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Unity in the Community

Unity in the Community

Patricia West, Reporter

January 8, 2018


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The University of South Alabama is expanding its traditional Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service day by partnering up with several local organizations and extending the celebration to last from Jan. 13-15, according to USA’s Office of Community Engagement. “Unlike previous years,  when the USA Mar...

GOP Tax Plan will barely affect college students

GOP Tax Plan will barely affect college students

Josh Cohron, Reporter

January 8, 2018


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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law during the winter break and contains some minor changes that will affect college students, according to money.cnn.com. Several other proposed changes that might have had a significant effect on students were left out during the process of Congressional re...

Controversial posters found at USA

Controversial posters found at USA

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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Students found posters stating “It’s okay to be white” on several of the academic buildings around campus on Wednesday, Nov. 19. They have since been removed. The slogan “it’s okay to be white” originated on an internet site called 4chan when one anonymous user suggested posting sig...

Higher Ed Day participation reduced

Higher Ed Day participation reduced

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

November 20, 2017


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Alabama’s fourteen public universities come together in Montgomery on Higher Education Day to stand before state lawmakers and rally for one-third of the Alabama Education budget. The event was open to all students in the past and the University of South Alabama frequently had the largest university dele...

Health care reform law changes lives

Health care reform law changes lives

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

November 20, 2017


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Alabama passed House bill 284 in March 2017 requiring insurance companies to cover applied behavior analysis care to autistic children. The mandate for insurance plans will not take effect until December 2018, but it is already affecting the lives of those who have fought to make it happen. ABA is a ...

Law and Order: Week of Nov. 13

Law and Order: Week of Nov. 13

USA Police Department

November 14, 2017


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11/03/2017 Theft of Property Fourth Degree, $499 or less Stokes Hall laundry room Multiple articles of clothing were taken by unknown subjects out of the Stokes Hall laundry room without the owner's permission.   11/03/2017 Theft of Property Fourth Degree, $499 or less Sto...

Hit-and-run investigation comes to a close

Hit-and-run investigation comes to a close

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


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USA Police identified the make and model of the vehicle that struck and injured University of South Alabama freshman Cheyenne Elizabeth Sharp in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday, Oct. 22 outside the University’s Delta 5 residence hall, according to Bob Lowry, director of communication and media rela...

Being Black and Feeling Blue

Being Black and Feeling Blue

Patricia West, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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Being Black and Feeling Blue: A Conversation on Mental Illness in the Black Community will be hosted by The Student Government Association and USA Counseling & Testing Services to discuss mental health within the African-American community on Tuesday, Nov.14. “Mental health is such an important topic ...

Hit-and-run at Delta 5 parking lot

Hit-and-run at Delta 5 parking lot

Richard Naramore, Copy Editor

November 6, 2017


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Cheyenne Sharp, USA freshman, was a victim of a hit-and-run incident that took place in the Delta 5 parking lot on Oct. 22 at approximately 5:30 p.m., according to NBC 15. Sharp suffered several injuries including a cracked rib, a head injury, bruised lungs and broken tibia and fibula bones, acc...

Figures encourages USA students to vote

Figures encourages USA students to vote

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Senator Vivian Davis Figures encouraged students to become more active in politics and spoke to University of South Alabama students about student debt in a College Democrats meeting on Oct. 30. Figures is a politician and Democratic Party member of the Alabama Senate. She was the first woman, and wo...

Food pantry for students opens on campus

Food pantry for students opens on campus

Tricia West, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Donor to Diner, a student-led organization that tackles collegiate food insecurity, officially opened its food pantry for students in an effort to battle student hunger on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness defines food insecurity as the lack of reliabl...

Jags join Aubreigh’s Army

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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On Nov. 4, the USA home football game against Louisiana-Lafayette will be in honor of Aubreigh Nichols and Aubreigh’s Army, according to Travis Toth, senior associate athletic director/external affairs. Aubreigh is a local 10-year-old girl fighting Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an aggressive and hard...

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