Super-secret hidden gems WRITTEN BY GUILLERMO RIVERA | STAFF REPORTER
eorgia State’s Atlanta campus is filled with several hidden places that can be of great assistance to students. Most of these places provide cheap or even free services and can be great tools for making college life easier. Discover these hidden gems around campus that your student fees are paying for.
1. FREE GROCERIES
The Panther’s Pantry offers resources including produce, nonperishable items, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toilet paper to students. Located in the B Deck under the Urban Life Building, Panther’s Pantry is open Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Panthers are allowed one visit per week with a valid Panther ID.
desk on the second floor of Library North.
4. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR USE
Located on the eighth floor of Library South, University Archives has everything from maps of Atlanta to newspapers, magazines, literature, Georgia State yearbooks and hundreds of other useful historical documents. The clerks are happy to help students utilize the online database or answer any questions they may have. So, if a student is in need of any documents for assignments, research or if they just want to check out some vintage magazines or newspapers, simply pay a visit to the archives.
5. RENT A BIKE FOR $1
Unlike the Student Health Clinic where students must ask someone behind the counter to receive a few lucky rubbers, Student Health Promotion holds a vast selection of condoms, lube and dental dams with easy access. The SHP office is located on Piedmont Avenue in the Citizens Trust Building, Suite 241, across from University Commons and Piedmont Central.
The Touch the Earth Rental Center is located within the Student Recreation Center and can be accessed either on the ground floor or the back entrance near S Deck. TTE allows students to rent many kinds of outdoor gear, like camping equipment, hammocks, canoes, kayaks and more. Bikes can be rented for $1 a day for up to three days at a time. If you’re in need of quick and cheap transportation, check out Touch the Earth — and don’t forget to ask about the awesome trips they offer.
3. BORROW HEADPHONES FROM THE LIBRARY
6. FREE TESTING GEAR
2. FREE CONDOMS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED
Other than an endless amount of books, printers, computers and some of the best napping spots on campus, the library offers the ability to borrow pretty much anything including laptops, phone chargers, calculators, Expo markers and headphones. All you need is a Panther ID to check out these items at the Technology Support
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The Student Government Association office offers free scantrons to students. The office is located in Student Center West, Suite 450. Show up between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with a Panther ID and grab a scantron at no cost. Otherwise, you can purchase some from the University Bookstore 30 to 45 cents each. Photo by Unique Rodriguez & Doris Amouzou