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Opinion: On John McCain’s Legacy and America’s Future

U.S. Senator John McCain died Saturday, and an era died with him. The longtime senator’s death evoked response from myriad news organizations and major political figures, including former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A figurehead of the Republican Party and conservative politics, McCain was no flat character in the narrative of American ...

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VSU Chemistry Department seeks eggshells for project

The chemistry department at VSU is currently seeking donations of eggshells for a project taking place this semester. The eggshells are to be used specifically for experiments here at VSU that will work towards an economical means of developing a type of compound called a bryostatin. Bryostatins are compounds that occur naturally in certain bacteria. These bacteria live symbiotically with ...

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VSU hosts ‘Skin I’m In’

Students gathered Wednesday, April 18 in the rotunda of Ashley Hall for an evening of poetry, community and self-expression dubbed, “Skin I’m In.” The event, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Deep Release Poetry Society, featured students sharing poetry on a variety of subjects in an open forum-style setting. Chatari Humphrey, a graduate assistant with the Office ...

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and there’s never been a better time to learn about autism, its effects and what you can do to help improve the lives of those affected by it. Autism is a complex condition that’s classified as a spectrum disorder. This means individuals with autism can exhibit any number of the signs or symptoms medical professionals ...

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Trisha Taylor recounts 22 years of experience at VSU

Many students know the name, Trisha Lynn Taylor, but they don’t know her on a personal level. She is the administrative assistant for Student Life and does more than send out emails. “I do secretary work,” Taylor said. “It includes hiring, training and sometimes firing student assistants. I handle payroll union staff and handle the scheduling. Lastly, I work closely ...

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Meet our new marketing manager: Azhia Smothers

The Spectator proudly introduces its new marketing manager, Azhia Smothers. Smothers is a junior English major at VSU who will strengthen The Spectator’s relationship with its readers. She will also help facilitate a viable, open forum for students’ voices to be heard using interactions with The Spectator as a platform. Smothers’ background includes a bachelor’s degree in communications from Jackson ...

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Atlanta artists bring home awards at the Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 28 in New York City, and two of the awards are headed to new homes in Atlanta, with artists Childish Gambino and Mastadon receiving honors. Gambino, known to many by his birth name Donald Glover, took home the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his hit single, “Redbone.” Glover, a ...

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Seminar held at VSU for managing student organization funds

VSU’s Office of Student Life held a Money Matters Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 31 for representatives from various student organizations regarding how to gain and manage funds. The event featured a presentation by De’Essence Cox, a graduate assistant with the Office of Student Life, along with guest speakers Guy Ervin, accountant for University Advancement, and Student Government Association Comptroller Matthew ...

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Students react to new sign

Members of the VSU community, along with a good portion of Valdosta commuters, have probably noticed a flashy new electric sign popping up around campus. In early January, the new sign was first positioned on the lawn in front of the Student Union at the intersection of North Oak Street and Baytree Road. The first message that was broadcasted at ...

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People Poll: Do you go to the first day of class?

  “Yes I do, to meet the teacher and find out what the teacher is like, and to show you’re going to be attending class,” said Jake Jones, a senior finance major.   “Yes, to make sure I know what I need to know for the year,” said Hannah Watkins, a junior exercise physiology said. “Yes, because it’s important to ...

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