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Dear Debbie: My boss is a tyrant

Dear Debbie: My boss is a tyrant

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Dear Debbie: I work as a waitress at a restau- rant and I used to love my job, but my new boss is becoming a tyrant. Over the past few months, my new manager places unrealistic expecta- tions on my coworkers and belittles them in front of other employees. Recently, many employees have quit. After speaking...

Satire: Six steps to getting a girlfriend

Satire: Six steps to getting a girlfriend

Brian Winters, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Are you tired of being the third wheel when going out with friends? Are you sick of being the only one without a date? Well, no need to fret! is guide will tell you everything you need to know to end your days of singledom and get a girlfriend. Follow these six simple steps and your romantic problems...

Student Spotlight: Steven Faralli

Student Spotlight: Steven Faralli

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

University of South Alabama student Steven Faralli, history and education double major, found a creative way to explore the past: fencing. “I remember seeing some people [sport] fencing at an event when I was in kindergarten and wanted to learn sword ghting ever since,” Faralli said. “I eventually...

Jaguar marching band 2018 preview

Jaguar marching band 2018 preview

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The University of South Alabama’s Jaguar Marching Band will celebrate its 10th season during the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. William Petersen, associate director of bands and director of athletic bands, has been with the JMB for the past six seasons. During his time with the JMB, he has seen the...

Starbucks on USA campus to remain open May 29

Starbucks on USA campus to remain open May 29

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Starbucks located on the first floor of the Marx Library will remain open on May 29, despite nationwide shutdowns for racial bias training. Starbucks recently announced they would be closing 8,000 company-owned stores on May 29 to conduct racial-bias training for over 175,000 employees. Starbucks’...

Mock mass casualty drill

Mock mass casualty drill

Richard Narramore, Editor in Chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Physician assistant and nursing students received emergency response during a mock mass casualty drill at the University of South Assistant Director of USA Simulation Program Lori Moore said the drill was designed to train future medical professionals on how to deal with mass casualty events and how...

Advice for working students

Advice for working students

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

April 16, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

For some students at the University of South Alabama, a normal day consists of five hours of class, an eight hour work day and then additional studying when they get off the clock. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone in the struggle. According to CBS News, a 2011 U.S. Census report determined...

Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Shannon Lundren, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

University of South Alabama Police Department Chief Zeke Aull shared some summer safety tips as students start to slide into summer. Aull suggested students prepare for any upcoming road trips by making sure they have a small tool kit in their car, as well some extra oil. USAPD plans to host their...

Department of communication chair retiring

Department of communication chair retiring

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

After 35 years of studying and practicing journalism, department of communication chair Dr. James “Jim” Aucoin plans to retire after this semester. Aucoin’s road to department chair is a winding one. Aucoin was born into a working class family hailing from Missouri. His father, a World War...

Jags lose two in a road trip to CCU

Jags lose two in a road trip to CCU

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of South Alabama baseball team dropped two of three games in a weekend series against the No. 18 Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers. USA won the first game of the series in Conway S.C. 11-6. Senior right-hander Tyler Carr picked up his fifth win of the season and got a season...

Can you measure up as a mentor?

Can you measure up as a mentor?

John B. Heinl, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Patience. Compassion. Commitment. These are each great character traits to have, but are a necessity for our Student Mentors. Student Mentors work alongside the students in the PASSAGE USA program here on campus, providing them with age-appropriate relationships that a teacher-student relationship can...

Student Spotlight: Grace Newcombe

Student Spotlight: Grace Newcombe

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Grace Newcombe is living by her family’s motto of doing more as she prepares to lead USA’s student body as SGA president next year. Newcombe said her inspiration to lead stems from her father. “He has motivated me my entire life,” Newcombe said. “No matter what it is, he told me to ‘go...

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