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 misunderstandings as well as help affected undocumented immigrants in the … Continue reading Immigration Nation Come to Athens

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 come together at the Tate Grand Ballroom and build community … Continue reading Existence As Resilience: The Third Annual LGBT+ Connect Conference

Building a Better Athens: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing our World

Hosted by Athens for Everyone and Avid Bookshop, this community gathering’s goal is to allow a prominent political activist to impart his wisdom about civilian and political activism, as well as to listen to the advice and opinions of some prominent activists and community leaders in Athens. Continue reading Building a Better Athens: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing our World

Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

By Madeline Jackson The landscape of downtown Athens has changed drastically over the past five years. Apartments such as The Mark, The Standard, Uncommon, 909 Broad and Georgia Heights have moved in with top-of-the-line amenities ranging from Bluetooth enabled shower speakers to infinity pools overlooking Sanford Stadium; all within walking distance from the University of Georgia campus. “I believe that students have always wanted to … Continue reading Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

New Modeling Agency at UGA Wants to Know: How B.O.L.D. Are You?

By Raven Rice A University of Georgia undergraduate may be giving some of America’s next top models a platform by establishing a modeling agency on the campus of UGA. The new agency is called B.O.L.D., which stands for Black. Ostentatious. Lawless. Daedal. The agency is the first multicultural modeling agency at the University of Georgia, and is organized by students who want to highlight black culture … Continue reading New Modeling Agency at UGA Wants to Know: How B.O.L.D. Are You?

UGA’s Great Debate

By Caitlyn Richtman The University of Georgia’s Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off for the annual Great Debate on October 6. This was the first year The Great Debate was held in Tate Grand Hall, and more than 300 students showed up for the pizza and politics put on by the Georgia Political Review in association with University Union and Georgia Debate Union. “It’s … Continue reading UGA’s Great Debate

Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

Secular Student Alliance member Mars Hallman, being pelted with a water balloon – photo by Katherine Miller By Rebecca Mackelprang Too often does the far reach of religious violence go undiscussed. On Tuesday, September 13, the UGA Secular Student Alliance held a unique fundraiser outside the Tate Center to highlight the issue. At the event, titled “Stone a Heathen,” donors could pay a dollar to … Continue reading Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

The Institute for Women’s Studies Presents Fall Friday Speaker Series

By Samantha Ward Is your schedule too crowded to squeeze in those women’s studies classes you are interested in? Fear not: There’s another way to get your weekly dose of feminism! Now through November 4, the Institute for Women’s Studies (IWS) is hosting their weekly Friday speaker series at 12:20 p.m. in room 214 at the Miller Learning Center. Terri Hatfield, program coordinator for IWS, … Continue reading The Institute for Women’s Studies Presents Fall Friday Speaker Series

Rezaroo Festival

By Samantha Ward Thursday, April 14, the Resident Hall Association hosted this year’s Rezaroo, a music and arts festival featuring local musicians. Throughout the evening, UGA residents came together to chill out on the quad and enjoy the musical stylings of those who call Athens home. From the sweet, acoustic vibe of the Jaclyn Steel Band that recalls a younger Taylor Swift to the indie, … Continue reading Rezaroo Festival