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Valdostans weigh in on $15 minimum wage proposal

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has long been  a controversial topic in politics. However, with the recent inauguration of Joe Biden, coupled with a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible that the proposed wage hike could become a reality. At CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, the president reiterated his support for the wage increase. “No one should ...

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A Spectator guide to Trump Impeachment No. 2

As the nation looks on, the United States Senate is in the midst of an unprecedented second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial in the Senate began on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and has continued through the week. Democrat Senators, led by Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, spent the opening day of the trial presenting evidence that ...

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VSU becomes distribution center for COVID-19 vaccine

On Feb. 3, VSU students and faculty received an email regarding the campus becoming a distribution center for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. However, this doesn’t mean the vaccine will immediately be available to students. Students may have noticed a survey immediately upon logging into MyVSU. The survey was created to determine and who does or doesn’t want to ...

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The GameStop Stonk Saga

Who knew “power to the players,” a slogan for the video game store GameStop, would ironically have a new meaning in a place we least expected it: the stock market. On Monday, Jan. 24, GameStop’s stock price started at $76.79. By Wednesday, the stock had peaked to an insane price of $500 during pre-market trading hours, and still managed to ...

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Baytree Car Accident takes out street pole

On Wednesday Jan. 27 a car collision occurred right outside of the Student Union on Baytree Road causing a street pole to crash into the North Oak street entrance to the Student Union. Mary Morton, a junior ASL deaf education major, said she was the first to call 9-1-1. “I was sitting in the Student Union when I was looking ...

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The Biden era begins

After a long 2020 election cycle and months of controversy and uncertainty leading up to the inauguration, the United States is officially under new leadership, President Joe Biden. At noon on Jan. 20, longtime senator and former vice president Joe Biden became the President of the United States. Additionally, Biden’s former running mate Kamala Harris was officially sworn in as ...

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Trump Travels to Valdosta, Holds Rally for Senate Runoff

In what some might regard as a surprising location, President Trump campaigned in Valdosta Friday for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. This, of course, is because a critical U.S. Senate runoff race is coming up on Jan. 5, which will determine if Republicans maintain control of the Senate, or if Democrats flip the Senate and control both chambers ...

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Possible new transit system in Valdosta

During a conference with VSU student journalists on Oct. 22, Mayor Scott Matheson discussed the possibility of a newer, cheaper public transit system in Valdosta. Being a talk radio host, Matheson said he has been told by other mayors they will or will not accomplish a new transit system, but it never got done. There was about a 10-year period ...

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2020 Presidential Election Too Close to Call

As many predicted, the presidential election remains too close to call on the night of the election. At this time, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slight Electoral College lead over President Donald Trump, with much of the vote still not counted in key battleground states. Biden has performed well in Democrat strongholds like New England, California and Colorado, ...

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Fall Graduation set to occur face to face

This morning Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU president, announced that fall commencement will be face to face this semester with a few changes to accommodate the Center for Disease Control Guidelines. Fall commencement will now take place on Monday Dec. 14 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a series of four different commencement programs throughout the day. The College of Humanities and Social ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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