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Grad students show off their research

Written by Amanda Usher   On Friday from 3-6 p.m., the VSU community piled into the UC Magnolia Room to see graduate students present their research during the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Symposium. According to Teresa Williams, administrative coordinator of the Graduate School, this year’s symposium broke the record for the amount of poster presentations by graduate ...

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House of Representatives approves HB512

Written by Amanda Usher Listen to The Spectator’s exclusive interview below! Students can now breathe. House Bill 512 (HB512), also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, has been denied in the Senate and will be brought up again during next year’s legislative session. According to State Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, under this bill gun owners would’ve been able to ...

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Elimination of Friday classes discussed

No more classes on Friday? This became one of the main topics of discussion at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room when Dr. Aubrey Fowler, assistant professor of marketing, proposed that VSU adopt a two-day class schedule. This would mean that classes on Fridays would cease to exist, and would only be offered ...

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Top Weekend Picks: Begin Spring Break early

Written By: Amanda Usher Well, VSU. It’s the weekend again, and here at the Spectator, we’re sure that you all are trying to figure out what your plans are for these next three days. We know that Spring Break is not for a couple of weeks, but who said that you can’t give yourself a sneak peek? You’ve worked hard ...

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Web Exclusive: Top Weekend Picks

Continue experiencing love Valentine’s may be over, but you can still show your affection for the one that you love. Here are some places you can go and things that you can do to turn your Valentine’s Day into your Valentine’s Weekend. 1.            Everyone wants to wake up to the smell of home cooking at least one day of their ...

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Society defines meaning of love

Written by Amanda Usher   Valentine’s Day is typically associated with red carnations, multi-colored candies, sappy cards, stuffed animals and caramel chocolates. But all of this is only for one day. Valentine’s Day is essentially about love, right? So, what happens to love the other 364 days a year? Does it leave and wait till the next Feb. 14? It’s ...

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Top Weekend Picks

In case you didn’t know, Valdosta has many places where you can volunteer and lend a helping hand to someone less fortunate. Check out the following list, and see which one catches your eye.

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Web Exclusive: Top Weekend Picks

1. My senses tell me that your stomach is growling with hunger. That means only one thing: you need to feed it. There’s a place that you could go to in town named Texas Roadhouse. This dine-in restaurant is located at 1874 Clubhouse Dr. Featured on its menu is prime rib, porterhouse T-bone, country fried chicken, grilled pork chops, fried ...

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Web Exclusive: Turn boredom into fun

Hey, VSU community. I’m back with your top weekend picks. If you’re stuck in your dorm or apartment, and need something to do, check out where to go this weekend in Valdosta. 1. In this week’s issue of the Spectator, Editor-in-chief Amber Smith and managing editor Jennifer Gleason wrote their opinion on the newly opened Shane’s Rib Shack. Want to ...

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Web Exclusive: Top Weekend Picks

Top Weekend Picks   Hey, VSU! Are you going to be bored this weekend and need something to do? Check out my recent top weekend picks   Did this week’s movie review in the Spectator make you want to see ‘A Haunted House?’ According to fandango.com, it will be playing at 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and ...

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