Judith Kim

27-year-old Everton Blair talks Education, Locality and his Homecoming

Everton Blair was 26 when he won the District 4 seat on the Gwinnett County Board of Education. When we met, his attitude and presence that echoed one of his own inspiration: former President Barack Obama. After studying at Harvard and Stanford University, he came back to his hometown with a mission.

Alex Schumacher

Kelsye Hall Turns Fashion Passion into a Career

Not a single shirt or jacket went wasted in her studio. “If I’ve messed up a little, I always figured out a way to make it work,” she said on making mistakes in her creative process. Her ability to make the best of her situation brought her from defeated nights of sewing…

Divine Ikpe

How To Do Your First Art Show!

I recently presented my work at the Yes Ma’am art show (Sunday, July 21 at The Bakery). I’ve been following the venue on Instagram for awhile and a few months ago, they put out an open call for artists.

Tip Line

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Resilient Youth Asserts “Homelessness is a verb, not an adjective”

I’ve met and interviewed many who were homeless, but none have been quite like 22-year-old AJ Thomson. We spoke over the phone for about 12 minutes before I stopped and asked if he could come to my home office. He surprisingly agreed. Thirty minutes later, a slender, well-dressed man was at the door.

Organizing Protest with #DoBetterGa​

Students have made history organizing protests since the 1960’s. In 2019, we’re seeing a rise in students organizing against things like police brutality, school shootings, deportation, and most recently, reproductive rights.

Covering the #DoBetterGA Rally

The student-led campaign, #DoBetterGA, organized a rally in opposition of the Georgia House bill 481 on Saturday, May 25.

Mindful Spending

Living paycheck-to-paycheck gets to be difficult and is generally unreliable. We have to be efficient and effective with our money to feel comfortable with where we are in life. One way to maximize your earnings is by having a plan called a budget.

Cap and Gown

College, or Nah?

We as a society expect young people to attend college, but how does one know if attending is worth the time and money?

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