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People Poll: How do you deal with test anxiety?

Test Anxiety is described as a combination of physical symptoms and emotional reactions that interfere with your ability to perform well on tests according to learningcenter.unc.edu. Being college students, we experience test anxiety quite a bit from cramming in notes right before a test to having the thought of failure in the back of our minds. Let’s see what some ...

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VSU Withdrawal Policy is not a free pass

The VSU Withdrawal Policy allows students five withdrawals from any class. After five withdrawals are used, an automatic F will show up on a student’s academic transcript for any subsequent withdrawals. The Student Government Association disagrees with the policy and is hoping to get it revised to allow students to use more than five withdrawals. SGA has been hosting town ...

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Valdostans weigh in on $15 minimum wage proposal

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has long been  a controversial topic in politics. However, with the recent inauguration of Joe Biden, coupled with a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible that the proposed wage hike could become a reality. At CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, the president reiterated his support for the wage increase. “No one should ...

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What does Black History Month mean to you?

Jonothan Smith, freshman political science major “Black history month to me is more appreciation of Black people who are actively making history. People today that are influencing the future of Blacks in America.” Robin T. Harrison, graduate student choral conducting major “Black History Month to me means remembering the people and events that gave me the liberties to live comfortably ...

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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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People Poll: What is your opinion on the current VSU withdrawal Policy?

VSU’s withdrawal policy has been revised and argued about for quite some time now. The current policy states that students are allowed to use five withdrawals before an automatic F for a class appears on official transcripts. Some students have an opinion on the current Withdrawal policy. Isabella Webb, freshman music education major “The (current) withdrawal policy would not be ...

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A Spectator guide to Trump Impeachment No. 2

As the nation looks on, the United States Senate is in the midst of an unprecedented second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial in the Senate began on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and has continued through the week. Democrat Senators, led by Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, spent the opening day of the trial presenting evidence that ...

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VSU becomes distribution center for COVID-19 vaccine

On Feb. 3, VSU students and faculty received an email regarding the campus becoming a distribution center for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. However, this doesn’t mean the vaccine will immediately be available to students. Students may have noticed a survey immediately upon logging into MyVSU. The survey was created to determine and who does or doesn’t want to ...

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Student entrepreneur ‘locs’ in on dread business at VSU

Alexis Sawyer, a freshman nursing major, has her own hair business, “Lexi’s Lavish Locs.” Sawyer specializes in re-twisting, repairing and styling dreads and dreadlocks, or a “loctician.” Since March 2020, people lost their jobs due to the safety of their work environments being compromised by COVID-19. Amongst these people were some college students. College students already don’t earn a lot ...

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People Poll: How do students deal with stress?

The school semester is already stressful, whether you are learning remotely or face-to-face. School is not the only thing that many students must deal with. For many students, their schedules include work, classes, quarantine, children and family. So how do they their stress? Anthony Willingham, a junior dental hygiene major “Stress has always been known as the “silent killer” and ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!