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Many students ask themselves, “What is philosophy and why should I care?” To put it simply, philosophy can enhance, or even change, your life. On my first day at VSU I, like many other freshman, entered my first class not knowing what to expect. The name of the course I took was Fundamentals of Philosophy. Immediately, I knew that philosophy ...

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Fugi’s fails to impress

This week we headed to a place you might often pass on a Saturday shopping spree: Fuji’s buffet right in the mall. Fuji’s had a very generic look as far as Chinese buffets go. You have the dark wood, plastic-looking chairs, the random gaudy decorations and those menus with the Chinese zodiac on them. The place was clean though, which ...

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VP retires after 20 years at VSU

 Earlier this week, Dr. Louis Levy, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced his intentions to retire as of Jan. 1, 2010 .  Dr. Levy has worked at Valdosta State for 20 years and is in his 10th year as vice president of Academic Affairs.  “I just decided it was a good time to retire. You get to a ...

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Barnas and Young reveal hate crimes in documentary

     In 1993 Roy Kirkland woke up to find a cross burned on the front lawn of his home in Willacoochee, Ga. After 16 years, Kirkland and his partner at the time, Doug Sebastian, began compiling interviews and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the cross burning and progressively worse threats and attacks in a profound documentary called “A ...

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Sophomore to carry Olympic torch

 VSU sophomore Crystal Hardy will carry the Olympic Flame on Jan. 18 in Calgary, Canada, as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Hardy is one of 20 inspirational people chosen by Coca-Cola to be torchbearers in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games because of their contributions to promoting healthy living.  “I am an everyday person recognized for making a small ...

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Blazers take on Edward Waters

  The Valdosta State Blazers (5-4, 5-3 GCC) will conclude their 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon when they host NAIA Edward Waters at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Last Thursday night the Blazers racked up their fifth conference win of the season as they defeated the West Georgia Wolves in Carrolton Ga. The win gives the Blazers a winning record in conference play ...

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VSU flasher still at large

 Public indecency has returned to VSU and several locations off campus as a persistent flasher, believed to be the same man who exposed himself at the Fine Arts building last month, continues to be a problem in Valdosta.  The VSU Police Department reports that there have been four incidents on campus, five if you include Drexel Park, of a black ...

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Lady Blazers wrap up season at home

 The end of the season is approaching rapidly for the Lady Blazers volleyball squad as they head into their Parents’ Day game on Saturday against West Alabama.  But the Lady Blazers have plenty to be excited about as they approach the weekend. After the Lady Blazers crushed Fort Valley with a 3-0 sweep, West Georgia’s loss to North Alabama last ...

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Radio show gets financial beating and Fergie’s husband is accused of cheating

Pop Addict Brace yourselves Blazers! Hollywood has been really busy this week with its’ cheaters, baby makers, law breakers, and yes, stalkers.  I don’t normally put stories like this in ‘Pop Addict,’ but it’s just too bizarre and downright stupid to not inform you of this tragic incident.  A morning radio station in Sacramento, Calif., has been ordered to pay ...

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People Poll: Does The Spectator give sufficient news?

“Are you concerned with the amount of debt you will be in after graduation from student loans or credit cards, and how do you plan on getting out of it?”   Ashli Rastegar, senior, English major  “I don’t have a credit card, but I plan on paying off student loans with monthly payments until I die.”   Brittany Bell, sophomore, ...

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