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 Georgia campus. “I believe that students have always wanted to … Continue reading Luxury Student Apartments Move Into Downtown Athens

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 is organized by students who want to highlight black culture … Continue reading New Modeling Agency at UGA Wants to Know: How B.O.L.D. Are You?

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 campus, accompanied by the strong smell of a campfire on … Continue reading Smoky Haze over Athens

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 did not go on opening night. Alexis Allen, a fourth … Continue reading UGA’s Black Theatrical Ensemble Puts On “A Raisin in the Sun”

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 in association with University Union and Georgia Debate Union. “It’s … Continue reading UGA’s Great Debate

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, titled “Stone a Heathen,” donors could pay a dollar to … Continue reading Secular Student Alliance Fundraises to End Religious Violence

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 Band that recalls a younger Taylor Swift to the indie, … Continue reading Rezaroo Festival

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 with his answers and with a few minutes to spare, … Continue reading UGA Plans to Upgrade Wi-Fi Network in Residence Halls

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 issues from transgender and non-gender conforming students dealing with gendered … Continue reading How to be an LGBT Ally