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Saving Annie

Written By: Veronica Dominicis Annie no longer stood; she was left damaged, crumbled and destroyed. The only way to bring her back is to build her up from nothing. She was fundamentally built for strength and tolerated many hurricanes and atypical weather that the Florida coast produced instantaneously. She unfortunately succumbed to the weather and was severely damaged during a ...

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Obama’s Five for One Trade

Written By: Jordan Hill  As proud Americans, we understand the importance of bringing our troops home safely, but is a five for one trade the right way to go? President Obama released 5 men that were previously engaged in the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay in able to release one American soldier held as a prisoner by the Taliban. This American ...

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Valdosta, GA: “Pit Stop City?”

Written By: Summer Yates With over 40 hotels and nearly 200 restaurants, Valdosta, Ga., is often considered the “pit stop city.” It attracts consumers from over 15 counties throughout South Georgia and North Florida. Located in Lowndes County, Valdosta’s main source of income derives largely from the travelers stopping by for the city’s variety of hotels and restaurants. According to ...

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Exercise physiology grows in popularity at VSU and across Georgia

Written By: Sarah Turner The number of students enrolled as exercise physiology majors at Valdosta State University has nearly tripled since 2007 making it the university’s sixth most common major. The growth in popularity of exercise physiology is similar at other universities throughout the state. Among the schools in the state that offer a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, including ...

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Senior editors say goodbye

Written by: Will Lewis, Olivia McLean, Rebecka McAleer, Joe Adgie, Hillary Straba   Will Lewis Editor-in-Chief It’s weird to write something in the first person. Working with The Spectator has caused me to grow increasingly comfortable with the third person omniscient tone of a narrator, but now I am casting that tone aside as I adopt something more personal. After ...

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Pipeline a risk to Valdosta

“My first thought was it’s a nuclear bomb, we’re dead,” Kim Krajniak said in a 1994 New York Times article. “No words could ever tell you how frightening it was. My sliding glass door was like an oven. People were running out in their underwear. It was bedlam. People running and falling, kids naked. I felt like an animal running ...

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Box office turns up the heat with summer sizzlers

Written by: Chris Kessler For movie studios, summer is the biggest time of the year. Blockbusters filled with superheroes, sequels and superstar A-list actors will fill theaters for the next four months. To help you decide what you want see or skip, here are some of the biggest films of the summer. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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