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Valdosta Symphony Orchestra performs with world-class violinist

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra gave their first performance of the year, where they revisited one of their award-winning performances. VSO performed their concert, “Rush,” for a full house in the Whitehead Auditorium. The performance included pieces from both Tchaikovsky and Florence Price, and featured special guest Melissa White on violin for Price’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in ...

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Unbeatens collide as Blazers take on Statesmen

The No. 19 Blazers (5-0, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) will be facing their biggest test of the season to date when they face off against the No. 8 Delta State Statesmen (5-0, 3-0 GSC) Saturday at 2 p.m. In addition to being a top 20 matchup, Delta State and VSU are the last two undefeated teams in the GSC. Head ...

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Lowndes and Valdosta renew Winnersville Classic

The Winnersville Classic is renewed once again as the venue has shifted from Martin Stadium back to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium as Lowndes High  and Valdosta High clash. Lowndes High and Valdosta High open up region play as the Class-7A giants square off for the annual battle of bragging rights. The Vikings come into the game at 3-2 while the Wildcats enter ...

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Remembering Dr. Steven Kohn

On July 24, VSU Presidents office released the unfortunate news of the passing of our beloved professor, Dr. Steven Kohn.  Dr. Kohn was a professor at VSU for 19 years after he joined the psychological department in 2004. He had a passion for the study abroad program in the Czech Republic, where he introduced students to multiple cities and enjoyed ...

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VSU wins wild shootout over Chowan, 51-36

The No. 22 Blazers found themselves in a high-scoring affair in their first-ever meeting against the Chowan Hawks Saturday. However, the Blazers (5-0, 2-0 Gulf South Conference) pulled away in the fourth quarter to down the Hawks (0-5, 0-3 GSC), 51-36. With the win, VSU has now matched their win total from 2022. The Blazers also rose in the American ...

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Photos from the Blazers’ 28-3 win against North Greenville

The Blazers were on fire last Saturday as they defeated North Greenville with a score of 28-3. The Valdosta State Blazers’ football team is now 4-0 and remains undefeated.  The student section was full of school spirit as they showed off their Blazer pride while cheering on the undefeated team last Saturday. The band was also feeling Blazer pride as ...

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Student Government Association hosts its Committee Meeting

The Student Government Association hosted its first committee meeting of the year on Sept. 18. Each committee in the SGA got a chance to get together to express the changes that they would like to see for the future. The meeting was held for new members and freshman to get to know each other and talk about their goals for ...

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Unfamiliar Territory: VSU, Chowan set for first-ever clash

That’s because Saturday will mark the schools’ first meeting on the gridiron. “It’s not a normal road experience, but to be on a different surface in a different area, different atmosphere will help us as we go to Chowan,” head coach Tremaine Jackson said of the matchup. “We just got to be us and prepare the right way like we’ve ...

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Editorial: Housing shortcomings are causing students stress

 The Spectator has recently received information of a molding issue in residential dorm buildings.  This has become a growing concern, and many students have begun to share their similar experiences on social media.  One student had an allergic reaction to the mold, yet housing made no change.  Another student shared her experience with housing and said that they were slow ...

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Murray and Company herd the Rams in 4 sets

Led by Mackenzie Murray with 17 kills, VSU’s women’s volleyball team outlasted Albany State in 4 sets as the Blazers improved to 11-4 on the season, while the Golden Rams dropped to 9-9. After coming off back to back conference wins against Shorter and Lee respectively, it appeared that the Blazers would make quick work of Albany State. That was ...

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