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May 8, 2020

A volunteer for Second Helpings Atlanta transports rescued food to partner agencies. Photo posted on May 1, 2020 on Facebook (@SecondHelpingsATL).

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on food waste and food insecurity in the United States are severe, as the Guardian and the New York Times have rep...

April 10, 2020

From looking at trending google searches, we can see the number one topic on everyone’s minds right now: COVID-19. This disease has ravaged the world, turning every person’s life upside down. We give many thanks to doctors who are risking their lives every day to stop this disease. I live with two d...

April 10, 2020

Customers and vendors at the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park. Photo by Erin Wilson, from the Athens Farmers Market Facebook page (@AthensFarmersMarket).

Once the quarantine lifts, I imagine many of us will want to reconnect with our fellow Athenians, and those with limited opportunities to spend...

April 10, 2020

While significant confusion and misunderstanding surround the coronavirus, certain facts are clear. Here, Dr. Jonathan Murrow, associate dean of the University of Georgia Medical School, answers common questions regarding the coronavirus.

At right: Dr. Jonathan Murrow. Photo from Piedmont Health Care...

February 22, 2020

At left: advertisement by Greenpeace Canada. 

In the summer of 2017, I watched a video from Buzzfeed that had recently gone viral. The video was of a sea turtle that had mistakenly eaten a straw, and it had to be pulled out of its nose. I was traumatized. I couldn’t even watch the video because it wa...

November 8, 2019

It is fair to say that the college application process appears daunting to many high school students. Extensive searching, planning, talking, studying, traveling, writing, form-filling, letter-bubbling, and proofreading occur between the first semester of one’s junior year and the second semester of...

October 12, 2019

Photo from Wikipedia Commons, originally posted to

Only a few years ago, a new device was advertised to help people who were addicted to smoking. These so-called Juuls were created as a safer alternative to smoking, helping people to wean off the cigarette that caused so many health is...

October 12, 2019

The Dig and Grow area of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden at the State Botanical Garden. Photo by Natalie Luke, July 2019.

From early summer to late fall, 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...

October 11, 2019

SPI host student with Costa Rican family (summer language immersion opportunity #2). Photo by Gabby Mattes.

Are you interested in improving your French or Spanish? Or learning a new language entirely? If so, you should consider participating in a language immersion program over the summer. Here are a...

April 4, 2019

The Grit, a.k.a. my version of heaven, is a vegetarian restaurant on Prince Avenue. Photo from Style Blueprint.

     Long story short, I toured a university campus recently—this is the spring of my junior year, after all. At one point during the tour, our student guide briefly praised the quality of...

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