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Relief Grant Funds distributed to students

A second round of the CARES Act, now known as the Higher Education Relief Fund, was distributed to eligible students’ accounts on April 1. The HERF grant is $4.6 million and is meant to help students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Each eligible student received $100 in their student banner account automatically but can choose to apply for ...

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Letter from the Editor: Our hard work is not going unnoticed

For the past year, The Spectator’s biggest obstacle has been COVID-19. Just like everything else in the world, as a staff we have had to adapt to changes. In-person interviews turned into virtual interviews, the news room turned into a social distanced bubble, and our stories became more complex with bigger issues than we could have ever imagined. But through ...

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False allegations of attempted poisoning at VSU

VSU police looked  into allegations of an attempted poisoning incident which occurred at the Oak Street Parking Deck Monday. Around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, two students were moving their cars from Oak parking deck when they noticed two people walking around. “My friend saw two sketchy people,” said one of the students, a visiting friend who said she ...

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Photos: VSU Student orgs host annual MLK March

Monday, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and VSU Diversity and Inclusion all came together to host the annual MLK March.   Members of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. led a large group of people from the University Center to Palms Quad. Joseph Mays, senior art major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ...

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Photos: Over 1,300 graduates received their degrees at face to face fall graduation

Approximately 1,000 fall graduates and 300 returning spring graduates walked across the stage at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Dec. 14 at four different graduation ceremonies. COVID-19 guidelines were upheld and followed at the graduation. Each graduate’s seat was spaced 6 feet apart and all graduates were required to wear face masks. COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for the ceremony were also displayed ...

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Column series: What it’s like being a student journalist during a pandemic

As a student journalist, I’m charged with the responsibilities of collecting and delivering concise, accurate information to readers who desire it. It may seem like an easy job to others, but, in reality, it consists of various obstacles and steps to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering correct information. This semester has been a series of revelations for me. I’ve ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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VSU Students fight to get Spring Break back

It was announced on Oct. 16 that five wellness days spread throughout the semester will replace a full week of spring break in the spring semester. Some VSU students are not happy with the changes and have chosen to speak up about it. In response, a petition has been made by VSU students that asks VSU administration and The Board ...

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Political Parties Continue to Create Personal Divide

Senior health science major Erin Golden recalls a time when her political affiliation almost came between her and a friend. Golden identifies as a Democrat but learned soon after that those she befriended didn’t always share her same interests and beliefs. Golden was put in an awkward situation when she learned from social media that her friend was a Republican ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about fall 2020 commencement now being in person?

  Austin Blanton, senior communication major “People deserve it (graduation), and I know people are able to come back and walk as well so I think that’s pretty cool. We’re on campus full-time, so I think what’s the point of us not having a graduation. Hopefully, in the spring, it (face to face graduation) will carry on, and I’ll be ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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