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No relief in Sight

By Julian Traas – Staff Writer Paul Ryan, Republican Representative from Wisconsin, and House Budget Committee Chairman, stepped up to the plate this spring with his version of how the national budget woes should be fixed. Brought before Congress in early April, Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” made big promises. Ryan …

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GOP Intent on Destruction

By Adam Waldorf – Staff Writer The Republicans in the United States Congress have brought the country to the brink of default and are responsible for a downgrading of the Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+. How did the Republicans do it? Until recently, they blocked …

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In suspense

Students seek thrills through body suspension performances By Randy Schafer – Associate Editor Rachel El-Bader’s eyes cannot help but light up when describing the sensations involved with being suspended by eight gauge shark hooks in her back. For her, it was just another way to channel her energy. “I like …

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Saving the victims of trafficking

By Ricky Riley – Clarkston Managing Editor “Sex Trafficking is a $33 billion industry”, said Wellspring Living Counselor Christine Owens. “Atlanta has been the number one hot spot for sex trafficking for years.” On March 30 , Sec. Patience Shepard and Clarkston SGA hosted Wellspring Living to inform students about …

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Honoring our warriors

By Ricky Riley – Clarkston Managing Editor “You could be driving down a highway and it seems like a normal highway. Then, [in a matter of seconds], all hell breaks loose,” recalled Vietnam veteran Colonel Robert Knowles Jr., who has seen his share of bloodshed and has experienced the hardships …

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The bond of brothers

By Victoria Healy – Newton Managing Editor With the United States growing involvement in international conflict , families of the U.S. military, like SGA senator Andrew Cooper’s, are subject to emotional turmoil. Andrew is nothing but smiles as he talks about his younger brother Alex. Alex graduated from Alcovy High …

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Anti-bullying forum draws emotion

By Kari Sanders – Contributor Suicide. Alienation. Stomped to death. Victims of these circumstances gathered to tell their devastating stories at an anti-bullying forum hosted at the Clarkston campus on March 22. Tears flooded the eyes of audience members as April Tatum, the mother of Elijah Douglas, spoke on the …

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Students learn about decreasing privacy

By Chris Schultz – Contributor Students on the Dunwoody campus lifted the veil to the all-seeing eye at the symposium held in the auditorium. According to speakers Alan Craig, Dr. Barbara Nueby, Robert Helin, and Julia Benson-Slaughter, students are being watched more closely than they think. The event explained the …

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Student connections – DISASTER IN JAPAN

By Randy Schafer  –  Associate Editor GPC students Erich Schuler and Yasmin Theodore were in disbelief upon hearing the news of the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant explosion. Both students have family in Japan and other parts of the globe that are affected by these natural disasters and …

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Consumer America

By Angela Taylor – Contributor Just a few days ago I had the unpleasant task of making good on a threat I had made to my 3-year-old son. I had sworn with the fume only a mother can generate that I would throw away every last toy in his bedroom …

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