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Tips to avoid the flu

Tips to avoid the flu

Rachel Sullivan and Marissa Mason

February 11, 2018


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This year’s flu mortality rates have prompted the Center for Disease control to declare this season’s flu outbreak an epidemic and they anticipate the flu outbreak is likely to continue. The University of South Alabama Student Health Center urged students to be proactive in avoiding the spread...

Are security cameras keeping you safe?

Are security cameras keeping you safe?

Elaine Russ, Reporter

February 11, 2018


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Despite what television may lead you to believe, security cameras are only one of the tools that police rely on to solve crimes, according to Zeke Aull, chief of the University of South Alabama Police. “What [mainly helps] us is information from the victim and information from the public,” Aull...

AASA to celebrate 50th anniversary

AASA to celebrate 50th anniversary

Evy Savoie, Reporter

February 11, 2018


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The University of South Alabama’s African-American Student Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a luncheon in the Student Center Terrace room on Feb. 22, according to AASA president Chelsia Douglas. This event will give AASA students the opportunity to dine with AASA’s...

SGA Update

SGA Update

Elaine Russ, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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The SGA discussed several bills and and made several announcements on their Jan. 29 meeting. The SGA passed the Spring Mitchell College of Business Senate Project. The bill will provide MCOB with new high-top tables and chairs. Dean Bob G. Wood personally requested the bill as the only improvement...

Following-up with campaign promises

Following-up with campaign promises

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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Elected last spring, Carl Thomas Jr., Elizabeth Hernandez, Kevin Aria and Taylor Davis made commitments to the University of South Alabama student body. Almost a year into their term, it is time to see the progress they’ve made in fulfilling those campaign promises. SGA President Carl Thomas Jr....

Women’s fraternity to host blood

Women’s fraternity to host blood

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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University of South Alabama’s Zeta Gamma chapter of women’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota plans to host a blood drive on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. “We wanted to start the year off by giving back to the community,” junior vocal performance major...

Marx Library to undergo renovation

Marx Library to undergo renovation

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

February 4, 2018


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Beginning Feb. 6, the first floor of the Marx Library learning commons is scheduled to receive more than $400,000 in renovations, according to the USA Learning Commons Overall Plan. “We want the students to feel like this is their area,” assistant dean of Marx Library systems Mary Duffy said....

USA graduate creates mobile utility app

USA graduate creates mobile utility app

Evy Savoie, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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Former University of South Alabama student Rafi Qumsieh developed a free mobile utility app named Quest. Quest designed to help local communities engage each other. Qumsieh had help from his marketing partner, Sven Meyer. The app is a GPS-based forum where users ask questions and other local users...

SGA update

SGA update

Elaine Russ, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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SGA announced internships opportunities, events, voted on a bill and swore in two new senators at their Jan. 21 meeting. SGA President Carl Thomas, Jr. announced two internship opportunities. The first is a Mobile youth internship. To participate, one must be between the ages of 17-22 and devote 40...

SGA holds funding meeting

SGA holds funding meeting

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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The University of South Alabama SGA hosted an appropriations information session for clubs seeking funding in the spring semester. Appropriations is money that will be used to fund recognized student organizations throughout the semester. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria explained that the SGA has an annual...

Understanding students’ rights to privacy

Understanding students’ rights to privacy

Evy Savoie, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Zach Greenburg, a legal fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, recently published an article entitled “Let Ferpa be Ferpa,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy...

The brains behind campus closure

The brains behind campus closure

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

January 22, 2018


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The University of South Alabama closed its campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to inclement cold weather temperatures that could have affected commuting students and employees; Michael Haskins, USA’s director of marketing and communications, explained to The Vanguard the process that the university takes...

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