• Aspiring Olympic Hosts Take Cues From the ‘Atlanta Model’

    Since the Olympic Torch last passed through Atlanta in 1996, bidding for the Games has become a much more complex process with reforms that force cities to think of their legacy from the outset, according to a World Affairs Council of Atlanta panel April 9. 

  • First impressions on the GSU merger

    As a recent Georgia State alum, I was more than a little surprised to find out that Chancellor Hank Huckaby is soon expected to present a proposal to the Board of Regents recommending that Georgia State merge with Georgia Perimeter College.

  • The Day the Music Died

    Why the GPB “partnership” is a death sentence for WRAS and why we must take action to preserve the integrity of student media overall

  • Photo Album: Georgia State Sun Belt Tournament

    It’s been nearly two weeks since I saw Georgia State’s mens basketball team lose in crushing fashion during the final seconds of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Franky, I’m still kind of disappointed.

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Letter From the Editor: Welcome to Georgia State

Three years ago, I became a part of something that, at the time, I never imagined would become such an integral part of my life.

GSU Redesign: Great Concept, Terrible Execution

The worst kept secret at Georgia State is finally out. The university has a new WordPress-backed website, and it’s here to stay – at least once the school works out a few major kinks, that is.

Four Reasons the Students Deserve a Special SGA Election

Based on what The Signal has learned about the circumstances involving the former SGA presidential candidate Christian Hill’s disqualification and the subsequently scandalous election results, I’ve decided to write up a few reasons why I think the elections should be appealed and their results substituted in a special election.

Journalism and Tragedy: Telling the Stories in a Way That Matters

This afternoon I was on Twitter when I heard about the attacks in Boston.

Red & Black and Patronizing All Over?

Every year, writer and editors from virtually every major and minor college newspaper in the state of Georgia descend on Athens for a weekend full of sessions, workshops and probably more than a little bit of partying (let’s be honest).

Give the Falcons Their Due

Coming off a spectacular blowout of last year’s Super Bowl winners last week and a convincing defeat of the Detroit Lions on Saturday to secure the No. 1 NFC seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons are arguably the team to beat this year.

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