“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

REVIEW | Two Broads: Bridging Gender Gaps of Humor, Culture and Success

BY CONNER BRYAN “Broad City”: A Bed Bath & Beyond-obsessed illustrator who works as a cleaner in a gym and a frenetic frizz-haired weed smoker who stores pot in her “nature’s pocket.” Drop these two women in New York City and you have the formula of Comedy Central’s new show, which is now in its second season. And the outcome? Success. Broad Appeal Mentioning the … Continue reading REVIEW | Two Broads: Bridging Gender Gaps of Humor, Culture and Success

Turning Energy into Meaning: Pagan Students Celebrate Ostara

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

Dating Across Racial Boundaries: UGA Students’ Stance on Interracial Relationships

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

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 media manager, the group had been preparing for Saturday’s event … Continue reading REVIEW | Caribbean Night Addresses Cultural Awareness

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,” which returned to Tate Grand Hall after having had to … Continue reading Korean Night Brings Flavorful “Seoul” to Athens

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 the same question to Kate Devlin, and you may get … Continue reading TEDxUGA Dares Listeners to Embrace Ideas and Take Action

Is It Really Skin Deep?

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?