Think Before You Pink: The Specious Side of the Pink Ribbon

By Scotti Morris The movement to support breast cancer has, over the years, garnered a reputation as a capitalistic pursuit that caters to heterosexual women instead of focusing on eradicating the disease. “Save the Tatas” or “I Heart Boobies” t-shirts and bracelets initially gave off a vibe of a modern campaign to raise funds for breast cancer, but many groups of women now believe that this … Continue reading Think Before You Pink: The Specious Side of the Pink Ribbon

‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, The Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding hosted writer Alice Walker at the University of Georgia Chapel. Alice Walker is famous for her 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Color Purple.” Walker, who UGA Professor Valerie Babb introduced as a “free spirit, humanist and womanist,” is a Georgia native, social rights activist and was the first African American woman to ever be awarded … Continue reading ‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA

“Feeling the Bern” at UGA

By Monica Vega As the largest voting demographic body in the United States, millennials have been centrally targeted by presidential hopefuls in the 2016 campaign. However, one candidate has been especially successful in his efforts — Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, began his campaign as a long shot but has recently become Hillary Clinton’s most formidable opponent for the Democratic nomination. Sander’s skyrocketing popularity … Continue reading “Feeling the Bern” at UGA

Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz

By Samantha Ward Tuesday evening, an estimated 400 students filled the Tate Grand Hall to hear Jackie Cruz, known as Flaca Gonzales on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, talk for the University of Georgia’s Latino Heritage Month about her life and the adversity she went through in order to become an actress and singer. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Cruz moved to … Continue reading Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz

Starting Up a Conversation

By Samantha Ward Natural disasters have a way of making people pay attention, even if it is only for a limited amount of time. After the earthquake in 2010, we heard a lot more about the small, Caribbean country of Haiti. Through this long ongoing process of recovery, we continue to hear much about how the people there are suffering, but little beyond that. Just … Continue reading Starting Up a Conversation

REVIEW | UGA Screens “The Hunting Ground” and Addresses the Inaction Towards Sexual Assault on College Campuses

BY KRISTY DAVIS On April 15th and 16th, multiple UGA student and alumni groups came together to present four screenings of “The Hunting Ground”, a documentary and exposé on rape and sexual assault on college campuses. The film addresses these issues at Ivy League schools, state universities, and small colleges, but makes its strongest cases against elite institutions such as Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. It also … Continue reading REVIEW | UGA Screens “The Hunting Ground” and Addresses the Inaction Towards Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Undocumented Becoming Uneducated in Georgia

BY MONICA VEGA Daniela Martinez always knew she was undocumented. However, she did not realize the implications or rather the limitations that being undocumented placed on her education until she was in high school. The 19 year old from Norcross, Georgia said, “I noticed it once I saw my childhood friends applying for their dream colleges. Mine was the University of Georgia because I was … Continue reading Undocumented Becoming Uneducated in Georgia

“Yes Means Yes”: The New Mantra for Investigating Sexual Assault

BY KRISTY DAVIS Last fall, the state of California implemented a historic law that changed the handling of sexual assault. The legislation that was passed defined consent as “an affirmative, unambiguous and conscious decision” [1], making the presence of consent much more than someone just not saying “No.” In the past year, over 85 colleges have been put under investigation for sexual assault cases. Across … Continue reading “Yes Means Yes”: The New Mantra for Investigating Sexual Assault

Global Classrooms: Diversity of Study Abroad Participants Remains Limited

BY MOLLIE SIMON Passports are the doors to the different cultures, customs, foreign foods, exotic experiences, and unique perspectives found on the expansive, orbiting rock we all call home. According to the United States Department of State, a total of 13,287,573[1] Americans applied for passports in 2014 and over one million international flights took to the skies across our planet[2]. Among those passport applicants and fliers … Continue reading Global Classrooms: Diversity of Study Abroad Participants Remains Limited