• 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 [...]
  • A Passing of the Guard for Georgia State University

    A torch has been passed at Georgia State. On Thursday, Nov. 10th, the Student Government Association held its last meeting of the semester.  A semester that saw the passing of numerous pieces of legislation, the seating of many new senators and an increased level of involvement not seen in years.  During this meeting, the Executive Vice President of the Atlanta campus, Ira Livnat, officially resigned from SGA. In his place, Myla Williams, a senator from [...]
  • Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock’s Campaign Trails Intersect at GSU

    Last week, Leader Stacey Abrams and Senator Raphael Warnock visited Georgia State University as a part of their campaign tour. The people who fought to get them there wasn’t the school’s administration. It was a bunch of students. Students in pressed suits and members of the campaigns, but students nonetheless. Both events were hosted by the Young Democrats at Georgia State. They are a Democratic organization focused on the amplification of Democratic ideals and candidates [...]
  • Panthercards will be free for 11 days

    In a historic deal with Georgia State’s Panthercard Office, replacement panther cards will be free from Nov. 7th to Nov. 18th. This deal comes after the increase in price for new cards from $10 to $25, a 150% increase.  In communications with the Panthercard Office, the department stated that the increase came as a result of the new parking and card systems instituted this year,  the cost of which they want to offload onto the [...]
  • “I am a person of influence, you will know my name”

    The SGA hosted its first induction ceremony for the United Student Organization last Monday. The United Student Organization, or USO, is a collaborative group of student-led organizations that aims to provide aid for student organizations where it’s needed and encourage cross-collaboration between groups.  Various groups, clubs, teams, organizations, honor societies, alliances and members of Greek life were among the inducted. Inductees were informed about students’ impact when they are brought together by a common goal. [...]
  • A Glance at the Down Ballot

    While the Governor and Senate races have gathered a lot of media attention, the down-ballot races also affect the lives of Georgians. Down-ballot races tend to not share this attention. Make no mistake, these races, and the ratio of Democrats to Republicans elected into office will affect Georgians and the laws passed for years to come. Here are two of the many down-ballot races to keep an eye out for.  Secretary of State:  Georgia.gov states [...]
  • Local restaurant vandalized with antisemitic message

    Eight numbers. Eight numbers scribbled down on the chalkboard of Sensational Subs sent fraternities Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Pi and the school’s administration into a frenzy.  On September 28th, members of AEPi were alerted to a message written on the sandwich shop’s board. It had most likely been written the prior day at a time when dozens of greek life members meet at the establishment. When members of the Jewish fraternity went to the [...]
  • Staying Safe on Campus

    September is Campus Safety month at GSU. Throughout September, events and workshops were organized for students centered around how to be safe on campus. The month was concluded with the Campus Safety Carnival on the 27th. Multiple departments and partners of GSU set up booths in Hurt Park and provided students with pamphlets and materials on how to be safe on campus. These booths shared  information on important topics like how to pack an emergency [...]
  • Georgia State University Takes on Constitution Week

    With midterms rearing its head and eyes on Georgia, Georgia State University decided to bring politics into its conversation with Constitution Week.  Constitution Week extends outside the confines of the university. In 1952, Congress asked the president to set aside the third week of September for “Constitution Week.” While Congress wasn’t pulling the strings at GSU, the Social Action Alliance and the Student Government Association organized the week’s events.  The main event was WABE’s live [...]
  • Your University Has A Lot To Offer

    Students very rarely get their money’s worth out of their college tuition. It’s a common struggle between all of us.  Students spend thousands of dollars in fees and tuition each year, yet often don’t realize how many services they have access to. These services are unadvertised to students, therefore often go unused. With the amount of money students are spending to attend GSU, they may as well take full advantage of what the school has [...]
  • Student Government officially has a new EVP

    Ira Livnat was confirmed as the 93rd Executive Vice President of SGA on Thursday, September 15th, but he had already been fulfilling the duties of the position for over a month.  When the former EVP of SGA Devi Patel unceremoniously resigned earlier this semester, the line of succession would have named Speaker of the Atlanta Senate Jordan Madden as EVP. However, Madden decided against assuming the position and instead recommended Livnat who was at the [...]
  • SGA election results are in, a runoff could ensue

    After campaigning, debates and voting, the 2022-23 SGA elections have ended in some controversy at the top of the ballot. The presidential race between Anthonio Prince, Ira Livnat and Kirsten McManus, and the Speaker of the Senate race between Jordan Madden, Tanjanae Walker and Qayla Shipp may be going to a runoff based on new information.  In the first round of votes, Prince was leading the race with 316 votes, 49.5% of the total vote.  [...]
  • Blue lights come to the panther blue campus

    Police called on tardy students: On Mar. 30, two students at the Newton perimeter campus were late to class. Their professor called campus police on the two students in response to this.  Against what the professor may have hoped for, the students did not receive any disciplinary action against them.  The professor has since been removed from teaching in-person classes. While the students faced no unjust disciplinary action from the professor or campus police, this [...]
  • Worker solidarity comes to Amazon

    On Apr. 1, Amazon warehouse JFK 8 on Staten Island tallied the final votes from their recent union election. The union won with 70% of the vote. This victory for the workers at JFK 8 is a historic moment in the realm of labor movements of the 21st century. The union involved in this election is one created by Amazon workers. Christian Smalls started it at the beginning of the pandemic to combat what he [...]
  • Student Government Association Debates

    On Tuesday night, 2022-23 Student Government hopefuls gathered on stage to debate topics ranging from accessibility of the Student Government Association (SGA) to campus safety and inclusion of international, commuter and Perimeter-campus students. The debate included three Speaker of the Senate candidates, one uncontested Executive Vice President and three President hopefuls of varying experience moderated by Panther Report News Director Melissa Perez and The Signal Editor-in-Chief Deena Kayyali. Speaker of the Senate: Jordan Madden is [...]