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Saying goodbye: Darla Dunning

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but I never would have imagined where this journey would take me. I have lived in Valdosta for 22 years of my life and I was ready to leave the city once I graduated from Lowndes High School. However, I changed my mind once I stepped foot onto Valdosta State University’s ...

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Waka Flocka performs at Valdosta State University spring concert

The Spectator: I know this is really weird, but I did not think you would be as tall as you were Waka Flocka: Yeah, a lot of people be thinking that. It’s crazy The Spectator: Have you been to Valdosta before? Waka Flocka: Yeah, definitely. The Spectator: When? Waka Flocka: Before I was famous. I went to Valdosta for spring ...

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Valdosta State University sends out accidental acceptance letters

For some students, getting accepted into college is the achievement of a lifetime. But, for some prospective VSU students, this lifetime achievement lasted only one day. On Jan. 23, an automated email was sent from the VSU Admissions Department to prospective students and students who did not apply to VSU congratulating them on their acceptance to VSU. “On Tuesday morning, ...

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Ceiling collapses; VSU Bookstore suffers major flood damage

On Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the first floor of the VSU Bookstore causing over $55,000 in damages. According to Lee Ann Johnson, the VSU Bookstore director, a maintenance crew was trying to flush out the drainage line connected to the Student Union food services, which caused a cast iron pipe to burst ...

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VSU hosts Homeless for a Night

On Nov. 10, 51 students attended Homeless for a Night on VSU’s front lawn despite the cold weather. The students arrived at 5 p.m. and stayed until 6 a.m. the following day. LAMP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Kappa Delta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Omicron Chapter, SGA, CMVSU, Housing & Residence Life, Department of Leadership and Services hosted this event to give students ...

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Meet the 2017 homecoming court

On Nov. 1, 10 VSU students were nominated to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. This Saturday, two of these students will be named homecoming king and queen. Though we contacted all of the members on the court, we could not reach everyone. The Spectator presented each homecoming court member with a set of questions to answer about being a ...

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VSU football players arrested for golf cart theft

Two VSU football players were arrested in connection with the theft of two IT golf carts on Oct. 5. Nineteen-year-old freshman Torey Jenkins was arrested on the scene by Officer Rebecca Leatherberry. The second offender ran from the scene. Eighteen-year-old freshman Jaalen Ford was later arrested under warrant in the lobby of Patterson Hall. Jenkins and Ford were seen traveling ...

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Network outage causes VSU disruptions

A network outage affected the VSU community, Mediacom subscribers and different cell phone services in the surrounding area on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:46 p.m.  VSU did receive network restoration around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. According to Brian Haugabrook, VSU IT Executive, a fiber had been cut in the south Tifton area. During the network outage, students on campus ...

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Businesses prepare for Hurricane Irma

Retail outlets and businesses across Valdosta prepared for Hurricane Irma by boarding up and closing their doors. A Hurricane Warning has gone into effect for Lowndes County, Georgia as of 5:36 p.m. on Sept. 9. According to the National Weather Service, Valdosta will feel effects from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, Sept. 10. People should expect rain at ...

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Publix serves up a slice of Irma

Publix at 3330 Inner Perimeter Rd. may be out of water, but they aren’t out of cakes. The Publix Bakery is now selling Hurricane Irma cakes for $10.99. Each personal cake is about 5 in. tall. A bakery employee said that these cakes have been popular. “We’ve made two or three batches already,” the employee said. The cake is vanilla ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!