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Anheuser-Busch to Expand in Cartersville

ATLANTA – January 13, 2020 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs. …

Kaci Greene No Longer Student Life Director

Student Life is looking for a new director after the abrupt departure of Kaci Greene. Beloved by many students, Greene has been Student Life director at the Newton Campus for nearly three years. Reasons for Greene’s leaving remains largely unknown, …

GPC’s groovy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

This fall semester, the Theatre Arts Guild at Georgia Perimeter College performed William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” They put an interesting contemporary twist to it by setting the scene around the 1970s instead of the original Ancient Greece era. …

Behind the Numbers at GPC

When it comes to diversity in its student body, GPC stands out among other University System of Georgia institutions. Compared with the statistics of Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia, GPC is overall up to ~12 percent more …

March Madness at GPC

The men’s Jaguars Basketball team ended their season with a three-point loss to Chattahoochee Tech Eagles on Feb. 27. In the final intense minute of the game, the Eagles took a one point lead after a dunk, and won the …

Same weed, many dealers

The ever changing views on pot dealer stereotypes By: Naya Clark Weed, or marijuana, seems to be growing in popularity, in consumerism and media coverage within the last few months. Between the legalization and decriminalization in various states across the …

Confetti’s sports bar review

Looking for a new hangout and a place to find great food and drink? Try Confetti’s Sports Bar & Grill located 4 miles and about 9 minutes away from the Dunwoody campus. What makes this bar different is that they …

Xanax: Beyond the pharmacy

Prescription drug exploration has become constant in today’s culture. Through Google searches and popular culture a working knowledge of how drugs operate– prices, how they’re sold and street names–is easy to obtain. Xannies (Zannies), Bars, Benzos and White boys are all …

Inside GPC’s SGA

Every college appoints a group of individuals to support and delegate the needs of the students attending. The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student body’s first-hand advocate. The SGA is also related to student life; they provide support, information …

In suspense

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 herenergy. “I like the thrill. You get …

Commencement Canceled

About midway into the semester future graduates were told that there will be no fall commencement. The Commencement Committee, comprised of Doug Ruch, college’s registrar, a few faculty members and co-chair Coletta Carter, assistant vice president for student development & …

GPC Welcomes Nursing Students At Fall Orientation Program

Future nursing students for Fall 2013 attended their annual orientation and bootcamp held on the Clarkston campus on Aug. 6. “The camp is three days where we help the incoming fundamentals of nursing students,” said Jennette Crawford Nursing and Tutorial …

Sweet Hut: A young entrepreneur at work

A “tea-licious” interview with Sweet Hut’s Rachel Ewe Tea is a refreshing, versatile, and a popular beverage loved by all across the globe that has evolved from the traditional steep and brews such as English breakfast and green tea to not- so-traditional …

GPC Library Hours

Dunwoody is the only GPC Library open on Sundays. Would it be helpful to you if the other campuses were open on Sundays as well? Take the poll and get let your word be heard. Alpharetta Library HoursMonday & Tuesday …

Clarkston welcomes refugees with open arms

“The large population of refugees from countries around the world is something that makes Clarkston unique. Clarkston relishes its role as a refugee haven and welcomes newcomers with open arms,” said Clarkston mayor, Ted Terry during an interview with 90.1 …

Picture perfect: Couple shares sex life in good taste

By: Joseph Richardson Love can be shown through many different gestures: flowers, matching bracelets, chocolates, love notes, FaceTime or a promise ring. Certain people prefer a public display of sexual love and affection. Out there in the vast world of …

Consolidation update: What GSU President Becker says

By: Farhin Lilywala On Feb. 24, as requested by Georgia State President Mark Becker, leadership from the Clarkston campus gathered in the CN building. Attendees included most Consolidation Implementation Committee members, as well as other faculty and staff members, totalling about …

Modern-Day $lavery

Beware: College students targeted for sex trafficking By: Evie Palmer The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865. Yet, 150 years later, the human trafficking industry is a 32 billion dollar industry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states, “It’s sad …

Final Act in GPC’s Athletic History

The Jaguars begin the 2015 season as defending GCAA champions. A third place finish in the Division I NJCAA tournament (East CentralRegion) capped 2014. Past accolades mean nothing this year to manager, Jeremy Brotherton as GPC looks to continue its …

Jump like Mike

For athletes looking to become artists of the slam dunk, start with conditioning and strengthening the body and practicing techniques. Conditioning Training Run the first sprint for 70 yards. Continue to increase distance of each run by ten yards after …

What do you get when you cross a Jaguar with a Panther?

