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The Oscars 2016: Big Stars and Big Messages

By Scotti Morris The Academy Awards last night served as a platform diverse social commentaries ranging across sexual assault, climate change, and the inequality among races in the entertainment industry. Chris Rock hosted the ceremony and consistently addressed the lack of diversity of this year’s nominees in the acting category, opening with a quip that the… Continue reading The Oscars 2016: Big Stars and Big Messages

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The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

By Scotti Morris When people think of the Hollywood lifestyle, they do not consider that egregious acts, such as sexual assault, could impact or affect celebrities. Yet, pop singer Kesha, famous for her techno dance music, is currently being blacklisted by the music industry for speaking out against one of these offenses. Kesha faces a… Continue reading The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

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Minorities shine in 2015 Emmys

By Adele Auguste The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony offered a night of firsts for minority actors and actresses as both Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage left the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with high honors. Davis became the first African-American woman to win "Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series" while Dinklage, a… Continue reading Minorities shine in 2015 Emmys

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OPINION | Freedom of Speech, of the Press…and of Comedy?

BY MOLLIE SIMON In the upcoming fall television season, South Africa native Trevor Noah[1] will take the stage to replace Jon Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. If he survives trial-by-Twitter that is. Right after his promotion to the gloried ranks of “hosthood” were announced, the Internet exploded with criticism over… Continue reading OPINION | Freedom of Speech, of the Press…and of Comedy?

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REVIEW | UGA Screens “The Hunting Ground” and Addresses the Inaction Towards Sexual Assault on College Campuses

BY KRISTY DAVIS On April 15th and 16th, multiple UGA student and alumni groups came together to present four screenings of "The Hunting Ground", a documentary and exposé on rape and sexual assault on college campuses. The film addresses these issues at Ivy League schools, state universities, and small colleges, but makes its strongest cases against… Continue reading REVIEW | UGA Screens “The Hunting Ground” and Addresses the Inaction Towards Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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SHORT-STORY | C’est La Vie (This Is Life)

BY VANILLA SHERRY 20º Fahrenheit. Epher sighed after she checked the temperature today. It was a cold . She finished planning today's activities for Greenboro’s poor and unemployed people and then went to bathroom to take a shower for work. She turned on the shower, and felt the cold water hitting her as if she… Continue reading SHORT-STORY | C’est La Vie (This Is Life)

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Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform

BY CONNER BRYAN With only the information that Killer Mike was to be speaking, I arrived at Tate Theatre on Thursday April 2, thinking he would be discussing his music to advertise his show at the Georgia Theatre on April 4 as part of the rap duo (along with rapper/producer El-P) Run the Jewels. What… Continue reading Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform

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REVIEW | Two Broads: Bridging Gender Gaps of Humor, Culture and Success

BY CONNER BRYAN “Broad City”: A Bed Bath & Beyond-obsessed illustrator who works as a cleaner in a gym and a frenetic frizz-haired weed smoker who stores pot in her “nature’s pocket.” Drop these two women in New York City and you have the formula of Comedy Central’s new show, which is now in its… Continue reading REVIEW | Two Broads: Bridging Gender Gaps of Humor, Culture and Success

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REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness

BY KELCEY CAULDER On Saturday, March 21st the University of Georgia’s Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA) hosted Caribbean Night in downtown Athens’ Morton Theater. The event, one of the many Ethnic Nights presented by International Student Life (ISL) organizations, featured both dinner and a play entitled “Not Enough.” According to Kiersten Willis, CaribSA’s secretary and social… Continue reading REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness

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Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens

BY MOLLIE SIMON For those adventurous students unable to hop on a plane for the 7,120 mile journey from Athens to Seoul, South Korea, Korean Night offers an immersive sampling of the Asian culture without leaving campus. On March 22 the Korean Undergraduate Student Association’s hosted its ninth annual Korean Night, titled “Seoul of Athens,”… Continue reading Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens

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OPINION | Beyoncé and Grammys on the Rocks

BY CONNER BRYAN Again. He’s about to do it again. The thought must have passed through thousands of minds at the same time when at the 2015 Grammy awards viewers saw Kanye West mount the stage. The act was a near repeat of the stunt he pulled during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when,… Continue reading OPINION | Beyoncé and Grammys on the Rocks

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Africa Night to Promote Modern Feminism

BY MORGAN BROWN As part of the annual tradition of Ethnic Nights put on by many International Student Life (ISL) organizations, the African Student Union’s (ASU) Africa Night will be taking place February 20th and 21st in Morton Theater. This year’s Africa Night will be a play entitled “Just a Woman.” “Just a Woman,” directed… Continue reading Africa Night to Promote Modern Feminism

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#OverIt2014

BY CONNER BRYAN Fox & Friends, the Fox News morning show, kicked off its December 30 program by looking toward the new year. The discussion centered around things in 2014 that hopefully would not follow the world into 2015 (e.g.- pretzel buns and selfies!). The well-meant attempt of what could be seen as an attempt… Continue reading #OverIt2014

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Imbalanced Radio Stations Shrink Their Own Appeal

BY MORGAN BROWN It is easy – almost reflexive in this day and age – to see radio DJ as a nearly obsolete profession considering that mobile digital media players (MP3 players/devices) are still increasing in popularity worldwide and have been since their initial market boom in the early-mid 2000s. Additionally, music streaming service apps… Continue reading Imbalanced Radio Stations Shrink Their Own Appeal

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What We Can Learn From the Nude Photo Leak

BY KRISTY DAVIS Privacy is defined as the state or condition of being free from observation and disturbance by other people. When most people think of privacy, they think of closed doors, quietness, and the choice to protect themselves. Their opinions, thoughts, and secrets are theirs to keep from the world if they so choose.… Continue reading What We Can Learn From the Nude Photo Leak