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What to do after sexual assault

What to do after sexual assault

April 23, 2018


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A rape occurs every two minutes in the United States, according to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network. is means that over the course of a week, approximately 6,480 people were victims of rape in the United States. Lifelines Mobile Counseling Services o ers aid to survivors of sexual violence...

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...

Elaine Russ, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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Mobile Arts Councils galleries are now hosting 5, an art competition honoring student artists. An awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Twelve students from the University of South Alabama participated in the competition. “Several years ago, artist and teacher...

Grilled Cheese Day

Grilled Cheese Day

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

April 9, 2018


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University of South Alabama students are scheduled to gather to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day by selling grilled cheese sandwiches to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile on April 12 in the Student Center Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ronald McDonald House provides home environment...

Southeast Regional Director of The Archaeology Conservancy to speak at USA Archaeology Museum

Southeast Regional Director of The Archaeology Conservancy to speak at USA Archaeology Museum

USA Archaeology Museum, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum announces Jessica Crawford, southeast regional director for The Archaeological Conservancy, will deliver a free lecture, “Alabama, the Southeast and Beyond: A Tour of Archaeological Sites Preserved by The Archaeological Conservancy.”  The lecture i...

Student Spotlight: Tristen Higginbotham

Student Spotlight: Tristen Higginbotham

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


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Senior computer engineering and electrical engineering double major Tristen Higginbotham is one of the few women at the heart of engineering at the University of South Alabama. Classes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are known to be predominantly male with women earning only about...

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