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An Editor’s daring departure: Ready to leave the school’s safety net

My time at the Spectator is drawing to a conclusion. I’m heading into a new world as a writer, an actor, and an adult. In California, no less. Score!  A lot of graduating students I’ve known have spoken of their overwhelming sense of sadness at leaving college.  They expressed how un-adult they felt, and how fearful they were of taking ...

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SGA election rules go too far

Running an election campaign is tough on the candidate and all of the people working to help that candidate, whether the election is on a national level or just for a spot on the VSU SGA. �   Therefore, the editorial staff of the Spectator does not believe a candidate should have to monitor whether or not people are privately ...

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SOPA will wash out freedom

The Internet has been given the reins of free speech since its inception, but the rights of entrepreneurs and users in the United States are being threatened by two new bills about to be voted on in the Senate. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would theoretically hold websites accountable for all the content their users post. If this law ...

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Students prep for buyback

With the end of the semester approaching students are finishing up their classes and studying for finals. Many consider this the most stressful time of the school year. For better or worse, the end of the semester coincides with book buyback. “Book buyback helps me figure out which classes I need to study for because once I sell my book ...

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Organizations lend helping hand to homeless

Earl Williams, a 51 year old formerly homeless man from New Jersey, is one of the many people who have benefitted from Valdosta’s charitable efforts, and now he is opening his doors to spread his own goodwill. “Wednesday of last week, I invited three homeless men to my house to get them out of the cold,” Williams said. “When I ...

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Huckabee visits Ga. for benefit dinner

Former presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, will be coming to the VSU campus Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a benefit dinner hosted by the Georgia Christian School. Huckabee is going to be speaking to about 485 guests in the Student Union auditorium, which GCS has rented out for the event. “He will give a speech,” Ryan Warren, the Vice Chairman of ...

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Students experience history

VSU students and faculty were given the chance to hold a page of history in their hands Wednesday night when a collector brought several antique papers into the University Center Theater to show anyone interested. The papers included pages from the second edition of the King James Bible, dating from 1615, and are part of a collection that spans many ...

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More states lift campus gun ban

Gun control was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month when Oregon became the second state in the nation to allow students to legally carry concealed firearms on college or university property. The passing of this law may have gone unnoticed by most students in Georgia, but it begs the question of whether this might become a trend, and most ...

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Occupy Valdosta

The Occupy Wall Street movement may have started far away in New York, but Valdosta’s citizens are rallying to join the growing movement, with the hope of bringing change to their own community. “We have the right to peacefully assemble,” Erin Hurley, senior anthropology major, said. “It’s time to take back our country and put it in the hands of ...

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Working out the numbers

The weekly SGA meeting this past Tuesday reflected the struggles of its new members to find their feet, as the only issue debated was whether or not to spend roughly $300 on pizza for a Senate Retreat on Sunday. The first order of business occurred when the vice president, Dericka Powers, tried to get volunteers to enlist for the Parking ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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