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Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

By Madeline Jackson The landscape of downtown Athens has changed drastically over the past five years. Apartments such as The Mark, The Standard, Uncommon, 909 Broad and Georgia Heights have moved in with top-of-the-line amenities ranging from Bluetooth enabled shower speakers to infinity pools overlooking Sanford Stadium; all within walking distance from the University of… Continue reading Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

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New Modeling Agency at UGA Wants to Know: How B.O.L.D. Are You?

By Raven Rice A University of Georgia undergraduate may be giving some of America’s next top models a platform by establishing a modeling agency on the campus of UGA. The new agency is called B.O.L.D., which stands for Black. Ostentatious. Lawless. Daedal. The agency is the first multicultural modeling agency at the University of Georgia, and… Continue reading New Modeling Agency at UGA Wants to Know: How B.O.L.D. Are You?

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Smoky Haze over Athens

By: Julia Sanders First year, Intended Journalism major Online section writer With a divisive presidential election happening last week and upcoming final exams looming just on the horizon, students at the University of Georgia are likely experiencing a mental fog. Meanwhile, UGA’s campus has been experiencing a very real fog. The smoky haze rolled onto… Continue reading Smoky Haze over Athens

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UGA’s Black Theatrical Ensemble Puts On “A Raisin in the Sun”

By Kalah Mingo Third year Journalism major Beauty section editor On Oct. 21, a palpable sense of energy and camaraderie flowed behind the scenes of “A Raisin in the Sun,” a production of UGA’s Black Theatrical Ensemble. The actors rehearsed for weeks in preparation for the show, but due to unforeseen circumstances the show almost… Continue reading UGA’s Black Theatrical Ensemble Puts On “A Raisin in the Sun”

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UGA’s Great Debate

By Caitlyn Richtman The University of Georgia’s Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off for the annual Great Debate on October 6. This was the first year The Great Debate was held in Tate Grand Hall, and more than 300 students showed up for the pizza and politics put on by the Georgia Political Review… Continue reading UGA’s Great Debate

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Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

Secular Student Alliance member Mars Hallman, being pelted with a water balloon - photo by Katherine Miller By Rebecca Mackelprang Too often does the far reach of religious violence go undiscussed. On Tuesday, September 13, the UGA Secular Student Alliance held a unique fundraiser outside the Tate Center to highlight the issue. At the event,… Continue reading Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

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Rezaroo Festival

By Samantha Ward Thursday, April 14, the Resident Hall Association hosted this year’s Rezaroo, a music and arts festival featuring local musicians. Throughout the evening, UGA residents came together to chill out on the quad and enjoy the musical stylings of those who call Athens home. From the sweet, acoustic vibe of the Jaclyn Steel… Continue reading Rezaroo Festival

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UGA Plans to Upgrade Wi-Fi Network in Residence Halls

By Kalah Mingo Dameco Young, a first year Theatre and Communications major from West Point, GA, sat down in his Russell Hall dorm room to take his weekly psychology quiz. He completed the readings and felt prepared. He logged into E-Learning Commons (eLC) and used his one attempt to take the timed quiz. Once satisfied… Continue reading UGA Plans to Upgrade Wi-Fi Network in Residence Halls

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How to be an LGBT Ally

By Samantha Ward With the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage on June 26, some may think the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equal rights movement is complete, but that is far from the case. While the legality of marriage is no longer an issue, members of the University of Georgia’s LGBT community face… Continue reading How to be an LGBT Ally

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The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

By Scotti Morris When people think of the Hollywood lifestyle, they do not consider that egregious acts, such as sexual assault, could impact or affect celebrities. Yet, pop singer Kesha, famous for her techno dance music, is currently being blacklisted by the music industry for speaking out against one of these offenses. Kesha faces a… Continue reading The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

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Think Before You Pink: The Specious Side of the Pink Ribbon

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

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‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, The Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding hosted writer Alice Walker at the University of Georgia Chapel. Alice Walker is famous for her 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple." Walker, who UGA Professor Valerie Babb introduced as a "free spirit, humanist and womanist," is a Georgia native, social rights activist and… Continue reading ‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA

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“Feeling the Bern” at UGA

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

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Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Veganism

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