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Spring 2012

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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PeoplePoll: What qualities are you looking for in an SGA presidential candidate?

“Willingness to stand up for the student body, and willing to make make changes.” Kimberly Wright junior marketing major “Somebody who can portray what the majority of students want, and their issues, and represent students fully.” Sami Ullah junior computer science major “Gets students involved with functions that are happening around campus.” Jay Winn senior sign language interpreting major “One ...

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Kim and Kanye official, Odom inactive for season

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels?   Click.  Kim Kardashian and Kanye are now dating, but according to their exes this is not a new thing.  Hopefully we can watch this unfold on a new season of “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”  Click.  According to sources close to RHOA, Sheree ...

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Art exhibit showcases senior talent

VSU’s Spring Senior Art Exhibition will be open  from April 15  to April 30th.  On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the art will be ready for public viewing in the Fine Arts Gallery and a showcase of the seniors’ most influential works will be on display.  VSU senior  and artist William Massey, plans to display some of his own ...

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Alumna bakes on Oprah network

VSU graduate Tiffany Young showed students how to turn “lemons” into “pink lemonade” in the Pound Hall Auditorium Tuesday at 5 p.m. as she shared her trials towards opening her own business, the Pink Pastry Parlor.  Though Young has the highest rated pre-teen television show titled “Party at Tiffany’s” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, it is her bakery business that ...

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The Love Game: Forgive and forget

 Trust.  This is a word that requires time.  It requires patience, as well as,effort.  True enough, events happen that make you lose your trust in someone. Once a relationship has lost trust, it becomes pretty difficult to revive it.  But through honest and open communication, you can learn to trust again, only if you forgive your partner and move forward ...

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Ride continues for Blazer bikers

For students who enjoy cycling, whether for sport or recreation, Blazer Cycling is looking for interested members.  Blazer Cycling began in spring of 2009 with Jessica Avra, who left to join the Marine Corps.  She then handed over the club to president Ed Rollins and vice president Austin Sullivan.   “She had contacted me and Ed knowing that we were ...

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Airplane not airplane after all

We’ve all seen it, driven by it, glanced at it, or maybe even taken a picture of it.  This landmark sits high on the corner of Ashley Street and shares a space with Mathis City Auditorium. It’s grey and blue with wings of steel ready to take flight.  Yes, folks I am referring to that glorious artifact. The plane.  If ...

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