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
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
Both were nominated for their outstanding commitment and dedicated efforts to making an impact on campus.
Kyanna “Kee-Kee” Simone Simpson, a third year entertainment and media studies major from Decatur, Ga. is living her dream. She is a full-time student at the University of Georgia, but she is also a successful actress.
I will often tell someone I am Jewish. Just as often, I decide against it.
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.
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.
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?
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
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… Continue reading Books Finding Their Way to Athenians
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
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
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
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
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