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Sign Language community well served at VSU

The American Sign Language Community is vastly represented on the VSU campus, consisting of an ASL club, the Theme Community and one of the biggest ASL programs in the country. VSU has a rigorous ASL program, where students get hands-on experience to prepare them for working in many different settings such as in K-12 and post-secondary public education, including in ...

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Blazers beat Crusaders for homecoming win

The No. 2 Blazers (9-0, 6-0 GSC) overcame a slow start and pulled away from the North Greenville Crusaders (4-6, 1-5 GSC) in the second half to win 31-21 on homecoming weekend. The win puts VSU in prime position to secure a first-round bye in the Division II playoffs. VSU currently holds the top spot in Super Region Two. The ...

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Cross country teams finish in top 15 at region championships

The Blazer cross country teams traveled to Saint Leo, Florida for the Division II South Region XC Championships on Saturday, Nov 6. The men ran the 10k course and finished ninth out of 18 teams with a score of 271 points, while the women ran the 6k course, finishing 13th out of 18 teams with a score of 350 points. ...

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McGill relishes star role on football team

VSU fourth-year junior running back Seth McGill brings the passion and energy every time he’s on the field, whether it’s carrying the ball as a rusher or returning kicks on special teams. McGill, a native of Miami, Fla., knows he must take advantage of every opportunity presented before him. After all, it is how he got into football. “Before I ...

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Twix and Reese’s share VSU candy championship

The Holiday season is officially here, and the Spectator Newsletter conducted another poll in celebration of Halloween last week. Candy is a staple when it comes to Halloween, so the editors came together and narrowed down a selection of what we think is the most popular candy. We let you decide what was truly the best out of a selection ...

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Teachers provide Advice for Student Success

The pandemic has exasperated families, students’ mental health is in a massive decline and many are simply too overwhelmed by the thought of attending another four years of classes and exams. However, professors have pulled together tips for students to help them do well and stay motivated during college. Dr. Donald Thieme, associate professor of geosciences, highlighted common tips that ...

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Women’s and Gender studies celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

On Oct. 26th in front of Odum Library, the Women’s and Gender Studies department celebrated LGBTQ+ history month with the “Taste of History” event. Charity Lumpkin, an administrative assistant, and two others stood in front of the library passing out small cards with LGBTQ+ facts on them and candy attached to the back. Facts included the definition of some LGBTQ+ ...

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Blazers remain unbeaten with rout of Mississippi College

No. 2 VSU continued its undefeated season, steamrolling Mississippi College 41-14 on the road. The ground game was electric, as junior running back Seth McGill, junior quarterback Ivory Durham, redshirt junior running back Jamar Thompkins, redshirt freshman running back James Chaney and redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Flowers combined for a total of 379 yards and five touchdowns. VSU received ...

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VSU football is ready to compete at the FCS level

Valdosta State has only had a football team since 1982, but the fact that the program isn’t that old does not mean that it isn’t ready for tougher competition. Since 1982, the Blazers have won four national championships (2004, 2007, 2012, 2018) and eight Gulf South Conference championships (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2018, 2019). That is a lot ...

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Taylor Mahon realizes cheer dream at VSU

Taylor Mahon, from Jacksonville, Florida, is 19 years old and a VSU cheerleader. She started cheering at just five years old when her mom introduced her to River City All Stars, a cheer gym in Jacksonville. Mahon’s inspiration is her old cheer coach, Lindsay Reavis. “She has taught me so much more than just cheerleading,” Mahon said. Mahon decided to ...

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