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Defensive grudge match awaits as Blazers travel to West Alabama

The race for the playoffs has heated up in Valdosta as the Blazers enter the final stretch of the regular season. In the latest NCAA Super Region 2 rankings, VSU clocked in at No. 3 in between Gulf South Conference foes Delta State and West Florida. The Blazers (8-1, 5-1 GSC) will be looking to protect that spot as they ...

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SGA holds vigil for Brianna Long

SGA held a candlelight vigil on the VSU front lawn on Nov. 1 to remember a VSU student’s death where family, friends and community came together. Brianna Long was a senior and dental hygiene major. With only one semester left until graduation, VSU will be presenting her family with her bachelor’s degree in May. Long died unexpectedly early Sunday morning ...

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Editorial: Journalism is evolving, not dying

The past few years have brought up a long-debated question: Is journalism dying? The emergence of the internet and social media has, in past years, been considered the killer of journalism. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted in 2021 that jobs within the journalism field are predicted to decline by approximately 5% by 2030. However, we at The Spectator believe ...

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VSU hosts Halloween events on campus

Another Halloween has passed at VSU, with events old and new set up for students to participate in. Though the annual Trunk r’ Treat did not happen this year, the holiday was still jam-packed with activities across campus throughout the week. On Monday, Oct. 30, Campus Activity Board hosted the annual Haunted House in the recreation department. It was a ...

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Wolves claw Blazers in Red Clay Rivalry

In what could be the final chapter of the Red Clay Rivalry, the West Georgia Wolves women’s volleyball team came away with a win on a frightening Halloween night against the VSU Blazers in a clean sweep. The Wolves snapped their six-game losing streak and moved to 12-12 on the season as they looked dominant in the win. Senior outside ...

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Blazers stun West Florida with late game heroics from Sammy Edwards

The legend of Sammy Edwards continues to grow. The junior quarterback led a clutch drive late in the fourth quarter finding sophomore wide receiver Ted Hurst for a 28-yard touchdown pass in the final minute. After West Florida’s Griffin Cerra’s 51-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right at the buzzer, the Blazers (8-1, 5-1 Gulf South Conference) escaped Pensacola, Florida, ...

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VSU, West Florida clash with GSC title hopes on the line

West Florida has had VSU’s number as of late. The Argonauts have won three straight in the series dating back to a stunning 38-35 upset over the Blazers in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division II playoffs. The No. 24 Blazers (7-1, 4-1 Gulf South Conference) will be looking to reverse that trend on Saturday when they face ...

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Photos: A Recap of Homecoming

VSU Homecoming has come and gone, and with its Mardi Gras theme and action-packed week, there’s a lot of events to cover.   The night of Sunday, Oct. 15 was Midnight Madness, the inaugural event. Guests were treated to games, snacks, and music throughout the night, and it marked the beginning of the chalk art competition between fraternities and organizations across ...

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VSU announces findings in baseball coach investigation

VSU officially announced the conclusion of its investigation into accusations of discrimination within the baseball team, finding wrongdoing on the part of the head coach and offering reinstatement for a former player. Head Coach Greg Guilliams was previously accused of racial discrimination regarding a player’s hair length in August. However, a committee led by VSU’s Office of Human Resources found ...

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Editorial: Racial slur controversy questions transparency of VSU administration

On Sept. 27, VSU communications professor Dr. Fred Earls stirred up controversy during one of his lectures. In the lecture, Dr. Earls wrote the n-word on a whiteboard as part of a lecture on how language changes depending on who uses it. (For more, read here: http://www.vsuspectator.com/2023/10/11/investigation-on-professor-who-wrote-racial-slur-in-lecture/). While we are not aware of action taken against the professor, one thing ...

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