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This Week at VSU

Photos by Monique Petition and Taylor Sutherland With students back on campus and Fall Explosion is officially in full swing. Students participated in a part-time job fair, Greek-life events on Palms Quad, a special Dine with the Blazers event and so much more. Check out these photos showcasing campus life here at Valdosta State.  

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VSU gives Pine Hall a face lift

Several divisions of the VSU Internet Technology (IT) department, including technical support, are relocating. They’ll move for a short period of time while VSU renovates their home, Pine Hall. Located south of the Student Union along Oak Street, Pine Hall’s first renovations began on June 12 of this year. VSU expects the renovations to last throughout the rest of the ...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Valdosta State students and locals of the area got to experience the first solar eclipse to appear in the United States in 38 years. This solar eclipse was only visible in the United States and featured a path of 100 percent totality in cities such as Salem, Oregon: Nashville, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina. Valdosta, Georgia ...

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Blazer dining updates are a mixed bag

Over the summer VSU underwent a major renovation in Palms Dining Hall for the first time in 11 years. “It was time for change,” Lynn Darsey, assistant director of Auxiliary Services, said. The university invested $1.5 million in order to bring students a new dining experience. When it comes to the changes in the dining services, I have some likes ...

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Students and volunteers weigh-in on new move-in system

This semester VSU made the decision to have a one-day move-in on Aug. 10 for all students, new and returning, to attend.   Move-in for all dorms began at 9 a.m. and was divided by floors. Students on different floors were assigned alternate move-in times to prevent congestion.  Students were advised to only show up at their designated time in order to check-in and begin moving their things.   ...

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Editorial: Charlottesville opens discussion for VSU

On Saturday, Aug. 12, a “Unite the Right” rally was scheduled to take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue. On Friday, white nationalists and other alt-right members gathered at the University of Virginia carrying torches and yelling slogans, such as “white lives matter.”  This spurred on a violent encounter between alt-right members ...

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Cover your eyes: partial eclipse rare but dangerous

This month VSU will witness something that hasn’t been seen in the continental U.S. since 1979, but we’ll have to look carefully. On Aug. 21 around 1 p.m., the VSU community will be able to view the beginnings of a solar eclipse as the path of totality moves across our surrounding states and through the northeast corner of Georgia. The ...

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Mapp is a team player

SGA President Maya Mapp took the nation’s capital by storm this summer. Mapp worked as a press and scheduling intern for Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.   Mapp worked in Isakson’s Washington D.C. office for six weeks, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday.   “I learned that nothing was beneath me, and I learned a lot about myself,” Mapp said. “I learned how to be a better person, and it ...

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Six tips on how to survive dorm living

Moving away from home and moving in with a stranger can be a little scary. Put aside those feelings because dorm room living can be some of the best times of your life if you let it. Just follow these six tips in order to survive dorm rooms. Stay Clean: Unfortunately, not all freshmen are lucky enough to have their ...

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The Spectator’s ultimate food guide

Written by Hunter Terrell, Social Media Editor.  Photos courtesy of Hunter Terrell You don’t have to lie, having Palms Dining, Chick-Fil-A, Moe’s and all other on-campus food options is part of the reason you chose to attend VSU, but don’t begin to overlook all the mouthwatering cuisine Valdosta has to offer! Compiled here is some of Valdosta’s top rated and ...

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