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Housing Affordability Hits Lowest Point in 40 Years

Gavin Beck, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

For the past three years, the dream of buying a home has been slipping out of reach for many Americans due to a plunge in housing affordability. According to Goldman Sachs, one of the leading global...

Tom Turkey float kicks off the parade.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Recap

Braydi Burnett November 28, 2023

Thousands of people lined up early Thursday morning to catch a glimpse of the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. A record 28.5 million TV viewers made this year’s parade the most...

Andrea Chadwick hosted a Friendsgiving this year with her friends and family

Friendsgiving: A New Look for the Tradition of Gratitude

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer November 22, 2023

In recent years, a new tradition has emerged that is rapidly gaining popularity: Friendsgiving. This celebration, as the name suggests, is a blend of 'friends' and 'Thanksgiving', and it's a holiday that...

The Gainesville Career Closet has styles for everyone.

Nigel is Giving Away Free Clothes in the Student Center

Sean Williams, Editor November 16, 2023

A new campus initiative from Career Services is helping Nighthawks look their best for free.  Nigel’s Closet, which opened this semester on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville and Dahlonega...

Healan-Head’s Mill was built in 1875, photo courtesy of Hall County Parks and Leisure

Healan-Head’s Mill

DeAnna Mayfield, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Located in the heart of Gainesville, Georgia, Healan-Heads Mill stands as a testament to the region's rich history and a reminder of its agricultural roots. This historic mill, situated at...

Native American warrior poses for picture with Alanna Ellis in authentic tipi camp

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

DeAnna Mayfield , Writer November 16, 2023

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA The largest Native American Festival and Pow Wow in Georgia draws the descendants of ancient tribes from all over the country during the first week of November. They gather for a competition...

An Instagram post by Entertainment Tonight honors the late star, Mathew Perry. The actor, known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends and many others, was found dead on Saturday Oct. 28 in a hot tub outside his home.

Remembering Matthew Perry

Jack Thurmond, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the news of Matthew Perry's death rocked the world. TMZ reported that the actor, 54, was found dead in his hot tub outside his Los Angeles home shortly after 4 p.m.   While the...

Life Happens, but School Goes On

Life Happens, but School Goes On

Sydney Velchek October 31, 2023

In a poll of 60 students at the University of North Georgia, 87% say they wish UNG permitted more unexcused absences. Patrick Charles, political science alumnus, says he is surprised that the school...

Picture by Drayton McGinnis

Redefining the Campus Scene: UNG’s College Parties

Peyton McClure October 31, 2023

Some Dahlonega students say that there's an increase in police presence at the University of North Georgia party scene. Unlike the highly anticipated block party at the beginning of the year, when police...

Drudgery or Passion? The Importance of Leisure Reading

Drudgery or Passion? The Importance of Leisure Reading

Bruce Clark, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

For college students, reading for homework is often seen as a chore. However, throughout history, reading has been seen as a source of entertainment, art, enrichment and media. Steven Shields, an Associate...

University of North Georgia summer 2023 graduation ceremony. Photograph by Lizzy Gordon

Final Walk at UNG

Lizzy Gordon, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

College is all about choices. A huge choice students make is whether or not to walk during the graduation ceremony. Celebrating the years spent at the University of North Georgia with fellow classmates...

Photo by Gavin Beck

Print Books Out-Rival E-Book Counterparts

Gavin Beck, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Despite living in a digitalized world, print copies of books are still dominating the market over electronic ones. With nearly every book imaginable available at the touch of a button, a question arises...

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