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Student Organization Spotlight: USA Sustainability Council

Caitlin Smith, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2015

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With new recycling bins sprouting up across the university, the Dream Machine in the Student Center, and the brand new recycling center on campus, it is hard to ignore the efforts the USA Sustainability Council is implementing...

Student, professor win award seven years apart

Mitchell Kahalley, Managing Editor

September 7, 2015

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Laura Crawford walked into Dr. Justin Litaker’s 19th Century philosophy course after learning she won first place in the Alabama Philosophical Society’s undergraduate essay contest, the same contest that Litaker won seven ...

Free drive-in movie benefits local food bank

Caitlin Smith, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2015

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The best way to get anyone’s attention is by starting with the word “free”, and the Mobile Parks Department has done just that. By joining forces with the Bay Area Food Bank and MovieGo, the Parks Dept. is supporting Hunge...

Selma to South Alabama: Civil Rights History Comes to USA

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2015

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Alabama’s civil rights history has made its way to the USA community. USA’s Common Read/Common World Initiative, which this year features writer-in-residence Dr. Frye Gaillard’s newly released Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and ...

South students meet new sorority sisters at Bid Day

Tori Brackett, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2015

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Bid Day 2015 was an outstanding success for South Alabama. Between the 5 different chapters on campus, over 200 girls enrolled at the university were given bids. A record number of 345 girls signed up for Recruitment Week a...

Nine engineering students receive Tau Beti Pi scholarships

Tori Brackett, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2015

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Nine students from South Alabama’s engineering program received scholarships from the prestigious engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi this year. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students showing promise in c...

Jaguar Marching Band prepares to march into new season

Caitlin Smith, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2015

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The music is memorized, the formations have been perfected and the uniforms are fitted. The Jaguar Marching Band is on the prowl and ready for football season. After enduring the two-week-long band camp in the grueling heat from...

Pickelfish brings open mic comedy to west Mobile

Caitlin Smith, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2015

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Comedy Open Mic Night has come to Picklefish and is hopefully here to stay.  Kris Ray (Damon Edwards), who started this event, thinks having it close to campus will help it grow and evolve into more of a South Alabama go-to place...

Mayor Sandy Stimpson chats and chews with Mobilians

Caitlin Smith, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2015

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Mayor Sandy Stimpson has launched a new campaign to get one-on-one time with the residents of Mobile, all while eating at some of the best locally owned restaurants Mobile has to offer. “Chat and Chew” stemmed from wanting...

Movie review: Ant-Man

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

August 17, 2015

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Disney’s latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not draw the same attention as that of “The Avengers,” but Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has firmly grasped the reigns of the summer feel-good movie. “Ant-Man...

Over 1,00 new students arrive for Move in Day

Natalie Franklin, Life Editor

August 17, 2015

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Piles of TVs, furniture and clothes lined the sidewalks of South Alabama as new students poured onto campus early Saturday morning. Over 1,300 new students took part in Move in Day. Various student organizations, faculty and s...

Local businesses offer discounts to South Alabama students

Natalie Franklin, Life Editor

August 17, 2015

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As a college student, you will inevitably run into some financial hiccups throughout the years. We all could use a little help when it comes to buying dinner or other miscellaneous items. Luckily there are some restaurants and ...

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