Alan Xie “Clayton State’s Legendary Artist” Interview

  How to See, Instead of How to Draw By J. Holden Gregory -Bent Tree Staff             Clayton State University’s art program is beneficial to students of all majors; allowing each student to see the world from a new perspective that will influence their work positively in all subjects. The art program offers a minor in art with a concentration in studio art and art history. Students can finish the minor in just 18 credit hours by taking classes such as Drawing I, Art of the Modern World and 3-D Design.             Having taken art classes for many years and … Continue readingAlan Xie “Clayton State’s Legendary Artist” Interview

Advice from the Small Business Venture Orientation

By Dwain Jones -Bent Tree Staff On February 28, 2018, Dr. Cheryl Greenerl hosted a small event for future and current small business owners who are looking for helpful information on startups, and she serves a position as the Small Business Development Center Program Coordinator at Clayton State University. In order to start a small business, you must complete a Business Plan Workbook as Dr. Greenerl gives the following statement: “I am the gatekeeper.” The reason why she details this statement is because she assists small business owners with client program development, marketing and delivery. She will accept the workbook … Continue readingAdvice from the Small Business Venture Orientation

Why My Creative Friends Drop-out of School

By Demiyah Grier – Bent Tree Staff  Being a Creative is like having 1000 tabs open your laptop computer, but these tabs are ideas, and the laptop computer is your mind. The mind is always wandering, dreaming, and filled with ideas on how to execute these brilliant ideas. For some Creatives, those internet tabs are tamable, and they could work to close them out one by one. We will call these Creatives dreamers. For others, several of those tabs need to be closed out quickly without any delay. We will call these creatives doers. Dreamers are practical, strategic, and are … Continue readingWhy My Creative Friends Drop-out of School

Advice From Active Students- SAC Fitness Center

Chania Forte, a sophomore Criminal Justice student from Atlanta, encourages students to, “eat healthy and exercise. Even when you get caught up going to classes.”     Davena Smith, a senior Health and Fitness from Valdosta GA, motivates Clayton State students by exercising at least three days a week even with busy class schedules.     Drinking water can be for a lot of people, but senior accounting major Montavious Coggins makes it his goal to “drink at least a gallon of water everyday.”   Just getting started exercising? Check out the ACSM video series on how to do it … Continue readingAdvice From Active Students- SAC Fitness Center


Everyone has that point in their college career, where their mind is completely closed for business and their body is subconsciously being controlled by a force called graduation. Where mornings become a moment of hatred and the alarm clock becomes a newfound enemy. When every assignment is a step closer to being a breakdown and the thought of becoming an exotic dancer, tip toe in an out of your thoughts sporadically. These symptoms aren’t to be taken lightly, simply because Senioritis is an extreme matter that should be handled immediately. Senioritis is defined as “the decline in motivation or performance … Continue readingSenioritis

You vs. The World: How one person can change the perspective of others

Written by Hope Dickson The saying “There is strength in numbers” is an old proverb that we may have had heard at some point in our lives. Sound familiar?   We are going to talk about numbers for a minute. Now, I have never been good at math so bear with me on this.   Last year, Clayton State University reported that there are 6,996 students that go to their campus according to the CSU website. You are 1 out of that 6,996 in statistics, or you make up .14 percent of Clayton State’s population.   Let’s think a little … Continue readingYou vs. The World: How one person can change the perspective of others