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X Marks the End of Modern Slavery

ATHENS, GA. — Red x’s drawn on hands and t-shirts sprinkled the University of Georgia’s campus last Thursday as some students symbolically “x-ed out” modern-day slavery. Over 1,000 University of Georgia students participated in the day’s events. They say they joined the fight against human trafficking on the END IT Movement’s “Shine a Light on Slavery Day”.   “Both of my parents immigrated here from Vietnam, where child sex trafficking is unfortunately very common. This is why I’m passionate about human trafficking”, said UGA student Christina Dinh. She says, “Slavery still…

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Health UGA 

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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Athens Sex Trafficking Bust

UPDATE: Corporal Sharlene Questelles with the Athens-Clarke County Jail confirmed that Randy Ash and Mohammed Patel have been released on bond. Joshua Harkins is being held on $20,000 bond with a hold for Habersham County. Harkins was charged with violating his probation according to Amanda Carr of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office. Harold Williams and Jennings Summerour are being held without bond. According to Leigh Chapman with the Athens-Clarke Magistrate Court, Williams was denied bond after being deemed a flight risk and a risk for further felonies. Chapman says Summerour…

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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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