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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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How COVID has affected the Deaf community on campus

VSU is one of the only colleges in Georgia that provides a community for Deaf students and provides majors like Deaf Education and American Sign Language interpreting. Since school started on Aug. 17, students have been required to wear masks on campus. However, it’s harder for people of the deaf community to communicate with others with a mask covering their ...

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VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes of the university, students, and faculty at Valdosta State University. Dr. Baxter, who is the chairman of the chemistry department in VSU’s College of Mathematics and Science, is the longest tenured professor currently teaching on campus, and will be hanging up his periodic table at ...

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VSU nursing professor died Sept. 1

Nursing professor, Dr. Susan Wold passed away on Sept. 1. Wold was a dedicated instructor at VSU, having worked 13 years as a faculty member at the College of Nursing. Wold had devoted 42 years of her life in the pursuit of public health, working 42 years as a nurse and 35 years as an educator, according to the Valdosta ...

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Letters to the Editor

Americans should be ‘color-blind’ (Last) week’s letter that was featured in the “Letters to the Editor” section (“Spectator uneven in news coverage, Oct. 14)  really hit a bad note with me. Our founding documents call us to unequivocally know that “All men are created Equal,” and that this right was granted to us by God. But the letter mentioned above ...

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Letters to the Editor

Spectator uneven in news coverage To whom it may concern,  Valdosta State University’s independent student newspaper, The Spectator, has been a valuable means of information concerning issues and the interest of the students on this campus since its establishment. I first want to acknowledge that.  I am writing this letter as a student and as the President of Valdosta State ...

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Letters to the Editor

People need to stop complaining about parking VSU Campus Parking. No one’s going to be completely happy with it until each hall has its own parking deck, every student has their own space, and every level of the deck has an attendant on hand to powder your face after the oh-so-arduous ten second walk over to your vehicle. As a ...

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Fresh start program to help smokers

 From Staff Reports  The American Cancer Society is hosting a free program in conjunction with Campus Wellness for VSU faculty, staff, and students to offer group support for smoking cessation.  The Fresh Start program will consist of four classes, which meet once a week. The classes start on Sept. 27 and will be at 1 p.m. in the Student Union ...

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Group work can be beneficial

Letter to the editor: I’d like to add some additional points to James Silvernale’s article “Group projects are immature.” Group work can benefit students. Students having difficulty understanding content often comprehend when others demonstrate “how to do” an assignment in a group context. The type of group activity that has been researched the most is cooperative learning (CL). Often, faculty ...

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Front lawn policy

– Recurring events or activities on eight or more participants on the front lawn must be reserved through event services. – Front lawn events/activities must be sponsored by a registered student organization or university department. – Regulary scheduled repetitive outdoor activitiesmust be registered through event services. – The following is not allowed on the front lawn: cleats, vehicles whom do ...

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