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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...

Parking Ticket Forgiveness Day Nov. 1

Parking Ticket Forgiveness Day Nov. 1

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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Parking Ticket Forgiveness Day is scheduled to return to USA on Nov. 1, giving students the opportunity to have one parking ticket forgiven in exchange for a charitable donation to the Dumas Wesley Community Center’s transitional housing program. Parking Ticket Forgiveness Day is a collaborative effort b...

Planned Parenthood Generation Action has a bright idea

Planned Parenthood Generation Action has a bright idea

Patricia West, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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USA’s chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action plans to host a campaign launch party to increase lighting on campus in effort to prevent sexual assault and violence on Nov. 1 in the Student Center, room 212. “At USA’s Generation Action’s first meeting of the semester, sexual assault pr...

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student orgs

Hannah Clayton, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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SGA began finalizing a project that could bring more money to student organizations, approved the College of Education’s senate project and discussed a new government position in their Oct. 23 meeting. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria discussed an initiative to bring more money to organizations that win ...

Writer Adam Prince to come to South

Writer Adam Prince to come to South

Alice Jackson, USA Marketing and Communications

October 30, 2017


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The Stokes Center for Creative Writing and the department of English at the University of South Alabama will present visiting writer Adam Prince reading from his works on Monday, Oct. 30. The 4 p.m. event, which will be held in the Terrace Room of the Student Center, is free and open to the public....

AKA spreads breast cancer awareness

AKA spreads breast cancer awareness

Joe McNulty, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Breast Cancer Carnival raised $900 for South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. This year’s event, held in the Student Center, drew 200 participants and all proceeds were donated to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute to fund breast cancer resea...

Anthropology conducts research

Anthropology conducts research

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Dr. Lesley Gregoricka, assistant professor in the Anthropology department at the University of South Alabama, and USA students Jordan Temples and Antonia Carter are conducting research on roughly 900 skeletons from two 4,200 year old tombs located in the United Arab Emirates along with help from undergradu...

Controversial fraternity to be invited to return to USA

Controversial fraternity to be invited to return to USA

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


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University of South Alabama’s Interfraternity Council voted on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to allow controversial fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon to start a probationary chapter at USA. The vote was tied, with IFC President Brendon Garrity casting the tie-breaking vote. The University of Oklahoma chapter of SAE sp...

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