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
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
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
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
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?
By Adele Auguste The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony offered a night of firsts for minority actors and actresses as both Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage left the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with high honors. Davis became the first African-American woman to win "Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series" while Dinklage, a… Continue reading Minorities shine in 2015 Emmys
Just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, so do the seeds of self-destruction within the national Greek community. As stories of racial, sexual, and social indiscretions come to gain headline-grabbing public scrutiny, we are forced to evaluate the nature of our own Greek community at the University of Georgia. The information that has surfaced in the media at other universities has serious implications that seem to serve more and more as a testament to an epidemic within the culture, and less and less as an indication of just a few bad apples.
BY MONICA VEGA Daniela Martinez always knew she was undocumented. However, she did not realize the implications or rather the limitations that being undocumented placed on her education until she was in high school. The 19 year old from Norcross, Georgia said, “I noticed it once I saw my childhood friends applying for their dream… Continue reading Undocumented Becoming Uneducated in Georgia
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 Americans applied for passports in 2014 and over one million international flights took to the… Continue reading Global Classrooms: Diversity of Study Abroad Participants Remains Limited
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… Continue reading Killer Michael Render Calls for Social Reform
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… Continue reading Turning Energy into Meaning: Pagan Students Celebrate Ostara