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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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Explaining Inequality in the Classic City

By Eli Watkins Athens, Georgia is an archetypal college town. It is home to a huge university and a vibrant art scene. Athens is a microcosm of Metro Atlanta with a unique, small-town, southern charm. It is also ranked as one of the most unequal towns in the country by income. Why is it that…

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Federal Poverty Formulas

By: Eli Scott During the Fall Activities Fair, many starry-eyed freshmen are enticed to join campus service organizations with claims that Athens-Clarke County has one of the highest poverty rates in the state of Georgia. Sometimes, service-minded individuals, having heard statistics from other students in similar organizations, will even claim that Athens-Clarke County has one…

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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…

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A Tale of Two Densons

By: Megan White On Wednesday, March 19, University of Georgia students and members of the Athens community gathered in the SLC to witness a battle that would pit Denson against Denson. “The Athens Mayoral Debate,” hosted by Athens Political Union and the University of Georgia Young Democrats, featured incumbent Mayor Nancy Denson and her challenger,…

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Q&A with Pat Allen, UGA Director of Community Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi In April 2013, incoming University of Georgia President Jere Morehead announced the opening of an economic development office in Atlanta to focus on bolstering the state’s economy. Then, in October, UGA was designated an Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The association recognized universities that are working…

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Coal in the Classic City

By Aashka Dave and Charlie Spalding  In recent years, politicians have struggled to find common ground on fiscally responsible policy that addresses environmental concerns. President Obama, for instance, upped the political ante by issuing a climate-change ultimatum to Congress during his January State of the Union address. The University of Georgia has not been exempt…

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