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College Grocery Guide The Food Students Need and Where to Get It

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By Jabril Titus Collegian Staff


eing a college student can become very stressful mentally but also financially. One thing that will help a student’s day go by smoother is a healthy meal or snack to munch on between studying and classes.

There are plenty of inexpensive foods that can be prepared quickly or the night before. Eating breakfast is essential; as we all know, it is the most important meal of the day. A few hours later, students might become hungry, this is why it is important to have something packed to eat. This not only saves you time, but it also saves you money. Eating out every

day adds up and leaves you with little money budgeted for anything else. Local grocery stores are great places to find healthy and resonably priced foods. As far as chains go, Kroger and Wal-Mart are your best bets. After comparing the prices of the two different grocery stores, Wal-Mart's prices were the lowest for most products. Wal-Mart pric-

es fit the standards of a college student who must stay within means. You can even cut out this section of the newspaper to help you stay within in your budget. This also will help you spend less time with browsing through the prices of the different products. Please budget your money, and shop with your brain, not your stomach! Happy shopping!

The Grocery List Carrots Broccoli Lettuce Strawberries Bananas Apples

Carrots Broccoli Lettuce Strawberries Bananas Apples Grapes Oranges Eggs Milk Cheese Slices Butter Yogurt Fish Filets Chicken Breasts Deli Turkey Fruit Juices Bread Cereal Cookies Ramen Noodles Chips Soda

Kroger $0.99/ lb. $2.49/ bunch $0.99/ head $2.59/ patch $0.59/ lb. $1.59 (Dole) $2.49/ lb. (Simple Truth)

Wal-Mart $0.78/ bag $2.38/ bunch $1.58/ head $1.98/ patch $0.56/ lb. $1.97/ lb. $1.98/ lb.

$2.80/ dozen (Navel) $1.00/ dozen (Simple Truth) $3.08/ gal. $1.99 (Kroger) $1.98 (Land of Snakes) $1.00 (Greek Yoplait) $5.99/ lb. $1.99/ lb. (whole chicken) $2.49 (Oscar Mayer) $2.99 $1.99 (Nature's Oven) 2 for $4.00 (General Mills) $2.99 (Traditional Cookies) 5 for $1.00 20 bags for $6.49 (Frito Lay Variety Pack) $0.98 (Dr. Pepper)

$0.82 each $1.64/ dozen $3.65/ gal. $3.28 (Kraft) $1.78 (Land of Snakes) $0.50 (Yoplait) $7.00/ lb. $0.99/ lb. (whole chicken) $2.48 (Oscar Mayer) $1.88 (Minute Maid) $1.88 (white bread) $3.98 (General Mills) $0.98 (Wal-Mart) $2.88 (12 pack) 20 bags for 5.46 (Frito Lay Variety Pack) $0.84 (Great Value) Statistics compiled by Jabril Titus

Grapes Oranges Eggs Milk Cheese Butter Yogurt Fish Filets Chicken Breasts

Deli Turkey Fruit Juices Bread Cereal Cookies Ramen Noodles

Chips Soda


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August 27, 2014

When asked about the upcoming Tobacco-Free policy, Newton campus freshman Phillip Ethridge said, "I think it's bullshit. If it’s not affecting other people, why should it matter? I think it won't last.”

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chool has started and what a start it has been. I noticed that many of you are taking fewer classes this semester, because of financial reasons, time constraints, no motivation to learn. The reality is that college classes are difficult. Being in college and balancing everything in your life, however, is more difficult. Nonetheless, life is fair, because life is unfair to everyone. Every person that you see walking on GPC's campus or just on the street is facing his or her own battles with life. This does not mean that you give up. Every time you think education is not worth it, I want you to think back to elementary school, even kindergarten. Do you remem-

@GPCollegian #GPCollegian EDITOR IN CHIEF Farhin Lilywala EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kezia Velista SPORTS EDITOR Hope Dickson

ber how excited you were to go to school? Do you remember how excited you were to learn? Where did that passion go? College years are those years of your life that you will never get back. These years are those that you can change your mind twenty times, and it is still okay. Cherish these years; do not dread them. I would like to thank each and every one of you for reading the content we put so much effort into producing. We hope to exceed your expectations. If you have any story ideas, comments, or questions, please contact us at gpc.collegian@gmail. com. We would love to hear from you!

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Dunwoody- Welcome Wednesday Quad 1-4 p.m. Alpharetta- Digital Photo Booth 1st Floor, Lobby: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. On-Call Paintball West Parking Lot Green: 12 - 4 p.m.

Newton- Outdoor Xperience 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lawn


Clarkston- Throwback

Thursday with V103, Outside CN - 2 p.m.

