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Fencing Club is now en garde on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu No, they’re not pirates, but the VSU Fencing Club can be seen wielding swords every Saturday afternoon in the VSU Recreation Center. The VSU Fencing Club became an official club in spring 2009 and is working on establishing itself on campus this semester, according to Chris Mirabzadeh, the club founder. Mirabzadeh fenced with a local ...

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Food you can afford at The Georgia Dog

Spectator Tasters By Michael Wilson and Ashley George This week we didn’t travel far from the Spectator office. Actually, we didn’t even get off campus. We headed over to the corner of Brookwood Drive and Patterson Street right by the University Center. There we found a little hot dog stand called The Georgia Dog.  As far as atmosphere goes there ...

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Week off helps Blazers get refocused

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu For the first time since 2004, the Valdosta State Blazers head into their second game of the season with an 0-1 record as they host Southern Arkansas (0-1 overall, 0-1 GSC) on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  With the game on Saturday night, the Blazers kick off their quest for their first Gulf South Conference ...

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Coach Poyer has the Lady Blazers ready

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The Lady Blazers have entered the season on what could best be called a mission. With a 7-2 record to start the season, Head Coach Sia Poyer may have just figured out that special ingredients needed to propel this team past mediocrity. The team has not lost back-to-back games yet this season, which has been ...

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Inglourious Basterds blows the mind

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu Inglourious Basterds is not your average WWII movie. This is the fall of Hitler and the Third Reich through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino. Apart from the more historically accurate WWII films, Tarantino provides a witty account of vengeance for the Jews in Nazi Germany. Inglourious Basterds opens with in Nazi-occupied France when 18-year-old Shosanna ...

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President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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Blaze FM back on air in new Hopper Hall home

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   Valdosta is home to the radio station 90.9 FM, also known as Blaze FM.  The station, which was formally housed in the Student Union, had a delay sparking up this year due to legal issues involved with moving the station’s studio and antenna. There were several problems surrounding the relocation of their tower and antenna. ...

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Planning and Budget Council discuss future

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu   The Planning and Budget Council (PBC) joined together with the University Council in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room to discuss and revise the budget plan for 2010.   The main topic of discussion at the recent Planning and Budget Council meeting was how to maintain the student-to-faculty ratio.  With an enrollment total of 11,092 students, ...

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Constitution talks continue in SGA meeting

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  VSU’s Student Government Association held its second meeting of the year this past Monday, and many things were discussed, including upcoming elections, a new constitution, dress code policy, the possible forming of  Facebook and twitter pages and even the rumors about swine flu.  The meeting started off with President Kelli Cody listing important dates dealing ...

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Campus Police give students a few safety reminders

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  VSU Police Department is  expanding its Adopt-A-Cop program and reinforcing student safety concepts this semester.  The program assigns each residence hall an officer.By doing so officers hope to form a bond helping make students comfortable with police officers.   “Students can expect to establish a relationship with the VSU police department through increased officer presence in their ...

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