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Meeting Momentum UGA: A Conversation Moderated by GPR

By Anthony Farajallah With Student Government Association elections on Wednesday, the only executive ticket, Momentum, spoke to a small crowd in the Chapel about their motivations, aspirations, and platform for their upcoming term. The ticket includes President Johnelle Simpson, Vice President Houston Gaines, and Treasurer Darby Miller. Elections will be open online at www.involve.uga.edu from…

UGA secured the victory by arguing drones help improve national security (photo by U.S. Air Force)
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In Case You Missed It: UGA vs. Oxford Debate

By: Robert Galerstein On Oct. 8, many gathered on North Campus at the UGA Chapel to watch the debate teams from UGA and Oxford square off. This debate was the fifth in a series of similar events, where the UGA team challenged the Oxford Debate Society to a public debate in Athens. Prior to the…

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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…

A Tale of Two Tickets: An SGA Debate

By: Carson Aft The Student Government Association debate can be a way to learn about candidates, ask the tough questions, or simply peacock the beautiful shirt you traded for your vote. It is the pinnacle of a week that can often become bogged down in buzzwords, slogans, and empty promises. On March 31 at the…

Pictured: Zek Osibanjo, Megan Ernst, and Shivani Vakharia
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SGA Elections: BridgeUGA

By: Mark Rush Polls opened on Oasis for SGA elections yesterday. There are two SGA Executive tickets running. I was able to speak to Zek Osibanjo, Megan Ernst, and Shivani Vakharia about BridgeUGA. Let’s start by introducing yourselves. Shivani: I’m a third-year International Affairs and Political Science major. I’m running for treasurer. My goal is…

Q&A with David Lee, UGA VP for Research

By: Shalin Jyotishi The University of Georgia has long been involved in academic research. The University’s administration, both former and current, emphasizes UGA’s role in the world’s “knowledge economy.” The days of Georgia Tech being regarded as the research powerhouse while UGA focuses on less grant-dependent fields such as law, education, social work and social…

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Stamping Out Smokes, at CVS and on Campus

By: Leighton Rowell “Few medical questions have stirred such public interest or created more scientific debate than the tobacco-health controversy.” With its first Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, the Surgeon General sparked America’s battle against smoking. The Committee’s conclusion that “cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States…

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