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Since the start of the pandemic, there haven’t been many “selfie-worthy” moments to capture. Local nightlife isn’t the same, and hanging out in public spaces with friends hasn’t been the easiest. But for those still looking for a way to capture those moments and take their selfies to the next level, The Atlanta Selfie Museum is the place to do just that.

The Atlanta Selfie Museum is an interactive photography studio that allows patrons to be the art themselves. …

Fiona Roche working on assignments from her dorm study room. (Taken By Allyn Haynes)

North Campus lawn at the University of Georgia is a hot spot on a warm April afternoon. Numerous patrons are sprawled across the greenery and others mosey across the quad.

Signs of the latest admission event canvas the area. Voices of chipper orientation leaders boom as they engage small groups hovering around them. Their enthusiasm exudes the confines of their masks, as their eyes gleam and their hands move with them in excitement. Doe-eyed prospective students wonder at the historic buildings of North Lawn while parents take on the responsibility of soaking up as much information as they can during…

Black students at the University of Georgia have taken upon themselves to increase engagement and visibility within their community despite going to a Predominantly White Institution.

At first glance, African Americans look upon the University of Georgia as a sea of white.

“I think I can be disillusioned about coming to UGA because it is a predominately white institution,” said Laura Nwogu, fourth-year journalism student.

But once you immerse yourself in the community, there are moments that disrupt that sameness.

“What’s attracts students when they get on campus is they community they see among black students,” said Camille Jones…

African-American students are 8% of UGA’s student population. Outreach programs want to increase that number in the future.

Camille Jones thinks if Black students made up 20% of the University of Georgia student body, “we would be a completely different university,” the third-year student said.

African-American students at UGA make up 8% of the university’s population. That number has remained stagnant for the last decade, though each year the University claims it is its most diverse yet.

In 2019, President Jere Morehead acknowledged the gap in demographics, saying he believes we are making steady progress.

But what does this…

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Lakeith Stanfield, foreground center, and Daniel Kaluuya, background center, in a scene from “Judas and the Black Messiah.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Judas and the Black Messiah’ served as a lesson in activism, conspiracy, and the dangers of apathy. This story of the Black Panthers is painful, but necessary. The historical drama depicts the impact of the Black Panther Party and the life the Chairman of the Illinois Chapter, Fred Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya. Director Shaka King, previously known for his comedic writing background, takes a daring pivot telling the nuanced story of Hampton’s assasination by the hands of FBI through infiltration of Informant, William O’Neal, played by Lakieth Stanfield, into the Black Panther Party.

King said he hopes the film,“presents…

Jaylen Black, an University of Georgia alumni, tells her story being an up and coming professional in the U.S. Capitol. Working as a communication fellow in the office of then-Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond her success was halted due to increased COVID-19 cases in the Washington D.C. area and many business closures. Black recounts to Allyn Haynes her last days working in the Capitol and in D.C.

Jaylen Black in front of the U.S. Capitol. (via Jaylen Black)

“So I vividly remember it was a Thursday. I think this was the day that one of the Senate staffers got COVID, and that’s when it started to really hit home.

So, that Friday…

Walking amongst monuments or historic places on the University of Georgia’s North Campus is one of many fleeting activities one can do when on campus. I chose to revisit an area I’ve traveled many times on a cold and rainy day.

Being on North Campus is almost like being taken back in time. It is where I feel the spirit of “Good Ole Athens’’ the most. Greek revival architecture, beautiful gardens and stately trees frame historically significant buildings such as the Holmes-Hunter Academic building.

I had little knowledge of the building prior to my trip. It was always an ominous…

By: Allyn Haynes

The University Systems of Georgia notified students that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This came weeks before Gov. Kemp’s statewide shelter-in-place was enacted on April 2. Since then college students across the state had to adapt to a new normal: their homes are now their classrooms.

Initial responses to campus closings came as a shock. Most students couldn’t understand the severity of the situation until they received that email.

“I was like, Oh, this is for real. I definitely got more serious about it,” said Davia…

By Allyn Haynes

Essential workers across America are posing strikes, walk-outs, protests and organizing sick-outs during the coronavirus pandemic. They are demanding better pay, protective gear and cleaner, safer working conditions..

Despite shelter in place orders given by President Donald Trump and many state governors to stop the spread of the virus, many are exempted from the orders and are still required to work. They are called “essential workers,”providers of vital services.

On March 28, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an “Advisory Memorandum On Identification Of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response,” stating which professions were deemed…

By Allyn Haynes

Sam Smith, 21, tells an underdog story about himself being a shy kid who became a social butterfly at the University of Georgia. Smith,Originally from Florida, struggled during elementary school. During his time there he said he was bullied since two foot four and 40 pounds. Things seemed to turn around when he moved to Nashville, TN. Smith describes Nashville as the true place he is from. In Nashville he created long lasting memories and friendships. In Nashville, his Christian faith grew.

His move to Atlanta his freshman year was rough after finally feeling like he found…

Allyn Haynes

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