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Hot Air Balloons Sitting in the Sandy Creek Park Field for the 3rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

Athens Third Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Takes Flight

Eli Hogan, Staff Editor/Writer October 3, 2023

  On Saturday, Sep. 3, Athens Clarke County held their third annual hot air balloon festival aptly named "Above Athens Balloon Festival". The festival was held at Sandy Creek Park on 400 Bob Holman...

Whatre you doing in my swamp?

What’re you doing in my swamp?

Eli Hogan April 25, 2023

Every year, around 500,000 people come to visit Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp and Wildlife Refuge. There, they can see thousands of species of both flora and fauna. Roughly, 600 plant species, around 200...

Parking lot on the Martha T. Nesbitt parking deck

UNG Parking Frustrates Students

Eli Hogan March 21, 2023

Imagine, you're arriving at University of North Georgia Gainesville campus in the morning, driving around the parking lots trying to find a spot. You look at the time and your class is about to start in...

The Standard billboard advertising to students to live there - Photo by Eli Hogan

This is the Cost of Living

Eli Hogan February 2, 2023

One of the most stressful parts of college is figuring out where you’re going to live, if you’ll have a job, and how you’ll pay rent. Some people elect to stay in their family homes if the college...

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