• The College Student’s Great Depression

    The College Student’s Great Depression

    By: Chenee Tracey Actor and comedian Robin Williams took his life on August 11, 2014 due to his prolonged battle with depression. His death sparked an unprecedented nationwide debate about the state of mental health within the United States. The National Alliance on Mental Illness published a survey in 2013 that found that about 25 percent of the adult American […]

  • The Scottish Referendum on Independence

    The Scottish Referendum on Independence

    By: Kyle Hunter Last weekend, supporters of Scottish independence led polls against “’No’ Campaign” opponents for the first time since their referendum campaign began in 2012. The “Yes” correspondents’ resultant confidence was short-lived, however; an updated poll revealed on September 11 that status quo proponents have retaken a crucial lead, with the official September 18 vote approaching. Quickly responding to […]

  • Soviet Kitsch: should what happened in the 20th century stay in the 20th century?

    Soviet Kitsch: should what happened in the 20th century stay in the 20th century?

    By: Megan White & Victoria Barker The 2014 Sochi Olympics began with a bang, or, rather, an avant-garde industrial boom. A three-hour-long spectacle, the Opening Ceremony ferried viewers through a millennium of Russian history, highlighting the country’s cultural and scientific achievements along the way. While the performance covered national treasures such as Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” and Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” […]

  • Miss America: The Feminist Conundrum

    Miss America: The Feminist Conundrum

    By: Kathleen Wilson Founded in 1921, the Miss America Beauty Pageant was originally intended to attract more businessmen to the Atlantic City Boardwalk. As the pageant developed in the coming years, rule number seven was soon instituted, stating, “contestants must be of good health and of the white race.” Much like the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, pageant participants were […]

  • Opinion: Regardless of Results, Expect the Midterm Elections to Be Lackluster

    Opinion: Regardless of Results, Expect the Midterm Elections to Be Lackluster

    By: Eli Watkins Politicos are following this fall’s midterm elections with all the tenacity soccer fans gave the World Cup this summer. By many standards, these elections are particularly exciting. For one, they may be the most expensive midterm elections in U.S. history, with Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race alone projected to cost over $100 million. The races are also close […]

  • OPINION: Cabbie Lobby’s Uber Anger Fair But Misguided

    OPINION: Cabbie Lobby’s Uber Anger Fair But Misguided

    By: Garrett Herrin Last week, two big things happened in Athens, Georgia. Georgia beat Clemson 45-21 to kick off the college football season. And ridesharing service Uber launched to wild success, bringing to Athens what is already one of the most popular forms of transportation in major metropolitan areas like New York and Washington. First, a little bit about Uber. […]

  • A Departure From Blood-Soaked Sand

    A Departure From Blood-Soaked Sand

    Programming Note: At UGA, we’re lucky to share a campus with other thoughtful student publications. One of those is The Arch Conservative. A friend of mine, Russell McKinley Dye, recently published this piece addressing the President’s speech tonight on the terrorist group known as ISIS in that magazine. In the spirit of friendly debate, I offer this rebuttal. By: Chet […]

  • Laws Without Borders

    Laws Without Borders

    By: Cait Felt International law is a subject that has long been a topic that citizens of the world have struggled to grasp since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. With the advent of international law created through this treaty, the first codified rules were put into place about how sovereign states interact with other sovereign states. In recent decades, […]

  • Which Way Back to Russia? And Other Helpful Advice from Twitter

    Which Way Back to Russia? And Other Helpful Advice from Twitter

    By: Bert Thompson   The international drama that has engulfed Ukraine and Russia continues into yet another month, full of tension and the possibility for interstate conflict. Tensions have risen along interstate conflict, at least in some surprising ways. Voices on each side of the struggle – principally, the United States and Russia – decry the actions of the others. […]

  • SWAT Teams – Coming to a Home Near You

    SWAT Teams – Coming to a Home Near You

    By: Andrew Peoples Acts labeled terrorism used to come from predictable sources. When confronted with large-scale acts of violence, the American public was able to look to the usual crowd of anarchists, Islamic fundamentalists, or disgruntled Postal Service workers. But with the rise of the Internet and the online gaming scene, a new threat has recently joined their ranks: sore-loser […]

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