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…

Wildlife with Sheridan Alford

By Collin Shamley I wanted to use this platform to spotlight a black woman exceling in a field that they’re not commonly found in. I had the privilege of interviewing Sheridan Alford, a 4th year student at UGA majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife with an emphasis in Wildlife in the Warnell School of Forestry and…

Storylines for each World Cup Group

By Alex Merchante At long last, the final stage is set. After what seemed like an eternity that began back in March of 2015, after the world watched every minute of all 868 matches, what began as 209 teams has now dwindled into the final 32.  In just over six months, the world will commence its 21st global celebration of…

Sports protesting is not new, so why the buzz now?

By Rakel Johnson The world of sports is being rocked by the question of whether or not athletes should keep politics and social issues off of the field. In the midst of the #TakeAKnee protests sparked by football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some argue that the two simply don’t mix. However, sports have a long history…

Ex-Chief of Staff Visits UGA

By Stanley Miller  An ex-Chief of Staff for former United States Senator Sam Nunn conducted a lecture at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Library on Wednesday to promote his book. Roland McElroy discussed Nunn’s time in the Senate and their working relationship which he documented in his memoir titled, “The Best President The Nation…

Terry student lands SunTrust internship

By Brenna Coyle   Dani Levenson used this past summer getting a head start on her future investment banking career. It is through the Corsair Society that she learned about the opportunity with Suntrust Bank. Corsair is a supporting network for undergraduate business students at The University of Georgia. She started actively seeking out connections…