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The Heavy Pets rock Ashley Street Station

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor One of the hottest and most versatile jam bands in the country was in Valdosta last Friday night as The Heavy Pets took the stage at Ashley Street Station. The Heavy Pets, who are from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have been releasing music for about ten years. The band has released three albums and four ...

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Interim President Cecil Staton leaving Valdosta after serving one year

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Interim president Cecil Staton will soon announce his selection for the new Vice President of the office of Student Affairs. Upon his arrival in July 2015, Dr. Staton had appointed Dr. James Gregory Archibald to the position as Interim Vice President. In an email sent out to the students and faculty, Dr. Staton stated ...

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Editorial: What we want in a new president

On June 30, the president’s chair at Valdosta State will be vacant. Again. On Wednesday, Interim President Cecil Staton was appointed as the new chancellor of East Carolina University. Until June 30, Dr. Staton will still serve as the Interim President of VSU. We at The Spectator want to congratulate Dr. Staton on his great news and wish him nothing ...

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Comfort food to eat before heading back to school

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor When first heading off to college you hear of all the exciting new adventures that you are in for – loads of new friends, banging parties, and no parents (that’s the best, huh?).  However, what they fail to mention in the school’s orientation packet is the lack of food options that awaits you. Oh ...

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The advantages/disadvantages of social media in the job market

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor Social media is a powerful tool in the job searching process. After narrowing down prospects, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest give employers an in-depth look into how potential staff members truly act outside of the stiff confines of a resume or cover letter. In today’s ever waning job market, a resume and ...

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