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VSUPD Crime Blotter: Rumors and Suspicious Activity

Yik Yak users create sexual rumors on VSU campus  On April 3, 2024, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Officer Kent James with the Valdosta State University Police Department responded to the Hopper Hall front lobby in reference to harassment.   Upon arrival, he contacted the anonymous female student who stated that a group of unknown individuals spread damaging information concerning her through ...

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John Robinson: Artist and Survivor

  In the annals of history, there are stories that stand as a testament of the human spirit. Among those stories is the journey of John Robinson, a man who has experienced both racial discrimination and terminal illness, and turned his experiences into art.  Born in Lowndes County, Georgia, Robinson was born at the height of the civil rights acts. ...

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VSU Opera presents “Opera After Dark: Vibrant Voices”

On April 4, VSU’s Department of Music hosted its Opera After Dark show “Vibrant Voices,” the department’s spring show. It showcased student, alumni and faculty talent in an impressive display of artistry and skill. The show included selections from operas such as “Carmen”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Magic Flute” and “Queen of Spades”, among others. The show also included non-operatic performances ...

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Trailblazers: My travels with the Lady Blazers

For those of you who are unaware, outside of my duties as sports editor for The Spectator, I have a job with my first love: sports commentary. Last November, I was afforded an opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do: travel with our basketball programs as their road radio play-by-play commentator. While I got to know both basketball ...

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VSUPD Crime Blotter: Collisions and Collapses

Collision in Hopper Circle On Monday, March 25, at 9:49 a.m., Officer Kenny McDonald with the Valdosta Police Department responded to a private property collision in Hopper Circle, where later both drivers decided to handle the incident themselves. A white Ford Fusion driven by Akasha Williams hit an orange Honda Pilot owned by Leslie J. Slaughter. Officer McDonald reported no ...

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ACT ii: Cowboy Carter Album Review

After the success of the Renaissance, Beyoncé has released the second part of her trilogy album: Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter pays homage to Beyoncé’s Texas roots while also including black country artists who are making their way into the spotlight.  The album starts off with AMERIICAN REQUIEM which gives the audience Beyoncé’s point of view when dealing with haters and defending who she ...

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Counseling Center helps students with final exam stress

Final exams are approaching, which means this is when most students put in the slightest effort to achieve good grades and turn in any missing assignments they may have. Final exams can also bring on a lot of stress and anxiety for students due to studying and the stress of trying to get a good grade. In an article posted ...

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Exploring Healthy Relationships During Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, March 26, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies sponsored an event in collaboration with the Title IX Office here at VSU. The event, “One Love Workshop: Exploring Healthy Relationships” included a discussion and a film that dived deeper into the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. The workshop began with an introduction from Dr. A. J. Ramirez, ...

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Blazers outscore Tritons at Billy Grant Field

The VSU baseball team defeats the Eckerd College Tritons 11-8 last week. The Blazers came into this game coming off a three-game series with Gulf South Conference opponent Alabama Huntsville, in which the Blazers took two games out of three. Attempting to protect home field, the Blazers and Tritons traded a scoreless first inning. However, the Tritons caught fire in ...

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What is takes to be a Blazer athlete

As the spring season unfolds, the spotlight shifts to the remarkable athletes of VSU, each embodying dedication, perseverance, and excellence on the field and in the classroom. From the fast-paced courts to the fields, the stars of VSU’s spring sports teams light up the campus with their talent and passion. Together, they represent the epitome of athletic achievement at VSU, ...

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