Posts Tagged ‘ Will Lewis ’

Pipeline Problems

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis  Pipelines are transporting controversy through America, and are quickly becoming yet another partisan issue in both local and national politics.   TransCanada has dominated the news for the past year with the growing conflict over the company’s proposed Keystone-XL pipeline. A proposed pipeline route that would carry, if constructed, oil from
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Facebook and Google goes Global

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis VSU students soon may be able to literally look up at their internet service provider as the connect to wifi seamlessly both at home and abroad. The revelation comes as two tech giants, Facebook and Google, battle it out to create a universally connected globe.   Currently, according to Mark Zuckerberg,
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Distribution of Sexts Illegal

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis A new trend known as “revenge porn”is plaguing campuses across the world, but is also finding a specific home in the southeastern United States. A recent poll issued by the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality surveyed college freshmen at an unspecified southeastern university.   The survey revealed that of 1,652 undergraduates
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Senior editors say goodbye

May 1st, 2014 | By , , , ,

Written by: Will Lewis, Olivia McLean, Rebecka McAleer, Joe Adgie, Hillary Straba   Will Lewis Editor-in-Chief It’s weird to write something in the first person. Working with The Spectator has caused me to grow increasingly comfortable with the third person omniscient tone of a narrator, but now I am casting that tone aside as I
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Students get vocal: protest wakes up West

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Will Lewis The Students Against Violating the Environment brought divestment to President William McKinney’s attention in their most direct way yet. A protest Wednesday involving both students and faculty took place just outside of Dr. McKinney’s door in West Hall. “We need President McKinney’s support if we want them to take this issue
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Night shuttle good to go

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Will Lewis Despite claims made by the Night Operations Team employees that change is coming to the night shuttle service, VSU officials are assuring students that the night shuttle will continue to operate. A N.O.T. employee alleged that a statement made at a recent meeting informed night shuttle drivers that, due to the
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Hopper Havoc

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.”
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Valdosta students say goodbye to local icon

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

Written By: Will Lewis   After nearly 30 years of business, students will have to say goodbye to a local icon. Ashley Cinemas, deemed the “Dollar Theater,” closed its doors March 2.   The theater closed due to a recent decision made by film distributors to cease production of movies in 35mm film, the kind
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McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be
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McKinney considers signing guidelines for student media

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Will Lewis President William McKinney is reviewing a document that will cement the independent relationship between all student media and VSU. McKinney has been conferencing with his cabinet and counsel, and they are expected to reach a decision soon. The Student Press Law Center issued the Model Guidelines for College Student Media in
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