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Record Voter Turnout for UGA Student Government Elections

This year’s Student Government Association election at the University of Georgia saw a record breaking turnout as students voted for either the “Rise” or “Ignite” ticket to lead the student body for the upcoming school year. Cameron Keen was elected as the SGA president on the Ignite ticket, pulling 57% of the votes casted. Voting trends saw an overall increase from last year, with 8% more votes cast from the student body. Keen is a Junior from Dublin, Georgia, majoring in political science, international affairs and public relations. He says…

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Happy Anniversary: UGA NABJ and Grady Celebrate Black Press

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, spoke at Grady College on April 3. Chavis currently serves as head of the NPPA, though he has long worked as a civil rights activist and environmentalist. Chavis spoke about the importance of the black press for all types of media. The event was co-hosted by UGA’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Chavis encouraged all people to read black press regardless of their race, as diversity in journalism…

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Free Coffee for a Cup of Kindness

ATHENS, GA– A new student club on campus is brewing up some positivity. Every other week, the club serves free coffee to students and local residents. There’s a catch. If you accept the cup of coffee you have to promise to perform an act of kindness. Jaren Mendel, a sophomore accounting major, founded Karma Coffee in November of 2015. Mendel explains, “Karma coffee is a kindness initiative on campus, and instead of paying for the coffee with money, you pay for it with an act of kindness.” A bucket of…

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Redcoat Band Member, Now Cancer-Free, Returns to UGA

The words “cancer-free” are now music to the ears of one UGA redcoat band member and his fellow bandmates. Jaron Lehman, a sophomore who plays the mellophone, was diagnosed with stage-two testicular cancer last June. His cancer went into remission this past November. He says his participation in the band was a positive distraction on his road to remission. “My participation in the redcoat band is really what got me through it,” says Lehman, “it gave me this outlet where I didn’t have to think about cancer…I wouldn’t really know…

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eSports at UGA Hosts over 500 Gamers at its First Gaming Exposition

A UGA gaming organization called eSports at UGA hosted almost 600 gamers in The Classic Center during its first southeast gaming exposition. Last weekend, more than 500 gamers from all over the southeast gathered in The Classic Center to compete in teams during Athens Online, the first gaming exposition hosted by gaming club, eSports at UGA. Melee brackets were configured as teams competed in games such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros, Overwatch, and more. The Vice President of UGA’s eSport chapter…

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UGA Research Program to Sponsor Atlanta Science Festival

A University of Georgia research program is sponsoring the now underway Atlanta Science Festival. The research program, LISELL-B, stands for language-rich inquiry science with English language learners through biotechnology. The program holds workshops and provides information for families, creating a network of information for bilingual students. The program began over nine years ago with the arrival of Dr. Corey Buxton. LISELL-B was formed after discussing research interests with his colleague Martha Allexsaht-Snider. LISELL-B is hoping to bring their information and advice to a larger audience in Atlanta through the Atlanta…

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Sorority Affirms Membership for Transgender Students

Alpha Chi Omega sorority has opened membership to transgender women at the national level. The UGA chapter has been silent on the matter thus far. The national branch of Alpha Chi Omega announced via a video statement released on the sorority’s Facebook page that it will allow “all who identify as women” to join the organization. The organization says it will continue to choose women based on the same criteria it has in the past, but some transgender students and advocates see this as a step forward for transgender rights….

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Athens Restaurants Adapt to Cheap Food Trend

ATHENS, Ga. – A new restaurant has just opened downtown. Its owners say they hope to preserve what they call the spirit of Athens. In recent years, many other restaurants and stores have closed. Restaurants that have closed recently include NONA, Preserve, Square One, Hip Pops, Brixx, Ten Pins Tavern, Tin Drum, Goodie Two Shoes, East West Bistro, the Cafe on Prince and Paul’s Bar-B-Q. Prices at both NONA and East West Bistro ranged from 11 to 30 dollars per entree. Most restaurants in Downtown Athens are listed on Yelp…

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First a Dawg, Now an American Citizen

Dreams can take a month to achieve, a year, a decade or never happen. UGA student Rafael Paz Abromson, from Brazil, achieved what he’s been dreaming of for 12 years. He finally became a U.S. citizen two weeks ago. Abromson has wanted to be a U.S. citizen since he was seven. He was turned down for a green card from the United States Citizenship Immigration Services the first time he applied. “The conditions weren’t right for me for them to accept me,” Abromson said. “They knew if I probably came…

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A Look Inside UGA’s Meal Plan Scholarship

A team in the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia will be working hard over the next month to go through hundreds of applications for the “Let All the Big Dawgs Eat” Food Scholarship. Of all the applicants, only 50 will receive a scholarship for the seven-day meal plan at UGA dining halls starting this fall. At UGA, a majority of what the school calls food insecure students are also in-state students. Though most come to college with scholarships from the HOPE program, these scholarships do not…

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National Sustainability Tour Comes to UGA

Patagonia clothing company employees traveled to American University in Washington D.C. on March 1st as well as to other college campuses around the country in their Spring 2017 Worn Wear College Tour. They have teamed up with the Post Landfill Action Network, a student led sustainability organization, in a pursuit towards a world with no waste. Travelling in their mobile sewing shop, they rolled up to the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Students at UGA were encouraged to bring damaged clothes to Tate Plaza last week where the…

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Making Consent as Hot as Cocoa

A University of Georgia group is using Valentine’s Day to stress the importance of healthy relationships. Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention, known as RSVP on campus, held their fourth annual Cocoa for Consent on Friday, Feb. 10. The student group usually provides support and resources to students seeking help after experiencing sexual violence, but this event is all about having fun and educating students. “In February, we like to celebrate love and healthy love. Right now relationships are on people’s minds,”  said Nicholas Twinner, who was in charge of this year’s…

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