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Get to know the African Student Association

When Shayla Vidal, a senior criminal justice and political science major, re-joined the African Student Association her junior year, she said it was the best decision she had ever made. “The African Student Association has been the main organization that I’m always actively involved with forever,” Vidal said. “I love it, I really do.” Now the president of ASA, Vidal ...

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People Poll: Where do you feel safe on campus?

In a recent campus safety survey, The Spectator asked 20 students where they felt most and least safe on campus and why. Of the people who answered, most felt safest in the main areas of campus around the library or in their dorm rooms. Most felt unsafe around the parking lots and on the outskirts of campus, where lighting is ...

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VSU Out of the Darkness walks to raise money, awareness for suicide prevention

Students and community members will walk “Out of the Darkness” on March 3 to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFP). This will be VSU’s second annual Out of the Darkness campus walk. Individual students and groups have already raised over $1,000 of the $5,000 goal. According to their website, AFP uses the funds from the walks ...

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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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VSU announces College of Arts and Sciences split

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Smith emailed VSU faculty and staff on Nov. 29 to confirm that the College of Arts and Sciences would be split. The separation comes into effect on July 1, 2018, when the College of Arts and Sciences will be split in to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the ...

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Review: haunted trail worth the money

Campus Recreation’s haunted trail has come to terrorize VSU once again. This annual attraction is run by VSU students and other campus rec employees who volunteer their time to give members of the community a good scare for cheap. Tickets are only $8, with four themed nights when tickets are marked down to $5. The Spectator was invited to the ...

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SUCCESS leads VSU student cleanup

Students Uniting Change with Commitment through Empowering Strong Service (SUCCESS) mentors, are teaming up with other VSU organizations to clean up Valdosta. According to SUCCESS president Chealsea Warren, the idea came from one of SUCCESS’s members, Daughtry Melton. Melton originally presented his suggestion to the members of the group, who reached out to other organizations. “Everyone was so willing to ...

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Smith named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU has announced its new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Robert Smith, from Armstrong State University, will assume the position today. Dr. Robert Smith, photo courtesy of Armstrong State University. Dr. Smith, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, first moved to the south in 1982 to assume a position as an assistant professor of mathematics ...

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VSU hosts Chief Legal Affairs Officer candidates

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU continued its search for the Chief Legal Affairs Officer on June 21 with the first of three open-campus sessions. Karla Walker, a local lawyer and partner at Copeland, Haugabrook and Walker, presented at the first session. Faculty, staff and students were welcome to the session and given a form to evaluate Walker’s credentials. Walker ...

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Editor Experience: Partner Yoga Review

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Features Editor  Julia Rodriquez, the Spectator’s managing editor, and I arrived at a one-time partner yoga class at the Rec Center at VSU expecting to relax. What we got instead was a strenuous surprise: two-person stunting. Acroyoga is a new, popular practice in the U.S. involving two people. One person, the base, uses their hands and ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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