Arts & Culture

on December 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM / in Arts & Culture, National

The Public Debate on “The Interview’s” Cancellation and Why the United States Won

By Rob Oldham I became excited when I heard comedy movie stars Seth Rogen and James Franco were making a film about assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It seemed to be a nice break from their monotonous string of stoner comedies including “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End”. Unfortunately, their originality was not rewarded as Sony Corp. […]

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on November 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM / in Arts & Culture

The Haze of War: A review of David Ayers’ “Fury”

By: Rob Oldham Many times, I walk out of a war film feeling patriotic, proud, and certain that American soldiers are bona fide badasses. Of course I feel this way because that is what a film is designed to do. Everything from the pulse thumping score to the smeared makeup on the actors’ faces is intended to generate emotional reactions […]

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on November 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM / in Arts & Culture, National, World

The Good, the Bad, and the Shady

By: Garrett Masters What we see isn’t all that is there. The Internet is an ocean of endless information, and most people are unaware of the illegal, billion dollar enterprise that exists below the surface. The surface Web, which everyone routinely uses, contains a mere 0.03 percent of the information that is available on the World Wide Web. The other 99.97 […]

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on October 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM / in Arts & Culture

The NCAA’s Issues in Indianapolis: #FreeGurley Edition

By: Chris Lewitzke Two words…Two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldog Nation: Free Gurley. When the NCAA announced Wednesday morning that Todd Gurley must sit out an additional two games, most Georgia fans were filled with shock and anger. The shock comes after all signs, pointed toward Gurly being reinstated this week: Mark Richt and Gurley’s […]

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on October 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM / in Arts & Culture

Swashbucklers and Scallywags: A Closer Look at a Pirate’s Life

By: Irina Plaks On Sept. 6, a ship full of Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants left the port of Damietta in Egypt and set sail for Europe. A few days later, smugglers on a smaller ship demanded that 500 men, women, and children aboard switch to the smaller vessel. When the captain refused, the smugglers rammed their boat into […]

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on September 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM / in Arts & Culture

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 […]

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on September 13, 2014 at 6:24 PM / in Arts & Culture

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 […]

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on September 11, 2014 at 5:27 PM / in Arts & Culture, National, World

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. […]

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on August 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM / in Arts & Culture

The Invisible Orientation

By: Carson Aft and Michael Land “I started using the word ‘asexual’ when I was about 13 or 14. … Everyone around me was experiencing things that I wasn’t, and it was scary and disorienting. I assumed there was something wrong with me. Something broken.” –David Jay According to modern understanding, human sexuality is best understood as a spectrum. Alfred Kinsey first proposed […]

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on July 25, 2014 at 12:22 PM / in Arts & Culture

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 […]

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