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Dissatisfaction with Oglethorpe Ave. Elementary leadership runs deeper

Pajama day at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School was supposed to be fun. Attitudes about the event, which took place the day before winter break, quickly shifted after the school received a bomb threat and students and teachers were evacuated to a nearby church parking lot for two hours. The threat turned out to be aContinue reading “Dissatisfaction with Oglethorpe Ave. Elementary leadership runs deeper”

UGA graduate students advocate for repeal of special institution fee

The Franklin College’s faculty senate passed a resolution on March 23 written by the Graduate Student Council’s advocacy committee to signal support for eliminating the Special Institution Fee for graduate students at the University of Georgia. The resolution also encourages UGA to work with the University System of Georgia to eliminate the fee for allContinue reading “UGA graduate students advocate for repeal of special institution fee”

UGA First Amendment Clinic, residents ask transparency of Oconee County School Board

On Feb. 5, the University of Georgia’s First Amendment clinic sent its second letter to the Oconee County School Board asking for the board to increase transparency with the community, promote more virtual accessibility to board meetings and unblock members of the community on its Twitter account. The First Amendment clinic is a semester-long courseContinue reading “UGA First Amendment Clinic, residents ask transparency of Oconee County School Board”

UGA activists call for transparent diversity committee meetings

Students activists like Phaidra Buchanan, a senior at the University of Georgia and member of Beyond Baldwin, were blindsided when UGA announced the Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity and Community had completed its work. She noted that neither the task force nor the UGA Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence released any meetingContinue reading “UGA activists call for transparent diversity committee meetings”

District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution

Deborah Gonzalez is on the move. From private lawyer to Georgia state representative to district attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit, Gonzalez is constantly adapting to changes in her surroundings without missing a beat.  She comes from a military family and considers her ability to seamlessly transcend through different stages of her career a byproductContinue reading “District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution”

Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was lauded for his honest demeanor and diligent daily briefings when cases of COVID-19 in NY reached record highs. Recently, Cuomo’s honesty has been called into question. According to an article published by The New York Times, some of Cuomo’s senior aides rewrote a report gathered by state health officialsContinue reading “Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals”

Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans

On Wednesday evening, College Republicans at the University of Georgia hosted a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who represents parts of Athens-Clarke County in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Hice talked about his campaign for Secretary of State, election integrity and national politics. College Republicans President Alex Huskey said the event was the first fully in-personContinue reading “Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans”

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