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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,...

Underpaid, overworked trend continues for student workers

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

August 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Have you worked on campus within the last year and plan on continuing to do so this fall? If so, chances are there are a couple changes facing student workers like yourself that you may be unaware of. Student workers are the...

Turn your nerves into action, get involved!

Oliver Karcher, Contributing Writer

August 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The impending school year is very close and can be nerve wracking for South’s students. Most of this year’s first time freshmen may tell you that the first things that we’ll be focusing on are our grades, classes, assignments...

Positive or negative, consider the source

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

August 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Consuming the daily news and staying positive is a tall order today. Sadly, what seems normal these days is learning about another tragedy almost daily. I’ve found that sources of positive news are hard to come by these days, e...

Are we becoming too attached to fictional characters?

Mary Beth Lursen, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

“How I Met Your Mother” ended this week and sent the Internet into a tailspin. Whether or not you were happy with where the witty bar-goers ended up (I’ve sworn not to utter any spoilers), we all said goodbye to characters...

Racism in Greek life still apparent in Southern universities

Javan Anderson, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The wonders and opportunities that accompany Greek life are invaluable. However, at the University of Alabama, depending on your race, you may not be eligible to join some chapters. According to an article by Mia De Graaf at D...

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