BY MOLLIE SIMON The greenery and warmth of spring bring fresh energy and excitement to the air. While most people give little notice to the changes though, Pagan students at the University of Georgia find special meaning in that energy. For Pagans, March 20 and 21 not only mark the spring equinox, but they also represent the holiday of Ostara, one of eight “sabbats” on … Continue reading Turning Energy into Meaning: Pagan Students Celebrate Ostara
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, is located in the southern United States, which comes with … Continue reading Dating Across Racial Boundaries: UGA Students’ Stance on Interracial Relationships
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 media manager, the group had been preparing for Saturday’s event … Continue reading REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness
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,” which returned to Tate Grand Hall after having had to … Continue reading Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens
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 the same question to Kate Devlin, and you may get … Continue reading TEDxUGA Dares Listeners to Embrace Ideas and Take Action
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 discrimination based purely on the social values associated with skin … Continue reading Is It Really Skin Deep?
BY MOLLIE SIMON Whether it means grabbing a midnight breakfast at Snelling or using a milkshake to conquer an intense round of studying at Bolton, food plays an important role in the culture of UGA students. But, for some individuals, it can be hard to feel at home eating college cuisine when it is a far cry from the diets they have grown up with. … Continue reading Diverse Palates Adjust to College Cuisine
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, fueled by Hennessy and a strong opinion, West took the … Continue reading OPINION | Beyoncé and Grammys on the Rocks
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 alumnus and executive director of Community Connection Fenwick Broyard, and … Continue reading “All Men Are Created Equal”: Are We There Yet?
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 Goat are known as kind-hearted, sensitive, indecisive, and a bit … Continue reading Year of the Goat Receives Artistic Welcome