What I Wish I Would Have Known

By Chelsey Omoerah My experience at UGA so far has been a ride to say the least; trying to make the most of it while finding my place in the student body. It’s been daunting coming into such a large school with no real idea of what I want to do.  Being nervous is normal,…

The .5 Perspective

By Brandi Patterson The end of the summer is getting closer. You just graduated high school, and next week you’re starting your brand new life as a college student. You’ve packed and you’ve planned your outfits for “Saturday’s in Athens.” You moved into the cramped high-rises that you personalized as your own, and became close…

The Unsung Heroes

By Tyree Brown Being at the University of Georgia is probably one of the best decisions that any one of us could have made. This public research university provides not only an unmatched education but also a diverse campus that has organizations that can suit every need. As amazing as these luxuries are on the…

A Letter to the Class of 2020

By Jazmyn Matthews   Dear Class of 2020, It’s officially time. There are officially less than 50 days until graduation. Less than 50 days until real life sets in and we have to do things other than get up and go to class every day. It’s time for the new class to settle in. I…

Seats Taken

By Jamari Jordan Not everyone gets a seat at the dinner table, but what is unfortunate is the fact that many never receive an invitation. Black faculty members have never had a seat at the table at the University of Georgia, and it’s doubtful their invitation has been lost in the mail for 55 years….

One Direction

By Damian C. Reynolds Crystal N. Deas made history when she became the University of Georgia’s first African-American homecoming director in 2015. To say she felt pressure is an understatement. “I definitely think there was more pressure,” Deas recalls. “Especially coming from Black UGA, a lot of my friends, and outsiders looking in.” Deas said…

The Lone Wolf

By Tyree Brown The Red & Black is praised as a very well-constructed student driven organization, however based on a glance, it lacks what many of the other clubs and extracurricular activities on campus strive for… Diversity. The current Red & Black staff is approximately 98% Caucasian students, 60% of which are females. With these…

The Thirst Project

By Brian Lucear   At The Univeristy of Georgia, it’s easy for us to take advantage of the luxuries we have. At a flagship institution, we have a multitude of resources and utilities at our disposal. However, there’s one smaller luxury that is easy for us to take advantage of because it’s so common: water….

What’s the deal with Memorial Hall?

By Andrew Porter Most know it as the building diagonal from Tate. The old, yellowish building that looks out over central campus like a sentinel who watches his post. Students and faculty alike know its name, but do they really know what’s the deal with Memorial Hall? Do they know about its deep-rooted place in…