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UNG Spirit Week banners hanging outside of the Hoag Student Center on the Dahlonega campus.

Spirit Week Swings Into UNG

Robert DiClemente, Staff Editor February 1, 2024

The University of North Georgia’s Spirit Week is back for the spring semester with plenty of ways to celebrate across all campuses during the week of Jan. 22.  UNG’s Spirit Week is designed to...

UNG Title IX Website

UNG Sexual Misconduct Policies Explained

Olivia Prevette, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

The University of North Georgia's Title IX office offers support and resources for students in instances of sexual misconduct. UNG Title IX Coordinator Misty McDonald said, "Title IX offers supportive...

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:...

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...

Photo by Robert DiClemente

North Georgia Women’s Soccer Ties with Flagler in Ranked Matchup

Robert DiClemente September 26, 2023

In a game that went back and forth for the full 90 minutes, No. 18 North Georgia Women’s Soccer ended its matchup with No. 11 Flagler College in a 2-2 tie on Saturday, Sept. 23.  This highly anticipated...

Rylan Lawyer, BSN Major at UNG Oconee

The Right Foot: How UNG Freshmen Can Set Themselves Up For Success

Bruce Clark, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

For many college freshmen, the first semester of college is a daunting task. Rylan Lawyer, a freshman BSN major at the University of North Georgia’s Oconee campus, said she “plan[s] lots before school...

UNG Soccer Teams Split Matchup With Young Harris in Battle of Blood Mountain

UNG Soccer Teams Split Matchup With Young Harris in Battle of Blood Mountain

Robert DiClemente September 12, 2023

For the 11th straight season, the University of North Georgia Men’s and Women’s Soccer took on rival Division II school Young Harris College in one of the first matchups for the Battle of Blood Mountain.  The...

President Shannon poses with Nigel at the Fall 2023 Kickoff on the Dahlonega Campus. Photo by the University of North Georgia.

UNG’s New President: ‘We have an opportunity for impact.’

Braydi Burnett September 5, 2023

Impact is one of the University of North Georgia’s president, Michael Shannon’s biggest goals. While he says he wants more students to enroll at the university, it’s not his main priority. “If...

North Georgia Championship graphic being displayed at Haines and Carolyn Hill stadium at Lynn Cottrell Park after North Georgia won the Division Two National Championship. Photo by Devin Kupka

UNG Brings Home It’s Second Softball National Championship

Devin Kupka June 9, 2023

Frost Stadium in Chattanooga played host to the 2023 NCAA Division II Softball Championships and Women's College World Series. North Georgia beat out Central Oklahoma and UT Tyler to advance to their third...

Stress Looms Over UNG: Students Prep for Finals

Stress Looms Over UNG: Students Prep for Finals

Olivia Prevette April 25, 2023

Students have their eyes set on summer break and are pushing hard to get through the stress of finals. UNG is offering various methods to help students relax, such as therapy dog visits, De-Stress Fest...

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...

Projects Over Tests: New Way of Taking On Finals

Projects Over Tests: New Way of Taking On Finals

Amanda Murray April 25, 2023

Tests are out projects are in. With finals just a few weeks away, University of North Georgia students study or finish their projects. When asked whether they preferred final exams or projects, 90...

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