Sending the Right Message

Last month, the Fulton County School System reported former Milton High School’s head boys basketball coach, David Boyd, to the state sports association for “undue influence” in persuading star athletes to transfer to the school, questionable behavior many see as unfairly helping the team advance to state championship titles.

Recommendations for the Comm. Department

The following is the text of the letter I’m sending to the Communications Department Friday, Oct. 12.

Seeking Recommendations for a Better Journalism Program

As many of you know, I had a meeting with David Cheshier, the Communications Department chair, on Wednesday of this week.

GSU Athletics: Lose The Glasses

Georgia State Athletics has a serious problem. For all the millions in funds generated in student fees and private donations each year to pay for the university’s growing sports programs, attendance for games has been largely lackluster, at best.

What It Means to be an ‘Independent’ Student Newspaper

In the wake of this month’s Red & Black student newspaper debacle, I imagine the issues of censorship, prior review and editorial control are on the minds of student editors across the country.

Building the Future: A Journalism Department at Georgia State

Just a few months shy of its 100th year anniversary, today Georgia State University welcomed more freshmen to its campus than ever before in its history. Now, stop to think about that for a moment.

Quit Feeding The “Monster”

Since Atlanta outsourced its parking enforcement services to PARKatlanta in 2009, living and working in the city has been nothing but a hassle.

Traditions Must Be Spontaneous

Think quick. Name five traditions exclusive to Georgia State. Can you?

5 Things Everyone That Eats Out Should Know

Today, I got my last ever check from my first ever job – and I couldn’t be happier.

Quit Losing Your Stuff

Every week, the Georgia State crime blotter is littered with police reports of misplaced or stolen goods – many of which are omitted to make space for the more “serious” crimes.

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