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Governor’s resignation brings Alabama politics into question

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  With an ever-growing pattern of scandal in Alabama’s government, it is time to question the fundamental interests of our political system. Last Monday saw the resignation of now-former Governor Robert Bentley. B...

Higher education in Alabama is hobbled by harsh immigration policy

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Alabama has an unfortunate reputation for neglecting the bipartisan values of education. The state passed H.B. 56, an anti-immigration bill that sought to crack down on the rights of undocumented immigrants, including their rig...

Rescinding borrower protection paints a scary future

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For many students, financial aid is a short-term blessing that can become a long-term curse. Most of us expect moderate, maybe even lucrative, income when we graduate, but not everyone has staked out a money-making career path,...

Military sexual assault should be addressed through accountability

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, the Naval Criminal investigative Service reported that hundreds of non-consensually taken nude photographs of female Marines were circulated on social media by a group of servicemen calling themselves “Marines U...

How will South respond to new Title IX change?

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last August, students and faculty at the University of South Alabama received an email from Title IX coordinator Krista Harrell. “The University of South Alabama allows individuals to use the restroom or changing facility th...

Opinion Editor’s Note, adjustment from previous article

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week, I published an article on the League of Student Voters (LoSV). Unfortunately, I made some errors in the piece, so I would like to take this opportunity to correct those mistakes.   First, the article stated that LoSV meets ev...

Suggestions for students to recognize fake news articles

Krisha Amin, Reporter

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Fake news is prolific but - with a healthy dose of skepticism - fairly easy to recognize. Credible news organizations often provide concrete references to support the content of the article. This allows readers to verify the or...

Dr. David Johnson Determines Funding Distribution

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

January 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This article is an extension of last week’s previous article titled “As spring blossoms, the arts and sciences wither” in issue 16 that takes a deeper look at the issue of arts and sciences funding at USA. This week, I in...

Local Review: Mobile Museum of Art

Megan McDowell, Life Editor

October 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Mobile Museum of Art located on Museum Drive is an eclectic collection of American art spanning over 150 years. The museum, while normally costing $12.00 for regular admission ($5.00 more for special exhibits viewings) is...

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