Avant-Youth is an Atlanta-based newsmagazine of the youth, devoted entirely to covering its residents and neighboring humans. We provide original reporting, retain editorial independence and collaborate with our readers to offer helpful, actionable news and information.

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

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Imani Benjamin

Libra Horoscope 2020 (September 23 – October 22)

This turn into Libra isn’t about evening the scales or tipping the odds in your favor. It’s about establishing order. Harmony is important to this diplomatic sign and a world of unequal circumstances won’t sit right with them. The only way to make this time work for you is to find balance and keep it. 

Gabe Ossa

University students respond to COVID on campus

Students at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State have had their whole semester shaken up due to COVID-19. With most classes shifting to online rather than in-person, students are facing new concerns and challenges.

John Lewis traded the typical college experience for activism, arrests and jail cells

As an 18-year-old student attending a training session for activists at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, John Lewis stuttered and struggled to read. A visiting professor mocked his stammered speech and “poor reading skills” and dismissed Lewis’ potential as a “suitable leader” for the burgeoning movement.

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Are you in an Echo Chamber?

When you’re online, do you feel like everyone is constantly on the same understanding on a variety of topics where the crazy, fringe ideas couldn’t possibly appeal to a substantial portion of people? Are all your ads, news articles and timelines often mirroring your political opinions? If so, then you could be in a digital echo chamber.

Small town gem: A trip on Georgia’s ball ground burger bus

Once I arrived at the quaint restaurant in the heart of small town Ball Ground, it became apparent that it was not only a hot spot due to its much hyped burgers and hotdogs, but also its unique setting: a vintage street bus. The bus had been converted into a restaurant with indoor seating.

OUR MISSION

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.  

Contact Tracing 101

Contact tracing has been done for centuries for various diseases. In America, it was notably used to combat syphilis and AIDS outbreaks and has been shown to be an effective measure of containing outbreaks.

Could Black philanthropy help solve the Black student debt crisis?

When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead.
But is there even enough black private wealth in the United States to pay off all black student loan debt?

Virgo 2020 Horoscope (August 23 – September 22)

After a time of great activity, and maybe even rash actions, it’s time to mellow out. Virgo might not be an intuitive, emotional water sign, but it won’t hurt to take time to sit down and think. This is a sign of thought and planning. Whatever harebrained schemes you may have dreamed up during Leo might actually have a chance to come true. If you take the time to plot out a course. So take a seat, and start planning for this season and the next. 

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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 free ones in FULTON. (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.

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