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Through the looking glass: recapping freshman year

Through the looking glass: recapping freshman year

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

August 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Introductions have never been my forte. They are some the most strenuous elements of writing to compose. I have this illustrious notion of what all of my introductions should be like — a neat and creaseless red bow wrapped around a present foreshadowing the same uniformity underneath all of the metallic ...

Dear Debbie, What should I do if I have a psycho roommate?

Dear Debbie, What should I do if I have a psycho roommate?

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

July 2, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Well, the good thing is you are not alone. Almost everyone deals with a difficult roommate at some point in their college career. And though it may be difficult, dealing with a bad roommate can be a great opportunity for personal growth. It is how you respond to the difficult people and situations you are...

Proverbial College Student: Summer in Mobile

Richard Narramore, Copy Editor

July 2, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

It is now July in Mobile. Which means for many college students, we are not only stressed and broke, but now we are stressed, broke and very sweaty. This is my first summer in the overbearing humidity that is Mobile, and I can say that there are few stark differences to my fall and spring experie...

Governor’s resignation brings Alabama politics into question

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  With an ever-growing pattern of scandal in Alabama’s government, it is time to question the fundamental interests of our political system. Last Monday saw the resignation of now-former Governor Robert Bentley. Bentley left office amid accusations detailed in a 3,000-page report by the Alabama...

Higher education in Alabama is hobbled by harsh immigration policy

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Alabama has an unfortunate reputation for neglecting the bipartisan values of education. The state passed H.B. 56, an anti-immigration bill that sought to crack down on the rights of undocumented immigrants, including their right to public education after high school, in 2011. Alabama Sen. Jeff S...

Rescinding borrower protection paints a scary future

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For many students, financial aid is a short-term blessing that can become a long-term curse. Most of us expect moderate, maybe even lucrative, income when we graduate, but not everyone has staked out a money-making career path, and even those who have realize there are no guarantees. Any student ...

Military sexual assault should be addressed through accountability

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, the Naval Criminal investigative Service reported that hundreds of non-consensually taken nude photographs of female Marines were circulated on social media by a group of servicemen calling themselves “Marines United.” The revelation is the latest in a series of sexual assault c...

How will South respond to new Title IX change?

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last August, students and faculty at the University of South Alabama received an email from Title IX coordinator Krista Harrell. “The University of South Alabama allows individuals to use the restroom or changing facility that is consistent with their gender identity,” said Harrell. “This is ...

Opinion Editor’s Note, adjustment from previous article

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last week, I published an article on the League of Student Voters (LoSV). Unfortunately, I made some errors in the piece, so I would like to take this opportunity to correct those mistakes.   First, the article stated that LoSV meets every Wednesday. This was incorrect; LoSV meets on the first Wed...

Jaguars should prowl for scholarships

Jaguars should prowl for scholarships

Morgan Parton, Life Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A college degree is a necessity to be successful in the United States now more than ever. We as students have an opportunity to avoid the headache and stress of paying back student loan debt with scholarships. According to the Consumer financial Protection Bureau, federal student loan debt in 2017 has r...

Political student organizations can post in the daily digest

Political student organizations can post in the daily digest

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Mari Ponder has been organizing non-partisan voting activities in the South Alabama area for a while now. Last Spring, she ran as a delegate during the primary elections. She also founded the now defunct educational student group Students 4 Bernie, which has been replaced with the League of Student Vote...

Suggestions for students to recognize fake news articles

Krisha Amin, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Fake news is prolific but - with a healthy dose of skepticism - fairly easy to recognize. Credible news organizations often provide concrete references to support the content of the article. This allows readers to verify the origin of the information. There is a fine line between entertainment and truth value. Buzz...

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