A Politically Polarized America

By Katy Sunderland When real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced he was running for president, many people thought it was a joke. However, as he gained more and more followers, those same people started sweating bullets. From making jokes about women on their periods to suggesting a wall between the US and Mexico to sharing a quote made famous by Mussolini, … Continue reading A Politically Polarized America

A Note from Your Neighborhood Ginger

By Samantha Ward We go by many names: Red, Ginger, Carrot Top, Rusty, Cherry, Fire Cr. . . I think you get the idea. Once a year, when the shamrocks are unfurling and the green ale is flowing, redheads are celebrated along with St. Patrick (because apparently we are all Irish). Considering only 1 to 2 percent of the world was blessed with fiery hair, … Continue reading A Note from Your Neighborhood Ginger

Kim Davis: American Hero?

By Monica Vega After the groundbreaking announcement in June 2015 that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry it seemed that marriage equality was a guaranteed right in the United States. At least that is what David Moore and his fiancée thought until they walked into the Rowan County clerk’s office in Kentucky seeking a marriage license and were denied … Continue reading Kim Davis: American Hero?

Hunting for the Hispanic Vote

BY MONICA VEGA Since the beginning of the rise of the Hispanic population in the 1980’s, a pattern in voting has remained unchanged: Hispanics tend to vote Democratic. No Republican candidate since 1980 has gained a majority of the Hispanic vote. Furthermore, the number of Hispanics in the US has been steadily rising. No one can credibly deny the impact of the  [1]. For this … Continue reading Hunting for the Hispanic Vote

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 tweets[2] he had sent which some called misogynistic and anti-Semitic. … Continue reading OPINION | Freedom of Speech, of the Press…and of Comedy?

Suspending Belief: Understanding Atheism, Agnosticism and the Complexity of Religion

BY MOLLIE SIMON We live in a world full of organized rows of false checkbox dichotomies. Fill in the blank tests tell us that we are black or white, male or female, and Hispanic or non-Hispanic. But, life tells us that we are a hell of a lot more complex. Society’s categorizations when it comes to religion strike me acutely as a self-designated atheist Jew … Continue reading Suspending Belief: Understanding Atheism, Agnosticism and the Complexity of Religion

Repeat Offender: The Fashion Industry’s Continuous Use of Blackface

BY MONICA VEGA The fashion industry can be described as innovative, dynamic, and as a field for self-expression. More so, however, the fashion industry has always been prone to controversy. In an industry where shock value is everything, it seems only logical to introduce a dose of controversy. But when you walk this line, it is easy to go from controversial to plain out offensive.In … Continue reading Repeat Offender: The Fashion Industry’s Continuous Use of Blackface

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

UGA Greek Life: Silence, Rumors, Race and Misogyny

Just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, so do the seeds of self-destruction within the national Greek community. As stories of racial, sexual, and social indiscretions come to gain headline-grabbing public scrutiny, we are forced to evaluate the nature of our own Greek community at the University of Georgia. The information that has surfaced in the media at other universities has serious implications that seem to serve more and more as a testament to an epidemic within the culture, and less and less as an indication of just a few bad apples. Continue reading UGA Greek Life: Silence, Rumors, Race and Misogyny