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  • Carolyn Bourdeaux, AYSPS professor, concedes congressional race

    Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic candidate and Georgia State professor, conceded to Republican incumbent Rob Woodall on Nov. 21 following a neck-and-neck battle for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Bourdeaux lost by just 0.14 percent out of nearly 300,000 votes. Days after the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election, the race was still too close to call. The race came to a close after a recount was issued at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, following the announcement of a [...]
  • Dunwoody’s library hours have changed. Here’s why.

    After push from students, Georgia State’s Dunwoody campus expanded library hours just in time for finals week. Student Government Association Dunwoody Executive Vice President Atush Dhakal spearheaded the effort after hearing students’ concerns about the library’s limited schedule. “I immediately prioritized this issue and began discussing and planning with my advisers, executive members and senators about possible solutions,” Dhakal said. SGA worked with library personnel, including Perimeter Library Services department head Tamika Barnes, over several [...]
  • What would a Times Square look like in Downtown Atlanta?

    The high-rise formerly known as the Equitable Building has been an Atlanta landmark since its completion in 1968. But in the last few weeks, the building has lost its glowing “Equitable” nameplate that deemed it iconic to the Atlanta community. Instead, the building will soon don a large digital sign that bears the logo of Georgia’s Own Credit Union, along with other paid advertisements. The change in design is a result of a new ordinance [...]
  • Astro professors blast off into new research

    Rafal Angryk, professor of computer science at Georgia State, along with astronomy professors Piet Martens and Stuart Jefferies, is working to build an interdisciplinary astroinformatics team to study space weather and space climate. The project itself is funded by Georgia State’s Next Generation Program, which strengthens core and emerging research with an overall goal to improve Georgia State’s physics and astronomy department through astroinformatics. Astroinformatics is the overall field of study that involves an in-depth [...]
  • Gathering support on the sidewalks

    Members of the Human Rights Campaign dot Georgia State’s sidewalks day in and day out to spread awareness of their organization. “Do you have a moment to support LGBTQ rights?” they may ask as you shuffle by them to class. The HRC sports 3 million members and supporters nationwide, boasting itself as the largest national LGBTQ civil rights campaign. HRC remains one of the more prominent LGBTQ advocacy groups in the South. Leading up to [...]
  • Georgia 2018 midterm recap – sans gubernatorial squabble

    Georgia will likely see the same political scene it has for several years, following this year’s midterm election. Republican leadership will prevail across the state in offices such as lieutenant governor and attorney general. Additionally, 13 of the 14 districts for federal offices in Georgia saw no party change. Incumbents across the board swept up a returning term. Georgia Statewide Offices Winning every single race they entered, the Republican party dominated the field in their [...]
  • Nursing School gets $1 million expansion

    As the semester wraps up, as does Georgia State’s final fall construction project in Student Center West. What once was the College of Law library in Urban Life and SCW will soon become the new home of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions. The expansion has generated plenty of unwelcome noise, with the sounds of drills and hammers vibrating through the walls of student media offices regularly. WRAS 88.5 FM, Georgia [...]
  • Weekly Crime Blotters: Nov. 26

    Nov. 15 A place to recharge A Georgia State student was reported for simple battery against another student at 3:42 a.m. at the University Lofts. Prank calls are getting out of hand… A Georgia State student reported that they received terroristic threats and harassment off campus at 1:29 p.m. Remember to rerack those weights! A Georgia State student reported lost or mislaid property at the Student Recreation Center at 1:29 p.m. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful [...]
  • MARTA finds problems with GSU-issued Breeze Cards

    For some students, riding MARTA isn’t much of a breeze as originally thought. The Signal received a tip from several students that the Georgia State-issued Breeze Card often malfunctions when students attempt to ride MARTA buses. This malfunction not only prevented boarding, but also charged extraneous fees to the cards, leaving students with a bill that far exceeded the original cost of riding the buses. Director of Administrative and Customer Services Phil Wells said they’re [...]
  • Georgia will face danger from climate change

    Science has proven that the Earth’s climate is changing. 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that human activity is the cause for change. According to NASA, climate change will drastically reshape the planet in the years to come. This change will consist of rising temperatures, rising sea levels, melting ice caps and ultimately damage to the environment and wildlife, which can also pose extreme risk to human communities and public health. According to [...]
  • Advisement center angst

    With the semester nearly over, students flock to the University Advisement Center to get advice on their classes and to better mould their schedule so that they can graduate on time with a degree. However, some students said their experience with their advisers was less than ideal. One student said that her adviser wasn’t helping to get the classes she needed to graduate. “I’m not really a fan of them,” Nichole Graves said. “One acted [...]
  • Democratic senator, 16 others arrested at Capitol protest

    Though it may be chilly outside, things were heated inside the Georgia State Capitol today, Nov. 13. During a protest partly organized by Black Lives Matter, one state senator and 16 others were arrested. Sen. Nikema Williams was detained inside of the Capitol in zip ties by two state troopers. Williams had just won reelection as a Democrat from District 39 on Nov. 6. The protest called for the government to “count every vote,” as [...]
  • The Mix: ‘Affordable’ housing with dog spas and recording studios

    The Mix is a $90 million development that will offer flat-screen TVs and recording studios, among other amenities. It’s being marketed as affordable housing geared toward Georgia State students. Currently, The Mix is just some blue beams rising off the corners of Piedmont and Avenue John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. But by fall 2019, The Mix will be fully furnished. Officials expect 685 beds and 8,200 square feet of retail space. South City Partner developers, so [...]
  • Weekly Crime Blotters: Nov. 12

    Nov. 4 Cheaper than Goodwill A student reported their laundry stolen at 4:38 p.m. in the University Commons Building A. Nov. 6 Doyouknowwheremycaris? *burp* A non-student was arrested for drinking in public and was issued a trespass warning at T Deck at 5:34 p.m. Nov. 7 Wake and bake A Georgia State student was arrested in Library Plaza around 9 a.m. on a charge of marijuana possession. Just practicing my donuts A Georgia State student [...]
  • Inside the Abrams watch party: ‘Our voices. Our votes. Our time.’

    AN ENDLESS ELECTION NIGHT Supporters, press and campaign staff gathered together last night at 8:30 p.m. but wouldn’t begin to pack their belongings until 1:53 a.m. the next morning. With early votes trickling in, Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp were nearly competing at the same rate. As the first votes were being reported, Kemp quickly took a 65.8 percent lead, over Abrams’ 33.7 percent. Some Abrams supporters visibly panicked before realizing that only 1 percent [...]