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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.

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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… Continue reading Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

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

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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… Continue reading UGA’s Great Debate

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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,… Continue reading Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

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

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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… Continue reading Rezaroo Festival

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Pajoma Dance Company’s Spring Show

By Morgan Brown Pamoja Dance Company, UGA’s multicultural student dance organization, has begun selling tickets for their Spring show. Tickets are being sold via the Tate Student Center ticket office. They will be performing the show, Untamed: Unleash the Beast, in Morton Theatre the weekend of April 29. In total, there will be two shows:… Continue reading Pajoma Dance Company’s Spring Show

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Take Back the Night 2016

Photos by Jane Snyder. On Friday, April 8 UGA's Women Studies Student Organization hosted their spring fundraiser, Take Back the Night, at Nuçi's Space. The event featured a musical performance by Awkward Thrust and speakers from The Cottage and Project Safe. At the end of the night, everyone gathered for a march to the Arch… Continue reading Take Back the Night 2016

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Persian New Year, Familiar Old Bonds

By Conner Bryan Spring has sprung in Georgia, and UGA’s student body is experiencing the renewing benefits of warm weather and sunshine. For Persians, however, the year is literally new. The vernal equinox - an occasion more commonly known as the first day of spring - signals not only the beginning of blooming flowers but… Continue reading Persian New Year, Familiar Old Bonds

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What’s the Problem with Spanish?

By Monica Vega Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not have an official language. The idea of making American English the official U.S. language dates back to 1780 when it was first proposed to the Continental Congress by President John Adams. At the time, the United States was a budding nation characterized by… Continue reading What’s the Problem with Spanish?

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Political Change in the American Muslim Community

Political Change in the American Muslim Community By Samantha Ward With the political season underway, candidates and students alike are all encouraging more people to vote this year. One student in particular, Aisha Yaqoob, is shifting her focus from general policy work to a group of potential voters often forgotten: American Muslims. Originally from Suwannee,… Continue reading Political Change in the American Muslim Community

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How to be an LGBT Ally

By Samantha Ward With the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage on June 26, some may think the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equal rights movement is complete, but that is far from the case. While the legality of marriage is no longer an issue, members of the University of Georgia’s LGBT community face… Continue reading How to be an LGBT Ally

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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?