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Black diamond in the rough

By: Bria Philpot   Blacks in this day in time don’t realize their value. We can’t depend on this European education that the United States school system is based off of because it’s designed to keep us deaf and dumb to the world around us. We’re not as useless and …

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Waiting for the waiting room

By: Kevin A. Jackson   I have to admit, the new Student Health Center was a great idea. It provides medical help to students and staff who otherwise cannot afford medical services. The issue is one location is not nearly enough.   According to SHC web page, there will be …

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Will Playstation be played?

By Benjamin Yoder   Sony Corporation’s PlayStation Vita, successor to the seven-year-old PlayStation Portable gaming hand-held, will be launching across North America on February 22. As highly anticipated as some may find the system, the platform gives me a sense of déjà vu. The PlayStation Vita aims to replicate a …

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Student Parents

By: Lauren Grove   No one will argue going to school full time with a child is difficult. Quality childcare is scarce and hard to attain and even when you can find it, it’s often difficult to afford.   As a student parent I have difficulty leaving my child all day, …

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When keeping it real goes wrong

By: Kyndell Mizell   On January 4, 2012 East Carolina University decided to fire their student media director, Paul Isom. They basically told him that they simply wanted to go in a different direction. Isom has been the media director for the last eight years and according to the East …

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A thought about SOPA

By: David Schick   On January 18, 2012, thousands of websites participated in a 24-hour internet blackout as a protest response to new legislation known as Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The arguments for supporters and opponents have been around as long as the internet has been in existence. While one …

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Confession of a texting driver

By: Nathan Guest   Driving and texting is horrible, dangerous and actually illegal; matter of fact I do it all the time. I wouldn’t admit to being a rebel, even though I like my occasional bank robber action flick. The fact of the matter is, some conversations can’t wait and they …

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GPC Wasteland

By: Mallory Blount Students at Alpharetta have developed a uniform trend of dashing out of class faster than their Professors can say, “Make sure to study!” When the metaphorical ‘bell’ rings, the halls are overflowing with students in a beeline for their next class. This chaos lasts about two minutes …

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Life in the Vacuum

By: Julian Traas I know you, if you don’t know me. At the very least, you’ve seen my face, or I’ve waved to you, as we’ve passed each other in the halls of Alpharetta. I served as Secretary of the first Student Government Association on this campus. I’m sure you …

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