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Ismael Suarez: Meeting Story

Posted by colleenmcedwards On October - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
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GSU Green Fee The  Georgia State Student Government Association called for the creation of a Green Mandatory Fee during their meeting Thursday night by unanimously approving for the 12.2 SGA Resolution to be sent to the university for consideration. The green fee was passed as a part of the Student Activities Fee at Georgia State  [ Read More ]

Ashley Lackey: Feature Profile

Posted by colleenmcedwards On May - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
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It was five minutes before 5 p.m. The training cones were set up, the weights were in place, and TJ Pitts stood next to the entrance of the studio, arms crossed, whistle in mouth, waiting. Two young men came running through the door throwing their bags down, slipping on their shoes as quickly as possible. At  [ Read More ]

Allison Person: Dark Victory

Posted by colleenmcedwards On May - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
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Feature Profile, Jour3010 “Dark Victory” is playing silently on Evelyn Wynn-Dixon’s television and a better phrase couldn’t be used to describe her life. Mayor Wynn-Dixon experienced homelessness while she was a single mother of four and is now serving in her second term as mayor of Riverdale. “Mayor is just a title. It doesn’t make  [ Read More ]

Laura Benedetti: Crunching Numbers

Posted by colleenmcedwards On May - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
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Meeting Story Assignment By: Laura Benedetti All but one of the futureprojects at the Buckhead Community Improvement (CID) District were approved for the 2013 $2.55 million budget. The Buckhead CID creates a more walkable and livable urban environment for the neighborhood. Its funding comes from property taxes and is used for governmental services including street  [ Read More ]

Furtive, Futile Search for “Lessons.”

Posted by colleenmcedwards On December - 20 - 2012 0 Comment
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/opinion/kristof-looking-for-lessons-in-newtown.html?partner=IWON&ei=5058

Categories: Public Policy, Top News

The Grist of News

Posted by colleenmcedwards On December - 16 - 2012 0 Comment
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The days are long gone when the public or the media would wait for the complete and verified story all packaged up with a bow.   http://bigstory.ap.org/article/conn-story-unfolds-media-struggle-facts      

Categories: Public Policy, Top News

Opinion and Politics

Posted by colleenmcedwards On December - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
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  Maureen Dowd again with a powerful voice on politics and realignment in American society.  What else will become extinct? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?ref=maureendowd&_r=0

Categories: Public Policy, Top News

Acerbic Opinion Writing

Posted by colleenmcedwards On November - 9 - 2012 0 Comment
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You have to love opinion writing which, no matter your political stripe, bites and makes you laugh out loud at the same time. This is Gail Collins in today’s NYT:   We have been through a lot, people. But now the presidential race is settled. Barack Obama won. People on both sides worked heroically, and, on  [ Read More ]

Categories: Top News, Uncategorized

Emma Mason’s Soundslide Project

Posted by colleenmcedwards On November - 8 - 2012 0 Comment
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“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” Faith Baldwin, American Writer (1893-1978)   http://hosting.soundslides.com/4qwjt  

Must Reads

Posted by colleenmcedwards On December - 16 - 2011 0 Comment
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It’s Friday and the holidays are coming. No matter what you celebrate at this time of year— Feel Good! http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/16/anonymous-donors-pay-off-kmart-layaway-accounts/   http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20111216/D9RLLGUO2.html      

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