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South speaks about #MeToo

South speaks about #MeToo

Cayla Meyers, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently, the #MeToo movement emerged on social media. News of the movement spread rapidly, and University of South Alabama students and faculty alike have their own opinions and thoughts on the matter. “One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college,” according to the...

Dear Debbie: How do you feel about DDs?

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Debbie: Should I get a boob job? I do not think that I am ugly or unattractive with small breasts, but it is something that I would change about myself if I could. I’ve been an A cup all of my life. It is my biggest insecurity when it comes to outfit choice. I feel self conscious any time I don...

Ten tips for improving your study habits

Ten tips for improving your study habits

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At various times throughout the semester, you may feel like you are dealing with an information overload. When you are going through this, it can seem impossible to remember anything, from what is discussed in class, to what you read, even to what you watch. However, if you follow the 10 tips below, y...

Five tips for scholarship seeking

Five tips for scholarship seeking

Patricia West, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Between the months of September and February it’s not uncommon to see students scrambling to finish that last-minute scholarship essay, or remembering to re-accept their scholarships for the upcoming semester an hour before the deadline. Acquiring scholarships can be difficult, time consuming and...

Dear Debbie: XXXtra credit

Dear Debbie: XXXtra credit

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: I’m thinking of asking my professor out. I know this may sound crazy at first, but let me explain. I’m 23, so I am a bit older than most college sophomores. I had a baby when I was 18, so I was not able to have a normal college experience. I started school for the first time in Fall of ...

Dear Debbie: Vegetarians have feelings, too

Dear Debbie: Vegetarians have feelings, too

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: I’m a vegetarian. I feel like that may as well be a slur in southern Alabama. I have been a vegetarian for the past 8 months and I have seen a positive change in myself physically. I have more energy, can focus more, and I have lost twenty pounds. I’m so excited about my progress I c...

10 tips for successful note-taking

10 tips for successful note-taking

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever found yourself unable to remember what your professor said in class about an important topic? Gone to study for an exam only to realize that you have no notes on several key areas that you will be tested on? If so, the following 10 tips will definitely prevent you from repeating these proble...

Homecoming: fun tradition or low-key sexist?

Homecoming: fun tradition or low-key sexist?

Patricia West, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The USA  Homecoming Committee announced the Homecoming Queen and court at Saturday’s Homecoming game.  However, not all members of the Homecoming court were a surprise; the SGA announced  Homecoming King winner Kenny Ngo at the end of the general Homecoming court election, on Sept.28. < A...

Top 5 Tips for reading faster and comprehending more

Top 5 Tips for reading faster and comprehending more

DR. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Reading is an important aspect of your college career because it helps you understand messages, locate significant details, and evaluate concepts, just to name a few. However, when you’re taking a full load of courses or are enrolled in multiple upper-level courses, it can sometimes seem impossible...

Dear Debbie: How can I continue to eat healthily while living in a dorm?

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Debbie: How can I continue to eat healthily while living in a dorm? My mom always made my food while I was in high school and I am concerned that eating fast food and Ramen Noodles all the time is unhealthy for me. What should I do?” - Health Conscious Dear Health Conscious: Moving out of your parents’ house and into ...

Dear Debbie: My Boyfriend tries to control me

Dear Debbie: My Boyfriend tries to control me

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: Don’t get me wrong, I love my boyfriend. He's so sweet to me. He buys me my favorite candy (white chocolate) and texts me good morning every morning and goodnight every day. He's doing everything right. I've never dated someone so attentive before. But something feels wrong. Last nig...

Dear Debbie: My best friend is driving drunk, what should I do?

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: My best friend and I recently moved to Mobile together to start school at the University of South Alabama when we graduated from high school. It hasn’t gone very well. Since we moved here, she began drinking alcohol. She’s only 18, and I don’t mind that she’s drinking under age, ...

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