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BSL joins Tator’s ‘11.6 be part of the fix’ first

he Spectator knows this: BSL rocks!  Black Student League (BSL) for being the first in participating in our pledge to help VSU.  We addressed the student organizations last Tuesday in the student organization meeting, encouraging them to give back to our community.  Recently, the downturn in our economy has led to serious VSU  budget cuts. As a result, VSU has scheduled ...

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Athletes in the classroom might be different than what you think

Lacey Bearden Staff Writer lbearden@valdosta.edu  Every college student has felt overwhelmed and stressed out from the pressures of school and the heavy workload piled on by professors. And every student has practiced procrastination and long late hours in the Odum library geeked up to stay awake and finish a project or paper that is due that day.  Most students are ...

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People Poll: Which do you prefer: Hopper or Palms?

Cameron Woods Senior Computer Technology major “I’m a commuter student so I don’t really eat there and it’s irrelevant to my campus life.  If I’m going to pay cash, I rather get what I like, so I cook.” Alex Perry Junior Business Management major “I think there should just be one because they both have almost the same thing except ...

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Congress: America’s biggest day care center

By Kenny Bush  The last few weeks have been an unsightly mark in the history of American politics. What’s even worse is that most Americans don’t even realize how bad it has gotten in D.C. To the majority, interrupting a country singer’s VMA speech is more of a travesty than interrupting the Presidentt of the United States before congress.  That’s ...

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ODST brings different gameplay to Halo genre

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  ODST is a bit of a strange beast.  After Bungie’s split from Microsoft immediately after the release of Halo 3, rumors sparked up about a new, Bungie-developed Halo game that would star the space Marines in a tactical, squad-based shooter.  When Halo 3: Recon was finally announced in October of last year, it was revealed ...

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Greeks of the week: Delta Sigma Theta

Christina Emery Staff Writer The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are pioneers at Valdosta State University. The Deltas were the first sorority to step foot on Valdosta State’s campus. These women are also a part of the NPHC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council. They aim to serve the local community as well as the campus. Throughout the campus, these ...

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American Association of University Women hosts public forum

By Brittany Briscoe           The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Valdosta branch, hosted a public meeting Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium for the upcoming city elections.           The meeting was televised live on VSU-TV Channel 20 and featured the candidates who are running for office. Dr. James Peterson, political science department head and professor, presided ...

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Theatre Season Premieres with Romantic Comedy “Almost, Maine”

by Stephanie Turner   Love dominates the magical town of Almost, Maine in the Valdosta State Theatre production of John Cariani’s comedic play, “Almost, Maine.”   According to H. Duke Guthrie, director and Theatre and Dance area chair, and Philip Jones, senior and student director, the play is centered around “romantic love.” Guthrie selected this “new and exciting” play in ...

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I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Because Surely No Help Was Needed

By Kristin Shannon Last Friday, Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” opened nationwide.  Despite taking in $24 million and placing number one at the box office opening weekend, I initially had no desire to fork over the $8.50 from my very bare wallet.  While I am a Perry supporter, I predicted that this movie, like all of ...

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Jazzing it up at Flavor of New Orleans

  By: Ashley George and Michael Wilson   This week we decided to jazz it up and we headed over to Flavor of New Orleans at 205 N. Ashley St. It’s a small restaurant and bar downtown that tries to bring the feel of eating outside on the streets of New Orleans to Valdosta. They are open 11a.m.-9a.m. on Mon-Thurs ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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