Alpharetta- Digital Photo Booth 1st floor, lobby: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Classic Arcade Rm. 1140: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Newton- Club/ Organization Fair 2N Lobby 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Source: GPC General Events Calender

9/1 9/3

All campuses- Labor Day Holiday


Clarkston- Art Gallery Show: Black is the Darkest Color September through October 2 at the Clarkston Campus Fine Arts Gallery Reception: Thursday, September 4 from 6 – 8 p.m.


All campuses- Mid point for First Half Term classes

Decatur- Understanding Credit Free to attend. Must register for drawing for $200 Visa gift card. SF2100: 12-1 p.m.

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Campus News

POLICE BRIEFS By Farhin Lilywala Collegian Staff

Creeper on Campus


n July 28, at 1:15 p.m., an officer called for assistance with a suspicious person in the F building, room 2230, on the Clarkston campus. The officer already on the scene questioned the victim, who said the suspect was following her. Meanwhile the second officer watched the suspect, who was very anxious. The suspect stated that he was a student on the Deactur campus. When asked for identification, he said he did not have his GPC ID or his license. The first officer then called dispatch to check the suspect's record. The second officer conducted a 'pat down.' During this search, the victim's license, Wells Fargo bank card, two credit cards, and a personal check were found in the suspect's pockets. The victim's purse was found in a trash can on the same floor. All of the stolen items were returned to the victim. The suspect was apprehended and transported to the DeKalb County Jail. This case is now closed.

The Stolen J-Card n Aug. 20, dispatch received a call at 5 p.m. At apporoximately 4 p.m. in building G on the Clarkston campus, a student's JCard was stolen. The victim checked out a basketball and gave his card to the desk. The suspect pretended to be the victim's friend, returned a basketball, and said he would take the card back to the victim. The card was, in fact, never returned. The suspect made a few purchases using the victim's card as well. He or she spent $4.00 at the Campus Cafe at 4:07 p.m. At 4:09 p.m., the suspect spent another $13.00 at the Campus Cafe. The biggest purchase, however, was at 4:31 p.m. at the GPC Bookstore, where the suspect spent $427.00. There are three suspects recorded on camera. The invesigation continues.


Notes from GPC Public Safety: Please be careful where you leave your belongings. If you bring an item of value on to campus, please know where it is at all times. North Indian Creek Drive has now turned into a single-laned road by the Clarkston campus. There are many crosswalks that intersect the road. Please be mindful of pedestrains. If a city or GPC officer finds you in violation of this law, you will be penalized. Be safe. Information provided by GPC Public Safety.

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AROUND THE WORLD (Ferguson, Mo.)- What really happened? Here are six things to know about Ferguson: 1. Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johson, 22, were walking down the street, and a police officer confronted them for walking on the street. 2. There was some sort of a struggle between Brown and the police officer, Darren Wilson through Wilson's car window. 3. Brown was not armed. This is confirmed by all parties, according to major news outlets. 4. Brown was shot at least six times, according to autopsy reports, twice in the head. 5. Brown was allegedly a prime suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred the day of his death. A store surveillance tape shows Brown to be the robber. Also, according to Benjamin Crump, the Brown family lawyer, the man in the video appears to be Brown. 6. The police took six days to publicly identify Wilson as the officer who killed Brown. (Syria)- Journalist Peter Theo Curits, 45, is said to have been kidnapped by the al-Nusra Font, a Syrian group with ties to al Qaeda, in October 2012. He was released on Sunday, Aug. 24. Curits was moved to the U.N. in Golan Heights. Doctors conducted a checkup on him to ensure there was nothing physically wrong. He is expected to reunite with his family soon. (Liberia)- Ebola is known as one of the deadliest dieseases to contract. The disease is extremely fatal and has no cure. In Liberia, the doctor who contracted the virus and was given a hopeful experimental drug has died. This is considered to be the deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Ebola first broke out in Guinea in March. It was not considered a matter of the highest priority at the time, because there were very few cases. After that, 909 confirmed cases and perhaps another 414 cases are thought to be in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Some 729 people of the 1,323 total confirmed and possible infections have died, reports World Health Organization as of July 27.

Compiled by Farhin Lilywala, editor-in-chief. Source: CNN.

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August 27, 2014

The Path to Parking By Kezia Velista Collegian Staff


o you enter Georgia Perimeter College grounds and find yourself driving around the entire campus not being able to park? Whether you are a student, parent, faculty member, or visitor, this must have been a problem at least once. When parking their cars, people typically think, “Where can I find the closest parking space?” The crux of this problem is that some GPC parking lots have more parking spaces than others. In fact, some campuses have more parking lots depending on how many students attend that specific one. With eleven lots, the Dunwoody campus has the most out of the five colleges. Five of those parking lots, lots one to three, seven, and nine, are strictly for faculty and staff. Lots four, six, eight, ten, and eleven are for students. Faculty and students share lot five, while lot two doubles as visitors’ lot, because it is closest to building B, or the student center, where advising and admission offices are. Journalism major Bernard Malone from the Dun-

