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Former SGA president starts non-profit

Bria Johnson, Staff Reporter

August 10, 2015


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Danielle Watson, former South Alabama SGA president, has started her own nonprofit organization. Founded by Watson on June 9, 2015, Inspire2Lead is an organization that focuses on girls ages 12-18 of any race by helping them become positive leaders. “I am very excited to be starting the organization...

#WheelsForElijah gets national attention

Tori Brackett, Staff Reporter

August 10, 2015


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Elijah Sprague, a dancing, fun-loving 10-year-old, has created quite a storm online. The hashtag, #wheelsforelijah, has gone viral in support of the little boy who suffers from cerebral palsy and autism. Ten years ago, Elijah was adopted at six months by Rene and Patrick Sprague, who knew of his condition...

South Alabama Dining gives students green to-go

Alyssa Newton, Editor-In-Chief

August 10, 2015


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South Alabama dining will be completely swapping to refusable to-go plates starting this fall. The university will be reducing over 90,000 foam to-go boxes going out to landfills a year by implementing the eco to-go containers, according to James Palomo. These new containers will be avail...

South’s “top 50 safest campus” title comes with a catch

Alyssa Newton, Editor-In-Chief

August 10, 2015


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Just three years after being named one of Business Insider’s 10 most dangerous campuses, another publication is lauding the University of South Alabama’s campus safety. In July, South Alabama was named as one of the top 50 safest colleges in the United States, according to a report fr...

Nearing the mark

Jackie LeBatard, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2015


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Almost a year after his passing, Christopher Thomas is still making the University of South Alabama a better place. A group of Thomas’ friends and colleagues at Jaguar Productions set the wheels rolling for an endowed scholarship in his honor last summer. Assisted by the development office, the...

New app revealed to help keep South Alabama safe

Alyssa Newton, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2015


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South Alabama will roll out LiveSafe, a new app to USA that is designed for students’ safety. The app is currently being used in institutions across 19 states and offers a variety of resources that give students the resources to ensure they are in a safer environment all accessible through their smart...

New president completes first week at South Alabama

New president completes first week at South Alabama

Sam Andrews, Editor-In-Chief

April 7, 2014


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On April 2, Dr. Tony Waldrop began his historic first day as the third president of the University of South Alabama. During his tour of the recreation center, the under-construction softball facilities and the glass program hot and cold shops, a hoard of media representatives were there to recor...

USA student found dead in locked vehicle

USA student found dead in locked vehicle

Sam Andrews, Editor-In-Chief

April 7, 2014


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When responding to a medical emergency call April 2, University police found USA student Patrick Chausse unresponsive in his locked vehicle in the Humanities parking lot. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. USA Public Relations Director Bob Lowry said that foul play is not suspected. The caus...

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