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…

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?”…

University is Possibly the Blame for Athens Rising Population

By Tyree Brown City Hall in downtown Athens Athens Clark County is becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing populations according to the latest census report. With each year, more and more students enter The University of Georgia campus, adding to an already thriving Athens community. Students on campus felt the effects of the growing…

We Love Our People, Too

Dear Black Students of HBCUs, We love you! We did not forget about you. But why do we seem to feel hated by you for our college of choice?  Within the most recent weeks on Twitter, there has been a heavy debate between black students that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and black…

How I Survived My “First” Career Fair

 By Alexas​ ​Durr I​ ​attended​ ​my​ ​”first”​ ​career​ ​fair​ ​last​ ​last month ​and​ ​to​ ​say​ ​I​ ​was​ ​nervous​ ​is​ ​an​ ​understatement. I​ ​was​ ​scared​ ​out​ ​my​ ​mind. The things is ​I​ ​attended​ ​a​ ​career​ ​fair​ ​as​ ​a​ ​freshman,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​was​ ​so​ ​overwhelming​ ​that​ ​I​ ​had​ ​to​ ​leave.​ ​ But now,​ ​as​ ​a​ ​junior​ ​at​ ​UGA,​…

Q&A: Diversity with Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander

By RAKEL JOHNSON  Diversity has always been a hot topic on college campuses, especially at predominantly white institutions and in light of recent events. Why is there a lack of racial diversity in 2017 among faculty members and students? Are the colleges themselves to blame? In this interview, Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment…

Pay for Play?

By William Jenkins IV The NCAA is a lot of things. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue through Power 5 Division 1 schools, mainly through football and basketball, which are multimillion dollar industries. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue for specific conferences through television deals and conference…

The Fight for Independence

by Alex Marchante Over 800 men and women have been left injured during a day that was scheduled to be historic in a different, less violent way.  Sunday, October 1 was scheduled to be the date of the Catalonia referendum for independence from Spain.  The wealthy northeastern region of Spain is mainly autonomous, with its…

My Pride…Our Pride

by Courtney Taylor Pride: a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. History not hate. A phrase so commonly accompanied by red, white and, blue that billow in the past winds of…