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Q&A with Future VSU President Bill McKinney

The Board of Regents has recently named Dr. William J. McKinney as the next president of Valdosta State University. Dr. McKinney is currently the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and has held the position since 2008. Dr. McKinney will start his position at VSU this July. The Spectator’s own editor-in-chief Amber Smith very recently had the oppurtunity ...

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To slander, or not to slander

   The Internet often borders the boundaries of what we consider legally correct.  Our society holds libelous content (published content), which directly harms the reputation of others, as a very serious criminal offense.    There are now websites that blur the boundary of libel laws.    One site has gained media attention because of how it brings to question our ...

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Don’t invade our privacy

Nowadays every college student is at least partially aware of the dangers social media can pose to future career prospects. A compromising photo hosted publicly on Facebook can easily destroy any job interview, for example.  Many people are now quick to set most of their settings to private. It’s a simple way for people to regulate their public and private ...

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Super Tuesday primary voting opens in Georgia

Super Tuesday has arrived, offering Georgia voters one last chance to cast their votes in the Presidential Preference Primary. The polls are open until 7 p.m. across all Lowndes County precincts. This map shows the voting location for each precinct. If you are unsure of your precinct, check your voter registration card or call the Elections Office at 229-671-2850. View ...

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Local business bears new artistic mural.

Students who drove down Baytree Road may have notice a very new addition to the nearby scenery. John Gay, a former VSU student and owner of the novelty shop Divided By Zero hand painted a very impressive artistic mural on the side of his shop just off Baytree Road. Check the slideshow below for some picture of John Gay painting ...

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Net goes dark

Thousands of websites shut down access to their content Wednesday to raise awareness about the two internet censorship bills being proposed. Some of the websites that participated in the protest include Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Tumblr and Flickr. The Protect IP Act (PIPA), proposed by the Senate, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed by the House of Representatives, target ...

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Santa kills Christmas meaning

It might be time for Santa Claus to retire. He’s a nice enough guy and all and he’s definitely put in years of good service, but it might be time for us all to face the fact that having him stick around is doing more harm then good. Who is Santa really? For kids, he is a magical man who ...

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Organo Gold delivers hot coffee to campus anytime

Nick Barnes, recent VSU alum and newfound entrepreneur, has opened a new business that delivers organic coffee to the Valdosta area any time, day or night. It’s no secret that the majority of college students need caffeine to function, but at 2 a.m., when the typical all night study session is in full swing, most coffee shops are closed. The ...

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Google+ threatens Facebook

Social media is now a driving force behind our culture. Yet, the medium may be in store for a radical change of scenery as Google releases its new social media service Google+ and Facebook makes a number of changes to help secure its dominance. Google+ has been recently opened to the public but is still technically in beta. It has ...

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Use social media responsibly

Social networking without a doubt has become a domineering force behind our media driven culture. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the newcomer Google+, it’s almost impossible to come across someone who hasn’t heard of these websites and their impact on our culture is far reaching. With any new medium, most news outlets have quickly taken to denounce its use. Almost every ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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