Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sen. Balfour brings GGC representatives to GOP

By Laura Walsh The Georgia Republican Party’s 2015 Chairman’s Dinner in Atlanta was attended by a handful of GGC students thanks to the generosity of Senator Don Balfour. The prestigious event was hosted by Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett, Governor Nathan Deal and many other elected officials. The Georgia …

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Tennis goes 8-0 on first day of Grizzly Open

Courtesy of Grizzly Athletics LAWRENCEVILLE – Gilad Berman made his Grizzly debut on Friday, helping the Georgia Gwinnett men’s and women’s tennis teams to a perfect 8-0 showing on the first day of the Grizzly Open at GGC Tennis Facility. Berman, who last suited up for UNLV in 2013, played …

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Grizzlies set for Brenau and point showdowns

Courtesy of Grizzly Athletics LAWRENCEVILLE – The Georgia Gwinnett women’s soccer team will continue to vie for state supremacy this week as the Grizzlies are set to host Brenau on Monday evening before hitting the road for Point on Wednesday. Monday’s meeting with the Tigers will represent an opportunity for …

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Cox and Konfederak punch tickets to New York

Courtesy of Grizzly Athletics SUMTER, S.C. – Chase Hodges wanted to see his men’s and women’s tennis teams make history this weekend at Palmetto Tennis Center, and after four unprecedented days at the USTA/ ITA National Small College Championships, that’s exactly what happened. In an event that saw the Grizzlies …

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Netflix review: Expendables 3

By Micah Siebel  – Staff Contributor Expendables 3 … Was it everything you and I anticipated it being? Absolutely! As the movie opens, I flash back to the Rocky days, slightly annoyed that Stallone and the Russian jerk (Dolph Lungren) are even friends, but I keep watching. The Expendables Crew …

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October album review: CHVRCHES

By Rusty Hatchell – Staff Contributor Run Time: 42:02 (Deluxe: 55:14) Pros: consistent energy, unpredictable song structures Cons: hard to decide if better or same as debut album Overall Grade: A Two years after Scottish synthpop trio CHVRCHES exploded on the scene with their first album “The Bones of What …

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Halloween hauntings, ghosts of Lawrenceville

By Noelle Barrett – Staff Contributor Did you know that GGC is in the middle of “Ghost Town”? Lawrenceville has a history of many ghosts. Terrifying and tragic ghosts live (or not) right around the corner in the Lawrenceville town square. Every October the Aurora Theatre puts on The Lawrenceville …

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Una visita a Argentina! A visit to Argentina via Skype

By Ana Bedon – Staff Contributor Translated By Tyler Vining – Managing Editor Definitivamente gracias a la tecnología actual – mente podemos comunicarnos fácilmente con cualquier persona, en cualquier lugar del mundo. Aquí en Georgia Gwinnett College contamos con profesores que van más allá de sólo dictar una clase, para …

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Op-Ed: We don’t all speak American…

By Tyler Vining – Managing Editor I have the great pleasure of going to school on the most diverse campus in the South. We usually measure diversity through race, ethnicity, gender, or religion, but strangely never in language. On my way from the parking deck to C Building or the …

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Faculty Editorial: Russia and Syria

By Dr. Amir Azarvan – Assistant Professor of Political Science Russia’s Involvement in The Syrian War: What Are We to Make of It? When viewed through the lens of the Western media, Russia’s military involvement in the Syrian war seems like a troubling development. We’re told, or are led to …

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Editorial: Geocaching for treasure

By Michelle Samson – Business Manager Geocaching — a relatively new and unknown activity in which people use GPS to map out and find hidden treasures in their vicinity with coordinates — has inexplicably possessed the city of Lawrenceville and the greater Atlanta area. The geocaching app relays coordinates of …

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‘House of Cards’ comparisons made by Sen. Balfour

By Michelle Samson – Business Manager Former Georgia senator Don Balfour attended campus on Sept. 23 to partake in a breakfast discussion with honors students. Balfour was a featured guest for the Honors Leadership Speaker Series, which hosts various politicians and business leaders in discussion with the program’s students. The …

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GGC celebrates ‘Banned Books Week’

By Mamady Marenah The First Amendment was the opening statement of a panel that brought awareness to students of our constitutional right to read whatever we want to. The panelists shared expertise on aspects of our rights, and shed light on the restrictions that are specific to GGC. “Congress shall …

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Plan, prepare, and react to emergencies

By Laura Walsh Editor-in-Chief As school shootings continue to increase in frequency, GGC’s Office of Public Safety is working to prepare students in the unlikely event that they are encountered with an active shooter on campus or in any other location.   The active threat and active shooter preparation sessions …

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We Choose You, Dr. Arant!

By Tyler Vining Managing Editor   Over the summer, GGC began the search for candidates to take on the instrumental role of Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Provost. Initial applications and nominations were due by August 19th for consideration. “Dr. Lois C. Richardson, interim senior vice …

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Campus MovieFest rolls out the red carpet

By Mark Villalba Members of Campus Movie Fest screened the 16 best GGC student films in the Student Center for the fifth consecutive year and presented four jury-awarded crews, the best actor and best actress with silver-tripod awards on Thursday, Sept. 24. College freshman Anna Marie Pisaturo, 18, of Loganville, …

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations By Mark Villalba Taste of Latin America was a spirited beginning to Hispanic Heritage Month. GGC graduate and Emmy-awarded Homero Gonzalez marked the middle with a speech to encourage all students with his rags-to-riches history. “[W]hy does there have to be a specific month when a …

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In the works: A media industries major

By Julie Thompson If Adrian Bowman could change one thing about GGC, he would create more fine arts degrees. Bowman leads a busy lifestyle — he is the manager at a local movie theatre and began taking his core classes at GGC this semester. Like many commuter students, he values …

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Katie Buell turns heads toward sexual health

By Laura Walsh Editor-in-Chief Known at GGC for her sex education programs and free safer sex kits, Katie Buell, Assistant Director of Wellness Programming, grew up attending Catholic school in Texas and Military Academy in North Carolina. Conservative Catholic values oppose premarital sex and contraceptive use, but Buell has found …

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