5 Reasons the SunBelt Switch is a Smart Move

Courtesy University Sports Communications

Considering Georgia State’s likely announcement today that it will leave the CAA to join the FBS SunBelt Conference, here’s a list of the top five reasons why the move is good for Georgia State.

Quit Protesting for Protesting’s Sake

It seems a small but very vocal element of the Georgia State community continues to rear its head at the forefront of virtually each and every protest. Well, here’s my protest — enough is enough.

Updates and “Trayvon” live blogging Monday

Hey everyone, I know I haven’t posted lately, but I wanted to reassure that we’ve got some great stuff coming out next week in The Signal regarding the issue of the theft of our newspapers and the Student Government elections, in addition to usual assortment of genuinely great campus-related coverage.

Censorship, newspaper theft and the First Amendment

Stolen newspapers

Theft of newspapers, no matter the funding source, represents a fundamental threat to the viability of an engaged student press.

GSU Should Enforce Anti-Smoking Laws

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s 11:50 on a Tuesday, and you’ve just finished a class in GCB.

With win #20, Hunter hiring beyond doubt

If there were ever any doubters as to whether Coach Ron Hunter was the man to hire, they should be kicking themselves right now because, at 20 wins, Hunter has more than proved himself.

FBS should come in due time

In a not-really-shocking-but-nonetheless-interesting turn of events, the AJC reported yesterday that Georgia State may be positioning itself to begin playing FBS football by as early as 2014-2015  – putting the university on the same competition level as Georgia Tech and UGA.

On “superhero” journalism

Journalists nowadays need to be a bit like Clark Kent, Peter Parker and Batman rolled into one, it seems.

The News Writing “Ten Commandments”

I made this quick list of style tips to go over with some of my writers tomorrow during our weekly staff meeting. I wanted to do something unique that they would remember and follow, so I came up with these rules in the style of the King James translation of the Bible.

Give “sunshine” laws some teeth

When Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens first took office, he promised to push reforms to the state’s Open Meetings and Open Records laws so that they would have the teeth necessary to require compliance.

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