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Letter to the Editor: Turn on the light and vote

On May 25th, 1787, after an eleven day wait to reach quorum, the most important and best-known men in our country’s history sat down and began the long, tedious process of putting pen to paper and drafting what would become a constitution for a fledgling nation that had just defeated the greatest military force in the world. What followed were ...

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Letter to the Editor: Balloon Policy

Dear Editor, As I walked home from summer classes and received the email containing this proposed policy; I admittedly was awestruck. Respectfully sir, the frivolousness behind the enaction of such a policy is something I would akin to Washington, D.C., or more recently Atlanta, GA. There are several issues with the textual language of the policy of which I discuss ...

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Letter from the editor: New look, same Spectator

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief    “The Spectator is the independent student newspaper of Valdosta State University.” This is the one thing that staff members and editors have been saying whenever someone asks about the paper, calling for an interview, or just simply describing the paper. There is one keyword in that phrase that is becoming dated: newspaper. The Spectator ...

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Letter to the Editor: Marriage definition

Dear Editor,   I am writing in response to Joe Adgie’s opinion editorial entitled “Everyone deserves right to marriage” in the Spectator’s April 4 issue.  Let me just first point to the fallacy in the title of Mr. Adgie’s article.  Everyone is already entitled to marry; they just can’t marry someone of the same sex.  This idea applies to all ...

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Letter to the Editor: Dead Day illusion

As the chair of the Institutional Planning Committee and a member of faculty senate, I would like to clear up a misunderstanding within last week’s article concerning the potential for dead day passing away. First and foremost, the recommendation is being made with students in mind. Many students have a number of Friday afternoon and evening finals right before graduation, ...

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Letter To The Editor: VSU hiring committee

You haven’t come a long way, baby.   I’m writing to express my disappointment with the hiring committee charged with finding a new provost/vice president of Academic Affairs.  Despite no official announcement being made, it appears that the search for a new provost was discontinued after no offers were made to any of the final four candidates.   What is ...

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Letter to the Editor: Guns on campus?

Letter to the Editor   Recently the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 512 which (should the Senate agree) would make it legal for everyone with a permit to carry concealed guns on campus. Now hunting and gun ownership may be as American as apple pie, but so is gun control and icons like Wyatt Earp, the legendary Wild West ...

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Letter to the Editor: Different opinion of Bible

Dear Editor,   I am writing in response to David Lacy’s article entitled “Disrespecting Leaders Sacrilegious” (Novermber 15).  In his article he makes two points.  First he states that “calling someone uneducated based on who they voted for is ignorant.”   Doing a search of YouTube videos recently I came across numerous videos where voters were interviewed about who they voted ...

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Letter to the Editor

   I am writing to rebuke several claims of an opinions article, entitled “VSU events running on empty”, within the April 19th edition of the Spectator. As Reservations Coordinator of the Student Union, I was surprised by the claims of the writer, as many were grossly overstated. I am concerned with the facts behind the opinions article as no one ...

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Professor takes issue with light Spectator content

   Is there a strategy I missed when editor of my college newspaper?  The last few editions of the Spectator, which I read every week, have been front page free adverts for Olive Garden, iPad 4G, and the “Hunger Games” movie.  A black aviator who visits our campus to talk about flying against Nazi jets in 1945 is consigned to ...

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