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The Panther Spotlight Series is where we recognize our fellow students who are taking their perspective industries by storm and creating a name for themselves beyond campus. First up is a photography major who takes a more hands-on approach with her photographs to create compelling imagery.

Jessica Vass | @Jessvass



Year & Classification: Sophomore expecting graduation in spring 2019

Hometown: Grew up in McDonough and College Park/ East Point area


1. The huge display screen seen on the first floor will showcase student and faculty creative projects. 

2. One of the building’s cool technological spotlights is on virtual and augmented reality systems.

3. This building includes a media makerspace. It will be a lab where animated characters can be 3D printed and prototyped, sets and costumes designed and fabricated, and film and game robotics can be brought to life. 

4. The CMII building is also a home ...

How to End the Summer in the City

When you’re living on campus you’re surrounded by so many different attractions that it can get a bit overwhelming when the weekend finally manages to roll around. I’ve narrowed down a few places for you to visit before summer ends:

1. Atlanta BeltLine

Take a nice bike ride (walk, run or jog!) along the BeltLine with some friends!

2. Take some friends to Centennial Park


Show Us Your #GSUView!

There’s something special about living and going to school in the city, especially Atlanta! You’re surrounded not only by the hustle and bustle of the streets, but tall, beautifully constructed buildings, too. Because of our location Georgia State has a countless number of spots with awesome views, so I’ve gathered a few cool shots taken by some fellow students, colleges, and organizations. Check them out…





If you’re unfamiliar with what Freshman Convocation is, then keep calm because I am here to enlighten you. Freshman Convocation marks your start at Georgia State, it’s the official induction ceremony for incoming Panthers! Now, I was a freshman once and I know you’re asking yourself, “why should I go? ‘cuz it sounds lame.” So let me answer it for you with 5 great reasons…

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#GSUmmer in the City

Though the school year is vastly approaching, we still have a little time left to live up this summer! Here are a few cool events going on in the city to checkout:

1. Cinefest

Summer doesn’t stop Cinefest! The hours have changed but the movies are still rolling in, so stop by and check one out for only $5!

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We have some amazing students at Georgia State University and I feel like part of my job is to bring a lot of them to your attention. I scoured the Insta-sphere to find some of the best GSU student accounts and here they are in no particular order:

Reese Blutstein


When you come across a page like this you can’t help but scroll through it all! If you want ...

I’ve always supported being multifaceted. We should constantly be learning and growing in and out of our chosen fields–especially while in college when we can experiment in various areas while pushing forward to our individual goals. Georgia State provides great opportunity to reach across disciplines and get your feet wet in fields that might not seem pertinent to you, which is how I ended up in a class designed to craft ...

Spring Break in the City

We have survived weeks of intense studying and preparing for midterms to finally celebrate one of the most refreshing parts of the semester — spring break! It’s time to ditch our books and school work for a WEEK of relaxation and fun!

Whether you are remaining on campus or heading home to a nearby city, the metro Atlanta area will have plenty of events to choose from if you want to get out and have ...

We’re all aware that it’s Black History Month, but maybe you haven’t had the chance to celebrate given your course load, job, internship, various club and activity meetings, life, and… you get the point. To make things a little easier for you I’m sharing Black Student Achievement‘s calendar of Black History Month events taking place on campus:


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