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The Heartbeat Bill: a State of Change for Georgia

By: Michelle Manganiello  Writer A recent phenomenon has Georgians on edge: The Heartbeat Bill. This bill, passed by Governor Brian Kemp, allows abortions to be banned as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The punishment for those who perform an abortion is a minimum of 10 years in prison. The bill instructs doctors to prohibit… Continue reading The Heartbeat Bill: a State of Change for Georgia

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Malls: The End of an Era

By: Michelle Manganiello  Writer If you are from the Alpharetta or Roswell area, you would recognize the words “North Point Mall” anywhere. This is where you got your American Girl doll at the American Girl store, where you made your first bear at Build-A-Bear, or where you met your friends in the food court or… Continue reading Malls: The End of an Era

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“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” Highlighting Black Women’s Experiences

By: Rachel Yuan Online Section Writer This weekend, the Black Theatrical Ensemble held their fall semester performance in the Fine Arts Theater. The Black Theatrical Ensemble allows students to participate in and learn all aspects of putting on a production, from acting to behind-the-scenes work. They strive to showcase Afro-centric theater, by performing works by… Continue reading “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” Highlighting Black Women’s Experiences

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Black Minds Matter Too: UGA Student Starts Black Mental Health Organization

  by Kalah Mingo Forget all the stereotypes of mental illness. It has no face. It has no particular victim. Mental illness can affect any individual from any background and the black community is no exception. African Americans sometimes experience even more severe forms of mental health conditions because of unmet needs and barriers to… Continue reading Black Minds Matter Too: UGA Student Starts Black Mental Health Organization

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Wide spectrum of ideas shared at fifth annual TEDxUGA

by Kemani Miles In the past, the University of Georgia has had four previous TEDxUGA events with many more to come. The talks span from different perspectives to talk about issues that need to come to light and could help push society forward. This year, TEDxUGA decided to look at their fifth event from a… Continue reading Wide spectrum of ideas shared at fifth annual TEDxUGA

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Women of Color Take Their Place in the Business World

by Kalah Mingo The world of business and entrepreneurship has experienced a shift in the past few years. According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women-owned businesses have grown 45 percent over the past nine years, making the rate of growth five times the national average. Georgia is the second fastest growing state… Continue reading Women of Color Take Their Place in the Business World

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Immigration Nation Come to Athens

by Samantha Ward Immigration has been at the forefront of political debate for decades now but saw a surge in conversations once President Trump began campaigning. With such widespread debate opens up the possibility of misunderstandings and straight-up lies about immigration spreading like wildfire across the internet. Many nonprofits are working to clear up these… Continue reading Immigration Nation Come to Athens

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Existence As Resilience: The Third Annual LGBT+ Connect Conference

by Samantha Ward Amid everything going on in the political sphere, there are still safe spaces standing strong for the LGBT+ community, and one of them is the annual Connect Conference here in Athens. Hosted by the UGA LGBT Resource Center on January 28, this all-day event gave LGBT+ people and allies the chance to… Continue reading Existence As Resilience: The Third Annual LGBT+ Connect Conference