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

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

SHORT-STORY | C’est La Vie (This Is Life)

BY VANILLA SHERRY 20º Fahrenheit. Epher sighed after she checked the temperature today. It was a cold . She finished planning today’s activities for Greenboro’s poor and unemployed people and then went to bathroom to take a shower for work. She turned on the shower, and felt the cold water hitting her as if she were in a storm. For just a moment, she missed … Continue reading SHORT-STORY | C’est La Vie (This Is Life)

“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

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 I heard was nothing short of one of the best, … Continue reading Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform