The Cost of Leadership

By Alexas Durr It’s​ ​2 a.m.​ ​at​ ​the​ ​community​ ​desk.​ ​ Instead​ ​of​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​homework​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​have upcoming​ ​deadlines,​ ​I’m​ ​switching​ ​in​ ​between​ ​different​ ​tasks​ ​on​ ​my​ ​to-do​ ​list​ ​for​ ​my organization.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​everyday​ ​thing.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​everyday​ ​battle​ ​within​ ​myself:​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​let​ ​go for​ ​24​ ​hours​…

Stranger Things 2 Review

by Casey Williams WARNING: There will be mild spoilers. Things are still strange in the land of Hawkins, Indiana.  The second season picks up in October of 1984, a year after the previous season ended, but things are far from normal. Some things have changed for the better.  Joyce has a supportive boyfriend named Bob…

18 things I’ve learned in 18 years

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christelle Anani. I am a second-year at the University of Georgia, majoring in marketing and minoring in Chinese. And on Nov. 6, I was blessed to turn 18. Here are 18 things I’ve heard, learned, and loved over the years that have helped me to grow. These reflect my opinions…

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…

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,​…

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…

Tempest

By Collin Anthony Shamley You didn’t prepare for it You knew it was coming But you didn’t prepare A now it’s here In your atmosphere Your second greatest fear Beware the snares, the rocks, the walls You’ll either snap, break or fall From sun to rain Joy to pain Want to find a way out?…

Are Friendships a Thing of the Past?

By Christina Evans “Yesss girl!” is probably one of my favorite phrases to comment underneath social media posts of my friends whether the photo is righteous or ratchet. Understanding that moral support is critical to show how much I care about them accomplishing their dreams and moving forward in life. This past summer I began…

Motivation

By Christelle Anani I’m in need of motivation. I don’t know what’s happened to me.  This time last year I was constantly in the gym, constantly studying, constantly on a grind. They said there’s this thing called “Sophomore Slump”, and I would laugh every time they said it. “That’s not real, That’s not gonna happen…

To the Scared Me

by Alexas Durr To the scared me,   It’s okay. It’s okay to finally be selfish because you’ve done everything you can for others. It’s okay to step back and take time to focus on yourself, because what good are you if you are barely holding on? It’s okay to say “no” because no isn’t…

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…