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Spring 2012

Blazefest promotes music homegrown in Valdosta

Update — April 20: The date of Blazefest has been changed to Friday, April 17. Music is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the event will last until 8:30 p.m. Blazefest will still be held on the Front Lawn. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– VSU welcomes the community to the second annual Blazefest on the front lawn Sat. beginning at 12 p.m. hosted ...

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Etling recovers, may return next semester

 Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, has relocated to South Georgia Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehab after being involved in a head-on car collision right before Super Bowl XLVI. � Though an email has been sent out earlier this week saying that he was in room 277, he has been moved to room 286 and can now have visitors. ...

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Small tuition increase, large concerns

Editor’s Note: April 20 — The graphic by Jacob McWhorter that ran alongside this article in the April 19 issue of the Spectator was created using information from VSU Financial Services’ Tuition and Fee Schedules webpage. The costs therein represent the total estimated cost of attendance for in-state and out-of-state students for two semesters including tuition and fees for 15 hours of ...

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VSU events running on empty

Anyone who has been to a campus event in the last year can attest to the fact that students simply aren’t as interested in them as they used to be. Certainly classwork, jobs, and private social events get in everyone’s way, but what if that’s not the whole story?  � Most campus events are hosted by organizations. They have the ...

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Blazers gain momentum before three game road trip

 Junior pitcher Benjamin Weil recorded four strikeouts and gave up zero runs in relief for the Blazers in their 4-2 victory over Georgia College in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Billy Grant Field.  “He was phenomenal,” said VSU head coach Greg Guilliams. “That’s one of the best pitching outings if not the best pitching outing that anyone in a ...

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Major projects near completion

 With two major projects nearing completion and some other new developments, the university is showing no signs of slowing down construction.  The addition to Bailey Science Center, which costs approximately $3.1 million, is scheduled to be completed on June 1, while renovations to Ashley Hall, costing approximately $5 million, have a scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.  Sue Fuciarelli, vice ...

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Religion nurtures or divides everybody

   One of the most delicate issues discussed is religion.     There are different interpretations of each religion, but the largest (debate/controversy) is the definition of being Christian.     Christian: Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus, relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus’ teachings, manifesting the ...

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Never give up when the going gets tough

   During my experiences at VSU, I have been faced with many ups and downs. �   I have been faced with challenges, both on and off campus as well as in and out of the classroom. We all have.    The difference between me and those who dropped out, packed up and shipped out is that I never gave ...

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SGA election rules go too far

Running an election campaign is tough on the candidate and all of the people working to help that candidate, whether the election is on a national level or just for a spot on the VSU SGA. �   Therefore, the editorial staff of the Spectator does not believe a candidate should have to monitor whether or not people are privately ...

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Eroding the Bill of Rights

   Where is the Constitution these days? What about the Bill of Rights?     The Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of the government have been slowly eroding away the efficiency of both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the point that they both feel like skeletons of their former selves.    At a neighborhood gathering over the ...

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