The journalism website class produced 26 news, feature, opinions and sports stories, took photos for stories and developed and edited this website.

The 2019 journalism website class.
  • PHOTO ESSAY: I’m Natural and Protected Just Like My Hair

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Aryanna Russell Social media has started a trend that is sweeping across the screens of black women and girls. The Natural Hair Movement. Black women no longer feel that they must conform to eurocentric standard of beauty in order to be worthy. They are no longer frying their gorgeous locks nor are they lathering… Read more

  • The Grill: A blast to the past

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Anna Hicks The Classic City is not only known for its openness to new musicians, trends and great food, but also its timeless traditions. The Grill, a 50’s diner themed restaurant, is a place where it all comes together. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, The Grill is one of the most nostalgic… Read more

  • Should the Hornets Re-sign Kemba Walker?

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Noah Monroe Kemba Walker, a three-time All-Star who was a third-team All-NBA selection in 2019, averaged a career-high 25.6 points per game (PPG) this year and is the Hornets all-time points leader. Unfortunately, he is now a free agent, and the Hornets have to decide whether to spend a lot of money to re-sign… Read more

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: The Song to End All Songs

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Sarah Clifton The recent biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has catapulted Queen into the spotlight once more. The oscar-winning movie, about the band’s history, places a spotlight on frontman Freddie Mercury, who wrote the song that shares the namesake of the movie. Queen’s most famous song “Bohemian Rhapsody” has earned the title of timeless classic in… Read more

  • Brutality Has No Place in Law Enforcement

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Bridget Frame America has a police problem. Or rather, the police seem to have a problem with their fellow Americans. In 2017, the police killed 1,147 people.(mappingpolicevolence.org). 1,147 lives lost. This is at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and serve the people of the United States. Why is this normalized?… Read more

  • Inequality Of Acceptance Of The LGBTQ Community

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Nikkia Bell “That’s for girls” and “man up” are just two of the phrases that young men hear from society. These phrases manipulate young boys into thinking that they have to act or dress a certain way to be boys, which is one of the reasons why gay men aren’t as accepted as gay… Read more

  • Media and Leadership Academy Teaches Real World Skills to Students

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Bridget Frame The Media and Leadership Academy is a one-week camp held at the University of Georgia by the Grady College. It is attended by students from all over the nation, who are pursuing different forms of communication studies. The students join one of four mass communication tracks: entertainment, broadcast journalism, advertising and public… Read more

  • Stress for Success

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Jenna Lo I’m tired. There’s homework to be completed, tests to be studied, class ranking to maintain, clubs to participate in, college to always have in the back of my mind, and an unbearable number of other things I must stay on top of constantly. My school praises my hard work with awards and… Read more

  • Being A Masculine Woman And Non-Binary In The LGBTQ Commuity

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Nikkia Bell As a masculine woman I’ve always been comfortable with myself, but I noticed that when I’m around unfamiliar people I feel uncomfortable. I worry about what they may think about me and whether or not they’re judging me. I’m not used to feeling uncomfortable and this is something I recently discovered. When… Read more

  • Punk Culture’s Influence on Politics

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Mira Eashwaran Punk music is typically labeled as a loud, obnoxious, and raucous cacophony of sounds varying from screechy guitar riffs to drum solos that can penetrate even the loudest crowd. It practically dominated the music scene in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, airing the laundry about mental illness, drugs, depression, politics and love.… Read more

  • We the Future

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Jordan Owens In 1971, the 26th amendment was ratified lowering the voting age to 18, yet almost 50 years later young people choose not to vote. “We want young people to vote for a couple of reasons. One reason is that they make up so much of the population now,” says former Georgia State… Read more

  • Becoming Naturally Me

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Jordan Owens Originally posted on theprowlernews.org Finding identity through hair For a while, I have been struggling with my identity. It is hard living in a community that is majority white while having friends and family from a mostly black community. When I visit them I am always questioned on if I am black… Read more

  • Snoozing Students

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Maya Cornish There are many factors of why high school-aged students are feeling less than rested most days, such as biology, technology and stress. For their future to succeed, certain changes need to be made. It’s 7:00 a.m., a high school student drags themselves out of bed and gets dressed half-awake and snags a… Read more

