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Georgia State University invites currently enrolled students to create a 60-90 second original, unpublished video that tells their story…their friends’ stories…or alumni stories about the value of their experiences in Atlanta.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

Students at GSU realize the advantage of being in downtown Atlanta. Many students have partnered up with local businesses to raise awareness, support and donations for their organizations and the causes for which they advocate.

Sigma Sigma Rho has teamed up with NaanStop to raise donations for their cause, Raksha, a family services center. NaanStop will donate 10 percent of its total sales on March 26th. Hopefully a lot ...

Ticket Pandemonium

We all want to see our favorite stars in concert at some point in our lives, right? But what price would you pay to stalk their website for tickets or stand in a crowded arena full of screaming fans? Well, for me it was about $290. Yep. But do I consider myself a bigger fan than the next person? Not really.

We all love the thrill of concerts ...

GSU students will have one week to make a short film and compete for a chance to go to Hollywood!

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival, and Georgia State Students are seizing the opportunity to show their work. On Feb. 6, hundreds of students signed up and were provided with free Panasonic HD camcorders, Apple Computer laptops equipped with iMovie and Final Cut Pro, and training ...

Dodge that flu!

I keep hearing time and again from the media that we students are going back to school in one of the worst flu seasons ever, and I’m wondering if there are ways to fortify myself so I don’t end up sick.  Being a student, it is easy to get run down and overworked, not eat healthy, not sleep. I think we need to guard against it because these things ...

Usually, when a new semester begins for college students across the U.S., it means one thing: another three months of the same routine. Fortunately, at Georgia State we’re not just any college students from across the nation. What do I mean? Well, we’re celebrating our centennial. Still not following? In other words, it’s been 100 years since Georgia State began as an evening school affiliated with Georgia Tech in ...