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Distracted Driving STATS

“In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and 450,000 more were injured in distracted driving crashes.” 16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA) 20% of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA) 40% of all American teens say they have been in a …

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A brief look at cell phone usage laws

Georgia: 1.  Ban on all cell phone use (hand-held and hands-free) for bus drivers (Primary law) 2.  Ban on all cell phone use (hand-held and hands-free) for novice drivers (Primary law) 3.  Ban on texting for all drivers (Primary law) Florida: 1.  Preemption Law prohibits localities from enacting distracted driving …

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Tuberculosis Tests

By: Kaylyn Hinz   In the past month, a GPC English professor was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. The students in the classes were advised to get tested to take a precautionary action. The Health Department of Newton and two other county health departments have been investigating because test results show some …

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SGA and Student Life on Alpharetta issues

  By: Julian Traas   When asked for quick, effective solutions to the issues facing Alpharetta Center, Student Government Association President Paul Nam, and Director of Student Life India Myers are realists. With regard to Student Activity Fee funded events for Spring Semester, Nam stresses the distinction between Jaguar Activity …

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New academic dean at Newton campus

Recently, Stephanie Rennolds of the Collegian staff sat down with the new academic dean of the Newton campus, Ronald A. Key.   Q: How are you feeling about your new position? A: I love it here. I love the environment. The community is outstanding; I think students probably don’t know how …

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Domestic Violence

By: Johanna Zimmerman   After a student was murdered by her boyfriend near the GPC Newton campus last year Lieutenant Kimberly Ware decided to hold domestic violence seminars at all of GPC’s campuses to get people to start talking about the issue. “That really bothered me.” Lieutenant Ware said of …

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Push or be pushed?

by: David Schick   October marked the sixth annual Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights National Bullying Prevention Month, which is a campaign that aims to promote an awareness of the devastating effects of bullying.   In the past, PACER viewed bullying as “a childhood rite of passage,” but has …

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Smoking Hut or Social Hangout?

By Erin Cotter – Collegian Staff Finding ways to socialize with other people can be daunting to many students at GPC. Although many feel that we should be a smoke free campus, the smoking hut on the Dunwoody campus plays a vital role in the college community. It provides a …

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