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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Progress in the eyes of a Lady Blazer

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to the Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. As I jog out of the locker room, around the corner and out toward the gymnasium, I look around. In front of me, a couple of my teammates line up by a big sign that reads “Nease High School Women’s Basketball Game at 6 p.m.!” My coach ...

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Opinion: VSU’s revised policies grants a step in the right direction

On Feb. 23, the University Policy Administration sent an email with an updated version on new or revised policies.  The policies include a revised non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that adds gender identity and expression being protected by the policy. It also replaces binary and non-inclusive language in the policy.  VSU’s non-discrimination policy protects students and faculty of differing disabilities, race, ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Column: Commuter parking being override by residents

Parking at VSU has been a common problem where many residents park closer to campus, making it harder for commuters to get better parking spots. In total, there are 6,048 parking spots on campus, 4,251 of those are for student parking. While this does seem like enough, when you compare it to how many commuter parking lots that we have ...

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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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Letter to the Editor: Team Names Offensive to Native Americans

Dear Editor, On 29 September 2021, an opinion piece was published in The Spectator that was entitled “Are You Offended by These Team Names or Just Bored.” The article manifested the same patronizing spirit that the title promised. The supposition was that the controversy regarding the use of Native American imagery and titles was much ado about nothing. This is ...

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Top five frightening flicks

With Halloween rolling around the corner, now is the perfect time to knock some movies off your watchlist. Whether you’re cuddling up with your boo, or facing your fears alone, these movies are classic for Halloween time! 5. “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) Starring Eddie Murphy, this Disney fantasy/comedy isn’t necessarily scary, but Murphy’s comedy with the spooky atmosphere of a ...

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People Poll: What do you like to do for Halloween?

Halloween is right around the corner, and we have asked some students about their favorite Halloween activities that help them get into a spooky mood. Ethan Williams, a graduate Family Therapy major “I like to binge drink apple cider while watching Halloween movies and when I’m not doing that, I like to carve pumpkins and eat candy with my friends.” ...

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