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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 the abortion once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Some … 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 on the carousel. This was the place to be if … Continue reading Malls: The End of an Era

“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 black writers or about the African-American experience. This semester, they … Continue reading “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” Highlighting Black Women’s Experiences

Books Finding Their Way to Athenians

By: Caitlyn Richtman Editor-In-Chief On a chilly November day, a young child skipped down Pulaski Street in Athens, his pudgy hand clutching his mother’s. He broke away from his mom when he spotted a small, red and white wooden box shingled with roof tiles standing tall in a Pulaski resident’s front yard. The child ran up to the box, opened it with a creak and … Continue reading Books Finding Their Way to Athenians