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Miss University of Georgia was crowned at the Fine Arts Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 11.
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First day of class traffic shuts down sign-on service Samantha Perez Staff Writer When University of Georgia student Chimezie Osondu tried to find his classes on the first day of spring semester, he couldn’t log in to Athena. He knew his classes were in Gilbert Hall but struggled to find their exact locations. “I remember I just started contemplating, ‘Do I actually want to go to class if Ath-
ena isn’t working?’” Osondu said. On Jan. 7, the first day of spring semester classes, students were unable to log on to Athena, eLearning Commons, OneSource, OneUSG Connect and other university web services starting around 9 a.m. UGA’s vendor assisted in restoring the system by 1 p.m. that day, according to a Jan. 8 Archnews email from Timothy Chester, the UGA vice president for information technology. In the email, Chester said the university’s new Single Sign-On service couldn’t “handle the intense network load of first day of class traffic.” According to the Enterprise Information Technology Services website, SSO “provides improved authentication connections, better security, and the ability to use two-factor authentication to access web applications.” Students use Athena to view their class locations and drop or add courses to their schedules. Faculty and staff post assign-
ments, grades and class announcements es. Moody said she was less prepared on eLC. than she would have been in earlier Osondu, a senior biological sciences ma- years. Because she did not know the jor, couldn’t access his class locations or class locations, Moody decided to skip syllabi during the shutdown. her classes. Although Osondu Other students such made it to his classes by as senior psychology maasking friends to help jor Cierra Nell took issue him find the rooms and not with the university, buildings, he said the orbut with students’ redeal made him want to liance on technology. “stay in bed and not go To Nell, the temporary anywhere.” Other stushutdown posed only dents were even more a minor inconvenience reluctant to attend rather than an excuse to class due to the hurdles miss class. caused by technical C H I M E Z I E O S O N D U , S T U D E N T “Students need to be problems. way more proactive in Marketing matheir education,” Nell jor Jessica Moody said the shutdown said. “Relying on technology for everything was a “conundrum” that inhibited her is completely irresponsible.” from successfully finding her class S E E C R A S H PAG E A 3
Do I actually want to go to class if Athena isn’t working?
Blooming too soon Early arrival of Athens’ official flower a sign of climate change Erin Schilling Digital Creative Director Athens’ favorite flower is making an appearance a little earlier than usual this year. By the second day of classes on Jan. 8, trumpet daffodils gave a little pop of color behind the trash cans near the University of Georgia Main Library. Normally, these flowers wouldn’t be in bloom for about a month, said John Ruter, a professor of horticulture and director of the UGA Trial Gardens. However, consecutive degrees higher than the average high temperatures for Jandays of warm temperatures and rain have expedited some uary, according to U.S. climate data. flower growth. These blooms indicate a broader trend of In addition to the daffodils, Ruter said he noticed some warm temperatures, both because of current weather pat- cherry trees beginning to bud earlier than usual. terns and climate change, said Marshall While daffodils indicate warmer temShepherd, a UGA atmospheric sciences peratures, these yellow flowers can withprofessor. stand the cold well, so they can shake off “There is no question climate change late frosts and live through sharp temis adding a bit more ‘oomph’ to summer perature drops. heatwaves and winter warm spells in However, the same is not true for othan average sense,” Shepherd said. “The er plants. If some plants mistake the poor flowers, wasps and weeds are conwarm weather for the spring season, fused.” such as the cherry trees Ruter noticed 2019 was Georgia’s warmest year on Georgia’s warmest year on record last week, upcoming cold temperatures record, according to the National Oceor frost may kill them or cause serious anic and Atmospheric Administration. damage. The first week of UGA classes saw high This could create a loss of crops for temperatures hovering around 64 degrees Fahrenheit, 10 farmers and the Georgia economy. For example, in 2017, a
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late March frost caused the state to lose an estimated 80 percent of its blueberry crop, which equated to hundreds of millions of dollars lost. Even though a longer growing season may sound like a benefit to the agriculture industry, a 2018 study published in Nature showed that it has adverse effects that compensate for the early benefits. If the plants start to grow earlier in the year, they use the water stored in the soil sooner than normal, which creates water deficiencies during dry summer months. This change decreases growth or causes drought damage during late summer months, creating a net loss for the plants, according to the 30 years of data analyzed in the study. Additionally, Shepherd said warmer temperatures earlier in the year cause longer allergy and pollen seasons. He outlined other implications of climate change on Georgia in Forbes this week.
