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…

Always Ascending Review

by Alex Marchante Nearly a decade and a half has passed since Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand released their hit single “Take Me Out” as part of their first, self-titled album in 2004. In 2018, the band released Always Ascending, their fifth studio album and first effort after the departure of original band member Nick McCarthy who…

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…

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

by Sammy Smith This year has been a great year for hip hop. With the genre being more popular than ever, fans were able to witness the rise of hip hop to America’s No. 1 choice in music. The genre and the culture dominated conversations everywhere from Cardi B’s rise to stardom to Grammy nominations. With…

SPOILER FREE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

by Brian Lucear I’ll sum this up early: The Last Jedi is not Empire Strikes Back. It is not the definitive Star Wars film that many hoped for it to be. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. The movie thrusts us right back into the action of the space opera from where The Force…

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…

Psychology Patients Suffer from Lack of Parking

By John Head  Athens, Ga– Patients who utilize the community clinic located in the University of Georgia Psychology Building are encountering a consistent problem when they arrive on campus for their appointments. They often don’t have anywhere to park. Parking spots for those attending the clinic are in short supply as there are only 13…

UGA Students Wrap Gifts to Build Homes for Low-Income Families in Athens

By Jennifer Williams  Athens, Ga — The University of Georgia’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is currently holding its annual Gift Wrap Fundraiser, during which members of the organization wrap presents for donations at the local Barnes & Noble book store. Habitat for Humanity uses the donations to build homes for low-income families in the…