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“Keep loving, El Paso”: Film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s young adult novel stuns audiences following public release

One year, two months and 13 days after its premiere at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” began streaming to audiences on November 14. The film follows Aristotle Mendoza (Max Pelayo), also known as Ari, a 15-year-old Mexican-American growing up in El ...

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The Problem with Fast Fashion

The online megastores Shein and Temu are currently some of the most popular and affordable fast fashion companies. Due to their affordable clothing and products, customers don’t necessarily pay attention to the suspiciously low prices, second-rate quality, and the concerns of exploitation of cheap labor.  Fast fashion refers to the rapid production of inexpensive and trendy clothing that is quickly produced ...

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Investigation continues into shooting death of VSU student

Law enforcement is actively investigating last month’s fatal shooting of a VSU student outside of a bar in Remerton. Brianna Long, a bartender at The Pier, was shot at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 after the establishment had closed and employees finished closing duties. Long died later at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. Jamy Steinberg, the Georgia ...

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When Travis Met Taylor

Taylor Swift is known for her long dating history and rumored suitors. Her new romance with Kansas City Chief’s tight end Travis Kelce could finally lead Swift to a long-lasting relationship or it could lead to another hit breakup song.   After the singer’s breakup with fiancé Joe Alwyn, Swift has now moved on to the sports category. Taylor has ...

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Blazers top Wolves in final battle for the Peach Basket

At one time, West Georgia Head Coach David Dean wanted to help Valdosta State win conference championships. On Saturday night, he unintentionally did that once more for the Blazers as Valdosta State obliterated West Georgia 58-28 in their final scheduled edition of the Red Clay Rivalry. The Blazers (10-1) notched their 30th all-time win over West Georgia (6-4) and sent ...

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Cherie’s Picks Week of November 13

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to another week of Cherie’s Picks where we highlight some interesting events on campus for the upcoming week. This week happens to be Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, so be sure and try to dedicate a little time either volunteering around campus or dropping off donation items! To start out the week, Volunteer Services is hosting ...

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VSU looks to win back Peach Basket in final bout with West Georgia

Saturday’s Battle for the Peach Basket will be unlike any other in the series. That’s because it will be the last such matchup between the No. 17 Blazers (9-1, 6-1 Gulf South Conference) and the West Georgia Wolves (6-3, 5-2 GSC). In what has become an increasing trend across college athletics, conference realignment will bring an end to the fierce ...

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Fall Recipes

You found it! The Fall Recipes listed in the Fall Fun Edition of The Spectator! Enjoy!   Chocolate Bliss Recipe by Sandra Block 1 8-oz. pkg. (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks (yes, 3 cups) 3 cups chopped walnuts or pecans 1 1/2 cups flour 1 stick butter, softened 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. baking ...

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is one night of fun and horror

The long awaited “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie was released in late October in both theaters and on the streaming service Peacock. “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is based on the online video game series that gained popularity in 2014. The film was directed by Emma Tammi, known for films such as “The Wind” and “The Left Right Game.” The film ...

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Editorial: Colleges Should Help Service Voter Registration Efforts for Students 

 With the city and county elections underway, and the upcoming presidential election around the corner, most college students unfortunately face significant challenges when trying to register to vote.  Part of being in college is about getting ready for adult life. Being an adult, voting is one of the biggest freedoms and privileges.  Many college students, especially those out of state, are ...

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