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Jonathan Wallace announced Georgia House campaign
UGA Dean announced he’s resigning in June
Football team landed graduate transfer tight end
Ice Dawgs won two out of three home games
Underground Springhouse played Georgia Theatre
Former state Rep. Jonathan Wallace announced his candidacy for the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 13. Wallace, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Marcus Wiedower for District 119, which includes parts of Clarke and Oconee counties. Wallace, a software engineer, represented the district for one year after winning a 2017 special election. Wiedower defeated Wallace in 2018.
Sam Pardue, the Dean and Director of the University of Georgia School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, announced his resignation from the university to come this June. The decision came in response to personal reasons, Pardue said in an email to The Red & Black. Pardue views his intent as “more of stepping down” to lead to his ultimate retirement and spoke highly of his time at the university.
Tre’ McKitty, a graduate transfer tight end from Florida State, announced he would be coming to Athens for his final season of eligibility. The tight end played for three seasons in Tallahassee. He caught 23 passes for 241 yards last season and appeared in 12 games. McKitty is the second graduate transfer from the ACC to come to Georgia this offseason, with the first being quarterback Jamie Newman from Wake Forest.
The Georgia hockey team played three matches at Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center over the weekend. The stretch of games started against Alabama on Jan. 9, winning 6-1 behind a powerful second half performance. The Ice Dawgs played Alabama again on Jan. 10 and lost 7-4. On Jan. 11, Georgia defeated Florida 4-3 and moved its American Hockey Coaches Association record to 11-7-1 on the season.
Local funk rock outfit Underground Springhouse performed their first headlining show at Georgia Theatre with The Family Recipe and Bigg Chungus on Jan. 14. The group, comprised of University of Georgia students, played originals and cover songs. The band’s rendition of “Roses” by Outkast and rhythm section showcase near the end of the set were the crowd-pleasing highlights of the night.
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A man called police to report a suspicious person in Correll Hall a little before 10 p.m. on Jan. 8, according to a University of Georgia police report. The caller said he was studying on the first floor when a man knocked on the door. According to the report, the caller thought the man had forgotten his access card and let him into the building. He told police the man wandered around the room and hallway. The officers checked the building and found the man in the bathroom. When they made contact with him, he told officers he was not a student. He was acting “jittery” and “giggly,” according to the report. The man told officers he had smoked synthetic marijuana earlier in the night. He was barred from Correll Hall for 30 days, according to the report.
An unknown person broke windows of two vehicles at Kappa Alpha Order fraternity on West Hancock Avenue between approximately 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 9:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report. A wallet was taken from one vehicle and nothing was reported missing from the other. According to the report, the thief broke a window and unlocked two doors of one of the vehicles. On the other vehicle, the passenger side window had been pried out and broken, resulting in damage to the door frame. The officer found one set of fingerprints on one of the vehicles, according to the report.
student passes out in wrong dorm room
Ready, set, smash More than 70 esports enthusiasts filed into the Classic Center’s Ligotti Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12 to compete in Aeternum Esports’ Tempus Winter tournament. Armed with their game controllers and bulky television sets, the attendees duked it out for more than five hours in games of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Melee and hit indie game Rivals of Aether. Aeternum Esports had various prizes in store for tournament winners, including pairs of customized shoes. The event was streamed live on Twitch. — Ryan Cameron
A resident assistant called police after Myers Hall residents found an unknown student in their dorm and vomit on the floor around 7 a.m. on Jan. 9, according to a UGA police report. The officer woke up the student, who said he lived in the room next door and had mistakenly entered the wrong room. The officer determined the student was underage and had been drinking the night before. The student said he did not remember what had happened, according to the report. Police granted the student medical amnesty. The residents declined to prosecute for criminal trespass, according to the report.
damaged at KA fraternity on New Year’s Eve
than $2,000 worth of equipment stolen from church An unknown person stole approximately $2,035 worth of sound equipment and instruments from a church on Old Monroe Road between Dec. 30 at approximately 10 a.m. and Jan. 1 at approximately 9 a.m., according to an ACCPD report. A man noticed doors were open to the building and a $1,250 Yamaha soundboard was missing on the morning of Jan. 1. The back door of the church was possibly pried open with a crowbar, according to the report. Other items reported missing include two guitars, a desktop computer and a CD recorder, according to the report. The burglar also attempted to remove a TV from the wall. Police officers collected a fingerprint from the scene to enter into evidence, the report said.
