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Lessons learned from VSU’s exhibition loss to Florida State

The VSU men’s basketball team got their first dose of in-game experience Sunday in an exhibition against Division I competition in the Florida State Seminoles. The Atlantic Coast Conference power defeated the Blazers 90-67 thanks to second-half swoon that saw the Seminoles outscore the Blazers 54-38. The exhibition pitted two longtime head coaches against each other. Blazers head coach Mike ...

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Column: What I learned from F.I.R.E.’s Free Press Workshop

As Americans, we are taught that we have an inalienable right and responsibility to free speech written into our Constitution. However, many students are unsure of how to use this right to change the world for the better. One group that is well-versed in their First Amendment rights are journalists, but even they need a push in the right direction.   ...

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Cherie’s Picks Week of November 6

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 is slow paced in terms of events happening on campus, but that does not mean there are none to suggest!  To start out the week, Volunteer Services is hosting “Ethics Week: Pack Up Haven Donations” on ...

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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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Cherie’s Picks Week of October 30

Hey fellow Blazers, welcome to another week of Cherie’s Picks where we highlight some interesting events on campus for the upcoming week. This edition is for the week of Oct. 30. Don’t forget that this week is registration week, so be sure you are all set to register for classes for the Spring and Summer semesters.  To start out the ...

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