Y’all asked, we answered: Why you should vote

When it comes to our democratic election process, readers wanted to know the “why’s” of voting. Why should one vote?
The AY team collectively came together to answer this inquiry and honestly? We get it. Our one vote oft-seems meaningless if not useless, things appear to be outside our control, the list goes on. No less…

ARIEL PACHECO

ARIEL PACHECO MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Harlem, NY Ariel Pacheco is a graduate student at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City. He has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and loves to read and write. Sports and gaming are his two biggest passions. Read more…

FIIFI FRIMPONG

FIIFI FRIMPONG MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: The Bronx (NYC)    Fiifi Frimpong is a 23-year-old graduate student at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City. He is a multimedia journalist and hopes to specialize his work covering sports teams in America. He is usually Read more…

ASHLEY BROADWATER

ASHLEY BROADWATER MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Gastonia, NC       Ashley Broadwater is a recent graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has a great appreciation for puns, Diet Cherry Lemon SunDrop, Halloween and the word “literally” — literally. A fun fact Read more…

TUCKER BEDINGFIELD

TUCKER N. BEDINGFIELD MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Macon, GA     Tucker Bedingfield is a senior at Kennesaw State University, studying journalism and emerging media.  She can usually be found buried in her laptop, coffee in hand, or at the local record shop (coffee still in hand). Bedingfield has Read more…

EMMA KENFIELD

EMMA KENFIELD MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Alpharetta, GA       Emma Kenfield is an eager young writer with a taste for the unusual and a passion for the truth. She is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying media and journalism. She reads Read more…

AMANDA FUNGER

AMANDA FUNGER CREATIVE DESIGNER Place of Origin: Potomac, Maryland       Amanda Funger is a 2018 graduate of New York University, specializing in animated film and television. She is an avid consumer of cartoons – old or new – and a self-proclaimed cat enthusiast. Funger can typically be found in Read more…

LG

LAGARRION “LG” BAZILE MEDIA PERSONALITY Place of Origin: Fort Benning, GA      LaGarrion “LG” Bazile is a 24-year-old, college graduate with a bachelor’s from Georgia Southern University and Master’s of Science in criminal justice from Kennesaw State University. Originally born in Fort Benning, Georgia, he spent the majority of Read more…

TYRONE SCOTT

TYRONE SCOTT MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Baton Rouge, Louisiana       Tyrone Scott is a 21-year-old graduate from Louisiana State University with a degree in screen arts and strong aspirations to become the world’s most renowned and thoroughly adored screenwriter/director. He loves reading, gaming, and all forms of visual Read more…

LILA LANGFORD

LILA C. LANGFORD PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING ASSISTANT Place of Origin: Huntington Beach, CA      Lila Langford is a full-time student at the University of North Georgia and a part-time adult. She is an enthusiast of IKEA and strong tea. After graduation she plans on taking a very long Read more…