BY MOLLIE SIMON In the upcoming fall television season, South Africa native Trevor Noah 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?
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… Continue reading Suspending Belief: Understanding Atheism, Agnosticism and the Complexity of Religion
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… Continue reading Repeat Offender: The Fashion Industry’s Continuous Use of Blackface
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
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.
BY KELCEY CAULDER People often say that the Millennial Generation, made up of individuals born from the 1980s to the early 2000s, is very different from its predecessors. We are stereotypically considered the most progressive generation thus far, exhibiting less racism and sexism while also supporting legislation promoting social equality. The University of Georgia, however,… Continue reading Dating Across Racial Boundaries: UGA Students’ Stance on Interracial Relationships
BY MONICA VEGA The Other “-ism” The problem of racism is undoubtedly one that plagues all areas of the world and has created deep wedges in the path toward world unity and universal acceptance. However, there appears to be a subtler, more intraculturally formidable “-ism” which haunts a majority of the races today. Colorism, defined as… Continue reading Is It Really Skin Deep?
BY CONNER BRYAN Again. He’s about to do it again. The thought must have passed through thousands of minds at the same time when at the 2015 Grammy awards viewers saw Kanye West mount the stage. The act was a near repeat of the stunt he pulled during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when,… Continue reading OPINION | Beyoncé and Grammys on the Rocks
BY CONNER BRYAN Fox & Friends, the Fox News morning show, kicked off its December 30 program by looking toward the new year. The discussion centered around things in 2014 that hopefully would not follow the world into 2015 (e.g.- pretzel buns and selfies!). The well-meant attempt of what could be seen as an attempt… Continue reading #OverIt2014
BY MORGAN BROWN It is easy – almost reflexive in this day and age – to see radio DJ as a nearly obsolete profession considering that mobile digital media players (MP3 players/devices) are still increasing in popularity worldwide and have been since their initial market boom in the early-mid 2000s. Additionally, music streaming service apps… Continue reading Imbalanced Radio Stations Shrink Their Own Appeal
By Vanilla Sherry I packed my suitcases, arrived at the airport, waved to my parents and then went to the security check. Shining under the beautiful warm 2 pm sunlight, the large airplane stood on the ground peacefully. I knew it was time to leave. I had a hard time making decisions about where to… Continue reading Different Color, Same Soul
BY KRISTY DAVIS Privacy is defined as the state or condition of being free from observation and disturbance by other people. When most people think of privacy, they think of closed doors, quietness, and the choice to protect themselves. Their opinions, thoughts, and secrets are theirs to keep from the world if they so choose.… Continue reading What We Can Learn From the Nude Photo Leak
BY MORGAN BROWN As time allows the for more multicultural interactions globally as well as locally, people tend to pride themselves on a perceived aptitude for discussing cultural differences as experienced voices, if not experts. In reality, there is an increased ambiguity that makes it even more difficult to debate, much less agree on, the… Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: Disrespect Made Trendy
BY VANILLA SHERRY You sit beside your dining table, sip a coffee and open today’s newspaper lying in front of you. You read a title like this: “Intrepid protesters demonstrated against the unjust government policies.” You shake your head: “Terrible government! It must be doing something unfair or wrong! And good job, brave citizens!” Wait.… Continue reading Thinking Independently in the Face of Subjective News