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The hope? To achieve engaged citizenry early, because it’s messy out there.

Day 8 of Atlanta protests

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Hagen McMenemy

Rayshard Brooks protests at Wendy’s

Rayshard Brooks protests at Downtown Wendy’s UPDATED: June 28, 2020 at 7:56 p.m. Protestors created a memorial leaving flowers, shirts, balloons, and gifts at the Wendy’s on University Ave where Rayshard Brooks was killed. Hagen

Ashley Broadwater

Recent Nurse Graduate Starts Career During Pandemic, Emphasizes Relationships

Lauren Townsend felt confident that the Lord had called her into nursing, but she didn’t quite realize exactly what that would entail starting her career in a global pandemic.
She said she felt thankful and excited to have gotten this job in February because in March, the hospital stopped hiring due to low funds.

Imani Benjamin

Cancer 2020 Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

Following Gemini, the sign of excitement and discovery is Cancer. The Crab, the seventh sign of the Zodiac, is all about security, compassion and unconditional love. Maintaining relationships between friends, lovers and family is this sign’s priority. 

After the adventure that Gemini brought, think of Cancer as a return to home, something familiar and safe. Under this sign, take the time to check up on family, friends and everyone else close to your heart.  

Ashley Broadwater

The COVID-19 Quarantine Can Exacerbate Domestic Violence Situations; Here’s How You Can be a Much-Needed Ally to Survivors

“I have yet to talk to a victim of domestic violence that hasn’t come to believe her middle name is ‘Bitch’ because that’s what she’s called all the time,” said Nancy Friauf, president of Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
While domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse, it can snowball into other forms. Multiply that times 10 during the COVID-19 quarantine.

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Day-to-Day coverage of the Black Lives Matter Protests in Atlanta

Since May 29, we’ve been hitting the streets every day to capture the #BlackLivesMatter protests. From May 30 to June 8 (when Governor Kemp pulled the National Guard), we captured the protests progression, as well as the sentiment of the people. Georgia has seen pockets of #BlackLivesMatter protests all throughout the state, though most concentrated in the capitol of Atlanta

Georgia 2020 Primaries Guide

Election season is gearing up once again with the approaching primaries. Prepare your eyes and ears for the onslaught of political ads and flyers that are sure to start ramping as we get closer to November.

Georgia Nurses Need Our Help as Hospitals Run Dangerously Low on PPE

“Hospitals are following current CDC best practices and encouraging our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff to adhere to the recommended PPE conservation methods to ensure their own safety as hospitals cope with the shortage.”
The situation isn’t as simple as just “following procedures.” Procedures can’t be fully followed if they don’t have enough PPE.

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To inform the decisions and actions that’ll guide young people into empowering themselves. We do so by promoting positivity through stories that offer a solution, as well as informational resources.  Avant-Youth is a media organization of the people, by the neighborhood youth, for the community. We provide a fresh, focused perspective on local topics that you’ve grown up around, for you to explore what matters most.  

#AtlantaProtest2020

On Friday May 29, 2020, organizers for #AtlForUs planned a peaceful protest and march to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. What was intended to be a civil, socially distant march metamorphosed into something else entirely.

#AtlantaProtest2020

On Friday May 29, 2020, organizers for #AtlForUs planned a peaceful protest and march to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. What was intended to be a civil, socially distant march metamorphosed into something else entirely.

Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue

For centuries, what has made news valuable and news organizations profitable has been the speed at which journalists collect and disseminate information.
This is useful for both commerce and public service. But the rush for novelty can prioritize sensationalism over depth, and elevate the newest tidbit of information over more important reporting.
When novelty replaces context, the ironic result is a less-informed but more up-to-date public.

graduates Roberts, Yashinky and Pyfrom

Class of 2020 – Are the Kids Really Alright?

For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.

Gemini 2020 Horoscope (May 21 – June 21)

Following conservative Taurus is Gemini, the social butterfly of the Zodiac. Now that you’ve got your foundations settled, it’s time to explore what the world has to offer you into June.

Nothing is ever boring under Gemini’s sign! It’s likely to bring highs and lows and more than a helping of adventure. But remember: Like all signs of the zodiac, Gemini is sure to bring change in your life. All the new things you’ll experience will benefit you in the long run.

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PSA’s: (1) CHECK if you should get tested for the ‘rona. (2) THERE are testing centers all over the STATE OF GEORGIA, including a free drive-thru center at GEORGIA TECH. (3) TLC if you’ve fallen ill, but more importantly, #stayhome. (4) DONATE blood if you’ve recovered from the disease – this can help medical experts develop a cure [or other remedies to reduce symptoms or the likelihood of death]. Appreciate y’all.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TEST AT GA TECH (must pre-register in advance for a same-day appointment – and these go fast, we tried)