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Virtual Consultations Persist Post-Pandemic

Austin Solesbee, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

In the wake of the most recent pandemic, healthcare delivery has undergone a profound transformation. Among the most notable changes is the remarkable surge in virtual health consultations. This shift...

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Students and Stress: How They Manage

Colin McCollough April 25, 2024

Finals season is descending on the University of North Georgia, and it's crunch time for students. And students are coping, but sometimes it's in ways you won't find on the Student Health website. Getting...

Listeria Outbreak Sparks Nationwide Dairy Product Recall

Listeria Outbreak Sparks Nationwide Dairy Product Recall

Trinity Cromwell, Editor April 25, 2024

A listeria outbreak has been identified in various dairy products sold at major retailers, including Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods, and several others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Therapists conducting a virtual therapy session.

The Rise and Benefits of Online Therapy

Ashton Greene, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Online therapy has become a valuable source for both patients and therapists. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that took place in 2020, therapists and patients were forced to transition to an online format...

The Supreme Court looks to limit access to the abortion pill, mifepristone, while being nationwide in CVS and Walgreens. (France 24)

The Supreme Court “Restricting” Access to Abortion Pill

Logan LeSueur, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court justices are taking a case that could have far-reaching implications for millions of American women and for drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This decision...

Gas Station: Convenience and Cannabis

‘Gas’ Station: Convenience and Cannabis

Peyton McClure March 5, 2024

The convenience of convenience stores is only getting more convenient... especially when it comes to drugs. Actual cannabis is illegal in most parts of Georgia, but people can go to a gas station and...

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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