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Editorial: Don’t honor Columbus Day with VSU’s Fall Break

At the first meeting of the semester, it was brought to the attention of the Faculty Senate that the two day vacation in October was being called “Columbus Day Break”, and some faculty members were not pleased. Dr. Knowles, Chair of the Native American Studies Department, feels that calling this short vacation “Columbus Day Break” praises Christopher Columbus, even though ...

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VSU goes Bananas: Social media and campus ablaze over escaped monkey

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief VSU was caught in a state of monkey business on Thursday, Sept. 10. According to VSU biology professor, Collen McDonough who specializes in animal behavior, coming into contact with the monkey could be dangerous. McDonough said that the monkey is considered to be wild and warns people not to go near the monkey if they ...

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Kingdom Hearts 2.9? So close, yet so far to Kingdom Hearts 3

Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor It’s been three years since The Kingdom Hearts franchise has released a new game and eight years for a non-hand held console. With this year’s E3 event, Square Enix showed snippets of what was to come for Kingdom Hearts three and a mobile phone game, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained. At the Disney D23 expo in ...

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Pro/Con: To pay or not to pay college athletes

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer It is a privilege for student athletes to be able to put on their school colors and represent their university. It is a privilege to have millions cheer for you while others cheer against you. It is a privilege to receive a free education while others have to take out loans. The problem occurs ...

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Loans, loans, loans: What to know about all the different loans available

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer It’s that time of the semester that has students excited beyond measure and the financial aid office very busy. Refund checks are being processed and released to all students with extra money on their balance. But, huge refund checks are not always a good thing. Sandra Griffin, the assistant director/ loan director of the ...

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An Open Letter to Future Teachers and Revolutionaries

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was written by Dr. JT Cox, a professor in the College of Education and Human Services and was submitted to the Editors-in-Chief. The opinions in this letter are expressed by Dr. Cox and not necessarily those of The Spectator and its staff. An Open Letter to Future Teachers and Revolutionaries* *(Yes, this is a message for ...

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Where is your money going?

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer When a budget is discussed there is a team of people known as the budget committee.  The budget committee is given the task to present an overview of what the majority of the funds for the fiscal year will be allocated towards. Valdosta State University is financially supported by the state and the tuition ...

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Appily ever appter

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Sometimes it can feel like, as a college student, you are constantly starving, broke, or both; now there’s an app for that. Even if you aren’t always hungry or broke, an app that can help you get free food or manage your finances can be your best friend. Money seems to leave faster than ...

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