woody campus admits that his favorite place to park is not any of the decks but outside, next to the library, in lot six. “The parking decks get too congested,” Malone said. On the other hand, engineering major Adnan Rashied said, “I always park in the brown building [near lot four], because I don’t like the sun heating up my car--the steering wheel gets too hot!” All parking lots have spaces for handicapped drivers except for parking deck two (part of lot four), lots six, eight, and ten. The Clarkston campus comes in a close second with nine lots. There are three areas designated just for students which are lots three to five. Many of the parking locations in Clarkston are connected, because most of the campus space is used for bigger buildings for a higher volume of students. To break it down, lots one and two are for visitors and staff members while students and staff split lots six, seven, and nine. Finally, lot eight is a parking deck for visitors and students. In total, there are approximately 2,066 spaces around Clarkston campus. For students, you’ll be more likely to find spots at the parking deck. According to Lt. Terry Payne of Clarkston, you will have better luck


finding a place to park in the parking deck. “It has 500 spaces,” Lt. Payne said. With five lots, the Decatur campus provides parking lots one, two, and four for visitors as well as faculty. Lots three and five are for students. Handicap accessible parking spaces are available near lot one. Finally, both Alpharetta and Newton have one big parking lot no matter what your purpose is for going to the campus. The Newton campus divides its lot into two, but handicapped spots are not available in the upper gravel portion. Even though it is just one area at the Alpharetta campus, film major Laura Magana said that she has never had an issue with parking. “It has a decent parking lot with plenty of space divided up by strategically placed bushes,” Magna said. There are handicapped parking spaces available in the middle section of the three part parking lot at the Alpharetta campus. On weekends and after 7:00 p.m. the parking lots in general, on all campuses, are open to the public. So if you happen to be in school for an event at that time and day, parking in any lot is allowed; no restrictions!


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Best parking

Moderate parking

Not-so-great parking

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August 27, 2014

Our Voice COLUMN By Nathan Fugate Staff Writer


few years ago, I read a proverb that said, “ W h e n people lack vision, they cast off restraint.” In other words, those who have no life vision and method for achieving it will cease to be self-disciplined in life. They will merely float around in life as

COLUMN By Ruth Green Staff Writer


ne of the first things students are told at GPC orientation is getting accustomed to checking two important information systems: GPC webmail and iCollege. Both relay important personal and academic information to you, the student, throughout the semester. Failing to check them daily can be a costly mistake. Webmail and iCollege require top priority, because they are in-

To Have a Vision or to Cast Off Restraint

ghosts of who they were meant to be. Having a life vision is not just your life dream, but also how will you achieve it and consequently walk it out. Now this proverb really struck me to my core as I began to ask myself the deeper questions of life. Who am I? What are my dreams? What do I want to do with my life? It was this proverb that ultimately brought me back to college after a nine year hiatus. I left college, because I had no vision for life. I wandered around trying to find myself and in many ways I tried to adopt the vision of others,

which goes without saying, is a very unhealthy thing to do. Now, I am about to turn 30 years old and can say looking back that I wish I had had someone to help me cast vision for my life. Then, I might not have taken such a long break from school. Last spring, I started my first semester here at GPC and one my first assignments was to write a journal. The journal was to consist of three goals and how we were working to achieve those goals. I am happy to say that thanks to Professor Kim Clark, I not only set all three goals but also achieved them. However, I did not stop

there but have now set even more life goals and have others helping me to achieve them. Of course when you are fresh out of high school as many of you are, you are probably thinking, “I am just 18, how can I have a life vision already?” Well, you are in luck! One of the best benefits of GPC is that they have a wonderful faculty team of student advisers, personal counselors, and professors who have been in your shoes at one time or another and can give you the advice you need. Even if you do know what you want to major in, whether you figured it out on your own or with

help of an adviser, I challenge you not to just go through the motions of going to the mandatory classes and making a passing grade but to go the extra mile. It is a competitive world out there, and one of the best ways we can succeed is by working together. Do not do it alone! Find others with similar academic goals or career goals and work toward them together. This is more than simply just networking but actually doing it side by side. So let us not lose vision, but rather as we start this new semester, let us remind ourselves yet again why we are here.

