Light years of stellar hindsight

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Pillars of Creation

(The Pillars of Creation, located in the eagle nebula.)   As the awesome Douglas Adams wrote, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how mind-bogglingly big it is.” Everyone knows that the unit to measure distance in space is the light year. Have you ever considered what that actually means though? Just one
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Baseball to go on road, look for win

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written By: Chris Kessler  Valdosta State (21-14, 12-10) heads north on I-75 to take on bitter rival West Georgia (13-23, 7-13) in a crucial weekend series. “West Georgia has got two real good arms that can beat anybody,” assistant coach Todd Guilliams said. “They’re playing at home, and it’s going to be tough for us.”
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Scheduling debate at a close

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a
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SGA talks privacy for emails

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we
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Whisper keeps students secret

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Lashawn Oglesby Imagine joining a social network where all you have to do is create a username and password. There is no profile picture, profile page or personal pictures, and no friends finding or adding. That’s because it’s an anonymous social media app. It’s called Whisper. It’s normal for people to have thoughts,
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Hopper Havoc

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.”
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‘Blazing’ the radio waves

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Will Lewis/THE SPECTATOR

Written by: Jessica Ingram Did you know VSU has its own radio station? Claire Contevita is the station manager of WVVS Blaze FM 90.9. Contevita is a mass media major and has been working with Blaze FM for about two years. Originally, Contevita was a journalism major aspiring to write for fashion magazines. After completing
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Basketball intramurals close to naming champs

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Victoria Johnson Icemen and Kappa Alpha competed against each other in a nail-biter during the intramural basketball playoffs on Tuesday. Kappa Alpha pulled off the 45-41 victory to advance. Icemen shooting guard, Elliot Yarboro, said that the team was pumped for the game. “We’ve really been preparing for this game,” Yarboro said. “We
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Blazers host Rams, visit Wolves

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Rashad Milligan As the end of the season nears, No. 24 Valdosta State softball team is eyeing another championship run. The 31-12 Blazers are only focused on the “practice-by-practice” tasks, according to shortstop Shelby Altman. VSU hosts Albany State (15-17) tonight for a doubleheader. The Blazers will go to Carrollton, Ga., to face
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Grads want a fresh voice

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

For many students, graduation is the end of the long, arduous journey that is education. For others, it’s a major step toward the wonderful world of post-graduate education and maybe more. At many schools, graduation is highlighted by a motivational speech from someone brought in for the occasion. These speakers are normally big names. Steve
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