• Breaking News – Clery Act (Snatch Theft)

    Breaking News – Clery Act (Snatch Theft)

    July 13, 2021 Christopher Thomas 0
    On Tuesday, between 5:47 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. on Auburn Ave and Equitable Place, near 25 Park Place, a student reported to the Georgia State University Police Department that three men on scooters approached her.  The student stated that one of the suspects took her cell phone and fled east on Auburn Ave, turning down Peachtree Center Ave. The suspects had no weapons and she sustained no injuries during the theft. The suspects appeared to [...]

  • Georgia State announces policy changes for the upcoming semesters

    As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, Georgia State is planning to normalize campus policies and activities in the upcoming Fall 2021 semester according to the recent CDC guideline adjustments.  A new set of guidelines are in place for the future fall semester. In the past year, the guidelines and policies regarding COVID-19 have been implemented and altered throughout the year making most of the classes and work for students remote.  Since the spring 2020 [...]
  • Calling for Student Success at the Bell Building

    Almost every person in America has used a phone. Almost every person in Atlanta has used a phone. And for many years, it was made possible with this one building. Located at 25 Auburn Ave, right behind 25 Park Pl, the Bell Building is getting a $30 million renovation as it is being turned into a new headquarters for the National Institute for Student Success.  Built in 1907, the historic building has been through additions [...]
  • Study Abroad Programs offering virtual events for students

    Georgia State’s Study Abroad Programs are hosting virtual events for students interested in studying abroad. They offer Study Abroad 101 and Peer Advising with Study Abroad Programs throughout April, where students can receive more information about the university’s numerous programs.  Study Abroad 101 is an event where students can learn the planning process, first steps to take, scholarship opportunities and how to start their study abroad journey.  The Peer Advising event allows students to talk [...]
  • Georgia Atlas launching research study on low-THC oil

    A Georgian medical cannabis company called Georgia Atlas announced on March 9 that it had launched a Georgia low-THC oil research study for medical patients and veterans.  They will gather data for this study starting April 15, with the results coming out in August. Data collection will launch during an online event via Zoom on Monday, April 26 at noon. The board will supervise the research.  The study aims at gathering information relevant to treatments, [...]
  • Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome impacts daily and weekly marijuana users

    Smoking marijuana frequently can endure harsh side effects on one’s body and health. On average, 2.7 million individuals are affected by cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a year.  “Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a well-defined disease that’s associated with prolonged use of marijuana and can cause nausea and vomiting. [It] can be solved or treated by simply stopping the use of cannabinoid,” Marvin Lu, a Medical House staff member at Emory University’s School of Medicine, said.  Though [...]
  • Students and staff oppose Sonny Perdue as potential USG Chancellor

    On Jan. 25, Board of Regents Chairman Sachin Shailendra declared the national search for the next University System of Georgia (USG) chancellor, following the retirement of the former USG Chancellor, Steve Wrigley. According to an article posted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there is a controversy among students in higher education regarding the potential appointment of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as USG chancellor. Perdue held his position as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for [...]
  • President Biden expands Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 11, extending increases to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  from July 1 to Sept. 30. The number of benefits will increase for those eligible as well.  With over a quarter of the U.S. population fully vaccinated, the end of the pandemic is seemingly in sight. But in its wake, the pandemic left many impoverished, with 88 to 115 million people into extreme [...]
  • Georgia Board of Regents freezes public college tuition and fees for second year in a row

    Editor’s note: This story will be updated with a response from the university.  For the second year in a row, the Georgia Board of Regents decided to freeze 2021-22 school year tuition and fees for public college students. Like their previous decision in April 2020, the board’s Tuesday cited financial insecurity during the pandemic as the main contributing factor in their decision.  Tuition for the upcoming fall semester at Georgia State will stay at $4,474 [...]
  • 2021 SGA candidates: Newton Speaker of the Senate

    Sophomore Demari Freeman is a candidate for Speaker of the Senate for the Newton campus, whose STEM-oriented skill set and mentality will provide a unique perspective.  “I feel like, as a STEM major for computer science, I could look at initiatives or problems more analytically,” Freeman said. “[I want to start] bringing that sort of logic into problem-solving as well or trying to bring up more initiatives.” Freeman became interested in the role of Speaker [...]
  • 2021 SGA candidates: Atlanta Speaker of the Senate

    Queen Mufty-Raini is a junior at Georgia State running for Atlanta’s seat for Speaker of the Senate.  Mufty-Raini was involved in her high school’s Student Government Association and hoped to bring her leadership experience to Georgia State. Though she hasn’t held office at a collegiate level, she believes she has the expertise to get the job done. “I’ve always been that person to run for SGA and Homecoming,” she said. “I thought that I would [...]
  • April 13: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS LOCAL Voting law causes Will Smith to pull movie from Georgia According to WSB-TV, producers for Apple Studios’ runaway slave drama “Emancipation” halt production in Georgia following new voting law. Will Smith, producer and star of the movie, said it wouldn’t feel right to give money to a government that enacts regressive laws. Following the controversial abortion bill and voting law, studios have threatened to cease production in Georgia. NATIONAL Daunte Wright shooting: [...]
  • Hate crimes bring attention to Asian American community

    An AAPI Data study shows that 10% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have encountered anti-Asian hate crimes from January to March 2021, which exceeds the national average by about 6%. In other words, millions of AAPI have faced similar threats in their daily lives. A mass shooting happened in three spas in north Atlanta on the evening of March 17, killing eight people, with six of them being Asian women. Police caught the suspect, [...]
  • Brianna Bailey runs uncontested for SGA university-wide president

    Current Student Government Association Atlanta Speaker of the Senate Brianna Bailey is running uncontested for university-wide president for the 2021-22 school year.  She maintains her focus from her campaign for speaker, emphasizing that the students have the power.  “I may possess a title, but you hold all the power,” Bailey said during her 2020 campaign. To ensure students have the power, Bailey aims to build better communication between students, SGA and the university, make SGA [...]
  • Election Season: Student Government Association candidates confirmed for 2021

    The Student Government Association election is underway, and students get to take a look at who could be representing them in the upcoming 2021-22 school year for the 92nd administration.   The usual competitive and anticipated positions look a bit different this year. For a few positions, only one applicant applied and for others, less than the required number of applicants applied, meaning the applicant(s) will automatically fill the positions following the election — barring they [...]
  • Students have new options to study abroad

    In March and April, Georgia State’s Study Abroad Program offers multiple virtual advising sessions for students, which inform them about many related points such as exchange programs, scholarships, affordability and alumni opportunities. In the spring 2021 semester, the big initiative for studying abroad focuses on the “free passport initiative,” enabling Georgia State students who have never held a U.S. passport to get their first passport.   Laura Boudon, director of Study Abroad Programs, said: “This helps [...]