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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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Cloudy forecast for VSU faculty still uncertain about future with university

Written by John Preer, Editor-in-Chief The forecast for VSU’s future is cloudy at best, according to figures released by university officials.  Faculty senate members are understandably worried by the numbers and what they mean for their future with the university.  Low enrollment and retention are being blamed by administration for the recent downsizing of faculty and staff.  These cuts caught ...

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Palms dining hall undergoes some changes

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Palm’s Dining Hall has gone through some renovations over the summer that students may or may not have noticed. The university has added a stir fry grill closer to the back, similar to the one in Hopper Dining Hall. Students can now enjoy the same custom ordered stir fry along with the other selections ...

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Editorial: It’s hard out here for a journalist

We’ve all seen the recent video of the journalist and cameraman from Virginia who were shot and killed during a live recording. Although the crime was committed by a former employee, this is not the first time within the past couple years that a journalist has lost his or her life. Some of the more recent and well-known events date ...

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Campaign Zero attempting to end police brutality in America

Written by Dillon Rountree, Staff Writer Those who follow the #BlackLivesMatter movement may be familiar with a new list of policy proposals put forward by some prominent activists known as “Campaign Zero.” Zero refers to the goal of zero deaths at the hands of police. For the uninitiated, the campaign lists 10 major areas where they are proposing changes to ...

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‘Deez Nuts’ actual candidate or expression of America’s frustration towards politics?

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer There is a thin line between politics and entertainment. 15-year-old Brady Olson filed for presidency under the name “Deez Nuts”, which is also the title of a popular internet video. When Olson filed as a third party on July 26, everyone wanted to know exactly who the person behind the “Deez Nuts” campaign was. Shockingly, ...

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President Staton discusses drop in enrollment/ layoffs at faculty senate meeting

CORRECTION (09/04): The article originally read “26 staff and five faculty members”. This article ran in the 09/03 print issue as well. Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor Interim President Cecil Staton spoke on the reduction of 31 university employees at the Faculty Senate meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Magnolia Room. In ...

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