• Ida is now gone, but the end is nowhere near

    Ida is now gone, but the end is nowhere near

    September 7, 2021 Coby Dawkins 0
    Hurricane Katrina is etched in the memories of many. 1,800 people lost their lives in one of the worst hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. mainland. Exactly 16 years later, Louisiana experienced another hurricane that was even more powerful than the first.  Hurricane Ida was a Category-4 hurricane and was the fifth-largest storm to hit the United States when she made landfall. The storm blasted the coast, causing widespread flooding, catastrophic damage and spawned tornadoes [...]

  • Perimeter College Lab coordinator terminated

    As thousands of students return to classes in person, there is a serious concern over the ongoing pandemic and the increasingly troublesome delta variant. On July 27, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and recommended that people in high transmission areas wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated. Even with the new guidance and the rapidly increasing number of [...]
  • Ira Livnat reflects on his time at Georgia State

    A former political science major and current Georgia State law Student, Ira Livnat has had a lengthy and impressive resume at Georgia State. As the former captain of Georgia State’s mock trial team, past CEO of the Panther Hacker’s and the current Speaker of the Atlanta Senate at Student Government Association at Georgia State, Livnat is more involved with student life than most.  As Speaker of the Senate, Livnant’s responsibilities are lengthy. Some of his [...]
  • The Study Abroad department continues to grow

    Georgia State’s Study Abroad Programs will be hosting a wide array of in-person and virtual events this semester for students interested in studying abroad. The department offers various locations to travel to and has numerous resources available for students interested in the program in the post-pandemic world.  According to Laura Boudon, the Director of Study Abroad Programs, 13 new study abroad programs are joining the current list this year. All of which will go to [...]
  • Combating food insecurity one student pantry at a time

    Many nostalgically regard college as one of the most incredible times of a person’s life. It’s the chance to have fun before officially entering the adult world. However, with food insecurity being one of the leading issues that plague many college students, that fun perception is often revealed to have a depressing reality.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, [...]
  • Panther’s Pantry moving to new on-campus location

    Georgia State’s Panther’s Pantry on the Downtown Atlanta campus is moving to a new location in the upcoming fall semester. The Panther’s Pantry, currently located at 140 Decatur St SE in the Urban Life building, is finding its new home at 75 Piedmont Ave. NE in the coming fall semester.  Panther’s Pantry also has other Georgia State locations, including on the Clarkston, Decatur, and Dunwoody campuses. Panther’s Pantry is a food and hygiene donation center [...]
  • Teaching Critical Race Theory in schools raises controversy

    What is critical race theory? Education Week defines the concept as follows: “Race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.” Whether or not K-12 schools should teach critical race theory has been a widely-discussed topic in the past months. This hot-button debate has turned political, with liberals and conservatives holding sharp, conflicted opinions.  According to an [...]
  • Breaking News – Clery Act (Snatch Theft)

    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 [...]
  • Juneteenth continues its celebration of freedom over a hundred years later.

    After centuries of relentless and immoral treatment done to those enslaved, freedom is finally here. This freedom is recognized every year on June 19th and is now officially celebrated as the federal holiday, better known as Juneteenth. Formerly known as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day, Juneteenth is a holiday that marks the ending of slavery in the U.S. and the freedom of those enslaved. The history behind this holiday reaches all the way back to [...]
  • Breaking News: Finalist for Georgia State President Selected

    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced on June 10 the finalist for the Georgia State Presidency. M. Brian Blake Ph.D, who is currently the executive vice president for Academic Affairs and provost of George Washington University, will become the first African-American president in the University’s 107-year history.  In a news release, USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said, “Dr. M. Brian Blake’s experience as a leader in higher education makes him an [...]
  • June 1st Photo Splash

  • Georgia State offers both virtual and in-person New Student Orientation this year

    As the summer and fall semesters approach, the New Student Orientation is gearing up to take place across all Georgia State campuses.  According to the Georgia State website, New Student Orientation is the university’s “official undergraduate student orientation program.” Incoming students can quickly get to know how their college life will be like at Georgia State through attending orientation.  First-year students will learn about five crucial aspects of Georgia State life during orientation: Academic Advisement, [...]
  • 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, [...]