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Spring 2016

Georgia governor signs in new law

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent Michael’s Law passed in Georgia It’s Friday night and time to party with friends, but don’t forget to bring your parents. This will be the reality for many underage college students as Georgia passed Michael’s Law in July. Michael’s Law is also referred to as House Bill 152. This new law will require minors to ...

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Super Bowl features clash of new school vs. old school

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer With the calendar turning to February and winter starting to walk out the door, it can only be time for one event: the Super Bowl. This year is Super Bowl 50, and with it comes two teams that traveled different paths to the greatest game of the year. The first team is a team ...

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Staton promises an unforgettable commencement during press conference

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Staton promises an unforgettable commencement A press conference was held in Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton’s office Thursday morning regarding recent changes to the Spring 2016 graduation on May 7. After much speculation on campus after the new graduation ceremony schedule was posted nearly two weeks ago, Dr. Staton set the record straight. There ...

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Campus Rec gets a facelift

Written by Tierra Bell, Staff Writer The Department of Campus Recreation has plans to repurpose the upstairs area to assist different students. The circuit room, which is located upstairs on the left side near the restrooms, will serve as a CrossFit training area. “We discovered the circuit room doesn’t see as much use as we would like,” Shawn Phippen, associate ...

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Black History Month is here to stay

It’s February, the one month of the year where African Americans are able to celebrate their culture and history. Unfortunately, it’s the only time of the year that public schools focus on black history in the classroom. It’s unfortunate that throughout history the only topics students are taught about black Americans is the civil rights movement and a kid-friendly version ...

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Fandoms, Social media and the hysteria that follows

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Fandom can be expressed in many different ways. Some people write fan fiction devoted to their favorite characters based around scenes that they’ve imagined and dreamed about, and that’s only one end of the fandom spectrum. The ultimate goal is to find others with the same passions. That is why social media is such ...

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Horrors of the Flint River Water Crisis

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Although I have seen news on the Flint water crisis either while flipping through news channels or scrolling past a Facebook article, I honestly didn’t take the time to really get informed about what is happening in Flint, Michigan. now that I’m all caught up I must say I am both appalled and disgusted by ...

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New way to search Netflix

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor The price to take a date to the movie theatre has nearly doubled in the past ten years. Because it’s now roughly $45 for two adult tickets, two large drinks and a large popcorn, Netflix is becoming a substitution to the traditional movie date. The Netflix movie date ideal has become extremely popular ...

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Weekly Weird: Olive oil to cure HIV cancer?

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Olive oil is an essential household item. It’s used for cooking, hair, and is often used as an anti-aging skincare product. How shocked would you be if you found out that olive oil can even be used as a cure for HIV and cancer? If you’re having a difficult time believing this, it’s because ...

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Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo justifiable

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Is El Chapo a master drug dealer or grand champion at hide-and-seek? He was born Joaquin Guzmán Loera, is a Mexican drug lord who is known for evading police and has even escaped jail a couple times. His last escape was through a mile-long hole in the bathroom of his cell that led to ...

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