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Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People's day, protesting cannon monument

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People’s day, protesting cannon monument

October 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Oct. 11, Decatur community members will fill the Decatur Square, wearing masks, to celebrate Indigenous People’s day through a cultural education event and protest organized by Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. The community will hear music, poetry and stories by people of color, part of Beacon Hill’s artistic approach. The Square is home to a cannon monument commemorating the genocide of the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people in the 1836 “Indian War.” Protesting this is a focal point of the event.

Should College Athletes be paid?

Should College Athletes be paid?

February 27, 2017

College athletes have been playing sports for universities for over 150 years. Here's the crew's take on whether or not college athletes should be paid.

Why my grandmother's hospital bed kept me from smoking

Why my grandmother’s hospital bed kept me from smoking

January 27, 2017

I don’t know who set up the hospital bed in her living room, but it cradled my grandmother surprisingly well. I had been calling her “Baba” for as long as I could remember, and that name echoed around her empty apartment that afternoon in rhythm with her heart monitor.

Song of the week: Moonlight Serenade

Song of the week: Moonlight Serenade

December 14, 2016

Big band composer Glenn Miller first recorded Moonlight Serenade in 1939 and its warm beauty still me...

Song of the week: Love Test

Song of the week: Love Test

November 18, 2016

"It's a wicked game and a crying shame, there's no way to give her a love test," I dare you to listen...

More than just a class: JROTC

More than just a class: JROTC

October 18, 2016

To some, the students that walk the halls clad in camouflage uniforms are a mystery. They can be found raising the flag in the morning and running obstacle courses after school, but there’s much more to Decatur's ROTC program than what you see might see at first glance.

Photo by Heinrich Klaffs

The ring of fire still burns

September 8, 2016

Who would’ve thought that little J.R Cash from Kingsland, Arkansas would assemble some forty five national awards in those husky 71 years. That near-century echoed sorrow, moral struggle and his ultimate redemption into his music career, and some sixty years later that influence is still reflected around the world.

Visual arts: We're not in grade school anymore

Visual arts: We’re not in grade school anymore

May 11, 2016

“In art you have to show everything you do, it’s not like you can study.” Keith-Ott said in between lessons, “There’s no short cuts, there’s no workarounds. It’s a lot of time with your hands on the work.”

Bee mural generates community reaction

May 9, 2016

Designed to spread awareness of honeybee health, the Oakhurst bee mural was commissioned by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and continues to lead community members in discussions of declining bee population and supposed corporate “greenwashing”.

Controversial legislature threatens LGBT Georgians

Controversial legislature threatens LGBT Georgians

March 4, 2016

Within the coming weeks, federally funded organizations in Georgia could legally refuse service to LGBT citizens under the claim of religious freedom. “If the bill passes, it could do major damage to Georgia’s reputation as a state.” Executive Director of Georgia Equality, Jeff Graham said, “We're fighting very hard to keep this from happening.”

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