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Charli XCX is Getting BRAT-ty This Summer

Colin McCollough April 24, 2024

On Feb. 28, 2024, Charli XCX announced her eighth studio album titled "BRAT." Alongside the album announcement, she released the lead single "Von Dutch," a song that taunts her haters and lays out the...

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...

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...
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...

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,...

Seen here are recent gas prices at the Exxon at Browns Bridge Rd and Ash Cir. Store Property Manager Mark Mendoza said that last month costs peaked at $3.79 due to inflation.

Kemps Tax Suspension Brings Relief to Strained Citizens

Jack Thurmond, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that suspended Georgia's gas tax for one month. The decision came on the heels of excessive national inflation. On Sept. 13, the latest...

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...

Photo by: Tim Gouw

How Burnout Impacts Students

Adriana Hernandez April 25, 2023

As finals season approaches, many students gain little motivation to study for their exams. They do not feel inspired to study the same way they did at the start of the semester. Videos displaying #burntoutschool...

The unofficial version of the new proposal to Title IX. Screenshot by Rebecca Ansley.

U.S. Education Department Announced a New Proposal to Title IX

Rebecca Ansley April 25, 2023

On Thursday April 6, the U.S. Education Department came out with an announcement that there will be a new proposal to change Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational...

Influencing to Pay the Bills

Influencing to Pay the Bills

Maria Jaiyeola April 18, 2023

Ditching the traditional 9 to 5 job for social media is becoming the new trend. According to a study by Morning Consult , 86% of young people in America have or aspire to have careers in social media....

Screenshot by: Adriana Hernandez.
Instagram page: @apaperbacklife

BookTok: The Desire to Become a Reader

Adriana Hernandez April 13, 2023

Grab a highlighter, some colorful sticky notes, and wipe away the dust from that book, because reading is cool. Or, is being made out to be on social media. Apps like Instagram and TikTok are showcasing...

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