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  • Who won the SGA presidential debate?

    Who won the SGA presidential debate?

    April 1, 2019 Zachary Vinson 0
    On March 12, The Signal hosted a debate with five Student Government Association presidential hopefuls. Full disclosure, I am obviously a member of The Signal, but I did not have access to or have input on any questions. In fact, I had never met any of the candidates or heard them speak about their platforms before the debate. If you would like to watch the full debate on YouTube, it is uploaded in full to [...]

  • From the Editor: For a free trip abroad, conflict at home

    An international political debate has landed on Georgia State’s campus, just in time for the first week of school. Twenty four campus leaders travelled to Israel on a “fact finders” tour from Dec. 13 to [...]
  • Amazon says, “Thank U, Next” to Atlanta

    Over a year ago, Amazon propositioned all the big cities in the United States to prove their worth and entice the trillion dollar company to build its next headquarters in that state. That “worth” mostly [...]
  • Stop taking in animals you can’t afford

    The holidays are approaching and all should be safe and warm. The weather has dropped, we’ve finished the last of the Turkey and “Jingle Bells” is playing. Yet while we sit inside by the fire, [...]
  • A quick survival guide for handling unwanted Christmas gifts

    It’s one thing to receive fluffy, holiday socks for Christmas, but it’s another thing to receive a gift bag with five bundles of socks. Granted, I’ll never have to worry about my feet being cold [...]
  • Stacey Abrams and the lie of voter suppression

    Democrat Stacey Abrams finally admitted defeat to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor’s race. Yet rather than gracefully stepping down, Abrams said, “As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede. But my [...]
  • From the Editor: How and why to request public records

    Dear reader, Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of the semester. Typically, The Signal’s editor would write a column here reflecting on the successes of the past semester, and deliver a promise for continued [...]
  • Should ICE be abolished? Maybe.

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not working as intended. On its website, ICE states that they “enforce federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.” ICE [...]
  • Editorial: Counting votes isn’t just for Democrats

    We all learned in elementary school how to count. Today, it seems many of our government officials were home sick that day. Voting should be one of the most simple, nonpartisan events in our country. [...]
  • If you don’t vote, you can’t complain

    Nothing is more American than the right to vote. Every few years, citizens travel in droves to their local polling areas to cast ballots that can change the United States. It’s one of the most [...]
  • Editorial: That ain’t it, chief

    Two Georgia State students were charged for possession of marijuana in Library Plaza this past Thursday, Nov. 1., by a Georgia State University Police Department officer dressed in plain clothes. Deception is often used by [...]
  • White men in America have nothing to fear

    In a reaction to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegation, President Donald Trump said, “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you [...]
  • Editorial: Grape eyeballs and hot dog organs

    It’s officially spooky season, and sadly The Signal editorial board is a bit too old to go trick-or-treating (at least by society’s standards). So instead, we will take a walk down memory lane, throw ourselves [...]
  • Editorial: SGA on autopilot, barely staying aloft

    We’re more than halfway through the semester and we’ve seen that the Student Government Association (SGA) has thus far had a lackluster approach to solving the university’s plethora of issues. They have sworn in several [...]
  • How prepared are you for living on your own?

    One of the perks of attending college is the opportunity to live on campus. With the campus just a few blocks away, you can roll right out of bed and make it to class in [...]
  • Editorial: Failure of operation is a failure of integrity

    Call boxes on campus don’t work, and that’s unacceptable. One of the most important safety measures, apart from officers and patrolling security guards, has been compromised for several years now, according to Georgia State’s Chief [...]