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Downtown Developing

Examining economic growth and conflicting narratives in Athens By Caskey Dyer This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Spring 2016 GPR Magazine. My roommate and I walked through the doors of the Standard as the sun was setting. The manager agreed to us taking pictures, and passed us off to one of…

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Georgia Voters, It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…

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Campus Wary

By Melissa Florkowski When it comes to gun rights, the meaning of the word “safe” varies greatly depending on who you talk to. Gun control has been a huge topic of debate in recent years. Following Georgia’s passage of the 2014 “Guns Everywhere” bill, the most recent push from pro-gun supporters has been to extend…

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Opinion: Is the Sound of Silence Loud Enough?

By Ariel Pinsky Last Monday, Athens Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a walkout at an event hosted by Dawgs for Israel and StandWithUs at UGA’s Journalism Building. Dawgs for Israel had invited two soldiers from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to speak to UGA students and faculty about the current situation in the…

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Fact Checking UGA’s Great Debate

By Alex Edquist On November 4, Georgia Political Review hosted the fourth annual Great Debate between the University of Georgia’s Young Democrats and College Republicans. Both sides, at least to this writer, seemed better-informed than many of the actual presidential candidates (but we always knew that UGA students were smart). However, the debaters did make…

An Active Minds suicide prevention exhibit travels to campuses across the country. This exhibit features 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students lost to suicide every year.
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No Room for Judgment: The State of College Mental Health

The Active Minds suicide prevention exhibit shown above travels to campuses across the country. This exhibit features 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college students lost to suicide every year. By Melissa Florkowski One in five American adults suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction. These numbers are far beyond the point of dismissal:…

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GPR Recap: Alice Walker

By Cait Felt This week, the University of Georgia was honored to host the great Alice Walker, sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and the Delta Airlines Chair for Global Understanding. Walker is a native Georgian (though she calls herself “not an American, not a Georgian, but an earthling”), born in Eatonton. The daughter…

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