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Relief Grant Funds distributed to students

A second round of the CARES Act, now known as the Higher Education Relief Fund, was distributed to eligible students’ accounts on April 1. The HERF grant is $4.6 million and is meant to help students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Each eligible student received $100 in their student banner account automatically but can choose to apply for ...

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Alumni say VSU crucial in their career path

There are numbers of VSU Alumni that, since graduating, have made their mark in the world. As current seniors graduate and move past this school they will become Alumni as well.  Kara Jones, marketing director at U.S. Press has worked with this company since she graduated from VSU in 2014. U.S. Press is a commercial printing company located in Valdosta.  ...

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Student raises funds to aid the homeless

Since COVID-19 started, Savannah Croft has had to get creative with how she will do her part in giving back to the community by hosting a donation drive for two outreach programs from Mar. 22 to Apr. 2 at the Honors House. Croft, a junior psychology major, has partnered with The Children’s Advocacy Center and Living Bridges Ministries to start ...

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‘NCIS’ star graduated from VSU

Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on CBS’s “NCIS,” is one of the most well-known actresses out there. What many people do not know is that Perrette is a VSU alumna who studied criminal justice in hopes of someday working in the field. Perrette, graduated from VSU in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and ...

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VSU, like all colleges, faced a COVID-19 dilemma

In March 2020, the state of Georgia was thrust into a lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. VSU closed campus and sent students home to continue their semester at a distance. What followed was a new normal of Zoom calls, social distancing and mask protocols. A little over a year into the pandemic, VSU has ...

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Letter from the Editor: Our hard work is not going unnoticed

For the past year, The Spectator’s biggest obstacle has been COVID-19. Just like everything else in the world, as a staff we have had to adapt to changes. In-person interviews turned into virtual interviews, the news room turned into a social distanced bubble, and our stories became more complex with bigger issues than we could have ever imagined. But through ...

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The Spectator receives multiple awards at annual state journalism conference

The Spectator won eight awards, including two first-place awards, at the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) Better Newspaper contest held virtually on Feb. 19. The Spectator competes against 19 other newspapers including the largest colleges in the state: UGA, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Notably, the Spectator won an award in all coverage categories. The staff receive ...

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Advisors’ recommendations for smooth registration

With fall registration beginning on March 29, VSU advisors have recommendations for students to consider in order to secure a spot in the classes that they need or want. VSU’s senior advisors recommend students reach out to their advisors prior to registration to ensure they are taking classes in the appropriate order. If students do not follow prerequisite structures, it ...

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Top 5 Apps for Online Learning

With COVID-19 still raging a year later, many college students have moved to hybrid learning or fully online learning. College is already difficult for many, so dealing with the transition from face-to-face classes to online can be taxing if a student suffers from dyslexia, ADHD, or lack of organizational abilities. A press release unveiled new apps that were created to ...

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False allegations of attempted poisoning at VSU

VSU police looked  into allegations of an attempted poisoning incident which occurred at the Oak Street Parking Deck Monday. Around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, two students were moving their cars from Oak parking deck when they noticed two people walking around. “My friend saw two sketchy people,” said one of the students, a visiting friend who said she ...

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