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Put your whining in perspective

Out of all the things to complain about here at VSU, a big one is parking. “I have to park so far away.” “I get parking tickets all the time.” “I can’t sign up for my classes because of all of my unpaid parking tickets.” We’ve all made some sort of complaint like this, but our suggestion now would be ...

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Financial Responsibility: The real world is coming. Get ready.

Wake Up Call Halloween may be over, but the true nightmare continues to lurk in the shadows and slowly make its way toward unsuspecting college students nationwide. No, it isn’t Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees (though you shouldn’t rule them out just yet). I’m talking about the unavoidable, unfeeling monster known as financial responsibility.  Currently, most college students have a ...

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Rant and Rave: November 5, 2009

RANT  Why do we have so many fountains on campus that are hardly ever in use? The only time I see the fountains on is during the summer, around the time of freshman orientation. I would like to think that the fountains are not just there to hook potential students. I know we were in a drought a few years ...

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Students attend anti-DUI lecture

 Some VSU students  listened to Chris Sandy’s story, a Georgian man convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide by DUI.  Sandy explained how one mistake ended the rest of his life.  On April 11, 2000, he was at a party and had four mixed drinks; a friend called him and told him to come to another party.  He jumped in ...

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New buildings in the works

  Plans for a new Psychology building at Valdosta State will be presented to the Board of Regents in either January or February of next year. If plans are approved for the new building, which will consist of clinics, classrooms and offices, the two-story part of Converse Hall will be renovated, according to and President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss.  “No student ...

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VSU students arrested

 Two VSU students were arrested Thursday, Oct. 22 for two counts of financial transaction card theft and 25 counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to the Valdosta State Police.  Another VSU student was also arrested on a similar, but unrelated charge the following day.  The first case involved students Cydney Hartfield and Sandra Wilson. On Oct 5, police alleged ...

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Where has all the winning gone?

It maybe a day late, and the money is most definitely short, but the fall sporting season has been unfortunately disappointing, and “Where has all the winning gone?” isn’t an unreasonable question to ask.                 The Valdosta football Blazers are 4-4 and gave up the most points ever, 62, in a home game, while the volleyball team streaked through Oct. ...

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VSU looks ahead after tough loss

Last Thursday, the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) were eliminated from playoff contention when the No.  1 ranked North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) came to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and beat the Blazers in all aspects of the game, 62-27.                 The loss for the Blazers was the worst lost in the program’s history which started in 1982. However, the ...

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Rants and Raves: October 29th, 2009

Rave                 I think it’s great that there are so many students taking interest in breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness this month. Things like the “Handprint Project” and “Saving lids to Save Lives” are two great ways to participate and show that you care. These are two pressing issues that are affecting more and more young people every ...

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Give a big ole whoop for the Scoop

 The Spectator tasters ventured to The Scoop at 401 Northside Drive to try some sandwich shop-style lunch. The atmosphere didn’t disappoint, as the furniture, especially the mini bar, were simple and holdovers from the ‘50s. Thankfully, the food had a more modern edge to it and the ice cream made for a tasty, casual dessert.  Overall the service and the ...

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