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Protesters at the Justice for Us march on March 29 gather together in downtown Atlanta. Some participants raise their fists to show solidarity.

Students share perspectives on police brutality protests

June 1, 2020

Those frustrated with the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have taken to the streets, joining widespread protests in major ci...

Nonviolent protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and gathered to protest police brutality on May 29, 2020 in downtown Atlanta. Some raise their fists as a symbol of solidarity.

My observations: a peaceful protest turned violent

May 30, 2020

The video of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is unbearable and outrageous for anyone to watch, but this incident was a tipping...

On March 29, 2020, protestors marched from Centennial Park to the Georgia Capitol to the CNN center to nonviolently protest police brutality. Those protests later turned violent.

“We demand change immediately”: A student’s open letter to police and lawmakers

May 30, 2020

George Floyd, an innocent black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin using an illegal and deadly restraint for eight minutes as three other officers watched...

Political divisiveness drives conversation about the border, but distracts from the negligence at the border and the need for the empathetic leaders.

Lack of immigration reform defines us as a nation

March 9, 2020

Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, Jakelin Caal Maquín, Felipe Gomez, Juan de León Gutiérrez, Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez, and Carlos Hernández Vásquez ...

Classic novels have made their way onto the big screen, appealing to high schoolers in a new way.

High school kills classic novels; movies revive them

February 3, 2020

Classic novels have been ruined by high schools to the point where students just don’t want to read them anymore. Students analyze great books to the point th...

Holiday presents often have unseen detrimental effects, such as adding to waste.

American holiday purchases are unethical, unsustainable

November 23, 2019

During the upcoming holiday retail season, with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll all buy things we don’t need just because they’re...

Many entertainment studios have held or made grabs for Spider-Man's movie rights, including Sony and Marvel Studios.

Mismanagement of Marvel character rights disadvantages fans

October 28, 2019

Marvel movies are universally appealing. Part of their genius is that they attract a myriad of audiences. You could be there for the riveting action scenes,...

A new California law set to become effective in 2023 to allow college athletes to be compensated challenges the NCAA's stance on on the issue.

College athletes receive enough compensation

October 15, 2019

Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newson approved the Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows student athletes in the state to be paid for the use of their names,...

The Imposter Syndrome,

Imposter Syndrome alters perspectives, self-confidence in women

August 28, 2019

Audible sighs murmur through the room as quizzes are passed back down the rows of apathetic students. “I only did well because of the curve,” says t...

Many inmates find themselves locked up and locked out of life.

Georgia criminal justice system needs rehabilitation

January 8, 2019

Georgia is the most punitive state. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 1 in 55 U.S. adults was on parole in 2016. In Georgia, the rate w...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday September 27, 2018 amid allegations of sexual assault presented by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Allegations shake up Kavanaugh confirmation

September 28, 2018

As of 5 p.m. the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the floor of the Senate. The floor vote is to be delayed...

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