Missing Home

By Jessica Marie Clayton When I was in high school, I remember sitting in my classes for eight hours every day, daydreaming about how great college was going to be. I always used to say how excited I was to leave my little Southwest Georgian town for the hustle and bustle of a college town….

The Locker Room Lowdown

By Nia Harris Just one month before the election, a video recording of Donald Trump and a Today Show correspondent leaked. The entire country braced themselves for what could possibly be on the tape, but it is safe to say that nobody was prepared for what he said. Trump made several comments about how he…

Roommate Woes

By Jessica Marie Clayton Roommates are one of the biggest challenges that we have to overcome in college because we are forced to coincide with complete strangers in tiny living spaces for eight or nine months. Sometimes, you are able to get lucky and get an old high school friend to be your roommate, but…

The Get Up: My Right Before Success Moment

By Jaylon Thompson “I know you been hurt by someone else….”– Take Care X Drake  In 2013, these lyrics painted an accurate depiction of what was my life. As the base hit and the beat dropped, the smooth voice of Rihanna seemed so therapeutic. We have all been there before and I was definitely IN…

Boxed In

By Sabrina Burse Think about the moment you knew how to behave. I’m not talking about sitting quietly in a restaurant because your parents want to maintain the image that their kids know how to act. Think about the age you knew what was acceptable in society. As a man you are supposed to be…

Kaepernick’s Protest: American as Apple Pie

By Lauren Kallenberg In the midst of a polarizing Presidential election, politics have breached all aspects of American life, most recently creating a dichotomy within the once-unifying world of sports. The contamination of politics into the National Football League has left sports fans and political aficionados alike questioning exactly what contemporary Americanism is supposed to…

My walk with ADHD

By Casey Williams I have always known that I was different, but it took me a long time to realize why.  When I was younger, I was weird, I had a hard time making friends, and I would get frustrated because I had a hard time following what the teachers were saying. It was not…

Why is it so hard for our generation?

By Cheyenne Brown To some, falling in love can be easy; to others it’s very challenging. As time continues, falling in love for later generations seems to be a tougher and tougher journey. Whether it is because of past relationships, a child’s upbringing, or expectations, the reasons vary greatly on why our current age group…

The true cost of the Olympics

By Nia Harris It is almost time for the biggest sporting event in the world: the Summer Olympic Games. Every four years, the world watches in amazement as their favorite athletes come together for the ultimate competitions. Countries that have been given the honor to host the Olympic Games spend years building arenas, hotels, and housing…

The miseducation of Black Lives Matter

By Isaiah Joseph   When I was a child, I remember my heart would begin to race with fear at the sight of a police officer. Cops simply intimidated me partly because of the enormous size difference between me and them yet, mainly because of the gun that sat right on their waist. My mom…