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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7 Steps to take to reduce test anxiety

Exams… Finals… STRESS… the end of the semester is finally here. For many UGA students this is a time they feel anxious, worried and trapped… but what if we told you to stop studying an hour or so before the test. Cheryl R. Varnadoe, who is a state 4-H specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is here to help saying that “a little stress can help you stay alert and ready to do your best, but too much stress can cause exhaustion and make you feel miserable.” Here are…

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Black, Educated and Single: Why Black Love Matters

Sixty percent of educated black women, ages 25-34 have never been married. That’s almost double the number of white women who are married in that age group. The reasons for these declining numbers are complex and deeply rooted in African-American history. In this 6-part series, reporter Kalyn Wilson investigates this trend by speaking with undergraduate students who hope these trends come to an end. The experts say there is a way to deal with this, but the answer will take many steps in a new direction. Click the link to…

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Robots are taking over…. Our Electrical Wiring?

UGA College of Engineering could change the way power lines are inspected, in appropriate engineering fashion… ROBOTS. Javad Mohammadpour, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at UGA, has led a team of graduate students in creating a safer and cheaper way to repair electrical wiring. The team has designed, prototyped and tested a robot that can glide along electrical distribution lines. Mohammadpour says maintaining these electrical wires is a dangerous job. ” Power line workers lose their lives a lot of times just because of the fact that they have to go up there,…

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How Athens fared in the Southern College Towns bracket

A winner will be crowned later today involving bracketology, college towns in the South, and democracy at its purest form. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Garden & Gun Magazine is running a March Madness style bracket featuring 32 southern college towns ranging from the Midwest to cities along the eastern coast. Wins are determined by votes on Garden & Gun’s website in each matchup of towns. The magazine evaluated towns with populations under 315,000 people. Athens made it to the Final Four after defeating Tallahassee, FL and in-state opponent Savannah. Athens squared off with Blacksburg, VA., the home…

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Some Students Say No to Guns on Campus

Students at the University of Georgia will hold a protest against a bill in the Georgia Senate that could lead to allowing carry of concealed firearms on campus. A march for UGA students and Athens’ community members will start at 6:15 PM tonight at the UGA Arch on Broad Street. The march will continue through campus and end at Myers Quad. But, students aren’t the only one to oppose this bill. University System of Georgia Chancellor, Hank Huckaby, testified in the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee and said “The bottom line – we oppose…

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How much do college students really pay each semester?

ATHENS, GA — The Board of Regents announced yesterday that tuition will not increase in the 2016-2017 school year. Many parents and students believe this announcement is long overdue, as tuition rates increased last year between 2.5 and nine percent, per the University of System of Georgia. These semester breakdowns from students who attend colleges all over Georgia demonstrate that extracurricular expenses for a college student are much more detailed and costly than just tuition alone. We talked to some of the students to see exactly what needs and interests are…

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Daily sports wrap-up: Dec. 2

By Nicole Castrellon UGA: UGA Men’s Basketball (3-2) defeated Oakland Tuesday night 86-82. J.J. Frazier lead the team with 23 points with Yante Maten close behind with 21 points. Team also got a big offensive effort from freshman Mike Edwards, who came away with 14 points for the night. The team returns to action on Friday December 4 where they take on Kansas State at home. UGA Women’s Basketball (5-1) returns to the court today at 7 p.m. to take on Mercer. They are coming off of their Radisson Chatsworth…

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Let’s talk about sex: Different contraceptives for different places

By Richard Banton Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) rose across the country for the first time since 2006. The rate of syphilis rose an alarming 15 percent. Gonorrhea and Syphilis saw smaller increases. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 accounted for the majority of new cases in 2014. For college students, that means the risk of infection should be a concern. One of the keys to prevention is contraceptives. A University of Georgia Safer Sex Ambassador, Danielle Lasker, said that while condoms don’t prevent all skin-to-skin contact when…

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