Opinions

  • 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 [...]
  • Georgia Tech and Emory get fall break, so why not us?

    You know the old saying, “You always want what you can’t have?” Well, students at Emory, Tech and Spelman are relaxing on a fall break, and we want one, too. Thanksgiving, winter, spring and the [...]
  • Trial For Dr. Ford, Job Interview for Kavanaugh

    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is the second woman to appear in 27 years before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify against a Supreme Court nominee. Unable to sit quietly, Dr. Ford came forward about a [...]
  • How Georgia State preserved a piece of Atlanta history

    Upon entering Victory Plaza at Georgia State Stadium, the first clue you will have that this is no run-of-the-mill Division 1 football stadium is just to the left of the ticket office. There you will [...]
  • The Signal, beacon light of student affairs

    Today, The Signal celebrates not just 85 years of existence but 85 years of independence. Daily, we are ever focused on the present and the future, assigning stories weeks in advance and networking with our [...]