Alex Schumacher

Tech bootcamps of Atlanta

While some of us have the time and financial stability to go back to school or teach ourselves some new tech skills, others do not. Where is the middle ground of obtaining these skills to compete in a world of tech? The answer may lie in tech bootcamps.

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Technical College, or nah?

Technical colleges also offer extremely practical and diverse areas of study not available at 4-year universities with degree programs. With flexible scheduling and tuition being economically friendly, it is almost a no-brainer as to why students and families should take a closer look at a technical college.

To Bank or Not to Bank: Digital Banking 101

Internet-only banks aren’t for everyone, even though they’ve been around since 2009. Depending on your needs, the pros may outweigh the cons, or vice versa.

8 Things To Pack When Traveling Internationally​

The son of an international businessman, Fardeen Sheikh’s been traveling before he could even walk. Traveling is already very hectic. With so much planning, you’re bound to forget something essential, which is why he made a list of the top 8 things you should always pack whenever you’re going abroad.

Brenden Boyd: Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy from Alpharetta

Brenden Boyd is 16 years old and has amassed over 100 medals from organizations such as the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), New Breed, National Fighting Championships (NFC) and the renowned International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Pros and cons of rideshare

Americans who use rideshare spend $4,000 annually on average, which, for residents in urban areas, is cheaper than the average cost of $9,576 to own a vehicle. One can see the appeal these services provide. But how can you get your hands on some of that sweet moolah?

If ICE ever came to Georgia

As a parent or guardian of an undocumented child, you need to know your child is guaranteed a public school education. It’s their civil right living in America. There is no constitutional amendment that states anyone, legally or illegally residing in the United States, has the right to an education in this country. There are, however, a series of amendments, laws, and supreme court rulings that protects the rights of anyone seeking a public school education.

Storks, Porn and Other Lies About Sex

The shit I remember most about high school sex-ed are the incredibly detailed and unnecessarily graphic pictures of yeast infections, genital warts and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Honestly, my teachers made comments that made me never want to have sex… which was, undoubtedly, their goal.

The 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum: Education

On November 19th, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation brought experts from the public and private sectors together at the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum to discuss future policy solutions.

A Soul Food Review

Atlanta is a hotspot of commerce and culture, and there is no better place where the two intersect than the kitchen. Atlanta has a variety of restaurants, but none are more well known than its soul food establishments.

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ATL E-Scooter Review

Electric scooters offer the convenience of providing a quick ride to your destination that is relatively cheap. However, they do have issues. In any case, we’ve reviewed the best rides.

2A: Local Resources Network

Anyone with the intention of handling or shooting a firearm has a duty to educate him or herself before picking it up. For those curious souls who have never used a firearm, local classes with knowledgeable, certified instructors are a great place to start.

The Actual Cost of Free College

Tuition-free college sounds like the solution to the problem of student debt, but these programs don’t take into account how it affects low-income students — or rather how it doesn’t help them at all.

2nd Amendment Part C: History in Context

Various interpretations of the Second Amendment has created a debate amongst people since the introduction of the Bill of Rights. To understand the context of this debate, knowing the history surrounding the amendment will be helpful.

Hookup Culture is a Culture of Shame

Hookup culture is an offshoot of the free love movement of the 60s. It celebrates sexual expression, sexual liberation and, of course, sex itself. In many places, especially on college campuses, hookup culture is the norm–it’s something all students encounter. But most half-heartedly engage in it, without finding it very fulfilling.

2nd Amendment Part D: Perspectives from a Healthcare Advocate

Two-time cancer conqueror Dorothy Leone-Glasser stood to walk three steps from the long, wooden bench. The fact that she can walk at all is admirable. She had been confined to a wheelchair for years, battling systemic lupus. But today, we met for another reason: To discuss gun violence prevention from a different framework, namely, a public health framework specifically in Georgia.

2nd Amendment Part B: Parts of a Gun

The next step in our mission to educate, inform and provide resources to Georgians: We examine the composition and functionality of firearms, as well as explain how to fully unload a firearm and discuss the four cardinal rules of safety. We aim to bring general awareness to the matter.

What to do in the Next Recession

News outlets mention the possibility of a new recession, in part because of Trump’s aggressive trade stance and other factors. Should the recession become reality, here’s what you should know to be prepared and what you can do…