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Spectrum hosts drag show

Spectrum hosts drag show

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

November 5, 2017


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Spectrum, an LGBTQ and allies group on campus, decorated the Student Center Ballroom on Halloween night for its annual Hallow-queen” drag show. The show, which features local professional drag queens and amateur students alike, is held every year, was sponsored by Mobile Pride, the city’s LGBT o...

ROTC: developing leaders

ROTC: developing leaders

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

November 5, 2017


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Jaguar Battalion, USA’s Army ROTC unit, has been home to USA cadets for over 30 years and continues to train the Army’s next generation of leaders. Dirk Tyson, Jaguar Battalion’s Recruiting Officer, has been with the program for 6 years. As a 20-year career field artillery officer, he feels str...

International House bridges cultural differences

International House bridges cultural differences

Emma Royal, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017


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Have you ever wished you could learn more about different countries, cultures and languages? Do you love travelling or have plans to travel out of the country in the future? What if I told you there was a way to experience different cultures and learn more about global engagement right in your own do...

Paranormal investigators seek ghost

Paranormal investigators seek ghost

Elaine Russ, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017


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Do you ever get the feeling that somebody is watching you? Do you ever get the chills in a graveyard? Do you think you hear whispering in the middle of the night? If you do, then you might know a ghost. Fortunately, the Mobile Order of Paranormal Investigators is here to help. The Mobile Order of...

Spectrum host drag show

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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USA’s LGBTQ organization Spectrum is inviting the campus community to celebrate Halloween in a fabulous fashion with their annual drag show “Hallow-queen”, which will be held from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Student Center Ballroom. Admission is $3 for students, and $5 for the general public. ...

Sex Week is coming again

Sex Week is coming again

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Sex Week 2.0, an event focused on educating students on sexual activity, is returning to USA for the second year in a row. Kadijah Oliver, the founder and the coordinator of USA’s Sex Week and a member of Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE), brought the event to USA last year. Through volun...

Quest-Con takes over convention center

Quest-Con takes over convention center

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

October 23, 2017


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Science fiction and horror fans descended upon the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center on Oct. 20-22, 2017 to attend Mobile’s first ever Quest-Con. The three-day event spanned five blocks surrounding the convention center and included the Wrecking Yard, Kids' Con, the the "Hall of Justice" at the H...

Alumni dinner

Alumni dinner

Sara Boone, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017


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Eleven of the 88 students in the first graduating class at the University of South Alabama attended the Golden Jaguar Alumni Dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation during homecoming week. University President Tony Waldrop and Doug Whitmore, president of the USA National Alumni As...

Spotlight on Meditation and Mindfulness Club

Spotlight on Meditation and Mindfulness Club

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Dr. Nena Nimit and Phiwat Klomkaew founded The Meditation and Mindfulness Club to “bring about more acts of kindness, peace and understanding into the world,” Klomkaew stated in an email. According to Klomkaew, meditation has many health benefits, some of which include decreased blood pressure, ...

Quest-Con set to come to Mobile

Quest-Con set to come to Mobile

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

October 16, 2017


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The first annual Quest-Con is scheduled to come to the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center on Oct. 20-22, 2017. Quest-Con is an expansive gaming and cosplay convention spanning over five blocks during their three-day run. “The idea for Quest-Con came about after a few of us attended a well known semi-loca...

Greek Relations Director plans to promote Greek interaction

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


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SGA Greek Relations Director Amaris Samuel has some exciting new plans for this upcoming year to help promote interaction within the Greek community and on campus. The job of the Greek Relations Director is to communicate the needs and activities of Greek organizations with the student government....

Trick-or-Tke philanthropy event

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


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Tau Kappa Epsilon held their annual Trick-or-Tke  on Saturday, October 14.The philanthropy event took place at Stonebrook Drive in the Lexington Subdivision. Trick-or-Tke is an event hosted for the children of Goodwill Easterseals that allows them to go trick-or-treating in a safe, supervised environ...

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