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10 Things you have to do as a new panther at GSU. 1. Embrace the Dorms

Decorate that 7 x 6 ft box like your life depended on it. Hop on that Pinterest (which I know you all do), get creative and enjoy that “college experience” with random strangers for a year, or two.

2. Dress up, Turn up and go to the Panther Prowls.

It’s like a GSU tradition. ...

Oh Brooklyn, still on my mind everyday. Now more than ever, probably because my graduation awaits me in the spring and I can’t stop thinking of what to do, where to go, how to go and, oh,  how the heck am I going to afford this? I guess these are those “real world” anxieties that so many speak of after your school days are complete. So I have ...

Summer Swag

Summer swag for students, $15 and below.

In recognition of National Sunglasses Day, I’ve come up with a fun and affordable project that goes hand in hand with your oversize summer shades. Students, bring out your tube socks, low-top Chuck Taylors, heels or flats, because this project can relate to anyone’s style. Next time you’re at your favorite shop, go ahead a pick up those big shades we all ...

Roommate Hunting

There comes a time when every GSU student says these three noble words: “I’m moving out.” Whether it’s moving off campus or moving out of your parents’ basement, you’ve just decided to live on your own and become a commuter kid. Most students take classes and work only part-time, but $8.50 per hour doesn’t exactly make up the rent. So it’s time to find a roommate.

Nowadays it’s hard to ...

From ATL to ‘New Yawk’

Your netWORK is your net WORTH.

I say it all the time: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Networking is crucial in the city, and GSU is known for it. I have figured this out as I people-watch on my daily routine to work and class. Here at State we have students who are dancers, musicians, producers, designers, artists, accountants, athletes ...

Sally Blair has become something of a GSU legend. She is more widely known as “GSU Dancing Girl,” because she is almost always sporting her Beats by Dre headphones, dancing along campus streets and hallways. She even has a Facebook page dedicated to her. 

Sally is something of a mystery to most people, who only see her dancing past and never really get a chance to talk ...

It’s Not What You Know

In Atlanta, it’s all about who you know. Literally. You can say you go to GSU, say you’re a fashion stylist or that you are an “up-and-coming” rapper. -___- But, who do you know? What have you done? What makes you the “go-to” guy? The answer, people, is EXPERIENCE.

“But Johnny, how can I get experience when I’m in school full time and work at Rec Center ...

I decided to write this blog post after being approached by an older man who proceeded to tell me that I have reason to complain about Georgia State University’s tuition rates and athletic fees. I was irritated because, while I am sympathetic to those who have lost a significant amount of HOPE and Pell funding, GSU tuition rates are far cheaper than those for UGA, Georgia Tech and Emory. Also, ...

Student Video Contest

Calling all student videographers!

Georgia State University invites currently enrolled students to create a 60-90 second original, unpublished video that tells their story…their friends’ stories…or alumni stories about the value of their experiences in Atlanta.

WHEN:

This video contest begins April 2 and concludes at 5 p.m. April 29th, 2013.  Up to three winning videos will be selected.  The videos will be judged on April 30th, with winner ...

D2L: When textbooks are passe

“So, finish up your assignment and upload it on Desire2Learn by 11 p.m., next day of class,” Dr. Wong said. “What if we don’t finish it till then?” someone asked. “Well, it won’t accept your assignment after the deadline!”

Imagine, being rapped on the knuckles by a learning repository! “Of course, I won’t let it do that to you,” Dr. Wong added, with a wink.

In spring 2013, Georgia ...