I am Black

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 to care for…

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…

Wildlife with Sheridan Alford

By Collin Shamley I wanted to use this platform to spotlight a black woman exceling in a field that they’re not commonly found in. I had the privilege of interviewing Sheridan Alford, a 4th year student at UGA majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife with an emphasis in Wildlife in the Warnell School of Forestry and…

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…

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…

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…