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Students left outraged at alarming mold growth

Students living in VSU residence halls have reported mold growing at an alarming rate in their rooms. Mold has been seen in Hopper, Georgia, and Centennial. Students have brought awareness to this by posting anonymous pictures of their dorms to the social media platform YikYak. With the increased attention, many other students have said they have seen mold in their ...

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Blazers look to continue hot start into GSC opener

The Blazers (3-0) will be looking to remain undefeated on the young season when the North Greenville Crusaders (2-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) come to town. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and is part of Family Weekend for VSU. In their most recent game, the Blazers capped off their nonconference schedule with a 49-25 win over National Athletic ...

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“Blue Beetle”: Family is the strongest superpower

“Blue Beetle” was released in early August as the first superhero film with a Latino character as the lead. The film follows college graduate Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) as he moves back home to Palmera City to pursue a career with his recently obtained college degree to provide a better life for his family. After being fired from his job, ...

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Editorial: Students leasing Magnolia Reserve deserve a resolution

One issue that is stirring up the student body here on campus is that of the Magnolia Reserve saga.  (For more info, click here: http://www.vsuspectator.com/2023/09/13/unfinished-apartment-complex-leaves-students-in-limbo/ ) Students had made plans to move into the Reserve months ago, but were told that construction was still going on, leaving some students still living from hotel to hotel. College already has its trials ...

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One Piece makes its long-awaited live-action debut

After multiple attempts to create an accurate live-action version of a highly known anime, Netflix may have finally gotten it right with its new live-action adaptation of “One Piece” with its surprising precise shots from the original show.   “One Piece” is a highly popular and long running Japanese manga and anime series. It debuted as a manga series in ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has conference realignment gone too far? 

I’m sure every college sports fan at this point is well aware of the ongoing massive wave of conference realignment that’s sweeping the nation.   While college athletics is no stranger to realignment, this wave is unlike any that have been seen before.   Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on whether conferences have gone too far in their quests for power, ...

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VSU students share their experiences during Hurricane Idalia

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Hurricane Idalia hit Valdosta with a category two force and caused city-wide power outages, closed roads, and flooding.  VSU allowed residential students to continue living on campus. Many students were unaware of how strong the storm would be and shared similar experiences.   Other students who commute to VSU and live in nearby apartments also faced the ...

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Unfinished apartment complex leaves students in limbo

More than 150 Valdosta State University students are living without promised housing after signing leases with a new apartment complex that has not been fully built. The complex, Magnolia Reserve, has placed some students in allegedly questionable motels while awaiting completion. According to an e-mail obtained by The Spectator, students have been reported living in their cars, complaining about unsafe ...

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The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia causing potential seven week clean up

Ever since Hurricane Idalia hit the city of Valdosta, Georgia, on Aug. 30, 2023, Valdosta State University has made efforts to clean and restore what has been lost. A campus-wide power outage occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Generators were active during the power outage throughout the VSU Police Department, Information Technology systems, and VSU Emergency Operations Center, ...

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Blazers look to replicate last year’s result as Keiser returns to the Baze

The Blazers (2-0) will welcome a familiar foe back into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday when the Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) make their second consecutive trip to Valdosta. The Blazers and Seahawks faced off in last year’s season opener for Valdosta State University, with the Blazers earning a hard-fought 36-21 win. Much like last year, ...

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