Tag: Miranda Prescott

JSU removes English Competency Exam as graduation requirement

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Jacksonville State University announced on Tuesday, April 14 that the English Competency Exam, or ECE, will no longer be required by students to graduate from the university. This change in requirements will take effect as of the summer term this year.

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TikTok: Internet sensation, an information station or a privacy invasion?

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Throughout the history of the Internet, many websites have aimed to perfect the idea of a social construct on the World Wide Web. While many have been successful in this method, such as Facebook and Instagram, others have wielded popularity but ultimately fade away, such as MySpace. However, as of recently, no social media app or website can compare to the widespread popularity of a slightly new app on the market known as TikTok.

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Survey: 53 percent of college students plan to travel for spring break despite pandemic

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Throughout the United States, many colleges and universities are either conducting classes online or closing their doors temporarily or permanently for the rest of the academic year. All of these changes or closures have been made to combat the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus.

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Television shows everybody forgot about

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Growing up, we all had our favorite cartoons that we would race home after school or wake up early on Saturday mornings just to watch. For most of us, it was generational classics like Spongebob Squarepants or basically anything with “created by Butch Hartman” at the end of a title screen. Or if you were like me, you watched some older cartoons from the 1970s on Saturday mornings such as The Perils of Penelope Pitstop or anything else by Hannah-Barbera. These aired on Boomerang if I remember correctly. I think that channel no longer exists, which makes the nostalgic side of me sad.

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SGA to consider bill restructuring elections for student senators

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

The Jacksonville State University Student Government Association voted on Monday to table debate on revisions to the SGA Code of Laws that would change the voting procedures for student senators.

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