Clayton State University as a Film Destination

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Celebrities are walking the campus, but not attending classes or speaking at seminars. Instead, they are shooting their television series and movies here. Do not be surprised if you walk past your favorite actor or actress while heading to Biology 1101. Perhaps that is a little bit of exaggeration, but there must be something in the lakes here at Clayton State to draw numerous movie stars to use our campus to shoot their projects. Joyful Noise was the first project shot here, and the many sightings of our campus in film and television projects make me sure it will not …

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Clayton State University Twelfth Annual Philosophy in Society Lecture

About Dr. Meeks: Dr. Catherine Meeks is a retired Wesleyan College Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies. Author of five books and a social-justice columnist for the Macon Telegraph, Dr. Meeks currently serves as Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism and is editor of and a contributor to the forthcoming Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, which considers how dismantling racism in the 21st Century has to be different from the work of the past and discusses ways for the journey to progress. Dr. Meeks has spent many, many …

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Farewell to Turner Field

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October 2, 2016 marked the last day that the home of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Team played at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta. The Braves will now play in Cobb County’s SunTrust Park that will hopefully result in bringing more traffic to the area while creating a new exciting atmosphere. This park will seat 42,000 fans. The grand opening of Turner Field was April 4, 1997 where the Braves pulled off a win against the Chicago Cubs 5-4. This main entrance to the stadium was once home to the former Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Summer Olympics. To …

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Mary J. Blige Reveals Why Her Marriage Had To End

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It has been nearly 4 months since R & B soul artist Mary J. Blige filed for divorce from Martin “Kendu” Issac, and she is now releasing details of the 12-year marriage, expressing that a lack of respect is the reason it came to a halt. On Wednesday, November 2016, Blige told Robin Roberts of Good Morning America that “The breaking point was when [she] kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected. [However], it just seemed like [she] was beating a dead horse and… talking to a wall.” She continued, “I just wasn’t …

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Five Things to Know After the Presidential Election

Election Day took place November 8, 2016. Citizens took their political stance to the polls to either select Donald Trump (Republican), Hilary Clinton (Democratic), or third- party candidates Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. To the surprise of many, Donald Trump came out on top. So what happens next? Here are five things you need to know after the presidential election concludes. * The President-elect (Donald Trump), a president after the election but before the induction into office, will be announced after Election Day has concluded and all the votes are in. * The Electoral College meets to vote in December. …

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Theater: Auditions and Plays Information

Clayton State University is hosting the play Waiting for Godot for one more weekend in the Arts and Science Building, room G-132. Waiting for Godot is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Derrick Vanmeter. In an exclusive interview, Vanmeter summarized the play as “[exploring] the pain and frustration of waiting on something that may never come. Vladimir and Estragon are waiting under a tree for a Mr. Godot to arrive. They find ways to pass the time while they wait. The play is an example of Theatre of the Absurd which reflects on existential questions such as ‘why do we …

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Voter Intimidation is Illegal. Plain and Simple.

One Pro-Trump group, Stop the Steal, plans to send volunteer poll watchers to nine different cities whose populations contain high numbers of minorities. They will be targeting voting precincts to “watch” counts as voter intimidation. Poll Watching is not a new thing. Back in the early 1980’s, courts in New Jersey drafted a consent decree. Courts and the DNC accused the RNC of voter intimidation by way of targeting precincts where African Americans were registered. Roger Stone played a key role in the strategy of the voter intimidation plans of the ’80s in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Stone, …

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Freaky Flashback!

Yesterday, students roamed the campus dressed in the freakiest, the cutest, and classiest costumes! Here is a freaky-flashback of the characters making an appearance! Espion Harley has been dressing as Espion “for the last couple of anime conventions.” She also loves the costume because it is purple! Flynt Coal Brandon decided to go as Flynt Coal from the anime series RWBY. He went as this character because he “likes the character design… and likes how [Flynt] uses musical instruments as weapons.” Blastoise Tori dressed as the Pokémon Blastoise for a convention in Atlanta but decided that it, too, “would be …

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National Novel Writing Month Has Begun

The event, hosted by National Novel Writing Month (a nonprofit once known as The Office of Letters and Light), spans the entire month of November, encouraging participants to stop procrastinating on that novel they’ve been dreaming of finishing and finally finish their work. Their challenge allows participants just thirty-one days to write a book with a minimum of fifty-thousand words. That’s a little over sixteen hundred words per day. That makes it seem a bit more manageable, right? It can be taxing some days, especially because the semester is coming to a close. Everything seems to be due at the …

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Get With The Program: Information Technology

When one arrives at the site of any festival, they are met with a wave of stimulation. There are so many sights, smells, people, music, and voices coming from every direction. When you visit some vendors, you may hear the tinkling from wind chimes made of blown glass. The banners and flags wave in neat rows as a breeze blows through the aisles of tents. With those gusts come the smells of gyros, pastries, chicken on a spit, and beer. If you’re walking by the tent offering coffee brewed in a small tin pot and poured directly into your cup, …

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