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Imani Benjamin

Understanding Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a crime that does not affect a single individual. Every day hundreds of people are affected by sexual assault or sexual violence. It affects all genders, ages and sexuality. 

Brooke Gordon

Dating in Atlanta

Dating in Atlanta has as many perks as it has downfalls. No matter what your relationship status is, be yourself, live your best life and be faithful (to yourself or your partner). Let’s discuss the pros and cons.

Tip Line

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Imposter Syndrome: Shedding light on a better you

What happens when an entire generation of people, who were raised being told they are lazy, ungrateful and spoiled, enter the workforce alongside the same generations who criticized them?
They develop imposter syndrome.

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Things To Consider When Deciding Which College To Attend

Choosing a college can be a daunting task. When you’re choosing a college, it’s easy to feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions, and it can be hard to find a more neutral starting point. Consider the following factors when searching for the right college for you.

Cancer Freaking Sucks — Taylor Carr Battles Breast Cancer at 21​

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 20 would shake anyone. You’re not supposed to wonder whether you’ll live or die at that age.
This is why she initially shrugged off a noticeable lump in her left breast. ‘It will probably go away – maybe it’s a hormone thing,’ she thought. The “hormone thing” became painful though, and she couldn’t shrug it off any longer.

What To Do With An English Degree

English majors often get the same question: “What are you planning to do after you graduate?” It’s difficult to answer this, but the full truth is that many jobs that have to do with writing can benefit from an English major’s work.

The Difference between Tired and Burnt Out

Stress affects everyone differently. Sometimes, it’s great. A little bit of stress helps us focus, move a little faster and get our work done in a timely manner. More or less.
The problem is that we live in a culture of stress.

Taking a gap year? Here are 4 things you can do

After graduation, you have the freedom to do anything with more free time than you’ll ever have! That is why I have created a list of things you could do during your gap year,t so you don’t run into the same roadblocks I did.

Confessions of a Recent Graduate: The Boomerang Blues

School lasts forever.

At least, that’s how it felt while I was stuck in the middle of it. Until one day (16 years later), it was over.

That expensive ass piece of paper didn’t make me feel any less depressed when I couldn’t find a fulltime job or get out of my parents house.

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.