Pimple Popping 101

By Cheyenne Brown No matter how good your skin is, you probably have had at least ONE blemish in your life. We all get pimples and we all have our own methods of getting rid of them. But, did you know there is actually a specific way to pop your blemishes? I was having a…

I’m Afraid To Have Children

By Jayla Johnson I have always wanted the typical dream of a loving and devoted husband, big house, lavish car, and most of all-children. When I start thinking about having my future children, I think about the possibility of not even being here to feed them, clothe them, and watch them pass their many milestones…

Fatigue and the College Student

By Kamaya Brantley Imagine this scenario. You wake up early every morning to go to class. Then, off to work immediately after classes. Depending on the day, you may have to go to your second job immediately after your first one. When you finally get off work for the day, you have to go to…

Students and Stress

By Kerbi Rucker In 2017, the average college graduate was expected to have $38,000 in debt post-graduation (Debt.org, 2018). That is a pretty large number and something to be significantly stressed about, but student loan debt is probably just an added item to the list of worries. College students have been the subject of many jokes…

Plant Now, Harvest Later

by Rachel Freeman Whenever someone finds out I am vegan, some of the all-star responses are “What?! I couldn’t do that!”  or “Good for you, but that’s not me” and the top charter “You can’t even eat cheese?! What do you eat?” It’s always so weird to me how so many people ask questions about…

A new place to be stress-free in Downtown Athens

By Emily Moses Cross Fit Liberate officially opened its doors on Oct. 16, 2017, on East Dougherty Street to all who are interested in dedicating their time to high intensity workouts. “I thought opening up a gym in the downtown area would help diversify the city a little bit more than it already is,” co-owner…

Self-Sabotage

By Collin Shamley You reach that point where you’re neither in nor out Not where you were but not where you are headed And you feel like you’ve made little progress But people say they are proud of you “You’re doing a good job” They’re rooting for you But you want to be proud of…

Holding On

By Bemsi Wallang I’ve had no clue at all what God’s been doing with my life this entire semester, and while this terrifies me out of my mind, I know that living for Him is worth it because I know what a life without Him looks like. I don’t know how to properly express how…

My walk with ADHD

By Casey Williams I have always known that I was different, but it took me a long time to realize why.  When I was younger, I was weird, I had a hard time making friends, and I would get frustrated because I had a hard time following what the teachers were saying. It was not…

I’m here for you

By Alsherrae’ Ray You truly never know what’s going on in someone’s life. On July 5, 2016, I lost a friend to suicide. He had just graduated with us a month and a half beforehand. He was always smiling, laughing and joking. He was recognized by everyone. His polo hats, his kind demeanor, his wise eyes,…