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Editorial: VSU’s parking model is even worse than before

The new parking model for the North Oak parking deck that forces commuters and residents to share a garage did nothing but prove that the VSU administration and SGA are tone deaf about “student satisfaction.” The current parking model has been a source of contention for years. Most students complain about the long walking distances to class in the hot ...

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Five takeaways from Blazers’ first 2019 showing

VSU opened the 2019 season as road warriors, defeating Albany State 38-3. The Blazers delivered a complete performance in their opening win. They had more yards passing, rushing and won the turnover battle in week one over the Golden Rams. For VSU, it was a necessary start to the Gary Goff era, continuing the Blazers winning streak to 16 in ...

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Blazers, Goff start season 1-0 with victory at Albany State

VSU opened their title defense by battering the Albany State Golden Rams by a score of 38-3 Saturday night. The victory was the first of the Gary Goff era at VSU The Blazers, who start the season as the no. 1 team in the country, set the tone early in the game, going up 14-0 in the first four drives ...

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Column: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had to pay Elliot

Ezekiel Elliott gets his wish from the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys star running back signed a six-year, $90 million contract extension with $50 million guaranteed and $16.35 million on a signing bonus, making him the highest paid running back in NFL history. He also reset the market for the position, eclipsing Los Angeles Rams’ star Todd Gurley at $57.5 ...

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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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It Happened: 2019 The Happening a Success

From on-campus movie clubs to community churches, The Happening was every student’s one stop shop for any and every extracurricular activity they had in mind. The event last Thursday showcased 100 plus organizations for students to explore and decide what worked best for them. Jade Ricks, a sophomore biology major and member of the Feminist Film Club, said that she ...

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Column: Colts’ Luck chose health over game

Andrew Luck, the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, announced his retirement from the NFL on Aug. 24. Luck faced major backlash from fans in the days following his announcement. While Luck’s retirement one week before the season’s start came as a shock to the fan base, they seem to not see the bigger picture when it comes to the health of ...

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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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Enrollment numbers up from last fall

As of Aug. 28, VSU’s fall semester enrollment is 11,416. This is a 1.9% increase from last fall semester. The increase is seen in both graduate and undergraduate program levels. This is the first fall increase that VSU has seen in the past three years. This increase in fall semester may be important to VSU financial status, the more students ...

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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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