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Faculty senate set to talk upcoming changes to SOIs

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer The Valdosta State University Faculty Senate led by President Peggy Moch and Vice President Mike Holt will meet today at 3:30 p.m. to discuss changes to student affairs including changes to Student Opinion of Instruction surveys. This decision has been prompted by a recent decline in completion of the surveys. SOIs give students the ...

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Blazer football drops to 0-2 in conference play

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor A game that had the look of a back-and-forth affair turned into a blowout, as the West Georgia Wolves defeated the Valdosta State Blazers 49-28 in Carrollton on Saturday. VSU moved to 3-2 on the season after their second straight loss, and is now 0-2 in conference play. UWG  is 6-0 and 2-0 ...

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Radio Birds soar high at Ashley Street Station

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief and Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor Walk into Ashley Street Station on a Friday night and you will notice three things: beer, beards, and bands.  Last Friday night, something was different. Unfiltered, unadulterated, and pure rock-and-roll was in the air, and Radio Birds controlled the air waves. Trading the Atlanta skyline for a life on ...

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Editorial: Timed parking spots cause too many tickets for students

Imagine it is a Friday morning, and you only have one class for 50 minutes. You are running a little late so you decide to park by the library in a 45-minute spot thinking, “Surely I won’t get a ticket for going five minutes over.” But when you get back to your car, low and behold, there is a ticket ...

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What are your fears/worries now as a college student?

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer Having a fear of something, whether it is large or small, can present an array of problems within itself. We tend to hold ourselves back or at a distance from things that we fear. Our fears may even be some of the biggest obstacles to overcome in our lives, so how do we do that? ...

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Millennial marriage: No rush to tie the knot

Written by Mayah Centave, Asst. Opinions Editor There was a belief that young people born in the early 1980’s through the late 1990’s are starting their lives sooner meaning getting married, having kids and starting careers younger. However this is not the case for the young people in this generation. According to the Wall Street Journal, millennials are waiting a ...

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Blazers get mauled by the Lions in first conference game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers’ first conference game did not play out as the team had hoped. The team’s defense could not find ways to get off the field in a 34-12 loss to the North Alabama Lions. The Lions (4-0, 3-0) protected their unblemished record with an impressive offensive showing. The team racked ...

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Editorial: Gun obsession must end

When mass violence on college campuses becomes the norm, there is a big problem. There has been multiple college campus shootings since 2013 and the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College has brought the total to 142. There has been 45 shootings in 2015 alone.  Enough is enough. We at the Spectator would like to extend our condolences to the ...

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