• The Signal…90 years counting

    The Signal. The Junior Collegiate. The Evening Signal. The student-run newspaper of Georgia State has gone by several different names since its inception in 1933.   However, through 90 editor-in-chiefs, thousands of student staff members and millions of printed copies, the mission has always been the same; to bring the student body at Georgia State the most accurate, relevant and unbiased reporting.   The first issue of Georgia State’s student newspaper was released on Oct. [...]
  • Increased security requires Panther Card for access.

    Starting Aug. 28, various buildings on campus will require a Panther Card for entry after 8 p.m. These buildings include Classroom South, Langdale Hall, Library North, Library South and Student Center East. The full list of buildings can be found at https://safety.gsu.edu/ under the “Safety and You” tab. In April, Georgia State hosted a safety town hall after raising concerns about the delays in communication between GSUPD and students involving events that transpired in the [...]
  • The impact left behind by Hurricane Idalia

    Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida and Georgia in late August bringing torrential rain and high-speed winds to much of the southeast United States. Idalia was first documented on Aug. 26 as a Tropical Depression having formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It rapidly grew over the next four days as it traveled towards Cuba and along the Gulf of Mexico, where it briefly registered as [...]
  • Mysterious lockdown at Piedmont Central

    Late afternoon on September 12th, an intruder broke into the Piedmont Central dormitory, sending hundreds of residents into a frenzy. The building, which houses over 1,000 students, was put on lockdown. Since Residential Assistants are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, we were unable to get a direct response. One of the residents at Central spoke with a Residential Assistant and retold the story from their point of view. “They were downstairs in the group [...]
  • “Our Place, Our Time”, a blueprint to 2033.

    On September 20, Georgia State held a kick-off event for its new 10-year strategic plan. This plan, running under the motto “Out Place, Our Time,” is centered on improving four central aspects of the university throughout the next decade. University President Brian Blake led the kick-off event on Georgia State’s Clarkson Campus. The event was broadcast live to auditoriums across all Georgia State campuses. At the event, President Blake and members of the “strategic plan [...]
  • WGA strikes a deal; Film students unwind

    As news broke that the Writers Guild of America’s strike nearing its end, film hopefuls from Georgia State watched with nervous anticipation.  On Sunday night, the WGA announced they had reached a tentative deal that would end one of Hollywood’s longest-ever strikes. The deal, which must now be ratified by the union’s 11,500 members, would impose new rules around the use of artificial intelligence and boost residual payments for streaming shows.  Film students, hoping to [...]
  • Rising COVID-19 cases as students come back for the new semester.

    COVID-19 cases are rising as students become acclimated to the new school year. Fulton County is one of the most vulnerable counties to outbreaks due it’s population density. The CDC reports there have been 183 confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations in Fulton County in the past week. There are 15,067 hospital admissions in the United States as of Aug. 19th and 693 hospitalizations in Georgia. Cases are increasing at Georgia State as well. Keely Baker, a sophomore [...]
  • The parking crisis during the first few weeks

    The annual parking crisis at Georgia State looms again as students begin to adjust to their class schedules. Traffic piles up in the mornings and parking spots are filling up quicker and quicker. This problem is causing infuriating mornings and afternoons for commuter students like Hayden Dostic, a freshman. “If I wanna get here on time I have to wake up two hours earlier than I usually would,” Hayden said. “If I’m scheduled to get [...]
  • The impact left behind by Hurricane Idalia

    Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida and Georgia in late August bringing torrential rain and high-speed winds to much of the southeast United States. Idalia was first documented on Aug. 26 as a Tropical Depression having formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It rapidly grew over the next four days as it traveled towards Cuba and along the Gulf of Mexico, where it briefly registered as [...]
  • Long awaited Publix location finally opens close to campus!

      A much-awaited change for students has finally been made in the form of a brand new Publix minutes away from campus.   A new Publix location opened on June 21 at 572 Hank Aaron Drive, which is a short distance from Center Parc Stadium’s blue and green parking lot. These lots are accessible for parking to all students and are stops on the university’s blue and orange PantherExpress routes.    The new storefront is [...]
  • “Green Move-In” initiative helps students during move-in week

    Each year the process of moving in and unpacking results in thousands of pounds in plastic bags, packing foam and cardboard being thrown in the trash instead of recycled. To help the environment and reduce the amount of trash that goes unrecycled, Georgia State’s Office of Sustainability hosted a “Green Move-In” initiative to aid incoming dorm residents in cutting down on their waste.  “Green Move-In” was held throughout move-in week, starting on Aug.16th and ending [...]
  • Panther’s Pantry is here for you!

    Set to complete its 10th year on campus, Panther’s Pantry re-opened on the first day of classes, August 21st. Aiming to alleviate the burden of food insecurity among the Georgia State community, the pantry distributes food, hygiene and additional supplies for free. Students are limited to one weekly order, eligible for pickup across all Georgia State campuses. Leslie Mack, the Assistant Director of Panther’s Pantry, stated that the organization seeks to nourish, empower and meaningfully [...]
  • Mixed emotions rise during move-in week at Georgia State

    Georgia State held a move-in for on-campus housing during the third week of August, Wednesday to Sunday when it reached 94 degrees. Fire alarms were blaring, parents were arguing, students were stressed and the heat was scalding as residents started to adjust to their new homes for the next school year. Move-in began at 9 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. every day. Residential assistants aided students all day during the week. R.A.’s helped residents [...]
  • Panther Express is going electric

    Georgia State announced in late June that the university would receive federal funding to purchase new fully electric buses. The university released that it would receive $22.29 million to acquire 18 new electric buses and the necessary charging equipment for the Atlanta campus. Georgia State is one of the 130 grant recipients in the $1.7 billion endeavor to increase low-emission buses across the country. The funding, heading to 46 states and territories, comes from the [...]
  • Atlanta Hospital closure leaves those in need without proper care

    On Nov. 1st, 2022, the city of Atlanta faced one of its biggest losses in years. Last Tuesday, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center permanently closed its doors. AMC served the city of Atlanta as a level-one trauma center. With its sudden closure, Grady Hospital has become Atlanta’s last level-one trauma center. This makes Georgia one of the states with the lowest number of level-one trauma centers with only five remaining. AMC faced a lot of struggles [...]