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Marble Slab delivers but only for a price

This week we went down to right across from the movie theater for a little treat. WE went to the Marble Slab on Baytree. The atmosphere inside was pretty good. The decoration is pretty average for an ice cream place. What really makes the place fun to go to is they make up your ice cream in front of you. ...

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Miley disses ‘New Moon’, and Spencer acts like a loon

The “Twilight Saga: New Moon” comes out Friday! If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, then you might be out of luck in seeing it this weekend. The theaters, I’m sure, will be packed all over the country with crazed “Twilight” fans rooting for Team Edward or Team Jacob. However, Miley Cyrus announced that she will be one less Twiheart ...

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Marriage and Family Therapy grad students share tips on relationships

Tuesday night, Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students shared their intuitions and tips on healthy relationships with members of the sororities Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Zeta Phi Beta. The sisters participated in a graduate student-led workshop, “Marriage and Family Therapist Reveal: How to Save Your Relationship,” held in the University Center on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The ...

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Students should pay attention to the manners which they are expressing

Good etiquette on campus seems to be a big problem for VSU students. Many students probably do not notice the things they do that may seem normal and perfectly harmless, but are in fact be creating problems among their peers. Below I describe several problem scenarios and what you can do to improve our campus etiquette. Carrying on loud conversations ...

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SGA hears from IT, Scouts

The executive board and senate of SGA discussed Information Technology and donating to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, nominated a new president pro tempore, and heard announcements from standing committees     at this Monday’s meeting. The first order of business was to hear from Joe Newton, Director of the Division of Information Technology. Newton first described to the senate the ...

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SGA slowed by divided senate

Due to continuous debate on issues by the senate, the SGA meetings held every Monday at 8 p.m., which are supposed to only last an hour, have been running two hours long or more. More than once, a meeting that was intended to end at 9 p.m. instead didn’t adjourn until 10 p.m. or later, including the most recent meeting ...

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University lifeboat springs a leak

“Stay in school, no one is hiring.” This has been the mantra of the reluctant graduates and the excuse of lazy wanna-be career students since the recession started freezing entire career fields—such as education. The idea is that a person should stay in school as long as they can so that they can completely avoid the storm that is America’s ...

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People Poll: What are your Thanksgiving traditions?

Dave Latham, 21, senior, mass media major, Fayetteville, GA “All the siblings come in and we all eat Thanksgiving dinner together, because we are all spread across the USA.” Shannon Tyme, junior, English and music double major, Milledgeville, GA “Normally I go to my grandmother’s and have a family reunion laughing and being together.” Tangelia Moss, 19, freshman, nursing major, ...

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Wake up out of your apathetic funk

You’re so vain, you probably think this article is about you. Well, you’re right. However, you can put away the tin foil hat and relax because you are not the only student of VSU. As in last week’s editorial, “Your News, Your Views,” when we say “All Blazers” we mean ALL Blazers. So with that misunderstanding cleared up: Attention all ...

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Letter to the Editor: November 19th 2009

1. Dear members of ‘The Spectator’ editorial team, I am writing with regard to the article ‘Veterans in the classroom’ in today’s issue of your paper. This article seems to be emblematic of an extremely worrying trend at VSU and in American higher education at large, namely the unquestioning and uncritical acceptance of military perspectives and military values in higher education. In a democratic society with a supposedly clear separation of powers and institutional spheres, it seems worrying that military values—hierarchy, authority, unquestioning obeisance of orders, the use of violence, etc.—are intruding into institutions of higher learning like VSU, apparently with no questions asked. In a society already characterised by an ever-growing punitive ‘carcereal archipelago’ and in an already crime-plagued and violent town like Valdosta, questions ought to be asked as to the role of military personnel in criminal justice programmes, instead of just uncritically offering a description of their activities, as in your article. Moreover, in a situation in which the USA is already engaged in two illegal wars of conquest abroad, questions ought to be asked at institutions of higher learning such as VSU as to the role which the military has come to play in this society. The total lack of awareness of those issues reflected in your article is deeply troubling to me. It seems to contradict the very mission of this university. Yours sincerely, Dr. Daniel Nehring Assistant Professor of Sociology 2 Dear Mr. Johnson, Ms. Green’s November 12th Article on “Veterans in the Classroom” was recently brought to my attention, and I am at a loss for words. ...

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