An Open Letter to My Ex

By Tyler Norman I am confused. I am angry. I am conflicted. Why? Not really sure… It’s just hard to find somebody like, like him. I want someone to laugh, cry, and grow with – a friend. Now, I have friends but, I just don’t have him. I don’t have someone to call at any…

Dear Cheyenne,

You are one of the strongest, charismatic, independent, and beautiful people I know. The way you put your friends and family before yourself is astounding. You would give those you love your very last. If and when someone needs anything, you got it. But who has you? Who is willing to give you there very…

It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

By Destini Willis It’s ok to not be ok… Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re wrong One of the first things people are quick to tell you is to always “be strong” Yes it sounds encouraging but sometimes you need a little more Because how can you honestly really be strong when you’ve never…

Pain & Love

by Destini Willis Is it possible to live with half of a heart? To live in a world where you feel absolutely lost? Is it possible to love, really love someone more than your own self… To live without the one person you could always run to when you needed help? Is it possible, like…

A Skeleton’s Secrets

By Lauren Kallenberg My still-wet braid dripped water down my back, providing a cool relief from the sun rays dancing over my skin as I trudged up the swim trail from the lake. My ankles were now covered in the thin coat of dirt that had been kicked up by the boys running ahead of me,…

My Big Brother

by Sammy Smith My brother was no angel in his life, but he was my brother.  March 20, 2017. It’s been one year. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8760 hours. I’ll remember that day for an eternity. Your “Mama T” called me, her voice quivering. I knew something was wrong immediately. She asked me what I…

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…

I am Black

By Michael Boyd  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…

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…