• Majoring in Eligibility: How NCAA Policy is Harming the Student-Athlete

    Majoring in Eligibility: How NCAA Policy is Harming the Student-Athlete

    By: Chris Lewitzke  In 2014, over 600,000 fans will pack into Sanford Stadium to watch dozens of 18 to 23-year-olds play a football game. These so-called “student-athletes” will generate the majority of the $100 million the UGA Athletic Association expects in revenue for fiscal year 2014. Across the country, college football and basketball programs generate billions of dollars for collegiate […]

  • Is the Venetian Republic the Ultimate Sunk Cost?

    Is the Venetian Republic the Ultimate Sunk Cost?

    By: Marco Roca In the popular imagination, Venice has become inseparably intertwined with images of winding waterwa ys and resplendent byzantine a nd gothic architecture. Even the name “Venice” has an aristocratic resonance to it—and for good reason, considering its rich history and widely regarded reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Unfortunately, the “Queen of the […]

  • In Order to Form a More Perfect University

    In Order to Form a More Perfect University

    By: Uzma Chowdhury Out of 34,000 students at The University of Georgia, only 3,604 voted in last year’s Student Government Association elections. In other words, a little more than 10 percent of the UGA student body voted in the University’s current executive board and senators. The previous year had a higher voter turnout – 14 percent – but even that […]

  • The Ice That Drove Old Dixie Down

    The Ice That Drove Old Dixie Down

    By: Chet Martin “Never make a mistake they can take a picture of” was the cardinal rule of William Hartsfield, Atlanta’s famous former mayor. Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed made mistakes that spawned Internet slide shows. The week of Jan. 29—Snowmageddon, South Parked, Snowjam ’14, take your pick—made Atlanta a global laughingstock and a symbol of Dixie’s incompetence […]

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    The Family Act: The Solution to the American Nightmare

    By: Kathleen Wilson Fifty-nine percent of U.S. citizens believe the “American Dream” is unachievable. The American Dream, the “notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for everyone,” has transformed into the American Nightmare. More and more people are working low-wage jobs in a desperate effort to support their families and meet basic needs. Women are […]

  • Congressional districts in Georgia

    The Most Conservative District East of the Mississippi

    Q&A with GA-9th District Rep. Doug Collins By: Shalin Jyotishi As the heated Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial races rumble on, many democrats are hoping to see Georgia “turn blue.” Polls have revealed both campaigns to be toss ups. Hopeful liberal Georgians have cited demographic changes in Georgia as enhancing their chances of taking the governor’s office and one of two […]

  • Crime, Creativity, and Conviction

    Crime, Creativity, and Conviction

    By: Hannah Turner With greater technology comes greater opportunity. Of course, with greater opportunity for good also comes greater opportunity for evil. A prime example of the abhorrent misuse of technology is what is known as “Webcam Child Sex Tourism” (WCST), a recently developed form of online predation. Quite simply, this heinous industry can be broken down into basic economic […]

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    By: Chenee Tracey   Coined as hashtag activism, users of Facebook and Twitter used the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls  to voice their opinions about the lack of awareness and attention that has been given to finding 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. #BringBackOurGirls has even captured the attention and support of first lady Michelle Obama when she participated […]

  • Changing the Conversation: An Interview with Mayor Nancy Denson

    Changing the Conversation: An Interview with Mayor Nancy Denson

    By Shalin Jyotishi As I knocked on the door of her Athens, Ga. home, I was greeted by a warm, friendly smile. While sitting down at her dining room table, she struck me as an ordinary grandmotherly figure. With her southern accent and calm demeanor, Nancy Denson has served as mayor of the Classic City for the past three years. […]

  • The Decision in District 10

    The Decision in District 10

    By: Eli Watkins Rep. Paul Broun, M.D., of the 10th District, which includes Athens-Clarke County, Milledgeville, and Winder, has received a mixture of scorn and praise since he took office in 2007. Broun is running for retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat. Whether he successfully ascends to the Senate or his career goes the way of the wooly mammoth, the race […]