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Palms and Hopper: Just a simple dine-in experience

Stephanie Turner Staff Writer sdturner@valdosta.edu Dining at Hopper or Palms can be a costly meal without a meal plan, but you better eat your fill because campus dining does not allow doggy bags. Imagine you just got out of one of your classes. It is the middle of the day, and a couple of friends are going to go grab ...

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Stein Mart and Tift County Schools Migrant Program are now hiring

Danie On The Clock By:Danielle Everson The grills have cooled off and it’s time to get back on the job hunt. There are three jobs this week that employers want to fill. So turn down that music and grab a pen. If you currently are working in retail and you are looking to further your career you may want to ...

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Beatles mania returns in ‘Rock Band’

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding Sept. 9, 2009, Entertainment Weekly dubbed the day as “the reinvasion of The Beatles,” a title that’s well warranted with the long-sought remastered release of the Fab Four’s entire work. These Baby Boomer-baiting sets carry a hefty price tag ($300 for the box) and an impressive amount of ...

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New TV shows and a baby Sparrow

Pop Addict By Kristal Jones Surprise, surprise! Here’s another week of drama, babies, and new releases from Hollywood. MTV’s “A Shot at Love” star Tila Tequila (whose real name is Tila Nguyen) was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, and then hospitalized Saturday night. Merriman was thrown in jail for a couple of hours after Tila’s frantic ...

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Don’t let the memory of 9/11 fade away

As we pass this Friday by finishing up our classes, doing that last test and thinking about what we are going to do for the weekend, it can be tempting to forget what this Friday should be about.  It’s been eight years since that day that changed America forever. It has been said that the 9/11 attack is the defining ...

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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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