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Go social to market yourself

By Troi Charity Social media has unlocked a new way for individuals breaking into the music industry to market themselves. Lisa Kato, professional singer for 10 years and former member of the 90’s group Seek, explained why newcomers should take full advantage of social media and self production. “It’s actually …

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Make your transition into a four-year college a breeze Advisors note signing a TAG agreement helps

By Omar Nelson The Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) program, one of Georgia Perimeter College’s feature student services, takes the guesswork out of transfer admissions and gives you a strong incentive to reach your academic goals. TAG is an agreement between GPC and more than 35 higher educational institutions in Georgia …

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Get assistance with your federal forms

By Stormy Kage   Students who need help with applying for financial aid next semester can attend the FAFSA and 2012 Tax Return Preparation Seminar, sponsored by The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign. In recognition of Georgia’s Federal Aid Awareness Month, Newton’s campus started off this year’s seminar on Feb. 1 in computer lab 1N-3440. FAFSA preparation workshops are held every year, but …

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The Polishing Cloth celebrates their 18th Edition of publication

By Rhonda Day   The creative authors of GPC were recognized for this year’s 18th Edition of The Polishing Cloth on Feb. 6. in the J-CLRC Auditorium on the Clarkston campus. The Polishing Cloth was founded by Sarah Larson, english professor in 1984 as a textbook collection of the best student essays from the english composition, developmental studies, english as a …

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New fitness program offered to get students back in shape

By Leslie Mele A modern fitness program alternative to yoga and zumba is being offered to students who want to get in shape this spring at the Dunwoody campus. The aptly named Guts and Butts is a total body fitness workout incorporating stretching, cardio and exercises aimed at toning the above mentioned body parts. Led by instructor Gwen Loud Johnson, …

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Jag delivers iceless iceskating experience

By Madeline Lee   On Thursday, Jan 24, GPC Jaguar Activity Group sponsored an iceless skating event on the Clarkston campus tennis court. JAG teamed with Entertainment Avenue, a family owned business that provides inflatables novelties and many more party props. Many students were confused by the name “iceless ice skating” but students took the risk and came out in …

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Share love at the Writer’s Forum open mic

By LaNaarai Wilder   Valentine’s Day Open Mic is an opportunity for writers to perform and share readings informally and without stress or anxiety. Writer’s Forum, a Clarkston campus writing club, will host a Valentine’s Day Open Mic event on February 14 in room L-4190 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Ms. Rosemary Cox, Mr. Michael Diebert and Mr. Tim …

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Dirty Talk

By Ashley Oglesby Although not commonly discussed sexually harassment is the silent attacker of many students. Sexual harassment as explained by Terry Payne, GPC police lieutenant is defined as unwanted sexual acts. He makes reference to the GPC handbook which deems sexual harassment to not only include unwelcomed sexual advances but also request for sexual favors, degrading verbal or written comments about an individual’s clothing or …

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Texting, Talking & Totally Ignoring You

By Troi Charity Students admiration for technology cues conversation about how mobile devices and tablets may be compromising the well-being of relationships. Some students confessed that their partners have used their smartphones during a serious conversations. “When I’m talking to her she’s on Instagram worried about how many likes she gets,” said GPC student Demarius Terrell.  While it may be easy …

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