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Liquid lipstick face-off

Liquid lipstick face-off

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

I fell in love with lipstick as a sophomore in high school. One early morning, my mother pointed out that I was looking especially pale and could use some color on my face. She handed me her Wild Berry tube of CoverGirl Outlast as she drove me to school. I painted the pink liquid over my lips and...

Saving money as a college student

Saving money as a college student

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

When I came to college my freshman year, I did not know the first thing about saving money. I had a job, but I was never really expected to make the money to support myself financially. When it was time to start supporting myself, I noticed my balance was hitting zero a lot sooner than it had been when...

Cartoon: Parking

Cartoon:  Parking

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

March 22, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

100-word rant: email

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has come to my attention that perhaps I take emailing a little too seriously. However, I feel that as email is a tool for communication, it should be treated as such. If one chooses to use it for jovial chatter amongst friends, feel free to write as desired. But, when using email for professional...

Review of the History Museum of Mobile’s Titanic exhibit

Review of the History Museum of Mobile’s Titanic exhibit

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The tragedy of the Titanic’s sinking has always fascinated me because of the sheer number of things that had to go wrong for the tragedy to occur, combined with the idea of bits of early 1900’s culture that are forever frozen in time deep beneath the sea. For anyone that likewise shares my fascination,...

Combat senioritis with these 10 tips

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Graduation is upon us, and that May 5 finish line seems, to me, to be both increasingly close and painfully far away. If my fellow graduating seniors are anything like me, they are experiencing the phenomena known as senioritis. Senioritis is a crippling disease that strikes seniors and includes symptoms...

Opinion: Football begins spring training

Opinion: Football begins spring training

Charles Harrison and Christian Hinkel

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The University of South Alabama football team opened up spring practice on March 8 for the first time under new head football coach Steve Campbell. Many fans have high expectations for the Jags this season, hoping that Campbell will be able to bring the kind of success he produced at Mississippi Gulf...

Cartoon: Robots

Cartoon: Robots

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

March 12, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Satire: Squirrels parade on USA nature trails

Satire: Squirrels parade on USA nature trails

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Mobile squirrels organized a military parade yesterday on USA’s nature trail. They came together to celebrate their eldest members, and their strength in numbers. Senior Rachel Pilgreen worries the squirrel population on USA’s campus is out of control. “Personally, the squirrels terrify me,...

Cartoon: Bitcoin

Cartoon: Bitcoin

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

March 4, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Life

Higher Education Creates Opportunity

Higher Education Creates Opportunity

USA SGA President Carl Thomas and Faculty Senate President Dr. Elizabeth Vandewaa

March 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Americans once embraced higher education as the great equalizer. State colleges and universities allowed children from working- and middle class parents to compete on a level playing field with children from more advantaged backgrounds. The race gap in higher education has also been closing, with mor...

100-word rant: AHS elevator

100-word rant: AHS elevator

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the popular saying goes, there are no atheists in foxholes. There are no atheists in the Alpha Hall South elevator, either. Despite being a confirmed agnostic, I say a little prayer every time I step into the elevator (“Please, God, don’t take me today.”) Why? Because upon entry to the el...

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