College Life

Five questions with a GSU tax expert I only work part-time when I’m in school. Do I even need to file taxes?

Like much in life, it depends. If you had federal income taxes withheld from your wages in 2012, you should file an income tax return. But don’t worry, most likely it means you’ll get a refund of some of the taxes withheld. You also need to file a tax ...

Studying Abroad

If there is anything I would recommend that a college student do, I would strongly suggest that he or she study abroad.

Initially, especially as a student, the idea of studying abroad is rather intimidating. Finances, language and cultural barriers, and the long to-do list to complete in order to gain course credit may all seem too tedious for our busy schedules. However, the rewards of traveling to a foreign ...

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 ...

Books,Books,Books

Yep, it’s that time of the year again when school is not yet in action, but your bank account is. Buying books for the semester is always a pain — either stressful for those who break their wallets to get them or stressful for those who need them but can’t afford it. However, most of us want to pass our classes so we make an effort to actually purchase ...

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 ...