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Friends remember VSU student Blane Stone

Blane Ashley Stone, a junior psychology major from Valdosta, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2023. Stone was a member of Abundant Life Church of God. She enjoyed singing and acting. She also adored her 4-year-old daughter, Blithe Beck. A GoFundMe campaign was organized by close friends of Stone’s that is going to be used to purchase a memorial for her ...

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VSU Dance Presents “WEAVE”

VSU Dance is hosting their performance of WEAVE: The Spring Dance Concert on March 2 through 5. The show, a collection of stories and perspectives, serves as a love letter to the community of culture and a medium for exploring subjects such as grief, individuality, the elements and the concept of life.                 ...

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VSU hosts Blazer Ball for Valentine’s Day

On Friday, Feb. 10, VSU hosted their annual Blazer Ball at 7 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms. The event was in celebration of Valentine’s Day and served as an on-campus way to celebrate for those who would be unable or unwilling to leave campus to celebrate the holiday. Guests were told to dress in semi-formal to formal clothing, and ...

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S.W.A.P. provides work experience for students

Have you been looking for a way to get involved at VSU? If so, Students With A Purpose is coming to VSU. SWAP, which primarily works with non-profit organizations, allows students to gain experience through volunteering and forming connections. Students who have worked with SWAP have made long-lasting friendships, learned what it means to be an entrepreneur, and gained skills ...

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Editorial: Our unfiltered, uncensored voice

While tough and controversial topics may arise on VSU campus, The Spectator editors and reporters strive to be bold journalists and bravely advocate for our rights to ensure our campus is informed. This year, Feb. 23 is Student Freedom Press Day, a national day that raises awareness of student journalists’ work, highlights the censorship that students face and empowers those ...

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South Georgia Film Festival back in March

The seventh annual South Georgia Film Festival returns this year to VSU. The festival celebrates the art and the industry of filmmaking and will be held on March 3, 4 and 5. The SGFF brings the film and movie industry to Valdosta and shines a spotlight on local talent. “My goal was to create an event that would draw creative ...

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VSU desegregation history started in 1960s

February is Black History Month, and VSU is acknowledging the celebration with multiple events. VSU’s own integration history dates to the early 1960s. On Sept. 8, 1963, Valdosta State College, as it was called at the time, admitted its first two Black students. Drewnell Thomas, 17, and Robert Pierce, 18, were Valdosta residents, who had previously attended segregated schools and ...

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Future of public relations program unclear

Despite rampant speculation, no decision has been made on the future of the public relations program, according to the interim dean of the College of the Arts. During the first week of the spring semester, communication majors with an emphasis in public relations received some unexpected news about upcoming changes in the PR program. Public relations students were told that ...

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Ryan Black’s 8 triples propel Blazers past West Florida

With a chance to clinch a spot in the Gulf South Conference tournament, graduate guard Ryan Black made sure the Blazers would get the job done. Black came off the bench and made eight threes, rallying the Blazers (17-9, 13-7 GSC) from an early deficit to an 83-72 win over the West Florida Argonauts (12-12, 8-12 GSC). “Coming off the ...

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ACTION president arrested

The president of VSU club A Chance To Initiate Opportunities Now was arrested Jan. 28 for battery involving family violence and taken to Lowndes County Jail. In addition to being the president of ACTION, David Jonathan “DJ” Davis is a sociology graduate student and event coordinator for Deep Release Poetry Society. According to Lowndes County Jail records, Davis was released ...

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