• 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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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.

First post!

Hey all, Let me first of all thank you for taking the time to read this. Although I am only now starting, I have big plans for the future of this site, and I’ll need your help in doing keeping readership strong.

Three Cheers for (Student) Democracy

It’s been said that laws are like sausages – it’s best not to see them made. I could not disagree more.

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