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VSU reveals its recycling efforts, the struggles that came

VSU makes it clear that it supports helping the environment through recycling. But is VSU’s carbon footprint as heavy as it seems? VSU provides students and staff an easy way to recycle by putting several recycling bins around campus. There are even designated bins for different recycling materials like paper, cans and plastic. But what happens to the recyclable goods ...

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Celebrating 47 years: Odum Library’s past, present and future

It rises from the palm trees like a colonial fortress, two-toned against the blue sky. Overlooking the clay-tiled roofs of every other building on campus, Odum Library guards over 550,000 bound volumes and is one of VSU’s largest buildings. Last week was National Library Week, and the stars aligned so that Odum Library also celebrated its 47th birthday on April ...

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VSU hosts Disney-themed Relay for Life

When faced with danger, most people run for their lives. These people run for others’ lives. VSU hosted Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money for the American Cancer Society, on April 12. Campus organizations like Black Student League, Gamma Sigma Sigma and the Blazer football team gathered on the front lawn to raise money for ...

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That’s the tea: Japanese club hosts tea ceremony

The VSU Japanese Club not only recently brought Japan to students but served some tea as well. The Japanese Tea Ceremony event, on April 10, demonstrated a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to teach students about Japanese Culture and to gain interest in the club. It was executed by members of Tallahassee’s Japanese community, whose goal is to promote Japanese culture ...

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Coaches and players respond to first scrimmage of 2019

The Blazers capped off their first two weeks of practicing by holding their first scrimmage game on April 13. Gearing up for the regular season, with five new coaches on the coaching staff, the Blazers will face an adjustment period to newly hired Head Coach and VSU alum, Gary Goff. Saturday was the first chapter, implementing the new system. “We’ve ...

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Franklin leaves VSU with opportunities

Focused on the future, VSU has presented senior Sonya Franklin a lot of options. The third leading scorer on the Lady Blazers team, Franklin averaged 10 points and 4.3 rebounds a game during her senior year. Now, she is prepared to finish her degree with a Health Science Bachelor’s. “It was a life-changing experience here at VSU,” Franklin said. “While ...

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‘Like a Dream’: Aaron and softball

As the softball season continues, all eyes are on Dream Aaron. The 5’ll power-hitter hails from Chicago, Illinois and has kicked off her first semester at VSU as a stellar softball player. Apart from her statuesque frame, the first thing that stands out about Aaron is her unique name. “It was always my mom’s dream to have a girl as ...

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Editorial: VSU’s 2019 spring graduation will definitely be memorable

Friday, Valdosta State University announced that Brian Kemp will be its incumbent commencement speaker. Once again, VSU is not “listening” to its students, and I, a member of The Spectator, am baffled. In fact, I find it ironic. If you take a look at our editorial “Make commencement memorable,” on page two, from Thursday, you’ll see The Spectator’s top picks for ...

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Takeaways from the Blazers’ first scrimmage

The 2018 national champion Valdosta State Blazers took the practice field this morning for their first team scrimmage and after a hot hour and a half of playing, three things stood out to me from the defending champs. The Air Raid The air raid offense is a scheme Head Coach Gary Goff is very fond of and is implementing it ...

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Blazers’ first scrimmage set for April 13

The Blazers will hold its first scrimmage on April 13 at the VSU practice fields at 8 a.m. With seven practices finished, the scrimmage will allow students and the public to see the new-look Blazers. Gary Goff, newly hired head coach, will have all eyes on him. Goff replaced Kerwin Bell after the Blazers won their fourth national championship. Below ...

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