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LimeBikes race onto campus

LimeBikes race onto campus

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

August 20, 2018


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International transportation and mobility provider, Lime, partnered with the University of South Alabama and the City of Mobile to replace Jag Bikes with new rentable bikes this semester. The partnership came at no cost to USA or the City of Mobile. The Jag Bike program was purchased and maintained...

Accommodation review: Mobile County Metro Jail

Accommodation review: Mobile County Metro Jail

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Life, Opinion

Many students spent the week- end studying, partying or working. I spent it in Mobile County Metro Jail. When I arrived at the front desk of the jail. at made me stress because as an out of town college student, my friends and family didn’t have phone numbers with a 251 area code. I was allowed...

Graduating seniors nest in Mobile

Graduating seniors nest in Mobile

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Around 1400 students will grad- uate from the University of South Alabama on May 5, according to USA’s Registrar o ce. is new chapter will lead many students away from Mobile. However, there are others who want to make a life for themselves here. What makes Mobile so appealing to recent graduates? Mobile...

Student spotlight: Deborah Fetherland

Student spotlight: Deborah Fetherland

Shannon Lundgren, Editor in Chief

April 23, 2018


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Deborah Fetherland’s path to attending the University of South Alabama began at the University of Kentucky in the 1980s, when she decided to leave UK for a hitchhiking journey across the country with her partner, much to her parents horror. Fetherland’s partner will be called Chad, to protect...

Student Spotlight: Steven Faralli

Student Spotlight: Steven Faralli

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

University of South Alabama student Steven Faralli, history and education double major, found a creative way to explore the past: fencing. “I remember seeing some people [sport] fencing at an event when I was in kindergarten and wanted to learn sword ghting ever since,” Faralli said. “I eventually...

Advice for working students

Advice for working students

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

April 16, 2018


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For some students at the University of South Alabama, a normal day consists of five hours of class, an eight hour work day and then additional studying when they get off the clock. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone in the struggle. According to CBS News, a 2011 U.S. Census report determined...

USA Spectrum to host Pride Prom

USA Spectrum to host Pride Prom

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


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University of South Alabama’s LGBTQ and allies group, USA Spectrum, is planning to host Pride Prom on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 7 - 11 p.m. in the Student Center Terrace Room. Pride Prom is an event where members of the community can come together, dance and celebrate their sexual orientation and...

Pets of USA: Slasher

Pets of USA: Slasher

April 16, 2018


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Pets of USA is aimed to showcase a little bit of cuteness and happiness around USA. Note that pets are not allowed to live in USA housing without special permissions. All pets featured must be legally owned. To submit pictures for Pets of USA, email [email protected] with the pet’s name,...

Department of communication chair retiring

Department of communication chair retiring

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


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After 35 years of studying and practicing journalism, department of communication chair Dr. James “Jim” Aucoin plans to retire after this semester. Aucoin’s road to department chair is a winding one. Aucoin was born into a working class family hailing from Missouri. His father, a World War...

Gentle Giants: Understanding the banana spider

Elaine Russ, Reporter

April 16, 2018


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Any native of Mobile has encountered one- the giant, yellow monster that is the banana spider. With their large bodies and long webs, they are impossible not to notice, and even harder to avoid. But, according to Dr. John McCreadie, a general entomology professor at the University of South Alabama and...

Indian culture taught through music

Indian culture taught through music

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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University of South Alabama students looking for new opportunities in music and culture can enroll in USA’s Indian Ensemble. Students can participate in the ensemble for credit, and also as a non-credit course to the community through South’s Center for Continuing Education. The Indian ensemble...

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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The sixth annual Mega Musical Chairs event at the University of South Alabama is scheduled for Friday, April 13. This on-campus event at USA raises awareness for charities around the world. “The event is just as it sounds; it is a huge game of musical chairs, but the winner of the game decides where...

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