CrossTrainers mentoring program bring the fun to children in need

By Christina von Mehren In​ ​a​ ​world​ ​full​ ​of​ ​poverty​ ​there​ ​is​ ​still​ ​time​ ​for​ ​fun.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Wesley​ ​ministry program,​ ​Cross​Trainers. Cross​Trainers​ ​is​ ​a​ ​mentorship​ ​program​ ​which​ ​pairs​ ​participating​ ​students​ ​within​ ​Wesley​ ​with​ ​a child​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Athens​ ​and​ ​Watkinsville​ ​area.​ ​The​ ​children​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​program​ ​come​ ​from impoverished​…

Domestic Violence in College Relationships

By Alyssa Carter Love makes us do crazy things, but it should never result in violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and each year, the problem of domestic violence becomes even more prevalent. What many don’t notice, however, is how domestic violence can affect college students. According to Caron Hope, Assistant Director of Health…

Who is AteloMidas? Behind the Scenes with Anonymous Rapper

By Sammy Smith On the evening of Monday, November 13, in a dark art classroom on the second floor of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, a young man walks in the room for an interview, sits in a chair and asks me one question. “You sure they won’t be able to see my face?”…

University is Possibly the Blame for Athens Rising Population

By Tyree Brown City Hall in downtown Athens Athens Clark County is becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing populations according to the latest census report. With each year, more and more students enter The University of Georgia campus, adding to an already thriving Athens community. Students on campus felt the effects of the growing…

Review: Deathtrap at Town and Gown Players

By Rakel Johnson Under the direction of Bryn Adamson, Deathtrap is a hilarious, self-referential “whodunit” that kept me guessing what would happen next until the very end. The two-act, one set, five-character play is chock-full of surprises, betrayal, and … murder. Sidney Buhl (played by Don Smith) is a successful playwright who hasn’t had a…

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​…

Silent Disco in Athens

By Leah Stratton Silent Disco has moved from national music festivals to Athens bars. Silent Disco is a rave-style party that allows attendees to experience pristine sound quality through a headphone system. The Silent Disco trend started at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and The Governors Ball, but has now migrated to the Highwire Lounge…