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Pay up, white people, it’s long overdue

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s time to pay up, white people. Actually, it’s long past time to pay up. It’s millions of lives, uncast ballots and broken American dreams past time to pay up. It’s thousands of mob lynchings over crimes that...

Mobile left with expenses after billionaire’s visit

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Whenever a political figure visits a city, it’s not uncommon for that city’s staff to help ensure the visit goes by smoothly. Sometimes this involves a financial expense. FOX 10 News recently ran a story that covered comm...

Hot Take: The Rec Center

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

September 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I enjoy the Rec Center, I really do. After at least two years of students begging for it to be open longer during the week we finally have been granted that time. Hooray for an extra hour! Still, why are some students being turned awa...

Donald Trump: Make America White?

Kiran Awan, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump faces growing criticism for his inflammatory remarks on immigration, deportation, and what constitutes an American citizen. His campaign focuses narrowly on immigration,...

Alabama, I want a divorce

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Alabama, we need to talk. Our relationship has broken down, and it’s beyond repair. It’s time we get a divorce. We’re in a moral, legislative and fiscal disaster. The Yellowhammer State’s First Lady, Dianne Bent...

Judge vacates Tom Brady’s four game suspension

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

September 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

All is right again in the NFL, well rather in New England after last Thursday’s court ruling. Judge Richard Berman sided with the NFL Players Association in their appeal of a four game suspension levied against Tom Brady, th...

When will common sense practices reach South?

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

August 31, 2015

Filed under Opinion

This week I devoted a JagPulse to the idea of whether the Student Center should have a microwave in their building for students to use. The idea behind the JagPulse first came to be after a friend described the difficulty she ha...

Call Me Offensive: Humor and Halloween

Sterling Spencer, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is exactly 3 months away. This should present everyone with the opportunity to come up with a costume for the occasion. For college students this usually entails something something cheap and inexpensive. Normally these...

Thank You, Donald Trump

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Did Donald Trump’s speech to thousands of mostly white Mobilians at Ladd-Peebles Stadium sound familiar to you? It should. It’s the same thing in that e-mail your racist uncle sent you last week. You know: the one...

Under pressure: South finally welcomes sustainability

Justin Roberts, Contributing Writer

August 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the new school year kicks off this semester you will hopefully begin to see sustainability at South take a significant step into the 21st century as administration officials begins to implement a comprehensive recycling program here on camp...

Depression walks among us in many forms

Oliver Karcher, Contributing Writer

August 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Forty-four percent of American college students reported feeling symptoms of depression according to Psych Central, one of the largest and oldest online mental health social networks. Some students might already be aware of the...

Attention student workers, demand merit pay now

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

August 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Last week I reported that student workers will now face more restrictions than ever regarding their weekly allotment of hours. For example, it is now near-impossible for student workers to work more than 20 hours per week. Also,...

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