• Lia Thomas’s win sparks massive controversy over trans athletes in women’s sports

    Lia Thomas made history last week as the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I swimming championship. The fifth-year senior won the 500m freestyle title in Atlanta with a season-best time of 4:33.24. A month ago, Thomas won her third Ivy league swimming championship and set multiple Ivy league records. Thomas is at the center of controversy despite her win, as many questioned whether she should have been allowed to compete in the [...]
  • War in Ukraine reaches dangerous new stage

    The war in Ukraine continues for the 5th week. While on the surface it seems as though the fighting has stalled, these coming weeks could be the most precarious of Russia’s month-long invasion.  Of the forces Russia amassed at the Ukrainian border before the invasion, 100% have been committed to the battle. Russia has not supplied more resources to this conflict in a significant way.  A combined effort from Ukraine’s military and the citizenry has [...]
  • Meme stock frenzy leads to racketeering probe

    Following the January 2021 “meme stock” explosion of retail investors, significant hedge funds have been under investigation by the Security Exchange Commission and Department of Justice for violating the RICO Act.  The government subpoenaed over 30 Investment and research companies that have short positions on symbols $GME (GameStop), $AMC (AMC Theaters), $BBBY (Bed Bath and Beyond) and $SNDL (Sundial Growers) for racketeering charges.  Institutions Such As Citadel, Robinhood, Citron Research, MelvinCapital and Muddy Waters are [...]
  • Lawmakers propose new LGBTQ bill

    Georgia’s proposed bill would prohibit teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with their students. 10 Republican Senators have spearheaded the Common Humanity in Private Education Act, which they presented to the Georgia Senate.  It states that “No Private or nonpublic school or program shall promote, compel or encourage classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not appropriate for the age and developmental [...]
  • The latest in Russia’s Invasion

    On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed his nation, announcing a “special military operation” against Ukraine. “We have [tried] to resolve the matter peacefully,” he said.  “The problem [occurred] not by our fault, and in this regard, we were forced to launch this special military operation. The Russian troops near Kyiv, near other Russian cities, have nothing to do with our intention to occupy the country. That’s not our objective.” It’s been nearly a [...]
  • Biden’s state of the union Address: key points

    President Biden faced, arguably, his toughest test on Tuesday as he addressed the American public for his annual message.  The war in Ukraine took center stage amid Russia’s strikes on various cities. Biden addressed the raging war in Eastern Europe and made it a point to unite the country against Russia’s hostile acts against its neighbor. With a 40-mile long Russian convoy on the outskirts of Kyiv, analysts and military throughout the week gave experts [...]
  • The latest on the Ukraine invasion

    President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine rages on for another week. Every day, both the battlefield and the geopolitical scene change significantly. Here is a recap of the latest news on the ground in Ukraine and the broader global context.  Russian gains ground at a cost:  Russian forces continue to bear down on Ukrainian cities with force, with the heaviest fighting in the eastern and southern portions of the country.   The large eastern city of [...]
  • Top News Stories

    Greg Abbot targets trans children and parents: Texas Governor Greg Abbot instructed state health agencies to consider medical treatments provided to transgender children, such as hormones and puberty suppressing drugs, as “child abuse.” In a letter, Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton quoted chapter 261 of the Texas Family Code, stating sex change operations can cause “mental or emotional injury to a child that results in an observable and material impairment in the child’s growth, [...]
  • Russia Invades Ukraine

    Russia’s Initial Attacks Russia’s assault started early Thursday morning and took place in various parts of Ukraine. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the largest in Europe since World War II.  The full-scale assault has shocked many Ukrainians who deemed this scenario as unthinkable. Amid these attacks, the country has declared martial law.  All males between 18 to 60 have been called to the war effort and cannot leave the country. Ukraine has also distributed firearms [...]
  • Buckhead fights to form own Cityhood

    Many relationships have suffered throughout the pandemic, and Atlanta is no exception.  Over the last couple of years, the rise in crime led to Buckhead filing for a divorce from the city. The battle to annex Buckhead or preserve Atlanta’s city limits has continued for over a year.  There has been speculation that this push from Bill White, the head chairman and CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, is based mainly on race.  White has [...]
  • Top news stories of the week

    House prices skyrocket: In a January report, Georgia Multiple Listing Service found that the price of homes in the Metro-Atlanta area had increased 22.8% from the previous year. Realtors had sold 17% fewer homes in that same time. The median price of a home sold last month was $350,000. This price is a 23.5% increase from January 2021. The prices of single-family homes have increased dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic. Conditions during lockdowns [...]
  • Sandy Hook families receive $73M

    On Tuesday, nine families of the Sandy Hook victims announced that they had agreed to a $73M settlement with gunmaker Remington. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old gunman, used a Remington rifle in the tragic 2012 shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six teachers. Many have observed this tragedy and looked at it as a crucial case going forward, as it could set a precedent and help victims of other mass shootings seek future [...]
  • SGA creates historic new legislation

    On Thursday, Feb. 10th, the Student Government Association held one of its first semester meetings. After Speaker of the Atlanta Senate Ira Livnat opened the meeting, Liaison James Wilson attended all the present members.  During the meeting, after the reports from SGA’s committees, Livnat took a moment to commemorate a recent change to a university policy.  In his message, Livnat stated, “For those who attended the Student Life committee about that rule that allowed teachers [...]
  • Atlanta’s Mayor hits the ground running

    Last year Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she would not run again after her first and final tumultuous term as Mayor of Atlanta.  This departure left her seat open for Atlanta-native, Georgia State alum and City Councilmember Andre Dickens to run for her seat in the 2021 runoff election last November.  64% of the voters supported Dickens, and on Jan. 3, he was sworn in as the 61st mayor of Atlanta.  Going into his second [...]
  • Are investors and consumers fed up with Meta?

    On Feb.3rd, Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook, made headlines for losing nearly 30 percent of its market value in just one day. The tech giant lost $230 billion, setting the record for the largest wipeout of company value in stock market history.  There are many reasons why Meta Platforms saw this drastic drop in their company value.  In the previous decade, Meta Platforms have had a large grip on the social media market. [...]