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

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 taunting choice: receive closure and justice for her sexual assault … Continue reading The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

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 cancer, but many groups of women now believe that this … Continue reading Think Before You Pink: The Specious Side of the Pink Ribbon

‘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 was the first African American woman to ever be awarded … Continue reading ‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA

“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 most formidable opponent for the Democratic nomination. Sander’s skyrocketing popularity … Continue reading “Feeling the Bern” at UGA

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 animal products, so this includes many things such as eggs, … Continue reading Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Veganism

Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz

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 and singer. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Cruz moved to … Continue reading Hardships, Faith, and Diversity with Jackie Cruz

Starting Up a Conversation

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 the people there are suffering, but little beyond that. Just … Continue reading Starting Up a Conversation

Kim Davis: American Hero?

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 office in Kentucky seeking a marriage license and were denied … Continue reading Kim Davis: American Hero?

Minorities shine in 2015 Emmys

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 little person, won “Supporting Actor in a Drama.” Their respective … Continue reading Minorities shine in 2015 Emmys