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“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… Continue reading “Feeling the Bern” at UGA

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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… Continue reading Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz

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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… Continue reading Starting Up a Conversation

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

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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… Continue reading Undocumented Becoming Uneducated in Georgia

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

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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… Continue reading Global Classrooms: Diversity of Study Abroad Participants Remains Limited

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Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform

BY CONNER BRYAN With only the information that Killer Mike was to be speaking, I arrived at Tate Theatre on Thursday April 2, thinking he would be discussing his music to advertise his show at the Georgia Theatre on April 4 as part of the rap duo (along with rapper/producer El-P) Run the Jewels. What… Continue reading Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform

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REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness

BY KELCEY CAULDER On Saturday, March 21st the University of Georgia’s Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA) hosted Caribbean Night in downtown Athens’ Morton Theater. The event, one of the many Ethnic Nights presented by International Student Life (ISL) organizations, featured both dinner and a play entitled “Not Enough.” According to Kiersten Willis, CaribSA’s secretary and social… Continue reading REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness

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Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens

BY MOLLIE SIMON For those adventurous students unable to hop on a plane for the 7,120 mile journey from Athens to Seoul, South Korea, Korean Night offers an immersive sampling of the Asian culture without leaving campus. On March 22 the Korean Undergraduate Student Association’s hosted its ninth annual Korean Night, titled “Seoul of Athens,”… Continue reading Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens

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TEDxUGA Dares Listeners to Embrace Ideas and Take Action

BY MOLLIE SIMON Ask an environmentalist how to save the world, and you will likely get an answer laced with terms such as global warming and carbon emissions. Ask a doctor, and the reply may have something to do with vaccines. Ask a teacher, and you will get a story revolving around accessible education. Pose… Continue reading TEDxUGA Dares Listeners to Embrace Ideas and Take Action

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“All Men Are Created Equal”: Are We There Yet?

BY KRISTY DAVIS On Tuesday, February 17, the Black in America Tour with Soledad O’Brien stopped at UGA and led a discussion with attendees concerning racial inequalities in America. With over 600 people in attendance, O’Brien along with a panel of renowned black voices including author and economist Julianne Malveaux, comedian W. Kamau Bell, UGA… Continue reading “All Men Are Created Equal”: Are We There Yet?

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Year of the Goat Receives Artistic Welcome

BY MOLLIE SIMON View AASA's Lunar New Year Celebration 2015 For the clever and shy individuals out there, this year is for you. The Lunar New Year on February 19 will kick off the Year of the Goat according to the zodiac, which divides the calendar into 12-year cycles. “People born in the Year of the… Continue reading Year of the Goat Receives Artistic Welcome

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Guo Nian Hao! Happy New Year!

BY MONICA VEGA The Spring Festival is an annual tradition celebrated in China and worldwide. The festival marks the beginning of the Lunar Year, also known as the Chinese New Year and is marked by a presiding animal zodiac. This fifteen day celebration is marked with fireworks, special meals, and an abundance of the color… Continue reading Guo Nian Hao! Happy New Year!

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Africa Night to Promote Modern Feminism

BY MORGAN BROWN As part of the annual tradition of Ethnic Nights put on by many International Student Life (ISL) organizations, the African Student Union’s (ASU) Africa Night will be taking place February 20th and 21st in Morton Theater. This year’s Africa Night will be a play entitled “Just a Woman.” “Just a Woman,” directed… Continue reading Africa Night to Promote Modern Feminism