Curiosity finds the cat

Many Atlantans abandon their comfy couch cushion and slippers to run out into the streets when they hear a drop has been made.

Georgia State Alumni, former studio art major and well-known artist, Catlanta, releases a sporadic statement about a “dropped” cat via social networks and sends eager, hopeful owners out in a scurry to find his hidden novelties.
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: One year later

Photo courtesy of Danny Ingram

“The military is now able today to take greater pride in their record on diversity and their mission, which is to defend our nation’s freedom.”

These are the words of Danny Ingram, one of the first soldiers discharged from the military under the law banning homosexual men and women from serving openly in the military, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The controversial law has been repealed for slightly over a year now, and the LGBT community has seen this as major progress in the long fight for equality of citizens regardless of their sexual orientation but reminds them that there is still a long way to go.
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MLK Day 2012

It was 26 years ago that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first recognized nationally as a federal holiday. Since the initial recognition of this once controversial holiday, the nation has made several strides towards the equality that King strived for. And with the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as the first memorial to an African-American in Washington D.C. last year, the nation is still paying tribute to King.

By getting a day off in memory of an icon, children, adults and the elderly alike are all given a chance to celebrate all that King accomplished during his lifetime. If you decide to pay homage to the Atlanta native this year, here are several activities that you can attend with family, friends or just on your own.
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Signal Spotlight: Jasmyn Wilkins

Sometimes the best things can be found in the most unlikely places. Finding money on the ground, a wedding ring hidden in a champagne glass or even a beauty queen on a college campus. Georgia State’s own Jasmyn Wilkins was crowned Miss Georgia 2012 and is on her way to representing our school and state in the Miss USA 2012 pageant this June.
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