We’ll Always Have Kurdistan?

By Christian Pedraza While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) violently debates its legitimacy with the entire world, many U.S. presidential candidates debate the best course of action to quell the violence of the start-up caliphate. Suggestions from both parties have varied, from boots-on-the-ground involvement to no-fly zones, as this contentious issue spawns…


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…


Old Phones, New Opportunities in Healthcare

By Melissa Florkowski You may not realize it, but that Health application on your iPhone is good for a lot more than just counting the number of steps you take each day. It contains valuable information, tracking and personalized advice on health topics from nutrition and body measurements to vitals and reproductive health. There’s even…


The Legend of El Chapo: The Making of a Modern Tragic Hero

By Laura Pontari On January 8th, 2016, narcotics history was made forever. However, the breaking news was strangely familiar. After six months on the run following his escape from Altiplano Prison, notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was finally recaptured by the Mexican government. This will be the third capture of El Chapo, who…


It’s a Man’s War

By Cait Felt While war affects all victims differently, women often bear the brunt of trauma that goes unseen. Throughout history, women have been torn from their homes, raped, enslaved, and have even fought alongside male soldiers in conflicts entirely directed by male leaders. The first record of women in peace negotiations comes from an…


Media and the Sikh Movement

By Prabhjot Minhas When most people think of minority movements, they may think of the movements trending around the world: racial inequality in America, or Islamaphobia across the West. It is also important, however, to recognize the plights of minorities and groups who do not have as much media attention, but are experiencing similar systems…

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Assessing the Impact of China’s One-Child Policy

By Gaby Lohner China announced at the end of October that they would be adjusting the country’s controversial one-child policy by allowing families to have two children. This policy, that limits the majority of Chinese people to having only one child, has created more than just criticism for the Chinese government; it has created lasting social…


The Changing Face of Climate Change

By Shaun Kleber In the last Democratic presidential debate, each candidate was asked to briefly name what he or she viewed as the greatest threat to American national security. The first few candidates listed the standard responses: chaos in the Middle East, terrorism, cybersecurity. Hillary Clinton, veering a bit off the beaten path, suggested nuclear…


What China Should Learn for the 2022 Olympics

By Christian Pedraza On July 31, 2015, by a narrow margin of 44 votes to 40, Beijing beat the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Fresh off of the 2008 Summer Olympics, China is hitting the ground running to prepare for its next chance to showcase the capital city….

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What Does the Speaker Race Mean For Foreign Policy?

By Swapnil Agrawal Finally, a reason international affairs junkies should care about domestic politics. As the national stage is dominated by Republican candidates lambasting each other over drone strikes and Syria, a smaller election within the Republican Party is well underway. On October 29, the House is expected to vote to replace sitting Speaker John…

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