Have You Checked Your GPC Webmail Today? strumental in reminding you of important due dates and deadlines. Not to mention, the accounts notify you of the many fun-filled events on all GPC campuses. Once you have been accepted to GPC, a webmail address is created for you. It can be found on the card you are given on the day you attend orientation. It is specific to your name only. All it requires is establishing a password and getting into the daily habits of accessing it via the internet. Webmail is all things GPC. No matter which campus it is on, the

event will show up in your webmail inbox. iCollege, on the other hand, will have all things academic to keep you abreast of detailed information for each class you enroll in. Think of it as the direct link between you and your professors. Combined, in them, you will find everything that pertains to you individually, and collectively. Unfortunately, many students do not check their webmail as often as they need to. Checking webmail needs to become a daily habit like checking the social networks - something

most of us do many times on any given day. We are terrified that if we do not ‘hit-up’ our social networks we will miss something important or something that is trending. You probably will not miss anything urgent if you fail to log onto Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter. With some certainty I can say that if you fail to log into your webmail account, at least twice a day, you will probably miss something important and relevant. Last semester, a student missed a deadline for her Federal Work

Study (FWS) grant, because she failed to check her webmail address regularly. I felt bad for her, because going to college can be a huge financial struggle. Hopefully, she was able to obtain her FWS grant. It cannot be emphasized enough how crucial GPC webmail and iCollege are for making your college experience a less stressful one. So, go ahead, and check your webmail right now, while it’s on your mind. You will probably be glad that you did. There is too much at stake not to.

August 27, 2014


Sports A Religion for All

COLUMN By Hope Dickson Collegian Staff


Fall means one thing: college sports. To some they could not care less, but to others it is a religion: cookout parties, face painting, and season tickets. What does that mean for GPC with a smaller sports program? Although GPC does not have a football team, our college has other sports that need the same amount of fans to come out and cheer them on such as: basketball, soccer, ten-

Our Jaguars Deserve Cheering Fans

nis, baseball, and softball. The last couple of years alone, our Jaguars gave the GPC sports program a good name by conquering several accomplishments. During the spring semester 2014, the Lady Tennis Jags finished third in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Tournament. This was the highest national ranking accomplishment since the Division II national championship back in 2000. In Spring 2013, the Men’s Tennis team placed sixth in the NJCAA National Tournament. In baseball, this past spring sea-

son ended with the Jaguars holding a record of 44-14. With a great recored, they also won the Georgia College Athletic Association (GCAA) Championship against Darton State on May 10. In fact, GPC players have racked up even more individual accomplishments in each sport. Last season, GCAA named Men’s Basketball forward-post, Shane Henry (S) Defensive Player of the Year. He also joined the first team for the All-GCAA. Freshman forward for the Women’s team, Abrelyn Rackley, joined the All-GCAA second

team after overcoming an injury early in the season. The NJCAA selected GPC’s Men’s soccer team striker Brayan Rodriguez(S) and defender Jordan Dunstan(S) to the 2013 Division 1 Men’s soccer All- American team. GPC Women’s soccer team center defender, Alex Truitt(S), was also selected to the NJCAA Women’s soccer Division 1 All- American team for the second time. Last season, pitcher Lyndsey Parden (S), outfielder Vanessa Buitrago (S), and infielder/catcher Morgan Howard(F) were selected to be on the 2013 All-GCAA first

Sports Briefs By Ben Abrams Staff Writer

Women's Soccer The Women’s team opened the season with a 5-0 win over Gordon State College on Aug. 22. The Jaguars dominated in offense shooting 16 shots with nine on target. Gordon State only had three shots, with one on target. Courtney Dobeck, midfielder and forward, led the team with two goals in the game. Defender Kyana Campbell,

forward Natasha Truitt, and forward and midfielder Nicole McMillan also contributed to the team’s scoring efforts. The women will head back down to Gordon State on Aug. 29 for a rematch. Men's Soccer The Men’s team began the season with a 3-0 win over Finger Lake Community College (FLCC) on Aug. 23 in Canandaigua, New York. The men dominated offensively with 25 shots and 15 on target, compared to FLCC’s offense with five shots and four on target. For-

ward Jeremy Booth contributed all three goals towards the Jaguars’ victory. They then continued their strong start to the season with a 2-0 win over Monroe Community College on Aug. 24. These wins improve the Jaguars to a 2-0 record and help the team keep its sixth place ranking in the NJCAA top 10 national poll for Division I soccer. Forwards Ryan Gordon (#7) and Kevin Otokore (#20) scored the two goals to give GPC the win. Go Jaguars!

team. Our Jaguars deserve a round of applause and cheering fans in the stands. So get out the face paint, start arguing with your friends, and bring out the grills. Show our sports teams just as much love and support as you would show your other favorite schools. GPC teams need their fellow Jaguars to show how proud we are. So I challenge you: come out this semester for any GPC game!

Schedule MEN'S SOCCER 8/30- Louisburg vs. Darton State, Dunwoody, GA: 1 p.m. 8/31- Louisburg, Dunwoody, Ga.: 1 p..m. 9/2- Oxford College of Emory, Dunwoody, Ga.: 4 p.m. 9/4- Georgia Military College, Dunwoody, Ga.: 3 p.m.

WOMEN'S SOCCER 9/5- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Ga.: 4 p.m. 9/9- University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie, Clarkston, Ga.: 2 p.m.

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