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You don’t need Alcohol to have fun: Ways to enjoy Spring Break sober

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Recently a ban was placed on alcoholic drinks on Panama City Beaches, affectionately known as “PCB” to college kids for years. However, this ban puts a damper on Spring Break for many beach-seeking college kids. It’s been a staple for college students so long, they’re left scratching their heads and wondering, “How do I ...

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Editorial: Spring Break parties bring big issues

Spring Break. The holiday that’s spent sipping on piña coladas, slipping on a pair of shades while taking in the beaming tropical sun, and parties. Loads and loads of parties. Whether you take a trip to the frigid Alps, go stroll the sandy beaches of Panama City, or just head back home; we are always susceptible to the dangers that ...

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Letter from the Editor: The Trump Affair

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Yesterday was a big day at Valdosta State. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, held a rally that flooded the PE Complex. Trump supporters from all over the South came to hear what Trump had to say. Media outlets from all over came to hear what Trump to had to say. We were there to hear what ...

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Baseball breaks out the brooms against Bucs

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor After dropping a Valentine’s Day matchup with Florida Tech, the VSU Blazers have rebounded quite nicely. The team closed out a tight 6-4 win over Georgia College and State before sweeping the weekend’s conference -opening series against Christian Brothers. That makes the Blazers 10-3 through 13 games for the third season in a row. ...

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‘So worth loving’ creates a movement: VSU student’s message of love and self-worth

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent With so much uncertainty happening around us, it is understandable for many people to be anxious about the future. Fortunately, “So Worth Loving” shines as a candle in the darkness with a message of love and self-worth. Starting from humble beginnings as an inspirational blog to share stories of self-worth on Tumblr, Eryn Erickson decided to use the ...

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Trump takes campaign to Valdosta

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The Donald is coming to Valdosta. On Monday, Feb. 29, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be holding a rally in the Valdosta State PE complex at 6 p.m. The tickets to this event are free, but space is limited so it is recommended to reserve tickets online before the event, and the doors ...

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Editorial: ‘Campus Carry’ a sticky issue

To carry or not to carry? That was a question many government officials, college students and faculty debated tirelessly over a year ago when a “Campus Carry” bill was struck down by state Senate. However, a similar bill has been proposed and has the potential to be passed. The new bill would allow anyone, 21 and older, with a gun ...

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Spectator staff takes home nine awards from GCPA

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor The Spectator staff at VSU racked up at the Georgia College Press Association conference and awards banquet last Saturday. The staff won nine GCPA awards, including the best website and the most improved newspaper. Individual awards won by members of the Spectator include third best review by Julia Rodriquez, third best sports story by ...

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Nose Your Senses: VSU’s Fine Arts Gallery opens a fragrant new exhibit

Written by Pam Agedah, Staff Writer “Watch Your Step” indicates a warning, a cautionary title and “Fragrant Installation” is because the piece was built on site using fragrant spices,” said Stephen Watson, the artist who created the works on display in the newest exhibit at VSU’s Fine Arts building. The title speaks to the concept behind his art. This is Watson’s ...

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