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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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Immigrants in Athens Fear Discrimination

An Athens woman is afraid she and her son may be the target of discrimination because of recent controversy surrounding immigrants and immigration policy. “America is my home I have children here, I have settled here, I went to college here, but I feel like I could be more targeted. My son who looks like me could be more targeted,” said Athens resident Patty Tacuri, a Peruvian legal permanent resident in the process of becoming a citizen. Tacuri points to policies like President Trump’s immigration ban and Georgia’s own proposed…

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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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UGA President Weighs in on Halting Bars and Apartments Downtown

The Athens-Clarke County moratorium that was put in effect earlier this month is still drawing criticism from both sides — most recently by President of the University of Georgia Jere Morehead. Morehead spoke out about the legislation at a press conference last Wednesday saying that the city would benefit from a more balanced business environment in downtown Athens. He expressed his concerns and stated that Athens would benefit from fewer bars and more retail businesses. The moratorium put in place acts as a halt to all new development and expansion…

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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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Post Election Stress

While some UGA students are joining other groups across the country in protest, there’s one thing they aren’t doing. They aren’t seeking university counseling like students at some other schools. Kristine Groft, a Public Relations Coordinator for the the University of Georgia Health Center, said Thursday that the Center has yet to have students request counseling after the election. Some students  on campus shared how they think UGA students are processing their feelings differently. Brittany Sears, a junior at UGA, says many of the people she knows don’t seek out…

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Children Cast Mock Votes

Some Clarke County Schools gave children the opportunity to cast their vote in today’s election. Schools throughout the county went to Rock Springs Community Center to fill out a mock ballot. This gave students the chance to learn about the presidential election and how voting in the United States works.  Although they did have the chance to play today, it was not all fun. They learned the importance of voting. Rock Springs Community Center facilities manager, Marci Summer says its very important that the younger generation be involved in what…

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas taught 19 students from the University of Georgia Law School. The course focused on stare decisis or in layman’s terms respecting the decisions of previous courts. To get into the course the students had to submit a transcript, a writing sample, two names of faculty recommenders, and a statement of purpose stating why they wanted to be in the class. The students were required to read a rigorous mixture of articles, court cases, and books depending on the class. Justice Thomas even joked about how much the students…

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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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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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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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