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Driving has distractions

   As you prepare for final exams, summer, graduation, or whatever else is on your mind, the last thing you are probably thinking about is traffic safety.    As you leave Valdosta State for the summer (or maybe for good), you might not even be worrying about those around you. Speaking from experience, this is a mistake.    I was ...

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New SGA executives take office

 For the most part, it was a good day to be a part of the United Leaders ticket, scoring three of the four executive seats up for grabs in this year’s SGA elections.   Sophomore Ryan Baerwalde beat out junior Junior Jackson in the race for president, scoring 65.2-percent of the vote.  Understandably, Baerwalde was thrilled about winning the seat. ...

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Insanity, Thy Name is Group B Rallying

Going to the topic of “there’s more to racing than NASCAR”, I present you with insanity personified, Group B rallying from the 1980s. The driver is Walter Rohrl, the car is an Audi Quattro, and I suggest you check out a number of things here. Come for Rohrl’s insane car control, stay for the ridiculous (lack of) crowd control. I ...

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Welcome to SPECRacing

And a good good afternoon to you, and welcome to SPECRacing, the VSU Spectator’s blog about the world of motorsport, written by the Spectator’s motorsport guru, Joe Adgie. Here, you’ll see information, and my opinions on everything that I find interesting in the world of motorsport. One day, you might see a topic about pack racing at Talladega, while on ...

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SGA bids farewell at final meeting of semester

While Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the year and of the Davis/Powers administration, was dominated by goodbyes and wishes of luck on final exams, the Association still kept their eye on business. The business side of the meeting was highlighted by a distribution of funds to the construction of a cover for the bus stop at the Patterson ...

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Blazers stay hot extending win streak to 31

The Valdosta State Blazers softball team showed on Saturday exactly why they are known as the best in the nation, in front of a vocal record-breaking crowd, and under the sun that turned Blazer red around the time the team really turned up the heat.  The No. 1 ranked Blazers, who also are atop of the Gulf South conference, entered ...

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SGA campaigning starts today; rule change eyed

 Discussion during Monday night’s SGA meeting in the UC Magnolia Room was dominated by the upcoming SGA elections, which will be held on April 19 and 20.  Up for grabs in these elections are 40 seats, as well as the seats of the executive committee – the president, the vice president, the secretary and the comptroller.  SGA Sgt. at Arms ...

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Mega Millions jackpot hits record high

 $500 million. That is the current Mega Millions national jackpot, as of Wednesday night, that has VSU students and faculty rushing off to buy tickets.   This record high is an increase from Tuesday night’s prize of $363 million, which had no winner.   Even those that don’t normally buy lottery tickets are taking the time out to buy one-dollar ...

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VSU enters ‘Great Debate’

 VSU’s College Democrats and Republicans took part in Phi Alpha Delta’s “Great Debate” on Tuesday night, where they gave their take on many hot-button topics in front of a packed Student Union Ballroom.  Dr. Jim Peterson, head of VSU’s political science department partook in asking questions involving HOPE Scholarship, immigration reform, health care reform and foreign policy.  The Republicans and ...

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