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Hahira hosts the annual “Honey Bee Festival”

The Honeybee Festival happens every year in the little neighboring town of Hahira. The festival boasts travelling shops, food trucks and activities for guests to enjoy, never failing to attract a large number of people from all around South Georgia. The beautiful little town, with Main Street decorated with tents, bright signs and smiling faces, dedicates the first full week ...

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Check out the Ashley Street Station this weekend.

If you are looking for somewhere new and fun to escape from college, Ashley Street Station might be the place for you. Ashley Street Station is a self-proclaimed dive bar and live music venue located in Remerton. On Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., they will be hosting their first big comedy set, The Cutthroat Freak Show and Mama Stone. They ...

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Album Spotlight: Brockhampton’s GINGER

Brockhampton has come out with a new album titled GINGER and the fans are going crazy. The band teased fans on social media a few times throughout the months coming towards the album release and it is finally here. So let’s talk about it. GINGER was released on August 23. The album consists of 12 songs, all with different flows ...

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Is VSU branding project for spirit or recruitment?

School spirit is a lot of things. It’s showing up to football games in all your red and black gear. It’s promoting any VSU events. It’s even wearing a VSU t-shirt to class. But is it putting up VSU logos in different places around the school? “Environmental branding” is anything on the physical campus to help brand the campus and ...

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Pop Addict: Nicki Minaj, It Chapter Two, Ariana Grande

Hello to all the pop addicts out there at Valdosta State! This has been a slow week for pop culture, but let’s see what tea we can get into this week! Undoubtedly the biggest story in recent news: Nicki Minaj announced her retirement via Twitter. This came as a shock to many people, especially her fans, as it was a ...

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Georgia ranked third strictest state in DUI laws

It’s no secret that college students enjoy a good party every now and then. The drinks come out and sometimes things get out of hand. It’s also no secret that many college students believe themselves to be invincible, and convince themselves that they are okay to drive after “just a few too many.” Although, Georgia residents may want to think twice ...

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Remember the Legend: Tupac Shakur

On this day 23 years ago, the hip-hop world lost one of their most iconic figures in Tupac Shakur. Tupac was shot on September 7, 1996 as he was going to watch a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand Hotel when someone drove by and shot him four times. He was taken to a hospital where he was in ...

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Playing Chess or Playing Dirty? The Jay-Z Drama in Full

There’s reasonable doubt as to whether Jay-Z is either a sellout or a strategic businessman. There is no middle ground, at least according to social media, Fox and MSNBC. Lately, rapper Jay-Z has been receiving backlash from the public regarding his decision to team up with the NFL, whom he has been vocally against. The deal that Jay-Z made with ...

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People Poll: What Advice Would You Give Incoming Freshmen?

  “Do not procrastinate, if your teacher assigns something do it that same day,” he said. “Put your assignments before going out until you have free time. Don’t be a yes man.”   “Don’t let your friendships or relationships obscure you from your academics,” she said. “The relationships and bonds you create are not promised, you should focus on obtaining ...

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Introducing SpecTalk, the voice of students, by students

The Spectator has some new plans for this 2019-2020 year. As a staff, we want to reach our readers in different ways. SpecTalk came about and we are just thrilled for this new opportunity.  SpecTalk is a podcast for the students by the students.  Our engagement editor, Kaitlyn Baich, is the host and editor of SpecTalk.  On Wednesdays we plan ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!