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THE RED & BLACK A3 On Jan. 7, students experienced issues logging into Athena and eLC. R Y A N CAMERON/ S TA F F
CRASH: First day traffic jam F RO M PAG E A 1
Last year, Georgia Institute of Technology experienced technical difficulties when its network was hacked. The hack exposed personal information, an issue of cybersecurity rather than a system outage like the UGA SSO crash, according to Eric Overby, an associate professor in Georgia Tech’s Information Technology Management program. Georgia Tech learned of the hack in March of last year. Cybersecurity breaches involve a malicious attack, while system outages result from mechanical failure, such as when the “drive crashes or someone kicks a computer,” Overby said. “Both of them happen and both of them are somewhat unavoidable,” Overby said. “You try to limit the frequency of them, and the impact of them, but it’s just the kind of thing that will happen from time to time.” Other universities, such as the University of Alabama, use central authentication systems similar to UGA’s. Meagan Bennett, the director of customer relations in the UA Office of Information Technology, said Alabama students
BULLDOG BYTES ¼ EITS performed maintenance 14 times since June to transition UGA applications to the SSO service. ¼ In 2018, UGA integrated its sign-on service with Duo Mobile to provide more security during log-in. ¼ EITS hopes to avoid similar issues to last November’s Athena problems during early Spring registration.
have not experienced a shutdown similar to the UGA one since UA’s system was installed. “We have a lot of certain measures and policies in place to make sure that we are operational at all times since our job is to provide technology services that are reliable but also innovative for our students,” Bennett said.
Single Sign-On timeline Despite the recent issues, Chester said Athena has been “pretty stable” since it launched in 2014. That being said, it has gone through some changes throughout the years. In 2018, the university integrated its sign-on service with the Duo Mobile app, which aimed to provide more security by requiring students to verify their log-in attempts to eLC, Athena, vLab and the remote access VPN. This two-step authentication process was soon expanded to require verification when logging into UGAMail and OneDrive Business. UGA first announced the launch of the SSO service on July 20. According to the EITS website, this measure was taken “to continually improve the University’s information security posture.” EITS performed maintenance 14 times since the end of June to transition UGA applications to the new SSO service, according to the EITS systems status website. Chester said Athena experienced an interruption due to “information security-related changes” to the system in November. In this instance, the problem occurred with the Athena application itself. He said that since the shutdown, the university has made adjustments to Athena. According to Chester’s Archnews email, EITS worked with “outside consultants over the holiday break to perform network load tests of Athena and to isolate the problems.” “We have higher confidence that this situation will not occur again in March and April when early course registration commences again,” Chester wrote in the email. For freshman Ashley Childers, this recent issue is rem-
It’s just the kind of thing that will happen from time to time.
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iniscent of the technical problems that occurred in November, which Chester called “complex and challenging to assess.” Childers, a public relations major, remembers having trouble registering for classes in November, which was “stressful” because of Athena’s issues. Childers said she tried multiple browsers to no avail and was frustrated that the system could not handle the traffic. “I totally get that it was the big day where everyone was online, but also if you’re going to assign everyone the same day [for registration], make sure your software is at a caliber where it can support that much visiting capacity,” Childers said.
Promises made Chester said he believes the SSO issue has been resolved “for good.” According to an email from Chester to The Red & Black, the system and services have remained stable since the issue was fixed on Tuesday. “We appreciate the patience of our students, and we look forward to providing a stronger student experience with Athena the rest of this semester and beyond.” Chester said.
