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…

#TakeAKnee

Colin Kaepernick is an African American quarterback that is currently free agent in that National Football Association that is known for taking a knee during the national anthem played prior to the start of football games. Kaepernick’s kneeling the the national anthem began during the first game of the pregame of the 2016-2017 NFL season,…

Making History for the Culture

By Xavier Hood For three hundred long years black people have been living in America. (I’m going to let that sink in for the emphasis on the length on three hundred years.) I understand in the beginning it was hard for black people to accomplish anything remotely close to success but with great strive and…

“I do it for my daddy, I do it for my mama”

By Cheyenne Brown It was a typical Tuesday afternoon as Caliya Robinson was in her Marietta home, with her family watching Love and Hip Hop Atlanta waiting for her mother to arrive. Unable to reach her mother after several calls and texts, she decided to head off for Amateur Athletic Union basketball practice. During the…

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?…

Q&A: Diversity with Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander

By RAKEL JOHNSON  Diversity has always been a hot topic on college campuses, especially at predominantly white institutions and in light of recent events. Why is there a lack of racial diversity in 2017 among faculty members and students? Are the colleges themselves to blame? In this interview, Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment…

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…

Pay for Play?

By William Jenkins IV The NCAA is a lot of things. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue through Power 5 Division 1 schools, mainly through football and basketball, which are multimillion dollar industries. It is an association that generates unprecedented amounts of revenue for specific conferences through television deals and conference…

The Fight for Independence

by Alex Marchante Over 800 men and women have been left injured during a day that was scheduled to be historic in a different, less violent way.  Sunday, October 1 was scheduled to be the date of the Catalonia referendum for independence from Spain.  The wealthy northeastern region of Spain is mainly autonomous, with its…