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  • Weekly Crime Blotters: Oct. 15

    Oct. 6 I think you dropped something A member of the Georgia State staff reported an abandonment of drugs at 57 Forsyth St. Oct. 8 #FirstWorldProbz A Georgia State student reported someone using their telephone for annoying purposes off campus at 12:06 p.m. We’re just old souls Two Georgia State students were arrested on a charge of alcohol possession under the age of 21 at Piedmont Central. Oct. 9 Yes, it is I, Beyonce Someone [...]
  • Weekly News Briefs: Oct. 15

    LOCAL Brian Kemp sued for voter discrimination An Associated Press investigation found that Georgia has 53,000 voter applicants in limbo, 70 percent of whom are African-American. Civil rights groups sued Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor who also oversees elections in the state. The filing alleges that Georgia’s “exact match” protocol, which requires information on voter registration applications to precisely match information on file with the state’s Department of Motor [...]
  • These students love digging through trash

    Beginning this fall semester, Georgia State students’ sustainability fee was raised from $3 to $5. Where exactly is that money going? For starters, the Office of Sustainability has recycled 32 percent of the university’s waste so far in 2018 and has saved the university $21,437. The program manager, Jenni Asman, began conducting waste audits in the fall of 2017, where student interns counted items that they found in the trash around the university. During this [...]
  • Bridge may be done, but more construction sits on horizon

    After just over five months of reduced traffic flow and the shaking of Sparks Hall, the Courtland Street Bridge construction project was completed ahead of schedule. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Russell McMurry and Atlanta Regional Commission Board of Commissioners Chairman W. Kerry Armstrong spoke at the ceremony and congratulated the efforts of the construction workers and administrative staff alike. “My parents met just down the [...]
  • Georgia State and Georgia Tech launch global initiative

    Georgia State and Georgia Tech established the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) with the intention of increasing student interest in gaining a global perspective. AGSC is a national resource center and a foreign language and area studies (FLAS) fellowship program funded by a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. “The Atlanta Global Studies Center will provide opportunities for economic and civic partnerships across the greater Atlanta region by leveraging the city’s status [...]
  • Distinguished Speaker: Don Lemon

    Acclaimed CNN news anchor Don Lemon spoke to a full crowd of students in Student Center East about his life and the relationship between politics and the media during Spotlight’s second installment of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Before Lemon addressed the university as a whole, The Signal had the opportunity to interview him directly. “This is my advice for life and not just journalists: Don’t judge, be curious. Especially about your subject and you can [...]
  • The Gulch: Will Atlanta fund a billionaire?

    Atlanta may drop $5 billion, the largest real estate investment Atlanta has ever made, on a dilapidated parking lot—The Gulch. The Gulch is a rackety stretch of rail and parking lots between the Five Points MARTA station and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Los Angeles-based CIM Group, headed by Richard Ressler, brother of Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler, touts a project revitalizing the concrete wasteland. In the proposed development, a cluster of office buildings, apartments, retail space [...]
  • Man shot outside Waffle House on GSU campus

    A man was shot outside Waffle House at the corner of Courtland Street and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue at around 7:46 p.m. on Monday. According to witnesses, five gunshots were fired and the man was shot in the leg. The Atlanta Police Department responded soon after. The man was taken away in an ambulance. Man rushed to hospital after being shot in leg outside Waffle House https://t.co/7agTPErPWC pic.twitter.com/AChGsUnur4 — The Signal (@gsusignal) October 9, 2018 [...]
  • Weekly News Briefs: Oct. 8

    LOCAL Georgia woman dies from West Nile Virus WSAV-TV reported that a 90-year-old woman in Dunwoody has died from West Nile Virus, a viral infection typically spread by mosquitoes. DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford confirmed on Thursday that the woman’s death is the first from the virus in the county this year. She’s also the second person in Georgia to die from the virus so far in 2018. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported [...]
  • Weekly Crime Blotters: Oct. 8

    Oct. 1 Illusion Skill: 100 A Georgia State student reported a theft by deception at 92 Piedmont Ave. He couldn’t make it A person not affiliated with Georgia State was arrested on the charge of urinating in public. A trespass warning was issued to the person. Oct. 2 Kourtney, you’re the least interesting to look at A Georgia State student reported a verbal confrontation between two or more people at Courtland Street and Auburn Avenue. [...]
  • A stroll through racial progression at Georgia State

    JULY 12, 1957: A DISRUPTION Negroes Ask School Entry Four African-Americans sought admission to the Georgia State College on July 6, 1957 through a federal court action. The university denied them entrance in an attempt to uphold the standard of segregation. The Signal’s editorial board of 1957 declared to” fight until doomsday with legal weapons” to maintain segregation in public schools, and they sought to inspire all Georgians to unite behind this cause. “You will [...]
  • Kavanaugh protests spark in Library Plaza

    The deliberation on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which has rocked the country for the past month, has made its way to Georgia State’s campus. The already hyper-partisan nomination came to a head last week as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her alleged assault by Kavanaugh. In total, three accusations of assault throughout Kavanaugh’s high school and college career have surfaced. On Thursday, Oct. 4, protests in opposition to [...]
  • Those who call Georgia State home: While a student may spend four years at the university, some faculty may spend 40

    A student’s time at Georgia State may be just a brief chapter in their lives, but some faculty members have called this university home for decades. Over the years, they have watched the university evolve into an institution that offers an education to over 50,000 students, and carried with them the responsibility of teaching and moulding the next generations. “Since 1990, when I first began Georgia State was a commuter school, there were no dorms, [...]
  • Quickies, catcalls and brawls

    “We’re really not meant to be seen or heard,” an anonymous custodian said. They work behind the scenes to ensure that Georgia State’s facilities are maintained and clean, yet many don’t know who the university custodians are—but they know us. This is their story. SHANNON Shannon is from St. Louis, Missouri and has worked at Georgia State for 14 years, upkeeping Aderhold Learning Center’s second floor. Outside of work, Shannon dedicates her time to her [...]
  • Four suspects at dorm caught and detained

    This article was updated at 11:23 a.m. with further details about the incident. Outside of Georgia State’s University Commons dorm around 9:16 a.m., four suspects were arrested by the Georgia State University Police Department (GSUPD). GSUPD’s chief Joseph Spillane said they were chasing after “four suspicious males” and that “they ran from us and we detained all of them.” They had approached the suspects who then fled from police. One officer used his taser on [...]