By Scotti Morris The Academy Awards last night served as a platform diverse social commentaries ranging across sexual assault, climate change, and the inequality among races in the entertainment industry. Chris Rock hosted the ceremony and consistently addressed the lack of diversity of this year’s nominees in the acting category, opening with a quip that the… Continue reading The Oscars 2016: Big Stars and Big Messages
By Scotti Morris The movement to support breast cancer has, over the years, garnered a reputation as a capitalistic pursuit that caters to heterosexual women instead of focusing on eradicating the disease. “Save the Tatas” or “I Heart Boobies” t-shirts and bracelets initially gave off a vibe of a modern campaign to raise funds for breast… Continue reading Think Before You Pink: The Specious Side of the Pink Ribbon
By Monica Vega As the largest voting demographic body in the United States, millennials have been centrally targeted by presidential hopefuls in the 2016 campaign. However, one candidate has been especially successful in his efforts -- Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, began his campaign as a long shot but has recently become Hillary Clinton’s… Continue reading “Feeling the Bern” at UGA
By Samantha Ward With the amount of vegan food in the dining halls continually growing, especially with desserts like cupcakes and brownies, one can often overhear the conversations of students who are curious about what exactly veganism is and why some people follow this lifestyle. Strict vegans are those who abstain from eating or using… Continue reading Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Veganism
By Samantha Ward Tuesday evening, an estimated 400 students filled the Tate Grand Hall to hear Jackie Cruz, known as Flaca Gonzales on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, talk for the University of Georgia’s Latino Heritage Month about her life and the adversity she went through in order to become an actress… Continue reading Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz
By Samantha Ward Natural disasters have a way of making people pay attention, even if it is only for a limited amount of time. After the earthquake in 2010, we heard a lot more about the small, Caribbean country of Haiti. Through this long ongoing process of recovery, we continue to hear much about how… Continue reading Starting Up a Conversation
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… Continue reading Kim Davis: American Hero?