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Two separate flavors of Zyn Pouches.

The National Rise of Zyn Pouches

Ashton Greene, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Vapes and cigarettes have been two of the top selling sources of nicotine for many years. As a result, nicotine companies have expanded into the modern world by creating different flavors including strawberry,...

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...

Falling leaves are a sign that influenza will soon be spreading

Flu Season is Coming

Sean Williams, Editor October 22, 2023

As the leaves turn and temperatures drop, it’s important to remember that fall brings with it another chilly visitor: the annual flu season.   Influenza activity will begin increasing this month...

Catherine Harper is a student worker in the UNG Gainesville Campus cafeteria

The Veggie Revolution

DeAnna Mayfield October 18, 2023

Vegan and plant-based diets have rapidly gained popularity in recent years with many Americans adopting the lifestyle. This dietary choice involves abstaining from the consumption of animal products and...

A walkway in Indian Shores Florida which despite only seeing the edge of the hurricane, did see minor damage. Seen here, moderate structural damage led the bridge to be closed off to public use.

Relief Efforts Underway for Florida Hurricane Impacts

Jack Thurmond, Writer September 12, 2023

In the early morning of Wednesday, Aug. 30, Hurricane Idalia slammed into Florida's Big Bend along the Gulf Coast. The category three hurricane lashed the beach of Keyton with windspeeds of up to 125 mph before...

Late Bird Gets the Worm: UNG SGA Hosts Midnight Breakfast

Late Bird Gets the Worm: UNG SGA Hosts Midnight Breakfast

Jamie Jordan April 25, 2023

Get ready to de-stress before finals week with some homemade breakfast. The University of North Georgia’s Student Government Association is hosting a “midnight breakfast” this Thursday from 10 p.m....

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The Great Migration: From Bedside to Aesthetics

Stephanie Obediku, Editor April 18, 2023

Since the beginning of COVID-19 healthcare workers have experienced hardships in their fields daily. Along with the usual cases that occur in the hospital, the nurses were getting new patients every minute...

American Grind Culture: “Setting Students Up for Failure”

American Grind Culture: “Setting Students Up for Failure”

Ari Wheeler April 18, 2023

High school and college students across America are becoming vocal about the stress they feel from the popularization of ‘grind/hustle culture,’ and University of North Georgia students have the same...

Georgia’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

Georgia’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

Kaylei Gayton April 17, 2023

Democratic Georgia lawmakers have partnered with the Amplify Georgia Collaborative to fight for safe, accessible abortions within the state. The Reproductive Freedom Act was filed on Jan. 24 of this year,...

Glass in Your Throat? Thanks, Starbucks.

Glass in Your Throat? Thanks, Starbucks.

Trinity Cromwell March 28, 2023

Starbucks recalled 25,200 cases of bottled Vanilla Frappuccino. The Food and Drug Administration released information stating that glass shards may have been found in them. With Starbucks’ bottled Frappuccino...

Photo by Ashlee Engel.

The Best Ways to Combat Pollen and Allergies

March 28, 2023

“Pollen has definitely skyrocketed in the patients we have been seeing for allergies explains,” Maureen Burnham, nurse practitioner at Windermere Family Medical Group.  “Patients with allergies...

What To Do About Dying

What To Do About Dying

Megan Nelson March 21, 2023

There are a few universal truths that connect all of us, one of which is the fact that we will all one day die. Confronting the idea of death is uncomfortable for most people, to say the least. In life,...

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