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Kenny Moore: from concessions to draft

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor This year will be Kenny Moore’s sixth year playing football. Most players sixth year came in middle school or high school, but Moore will be looking to help an NFL team in 2017. Moore is a Valdosta native, and he played four years of football at VSU. He is fifth all time in ...

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Playboi Carti releases mixtape with ‘Rocky’ start

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Playboi Carti has 2017 in his sights with his first self-titled mixtape. Jordan Carter, otherwise known as Playboi Carti or Cash Carti, decided to release his first long-awaited mixtape. After emerging on the scene with hit singles, such as “Broke Boi,” “What,” and “Fetti,” the Atlanta native became one of the most anticipated artists in ...

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Erin’s Food Corner: Stew

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Though it’s starting to get hot again in Valdosta, stew is a year round dish. The tender steak, beans, and hearty potatoes are amazing the first time you try it and again for leftovers. This recipe started out as chili, but potatoes make any dish better, so of course, I added it. This is ...

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Editorial: Spectator going Digital

Three, two, one: The countdown began last week to mark how many more issues of the Spectator has left in print. Because, ladies and gentlemen next semester this friendly campus newspaper won’t exist as a physical, printed object. Starting in the fall, The Spectator will be 100 percent digital. For decades, new issues of the VSU newspaper regularly appeared around ...

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‘ANTM’ ditches age-limit

Written by Alex Dunn, Asst. Features Editor Tyra Banks announced that the long-time show “America’s Next Top Model” has ditched its age requirement, meaning aspiring models young and old can audition to be on the show. Banks announced the show’s change in an Instagram video on April 1, officially removing the age limit, which was 18 to 27 years old, ...

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VSU recognizes Student Employment Week

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU celebrated National Student Employment Week from April 10-14, recognizing the 1,200 students who work on campus. Human Resources and Student Employment hosted events that taught students about job employment and how to prepare for jobs in their future career fields. Nancy Deida-Carballo, human resources specialist, was in charge of the events and ...

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Soccer signs new players

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Soccer is having an exciting spring complete with hiring new head coach, Stephen Andrew, signing new players and hosting the alumni game. The 2017 signing class was mostly recruited by former coach Rebecca Nolin, but Andrew is a big part of why the recruits stayed at VSU. “A lot of the recruiting is ...

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Saturday morning cool-down

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer On April 8, Campus Rec held its first Official Frontline Yoga event on the front lawn. Students gathered in a semi-circle under the 9 a.m. sun to start their day off on a positive note. Adrian Marsh and two other assistants—who demonstrated alternative positions for both advance and beginner yoga enthusiasts—led the session. “Official Frontline Yoga is something we came up with ...

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Unlikely stars lift Red team to victory

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor Because returning starters were black and blue, the 2017 VSU Spring Game featured Red and Black teams with a lot of young players. The Red team won the game 38-28 after two scores from upcoming junior Stewart Spence, who transitioned to offense this spring after playing linebacker last year. Last year’s starters, Dallas ...

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SGA Meeting turned Q&A Session: SGA discusses elimination of Student Organization Offices and more

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Monday’s SGA meeting ran a little differently than normal. Besides the usual agenda, the executive board held a Q&A session with the student body to discuss any of their concerns. The decision to eliminate the student organization offices was one of the main discussion topics. Maya Mapp, president of SGA, said the decision ...

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