I am Black

By Michael Boyd  I AM BLACK! I am a minority in today’s society I am someone that the system wants to fail I am characterized by the color of my skin I am seen as a threat I am looked down upon I am FEAR I AM BLACK I am a mother with no husband…

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

by Sammy Smith This year has been a great year for hip hop. With the genre being more popular than ever, fans were able to witness the rise of hip hop to America’s No. 1 choice in music. The genre and the culture dominated conversations everywhere from Cardi B’s rise to stardom to Grammy nominations. With…

SPOILER FREE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

by Brian Lucear I’ll sum this up early: The Last Jedi is not Empire Strikes Back. It is not the definitive Star Wars film that many hoped for it to be. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. The movie thrusts us right back into the action of the space opera from where The Force…

Love

By Michael Boyd  My name is blank and I have fallen victim to love So have you… We all have fallen victim to this feeling But why? Why do we love? Why do we look for love? Love is an emotion just like anything else right? We don’t go out and look for sadness or…

Storylines for each World Cup Group

By Alex Merchante At long last, the final stage is set. After what seemed like an eternity that began back in March of 2015, after the world watched every minute of all 868 matches, what began as 209 teams has now dwindled into the final 32.  In just over six months, the world will commence its 21st global celebration of…

Sports protesting is not new, so why the buzz now?

By Rakel Johnson The world of sports is being rocked by the question of whether or not athletes should keep politics and social issues off of the field. In the midst of the #TakeAKnee protests sparked by football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some argue that the two simply don’t mix. However, sports have a long history…

Ex-Chief of Staff Visits UGA

By Stanley Miller  An ex-Chief of Staff for former United States Senator Sam Nunn conducted a lecture at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Library on Wednesday to promote his book. Roland McElroy discussed Nunn’s time in the Senate and their working relationship which he documented in his memoir titled, “The Best President The Nation…

Black Roses

By Michael Boyd For everything in the world There is an equal opposite Similar in nature Similar in appearance Whether it comes by surprise Or it comes by mystery Nonetheless it is important Surprises are unexpected But give us life Fill our hearts with joy Give us love that we need God surprised humanity Gave…

Who is AteloMidas? Behind the Scenes with Anonymous Rapper

By Sammy Smith On the evening of Monday, November 13, in a dark art classroom on the second floor of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, a young man walks in the room for an interview, sits in a chair and asks me one question. “You sure they won’t be able to see my face?”…

Silent Disco in Athens

By Leah Stratton Silent Disco has moved from national music festivals to Athens bars. Silent Disco is a rave-style party that allows attendees to experience pristine sound quality through a headphone system. The Silent Disco trend started at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and The Governors Ball, but has now migrated to the Highwire Lounge…