I will often tell someone I am Jewish. Just as often, I decide against it.
It was 2010. B.o.B was still relevant. Drake was just rising in popularity, Eminem had just come out of retirement, Kid Cudi had become a household name and Kanye had just snatched the mic.
According to the Connection Homes website, in the United States there are up to 2 million young adults ages 18 to 24 who are homeless. More than 55,000 young adults become homeless each year and 27,000 become too old for foster care when they turn 18.
College can be a pretty scary place. In high school, hype and anticipation surrounds it. People will attack you with generic questions such as where you’re going to school, what you’re going to study, where you’re going to live, what your career plans are, among others.
On Feb. 16, 2018, one of the most anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther,” was released in theaters. Ever since, audiences have been flooding to theaters to be transported into the hidden land of Wakanda and experience the tale of Black Panther.
The first article I ever wrote as a college journalist was about sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2016. Since that article was written, the social landscape that we live in has changed.
It always starts with a class. Half will be paying attention to their social media feed, while the other half will be focusing on what the professor is saying. Some go as far as taking a different approach to “note taking,” scribbling their own ideas on the subject by marking up the side of their notebook with dashes, circles or turning their creative endeavors into a masterpiece.
According to the United States Census Bureau, 12.7 percent of people in the U.S. live in poverty. In Athens-Clarke County, that number almost triples with 35.5 percent of people living in poverty.
We have to do better.
Since television took over the U.S., sports have dominated broadcasts. But in 2017, the Nielsen ratings for sports broadcasts were comparable to another event: the 2017 Intel Extreme Masters, an esports tournament that garnered 46 million unique viewers.
Have you ever noticed that when you are searching for hair and beauty products that will help with your hair’s curly texture, you have to go to a whole other aisle? I’m sure you’ve seen the aisle that people have dubbed the “ethnic aisle.”
Hair removal can be a constant struggle for women, and society has created immense pressure for women to remove all body hair except from their head. The list of places on a woman’s body that are expected to be hairless continues to grow: underarms, arms, legs, bikini area, pubic area and face.
A month before “Culture II” released, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, also known as Offset, was featured on a song where he said “I cannot vibe with queers.” His fiancé, Cardi B, attempted to defend him by asking why the LGBTQ+ community doesn’t educate others about what’s offensive.
How do you keep going when you lose? Even worse, how do you keep going when you feel like you’ve already won it all?
Finals week is here and students are focused on studying, writing papers and completing projects. We’re all so ready to finish out the semester on a high note or graduate and move on to greater things.