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  • Zillow dreams

    Zillow dreams

    March 24, 2020 Bronson Tharpe 0
    I’ve always been a “real estate kid” of sorts. My parents have been in the industry for longer than I can remember, and some of the first lessons I learned were in land and property. Back in the ’70s, my grandfather owned a trailer park, and when I was young, he would tell me stories of the tenants he dealt with, including a self-proclaimed witch who hurled feces at adjacent trailers and claimed to cast [...]

  • Lifelong consequences for minor offenses

    A moment shouldn’t define a person, but someone can be stripped of all rights and opportunities because of one mistake. While some are forgiven, others see their hopes and dreams shattered in an instant. Misdemeanors [...]
  • Black parents’ war on racial identity.

    Children of African American descent are all familiar with their parents’ suggestions on how to make it in the white man’s world: “Don’t use slang — that’s ghetto.” “Press your hair for interviews.” “Stay quiet [...]
  • Don’t let your first date be in commons

    Coming into college, I knew dating would be different than it was in high school. I was under the impression that it would be taken more seriously, going out on dinner dates and whatnot. But [...]
  • We don’t care what politicians say

    Many thought that when we were able to vote, it’d be more exciting than this. I was too young to vote for Barack Obama, but I had this dream of studying politics and campaigning for [...]
  • Analysis: Student Government Presidential Candidates policies

    It’s Student Government Association election season, and that means a new wave of policies. There are some good policies and some bad policies. There are policies that could work and policies that are fever dreams. [...]
  • What the 91st Administration needs to do to be successful

    As the spring semester hits its midpoint, the Student Government Association begins its election season. Election time is all fun and games, but once they are elected by the students, they have to hit the [...]
  • I’m Not You’re Mother – Common sense is key

    Each day, we encounter petty inconvieniences. People make it their mission to get in front of you, only to walk or drive slow, and blare their playlists before dawn, while we are trying to get [...]
  • A different kind of homesick

    The Chicago Botanical Gardens smelled horrifically bad one September morning in 2015, which is not the kind thing you’d expect from a place normally associated with the pleasant aroma of delicate flora. The putrid fragrance [...]
  • Why were we made to say the Pledge of Allegiance?

    I want you to try and think back to when you were in elementary school. You’re sitting at your desk with your pencil and paper ready to learn the lesson of the day when suddenly [...]
  • The issues with Georgia State’s concerts

    Homecoming in college is a whole affair. Here at Georgia State, we have a whole week full of school-sponsored events, free food, giveaways and even a ball. But each year when Homecoming comes around, new [...]
  • Your outward appearance defines you whether or not you dress for yourself

    It’s no secret that people love to flex on Instagram; your social media are really just a collection of your highlights, your “best self” that you wish to present to the world. This “best self” [...]
  • The CS department is underfunded

    Within the Computer Science Department classes are often taught by graduate students, or GTs as the university calls them. One such GT, as Georgia State calls them, told my entire class point-blank that she’d “rather [...]
  • Atlanta isn’t the nightlife hotspot you think it is

    Atlanta is home to the Western hemisphere’s largest aquarium, the World of Coke, Chick-fil-A’s College Football Hall of Fame and plenty of Waffle House and Subway’s. But what else is there? Well, nothing really, nothing [...]
  • Words to never say to someone struggling with depression

    It can be hard trying to find the right words to help comfort someone in their time of need. Seeking out words that will offer reassurance and consolation can be rather challenging for some individuals. [...]
  • If you need to be offensive to be funny, then you aren’t funny

    Controversies such as SNL’s hiring (and subsequent firing) of Shane Gillis for a history of racist and homophobic jokes and Ali Wong’s recent being attributed to her gender and race rather than her comedic talent [...]