  • Calling Out Catcalling

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Maya Cornish ODYSSEY Newsmagazine News Editor Maya Cornish shares her experience about catcalling, and how it has the opposite effect of enticing women by making them feel objectified. I was at my internship one day, and one of the tasks I had to do was clean the front glass doors. I was wearing a… Read more

  • Botanical Gardens Gives Fresh Produce to Athens Community

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Charlotte Luke This summer, the Dig and Grow area of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia bursts with delicious colors and smells: purple, red, and yellow stalks of chard, fragrant leaves of basil, tiny tomatoes budding from their vines, kale curling out of the soil. More than… Read more

  • How Words Shape Self-Image

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Charlotte Luke “I look so bad in that picture.” “I wish my eyelashes were as long as yours.” “I shouldn’t have this ice cream.” I hear people, particularly women, disparage their appearances constantly, or compare themselves unfavorably to others. In fact, I cannot remember the last time someone admitted to me that they looked… Read more

  • Behind Our Fascination with OJ Simpson

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Jackson Stone It’s been 25 years since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were infamously slain and football star-turned-media mogul OJ Simpson was shockingly acquitted of their murders in what became known as the Trial of the Century. However, in 2019, “The Juice” is still as relevant as ever in pop culture, even with… Read more

  • Staff

    June 21, 2019 by

    Smriti Tayal, 17, is from Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia. She participated in the AD/PR track. Spencer Bullard, 18, is from Appling County High School in Baxly, Georgia. He participated in the AD/PR track. Talyn Burgess-Jimene, 17, is from Memorial Senior High School in Houston, Texas. She participated in the AD/PR track. Paige Cotter,… Read more

  • Tyler, the Creator Finds His Balance on IGOR

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Erin Stafford Distinctive rapper Tyler, the Creator produces the most confrontational and emotional album of his career with “IGOR.” Tyler has always been one of the rap industry’s most experimental and unusual artists, defining his older sound with filthiness and angrily said lyrics. However, Tyler’s sound was cleaned up by his honey-colored “Flower Boy,”… Read more

  • Food Waste on College Campuses

    June 21, 2019 by

    By Elyssa Abbott One in six Americans are unsure where their next meal will come from, even though 40% of food prepared never even touches the plate. “Certainly, the statistics on waste and food insecurity are staggering and it is natural to wonder why one issue [waste] isn’t being used to address the other [hunger],”… Read more

  • Preview of the 2019-20 Georgia Men’s Basketball Season

    June 20, 2019 by

    By Jackson Stone and Noah Monroe Head Coach Tom Crean’s first season as the Georgia Bulldogs head coach fell below many people’s expectations as the team finished 11-21 and 13th in the SEC. Crean’s job this year will not be any easier with the loss of star sophomore Nicolas Claxton to the NBA Draft. “Nic… Read more

  • Outed: Story of An Oppressed Teen

    June 20, 2019 by

    By Nate Walker As a young gay man deep in the Bible belt, I never truly felt comfortable with who I am. I lied to fit into what society and my family wanted me to be.    At age 14, I was finally starting to realize that all the feelings and emotions I was going… Read more

  • High Schooler Addicted to Vaping Admits He Regrets His Decision

    June 20, 2019 by

    By Jenna Lo *pseudonym used to protect the identity of a minor utilizing a nicotine product High school student Grayson Howard* didn’t expect back in November of 2017 he’d be part of the 20.8% of high school students addicted to e-cigarettes according to the American Cancer Society. “I started juuling because I was hanging around… Read more

  • Fairlife Causes Dairy Consumers Everywhere Heartbreak

    June 20, 2019 by

    By Erin Stafford The dairy company known as Fairlife, a Coca-Cola partner, is known for its sustainability of dairy production and popular tourist attraction, “The Dairy Adventure.” However, behind the guise of ultra-filtered milk and agritourism, Fairlife stands amid controversy as videos released by Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) reveal that calves in Fairlife’s Fair Oaks… Read more

  • Seoul to Athens

    June 20, 2019 by

    By Elyssa Abbott Originating from Seoul, South Korea, Solyee Kim has taken her education all across the world, from Germany to Georgia. After receiving her undergraduate degree in public relations at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea, Kim landed in Athens in 2014 for graduate school. Her husband taught English in Seoul, and eventually wanted… Read more

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