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Tyler Lahti

Legislative Attacks on Bail Funds

Wesley F., Staff Writer February 7, 2024

The American bail system has faced increasing criticism for its inequitable treatment of marginalized communities and penalizing poverty by incarcerating those unable to afford bail. This perpetuates a...

Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Promoting Equity: UNG’s Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Wesley F, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Amidst debates surrounding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), many political influencers often portray DEI as a threat to established requirements in businesses standards while also giving them an...

Pro-LGBTQ+ Protesters in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

What Ordinance 23-O-22 Could Mean for LGBTQ+ Rights

Wesley F., Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Murfreesboro, Tennessee - a city just a four-hour drive from Gainesville, Georgia - finds itself in a struggle concerning LGBTQ+ rights. Last June, the city council passed Ordinance 23-O-22, a community...

The food pantry on Dahlonega Campus.

UNG Food Bank: Working to Combat Student Food Insecurity

Wesley F., Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics uncovers a disturbing trend in higher education: About 4 million students are grappling with food insecurity, underscoring an urgent need for...
Barry Deutsch

America’s Unemployment System: Employers Over Workers Always

Wesley F., Staff Writer December 5, 2023

America's Unemployment System: A Model That Favors Employers Over Workers In the United States, the pursuit of the American Dream has been a driving force for generations. It promises equal opportunities...

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, right, looks on as Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks after he was chosen as the Republicans latest nominee for House speaker at a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023.

Kicking The Can: Stopgap Measures and Extremism in the House

Wesley F., Staff Writer November 16, 2023

In the halls of the United States Congress, a pattern defined by stopgap measures and a tenuous grasp on governance continues.  This approach, prevalent among an extremist faction of the House Republicans...

SEA Club President Mariam Rezai

Pumpkin Afterlife: Eco-Conscious Disposal With the SEA

Wesley F, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Around 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in trashcans around the country every year where they rot and ferment in local landfills. To help bring awareness to this problem the Students for Environmental...

Diversity and Inspiration: Screening of My Name is Pauli Murray at UNG

Diversity and Inspiration: Screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray” at UNG

Wesley F October 23, 2023

On Tuesday, October 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the Student Center Robinson Ballroom on the Gainesville campus, the University of North Georgia will host a special screening of "My Name is Pauli Murray”. A...

Israel-Hamas War: A Plea For Peace

Wesley F., Staff Writer October 17, 2023

In Gaza, a grim reality unfolds. Hospitals, overrun with casualties, teeter on the brink of collapse; their fuel and supplies dwindling. In this besieged enclave, Palestinians yearn for the basics—food,...

The Transformative Power of Literature

Wesley F., Writer October 10, 2023

In a quiet room at the Dahlonega campus library and through Zoom on Sept. 21, the University of North Georgia brought together three famous southern authors for a unique event called "Discussing Aliens:...

Solidarity on the Line: UAW Strike Gains Momentum in Pursuit of Fair Wages and Conditions

Solidarity on the Line: UAW Strike Gains Momentum in Pursuit of Fair Wages and Conditions

Wesley F., Staff Writer September 28, 2023

The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike is gaining momentum.  The union is flexing its organizing muscles in a fight for better working conditions, wages and benefits across the automotive industry.  Three...

Community vs. Cop City: Atlanta Movement Gathers 116,000 Signatures

Community vs. Cop City: Atlanta Movement Gathers 116,000 Signatures

Wesley F., Staff Writer September 12, 2023

In Atlanta, Stop Cop City activists have rallied together, amassing an astounding 116,000 signatures. This far exceeds the required count in their determined effort to thwart the controversial construction...

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