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How to pass that class

Failing a course isn’t the end of the world, we’ve all been there some way or another. Whether it was from partying too hard, or dedicating more time to the clubs than to the books, it’s not too hard to fall off the band wagon from time to time. Good grades are hard to come by, especially if you’re an ...

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Tips to prevent car break-ins

Reports have been coming in to the VSU police department about break-ins to cars on campus. According to their crime rate statistics, on-campus burglaries occurred 51 times per year. According to the on-campus burglary rates, that number has risen over the years. Luckily, precautions can be put into place to discourage burglars from future break-ins. Place all valuables in the ...

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The Spectator’s September flick picks

As October approaches, horror movies are hitting movie theaters across the U.S. Here are The Spectator’s most anticipated. IT The remake of the original 1990 book to film adaptation, “IT,” looks very different from anything movie watchers have seen before. Children begin disappearing in Derry, Maine, and no one is brave enough to figure out why. A group of young kids come together to put an end to the clown Pennywise’s terror. This ...

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VSU hosts 26th annual ‘The Happening’

The annual The Happening occurred on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on VSU’s front lawn. Celebrating its 26th  anniversary, The Happening gave over 300 organizations, venders and shops the pleasure of showing the community and the university what they have to offer. The Happening is an event that has been put on every year for the past 26 ...

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Freshmen fifteen: how to eat to lose weight

We’ve all heard about the freshmen 15: the 15 pounds you gain in your first semester of college. The meal plans and all you can eat buffets at the dining halls can be hard to resist. But even the upperclassmen who are trying to lose weight and keep it off don’t have to stop eating the foods they love. Although diets ...

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Ashley Street Station, Valdosta nightlife’s hidden gem

On a weeknight the loud music, mesmerizing atmosphere, and the nostalgic 70s dive bar feel will drag you onto Ashley Street Station’s (A.S.S) doorstep. With bands playing nightly, you’re sure to feel like you’re living in an episode of your parents’ self-proclaimed, “Glory Days”. Ashley Street Station is notoriously known for appealing to the rock scene. Fret not, musical diversity in Valdosta peaks here. From pop, to rock, ...

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Blazer dining updates are a mixed bag

Over the summer VSU underwent a major renovation in Palms Dining Hall for the first time in 11 years. “It was time for change,” Lynn Darsey, assistant director of Auxiliary Services, said. The university invested $1.5 million in order to bring students a new dining experience. When it comes to the changes in the dining services, I have some likes ...

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Students and volunteers weigh-in on new move-in system

This semester VSU made the decision to have a one-day move-in on Aug. 10 for all students, new and returning, to attend.   Move-in for all dorms began at 9 a.m. and was divided by floors. Students on different floors were assigned alternate move-in times to prevent congestion.  Students were advised to only show up at their designated time in order to check-in and begin moving their things.   ...

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Six tips on how to survive dorm living

Moving away from home and moving in with a stranger can be a little scary. Put aside those feelings because dorm room living can be some of the best times of your life if you let it. Just follow these six tips in order to survive dorm rooms. Stay Clean: Unfortunately, not all freshmen are lucky enough to have their ...

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Campus Carry is Now in Effect

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor Photo courtesy of WCTV This month started off with a bang when the new Georgia House Bill 280, also known as “Campus Carry”, was taken into effect on July 1. The bill was proposed earlier this year to frequent and controversial debate. The campus carry legislation is meant to affect the University System ...

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