“That has yet to be determined,” says GPC interim president Rob Watts. By: Farhin Lilywala Effective early 2016, GPC Jaguars and Georgia State University (GSU) Panthers will merge into one university. The Board of Regents, a unified governing body for …

Sit down with Sean

GPC alumnus begins his own marketing company By: Maurice Raeford Sean Standberry is a GPC alumnus who started his own marketing company called Lyfe Marketing in 2011. He reached out to the Collegian in an effort to share his story and inspire …

Save the Drama for Cafe Noir

Are you into theatrics, creative writing, or poetry? Acquaint yourself with the Café Noir Club. This isn’t your typical “Once upon a time…”, “Roses are red, violets are blue…” kind of club. Café Noir is a place where creative minds …

Active Solutions Panel on Clarkston

The Leadership Academy, Criminal Justice club and African American Students Association present, “Death of Silence” a panel discussion to find active solutions to end racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. “We want this event to focus on forward thinking …

The ink well is running dry

By David Schick Unless drastic action is taken soon, this could be one of the very last issues the Collegian ever prints. I’m not trying to sound like Chicken Little here, I’m just trying to face facts. GPC’s student paper …

Art with Children at Heart

The GPC Decatur Campus 2D Art class decided to host a seven week Art Program with Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory University that aides in teaching kids art.This program, started Sept 20, was inspired by Phillip Mosier, an art instructor …

$1822: Cost of investigation

The Collegian is awaiting documents from the University System of Georgia in connection with its investigation on the GPC budget deficit. On July 18, the Collegian made an open records request for email communications and was quoted a price of …

Almost 300 GPC employees fired due to budget deficit

“I deeply regret that 215 full-time GPC employees and 67 part-time GPC employees are being informed today that their employment with the college will be ending,” wrote Rob Watts, GPC’s interim president, today in an email to faculty and staff. That is …

Rob Watts announces almost 300 layoffs

The following email was sent this morning to faculty and staff by Rob Watts, interim president of GPC: GPC Faculty and Staff Colleagues: In my message of May 25th, I reported that we must reduce our personnel costs, representing more …

Watt’s FY13 budget plan outline email

The following email was sent this morning to faculty and staff by Rob Watts, interim president of GPC: GPC Faculty and Staff Colleagues: In my remarks last Friday at Clarkston, I promised to provide you an outline of the plan …

Tricoli hires law firm, alleges fraud and is fired

By David Schick Dr. Anthony Tricoli will no longer be an employee with the University System of Georgia after June 30, 2012, according to documents obtained by the Collegian through the Georgia Open Records Act. “I advised Dr. Tricoli that his contract …

Lady Jags make GPC basketball history

The Lady Jaguars recent trip to Salina, Kansas to play in the NJCAA National Tournament was noteworthy and unpredicted. The Jaguars began at nationals making history winning their first-round game in the NJCAA national tournament for the first time in …

Strong Black Man (Poem by Jermon Hawk)

“A Strong Black Man” I’m a man, “A Strong Black Man” that is. And so I proceed to say that my words are perceived through society eyes as a perception of an unjust child that wasn’t born into sin, but …

American Apartheid

By Chris Schultz On Febuary 29, there will be a reading of the play American Apartheid performed in the Dunwoody auditorium. The play takes place during the Atlanta Race Riot in 1906, which lasted four days, and the plot focuses …

Box office {summer ‘11}

Paramount Pictures appears to be poised to dominate the box office this summer with the release of not only the comic book hero films “Thor” in May, and “Captain America: The First Avenger” in July, but also the highly anticipated …

Poetry slam a fingersnapping good time

On March 31, GPC Dunwoody was host to some of the college’s finest poets. It was not a typical poetry reading one thinks of upon the mentioning of the word ‘poetry’. Finger-snapping was not used for applause, but rather loud …

Japan Club seeks aid, relief for Japan

In response to the recent disaster in Japan, the Dunwoody Japan Club has organized an Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fundraiser to help the victims across the globe. “Seeing the disaster unfold in front of us and being people that love …

Students ponder ‘CredAbility’

The Clarkston auditorium filled as everyone grabbed a seat for the Credit Report speech with Brian Scott from CredAbility. He offered suggestions on websites students could go visit to get a free copy of their credit reports. www.Annualcreditreport.com was the …

Expletives fly over fashion show fiasco

“F— you, h-,” Student Government Association Senator Munir Limay yelled at Senator Unique Kersey-Watts as he stormed out of the Clarkston SGA meeting. The meeting was once again closed to outsiders, before beginning deliberation and voting on a request concerning …