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USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

Joy Washington, USA Marketing and Communications

August 20, 2018


Filed under Life

Mobile’s historic shotgun houses, long and narrow, were built in the early 1800s and 1900s. Called “shotgun” houses because a theoretical shotgun blast through the front door of these one-room wide structures would go straight out the back door, they were popular homes throughout downtown’s...

It’s time for college football to change

It’s time for college football to change

August 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Football is possibly America’s most violent sport, on and off the field. Players and coaches alike are constantly becoming involved in issues such as domestic violence,drug abuse, gun violence and sexual assault. This time, Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer cycling through the...

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...

USA Spectrum to host Pride Prom

USA Spectrum to host Pride Prom

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Life

University of South Alabama’s LGBTQ and allies group, USA Spectrum, is planning to host Pride Prom on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 7 - 11 p.m. in the Student Center Terrace Room. Pride Prom is an event where members of the community can come together, dance and celebrate their sexual orientation and...

Pets of USA: Slasher

Pets of USA: Slasher

April 16, 2018


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Pets of USA is aimed to showcase a little bit of cuteness and happiness around USA. Note that pets are not allowed to live in USA housing without special permissions. All pets featured must be legally owned. To submit pictures for Pets of USA, email [email protected] with the pet’s name,...

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...

Gentle Giants: Understanding the banana spider

Elaine Russ, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Life

Any native of Mobile has encountered one- the giant, yellow monster that is the banana spider. With their large bodies and long webs, they are impossible not to notice, and even harder to avoid. But, according to Dr. John McCreadie, a general entomology professor at the University of South Alabama and...

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Life

The sixth annual Mega Musical Chairs event at the University of South Alabama is scheduled for Friday, April 13. This on-campus event at USA raises awareness for charities around the world. “The event is just as it sounds; it is a huge game of musical chairs, but the winner of the game decides where...

Elaine Russ, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Life

Mobile Arts Councils galleries are now hosting 5, an art competition honoring student artists. An awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Twelve students from the University of South Alabama participated in the competition. “Several years ago, artist and teacher...

Grilled Cheese Day

Grilled Cheese Day

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

April 9, 2018


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University of South Alabama students are scheduled to gather to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day by selling grilled cheese sandwiches to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile on April 12 in the Student Center Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ronald McDonald House provides home environment...

Student Spotlight: Kaysie Wagoner

Student Spotlight: Kaysie Wagoner

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Column, Life

Abandoned and orphaned at the age of 1 in Wuhan, China, Kaysie Wagoner’s love for the less fortunate knows no bounds. Wagoner, a junior chemical engineering major at USA, hopes to someday open a clinic in a developing country to help undeserved areas across seas. “I am a big advocate of the...

Coastal Venture Competition returns to USA

Coastal Venture Competition returns to USA

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

March 12, 2018


Filed under Life

The Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is currently accepting candidates for its third annual Coastal Venture Competition in April. Applications for the competition are due March 28. The Coastal Venture Competition allows student entrepreneurs to display their business ideas to a panel...

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