Atlanta

NYE and a Big Foam Peach

When planning a seriously fantastic New Year’s Eve night in Atlanta, or in any large city for that matter, by all means, do not procrastinate.

Venues around the entire city have been planning this night for weeks and months, as has the city itself. During the day, police officers have blocked off streets in the downtown area, including the entirety of Broad Street and sections of Marietta and Peachtree ...

6 Tips For Taking 6 Classes

In the Fall 2012 semester I took six classes and an internship, and in the last two weeks I wrote six final exams and completed several projects.

In the process, I sprouted dozens of white hairs, gained five pounds and my stomach was in knots all through finals. On top of all of that, I had to tell one of my best friends from Canada not to visit me. That ...

Surviving Summer School

So you registered for your spring classes late, all of the available slots in one of the classes you needed filled up and now the only hope of making up for those lost credit hours is summer school? No worries!

At Georgia State University, this scenario pans out for more students than you might think. Prime example: me.

One week into my world history summer school class, I still ...

GSU Leaders of Tomorrow

Even though my international status prevented me from voting in the 2012 election, I was excited to use what I had learned in my required American Government and U.S. History classes to converse or debate with my peers and parents and even have one-way arguments with the commentators on television.

Election night 2012 at GSU was filled with a similar excitement. Campus Events, along with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and ...

What does your coffee order really mean?

By: Johnny Self

 

When I walk into Starbucks on Peachtree Street, I don’t exactly say “Can I get a Venti Mocha, no stress, with an extra shot of motivation please?” Usually, I just want a quick fix to keep my energy running. Let’s face it, as college students, we all get stressed easily and attempt to avoid any additional tasks ...

Leaves Changing, Scarves Hanging

I know what you are thinking: Fall is here and you need to buy a huge coat and gloves that will last the whole season. WRONG. Since I’ve attended Georgia State, I have seen various interpretations of what I like to call “Jumbo Jacket Syndrome.” People buy these huge jackets that completely swallow them just to stay warm while they are outside — not to mention that it’s about ...

Culture Shock

When I moved here a year ago I didn’t think Atlanta was going to be too different compared to Vancouver, BC, where I was born and raised.

Vancouver is diverse and has all sorts of cultures and traditions but College culture is unlike anything else. College culture in Atlanta is unlike anything else!

In Vancouver, we don’t have competitive college sports teams or Greek culture, I didn’t know how to “wobble” “dougie” ...

Flat. That’s the first word I think of when I think of my hometown. I would have said small, but everyone is from a “small town” nowadays. Adairsville is the name of the one-stoplight town where I lived prior to my transfer to Georgia State. I was always into the arts and longed to find some inspiration in that town. Mind you, the folks back home didn’t exactly look ...