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Editorial: Student body should start the movement of campus improvements

Seventeen years ago, VSU’s Recreation Center, one of the most valued facilities on campus, was unveiled to the student body. The genesis of this project was nearly a decade before that. In 1995, SGA voted in favor of enacting a special activities fee of $30 to be directed towards financing the entire project, according to an article by Recreation Management ...

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Opinion: Frozen needs to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Disney’s cultural phenomenon, “Frozen,” is in the works of a highly anticipated sequel. Fans across social media platforms have discussed the potential plot details: “What will Olaf be getting into?” “Will there (ever) be a better song than ‘Let It Go’?” and “What about the dresses?” But the social media movement that caught the attention of Disney professionals and junkies ...

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People poll: What did you just realize?

“People don’t always do for you as you would do for them,” Courtney Smith, a junior accounting major, said. “I just realized that there is an emergency signal on the strap of my bookbag that I have had for a while,” Jack Walker, a senior English major, said. “I learned how to use Snapchat filters not too long ago,” Eric ...

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Editorial: ‘Walk Up Not Walk Out’ promotes victim blaming

It has been over a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people and wounded 14. Students across the country, including Valdosta High School, participated in National School Walkout Day on March 14 to raise awareness of the victims of school shootings and demand new gun law changes. Some ...

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Pros and cons of roommates

As college students, most of us have had a roommate either by choice or by necessity. With that being said, there’s a 50/50 chance that a roommate will either be a friend or foe. Although a lot of people will presume that living alone is much preferable to living with someone else, there are pros and cons to both. Pros for living with a roommate: One of ...

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Beloved VSU professor passes away

On March 18, 2018, Valdosta State University Professor Dr.  Prosper Yao Tsikata, 45, passed away after exercising in the Physical Education Complex. According to Chief of Police Alan Rowe, Dr. Tsikata felt weak while exercising and collapsed. Soon after, four UPD officers who were also exercising in the P.E. Complex, responded to the situation. The officers used CPR to try ...

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Get to know LASA at VSU

VSU houses countless clubs and organizations. This is great because there is a place for everyone, but some just slip through the cracks. It can be a bit overwhelming at times to decide. Here at The Spectator want to highlight those that students may not be aware of. One group, in particular, is the Latin American Student Association (LASA). LASA ...

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Get to know the Anime and Manga club

At VSU there are over 200 student organizations, but one students may not know of is the Anime and Manga Club. This is a group for like-minded people who enjoy discussing anything having to do with Japanese art and animations. If you are someone that likes anime, this organization is a great place to go because of the chance to ...

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Opinion: The highlights from the Oscars

The 90th annual Oscars Award Show premiered on March 4. The night was filled with great accomplishments for new actors and actresses, some mundane yet interesting fashion choices and groundbreaking moments. The Oscars was better than usual. After the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite became a trending topic in 2016, the Oscars recognized their lack of diversity within the award show. The category ...

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Opinion: Emergency situations should be taken seriously at VSU

Due to the recent school shooting at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida, gun control conversations sparked across the nation. Faculty, staff, students and parents across America can’t help but prepare for the unexpected. Though gun control has been a topic of discussion since incidents such as Sandy Hook, the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida and the Las ...

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