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  • FAQs answered by Student Center and SGA

    With the remainder of the semester going online, the Student Government Association released a number of announcements for the remainder of the year on their Instagram: SGA Senate meetings will be shifted to an online format and have provided access to virtual SGA meetings here. Campus involvement has been moved to a virtual platform for the remainder of the semester. Resources offered by Georgia State can be viewed online here or on the Panther Involvement [...]
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    Georgia State student’s grandfather tests positive for the coronavirus: Here’s how she’s coping

    Georgia State student Alexandria White celebrated her 26th birthday on March 16 with a “corona-themed” family get together.  Four days ago, her grandfather went to Emory University Hospital coughing up blood and tested positive for COVID-19. Today, White posted on Instagram that both her grandparents were in the hospital for COVID-19 and documented the rest of her family getting tested outside of a clinic. White said her life has completely changed in a matter of [...]
  • Your guide to avoiding job scams online

    Georgia State student Chloe Pleasant was scammed into opening a P.O. box after she was recruited for a fake job on her personal email. “[The recruiter] said I applied to them on LinkedIn, and I never did,” Pleasant said. “They made it seem like I already applied to them and I never sent an application.” At the time, Pleasant was trying to find a job to help her with her living expenses. “I was looking [...]
  • Time to look at our least favorite topic — financial aid

    As the semester comes to an end, it is once again time to take a look at college tuition. Despite being ranked No. 3 in best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Report because of its affordability, Georgia State students are more likely to take out additional credit than students in other national universities — almost $6,100 in their first year alone, compared to the average of $5,300. According to College Factual, approximately 54% [...]
  • The shutdown of study abroad for the semester

    President Trump placed a travel ban to curb the COVID-19 on March 11. First reported in China, the virus quickly spread to Italy, California and now both Fulton and Gwinnett counties. A total of twenty cases have been reported around the Atlanta area, and the first Atlanta citizen to die from the virus was a 67-year-old man with pre-existing conditions.  With the closure of schools, implementation of travel bans and increased frenzy, Georgia State’s Study [...]
  • Are companies targeting students for marketing reasons?

    Branding companies are looking for the right age group to target, and young people fit right into their bracket. Several companies have been trying to gain more customers and employees from ages 15-24 to be a part of their marketing process. These companies believe they are benefiting, not targeting, young adults. Credit card companies like Discover believe that credit cards can help college students build their credit history while in school. According to The Balance, [...]
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    March 24: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS  LOCAL Magic City is creating a virtual platform for customers. Many Atlanta strip clubs have closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Along with The Cheetah, The Blue Flame and Pink Pony, Magic City also closed its doors but the club announced a plan to keep customers happy. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Magic City announced they are creating a virtual platform for customers to pay $20 a month to watch live [...]
  • Official SGA election results for the 91st administration

    Editor’s Note: This page will be updated with the full results of the general election and runoff election as they are finalized. March 17 at 10:45 a.m. Presidential candidates react to the runoff Kaelen Thomas and Nigel Walton head to a runoff despite each expecting to take the presidency in the initial vote March 10-12. Thomas knew the chances of a runoff would be higher due to the number of candidates. He expected his competitor [...]
  • On first day of SGA elections, students experience voting issues

    Voting for the Student Government Association’s 91st administration kicked off this morning. Most students so far have been able to vote with no issues, save for just a few. Ira Livnat, who is presidential candidate Kaelen Thomas’ campaign manager, reached out to The Signal with concerns that he was unable to vote. He said and provided evidence that when he tried to log in, the portal on pin.gsu.edu was not showing a space for him [...]
  • Atlanta senators meet last time before elections — rec center, coronavirus and SGA budget

    The last Student Government Association Atlanta Senate meeting before the SGA elections was held Thursday. Speaker Pro Tempore Terry Fye began the meeting with only 11 senators present. At the time, the senate did not meet the quorum. “No official and binding votes can be taken at any session when a quorum is not present,” the SGA bylaws state. The quorum for the SGA Atlanta Senate meetings currently requires the presence of 13 members. Two [...]
  • ‘A new’ way to tackle feminine care — DelivHer and the Anu Cup are changing periods

    If you’re looking for ‘a new’ feminine product, Georgia State student Chante Knox has created a solution under her business, DelivHer Femcare. Knox, founder and CEO of DelivHer, and her competition partner Dia Davis won a total of $105,000 in prizes from Enterprise and Innovation Exchange (EIX) for pitching DelivHer. The Anu Clean Cup is a patented single-use flexible cup that is worn internally, underneath the cervix that both collects and absorbs menstrual flow. It [...]
  • From Georgia State to Capitol Hill — Meet the Georgia State students and alumni running for office

    It is not hard to believe that many Georgia State students and alumni have the motivation to join politics when the Georgia State Capitol is only a few blocks away from the Downtown campus.  Georgia State has students and graduates who are actively involved in politics or even candidates for office. “A lot of my donor base are friends and colleagues from school,” Ebony Carter said. “Many of my professors have supported me by posting [...]
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    March 10: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS  LOCAL First student-run polling location on campus Georgia State set up the first student-run polling location on a college campus in American history Sunday. Citizens registered to vote in Fulton County can vote at this polling location on March 9-10 in the Student Center East Ballroom. Voters will decide on the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election. For more information, read the full article here. NATIONAL Trump’s campaign files three lawsuits President [...]
  • Georgia State opens first-ever student-run polling location on a college campus

    Evan Malbrough, a student at Georgia State, decided to take the First Amendment into his own hands.  After doing research for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, a parent non-profit organization, Malbrough began looking up polling locations and decided students should have one on campus. Malbrough is an ambassador for the organization and takes part in the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere movement as well. In 2019, the Georgia State Vote Everywhere team was awarded the Patton Award [...]
  • Summer courses online and withdrawal period extended as Georgia enters shelter in place order by Kemp

    Editor’s Note: This article will be updated as new information is received. Related Stories: Links to reporting by The Signal relating to the impacts of coronavirus on campus will be posted here as they are published. April 5 at 1:00 p.m Summer courses online and withdrawal period extended as Georgia enters shelter in place order by Kemp On Thursday, the University System of Georgia announced that for all institutions, May and summer semester courses will [...]