Senior Sit Down: University of Georgia Class of 2019 (A Short Film)

By Lyndsey Jackson  Producer’s Note: “A Letter to My Freshman Year Self” Senior Sit Down   Dear Lyndsey,   Freshman year was hard. You dealt with stress, home sickness and the loss of a grandparent all in one year. You didn’t know what to major in or what you wanted to do after college. However,…

Am I African American or Black?

By C’Ayanam Nyomi Obiekwe Yes; the infamous question that many, and even myself, are tired of. I think that one thing that we can all agree on is that there is a plethora of backgrounds within the black community. Despite this, we share similar stories, which is why there is always a tweet that one can relate…

Being Pro Black and Dating Outside the Black Race: Is it Possible?

By Fajorah Poteau Can you be pro black and date other races? This question has been lingering within the black community for some time now, and even with the various ‘yes’ and ‘no’ opinions, we (the black community) cannot seem to be in sync with one decision. On one end of the spectrum, we have…

Dealing With Death

By Arianna Marks Throughout my life, I have lost family members. Although it was sad simply because a life was lost, I did not mourn due to not personally knowing them. I always thought as funerals as depressing, so I told myself I would never attend one unless it was immediate family. Unfortunately, on June…

Assimilation and Preference

By Chelsea Perry Gym class was an everlasting trail of waterfalls. Brown, red, strawberry blonde…  Flowing and swinging back and forth followed by cheerful laughter and shouts of “my hair got so long!”I was a bush. A bush among waterfalls. “Touch your toes!” The P.E teacher would yell, and a cascade of long fine hair…

At the End of a Trying Time

  by Bemsi Wallang She spins through the current with wide eyes and arms apart All she wants is to feel something to remind her that feeling has not left her and bitterness is not her with the space she has been given She will make something of herself and the grace within her soul…

Never in my life have I experienced such…

by Sheldon Moore I am a current sophomore at the University of Georgia and out of my two years on this campus I have never experienced someone being racially disrespectful until recently. It was a regular school day and I decided to study in MLC. An older white man came into my study room and…

A 55 Day Test

By Semhal Hadgu 55 days. 1320 hours, 79200 minutes. A relatively short amount of time, only about 15% of one year (I know right, typical Stats major). But a lot can happen in any given period, whether 10 minutes or 10 years. And even more can happen when you’re restricting yourself from certain aspects of…

Black Parenting

By Jayla Johnson In the black community, it is commonly known that parents believe in corporal punishment and other extreme forms of discipline. Parents have become more creative with their punishment as time evolved. An example of new forms of punishment is making young men cut their hair completely off. In a recent video on…