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The risks of a historic district Proposed historic district could hurt small business Stroud Payne Opinion Editor As the home of the University of Georgia, the self-proclaimed birthplace of public higher education in America, Athens has a special value both for Georgia and the U.S. It’s no surprise, then, that some Athenians wish to protect their city’s history. The Athens Mayor and Commission will get a chance to do that as they are debating a new historic district in west downtown with the same protections as the one in east downtown. The plan carries potential risks. If the proposed historic district were to pass, owners of the buildings would face restrictions on changes to the exterior of their buildings. This could be burdensome, and the Mayor and Commission should be careful when weighing the proposal. The reasoning behind having a historic district sounds good, in theory. Proponents
say they want to maintain the character of the western side of downtown Athens, but this reasoning falls flat when you consider that it could hurt institutions like Athens First United Methodist Church and local businesses like Brown’s Barber Shop, Wilson’s Styling Shop and the Manhattan Cafe. As The Red & Black reported last week, a lawyer representing those three businesses expressed concern that the restrictions on changing the exteriors of their buildings will hurt them financially. Local people and businesses form the heart of Athens. The government telling them what they can and can’t do with their property could stifle the city’s growth. Policies like these could hurt the Athens economy. Gregorio Caetano, a professor of urban economics at UGA, said he supports some form of approval process but worries the proposal could lead to burdensome costs for those hoping to start small businesses. “I do believe the concern voiced by those
Spring 2020 Staff in favor of preservation is legitimate,” Caetano wrote in an email. “However, I am concerned about the costs … Some would-be entrepreneurs, who were interested in renovating a building to fit to their new business idea, may no longer do so.” The proposal could stifle business in downtown, robbing the city of economic growth and new jobs. This is a major issue because of Athens’ high levels of poverty and income inequality. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the median household income in Athens was $36,637 in 2014-2018 in 2018 dollars. Losing these businesses could deprive already-struggling residents of sources of income. There is also some evidence that historic preservation could exacerbate income inequality. A 2011 article in Urban Studies found that historic designation generally increases property values. Although higher property values can help the economy and increase property tax revenue, they could also displace lowe r- i n c o m e r e s i dents. Wanting to protect the history of Athens is an admirable goal, but it’s important we don’t let nostalgia cloud our judgment of good policies. Before creating a historic district in west downtown, the Mayor and Commission needs to make sure that it works for everyone. While buildings can contribute to a city’s culture, it’s the people that are its real heart. Stroud Payne is a sophomore economics and political science major.
While buildings can contribute to a city’s culture, it’s the people that are its real heart.
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Policing the police Hold officers accountable when they break the law Jeremy Person Contributor Over the last two decades, cases of police brutality have become comparable to year-long media events, and the often fatal phenomenon has the power to traumatize on a massive scale. Whether a person is killed by an officer or not, and whether that officer is convicted or acquitted, hot waves of anger and fear flow through many American citizens on a daily basis. While a large portion of these events have become associated with racial discrimination, there are also many that can be attributed to the “shoot first, ask questions post-mortum,” approach. Athens-Clarke County suf-
fered a devastating blow in November 2019 when former sheriff’s deputy Winford Terrell Adams fatally gunned down University of Georgia graduate student Benjamin Lloyd Cloer. Convinced his wife Charlotte was having an affair with Cloer, Adams shot the graduate student multiple times before calling 911 to confess, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Charlotte Adams declared there was no affair and that Cloer was just her friend. Adams was fired, arrested and charged with murder. Currently, no word has been disclosed on the situation. Thankfully, our county has set a good example by prosecuting Adams for Cloer’s murder, bringing some level of clo-
sure to his family and friends and ameliorating the trauma caused by Adams. Something similar happened with the 2015 shooting of Afghanistan war veteran Anthony Hill by former DeKalb County officer Robert Olsen. Though Olsen was acquitted of the murder in late 2019, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Nov. 1, 2019 for four felonies he committed before and after he killing Hill. The punishment against Hill and Cloer should be the standard instead of the uncommon. Tensions have run high in the last few years due to numerous cases where officers who killed unarmed men and women were acquitted or never went to trial in the first place. Details of these encounters come under the scrutiny of the media, politicians and concerned members of the public. The resulting protests and movements have increased tension between those who want justice for the dead, and those who support the officers’ actions. Outside of cases of officers committing murder are cases that can be described as acts of harmful incompetence: a Gwinnett County officer distracted by
a YouTube video rear-ended a car on I-85, causing a four-car wreck, seriously injuring himself and putting the driver in a four-week coma that resulted in serious brain injuries. The officer was “demoted and prohibited from driving or operating a Gwinnett County vehicle for any reason.” This represents a mere slap on the wrist, and though nobody was killed, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hold the officer accountable. No matter the brutality or incompetence committed, a police officer not being punished to the full extent of the law does no good for our society, and only makes the suffering of those victimized by their actions more painful. Faith in the integrity of the law is diminished by what could be perceived as special treatment at best and systemic privilege at worst. Peaceful protests in response to these injustices often give violent individuals an excuse to riot. Families and friends are mentally and emotionally scarred for life, with some suffering physically to the point of death. If police authority and our nation’s prosecutors invest in fairer responses, as with the murders of Cloer, Hill and many others, we can mitigate future pain for families and communities. Jeremy Person is a junior journalism major. CLAIRE BUCHANAN / CONTRIBUTER
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Who’s out? Who’s in? A guide to the retooled offense in 2020
Who’s in? Augusta Stone Sports Editor
Georgia’s offensive depth chart is up in the air. Kirby Smart said he didn’t see the Sugar Bowl — the Bulldogs’ final game for more than eight months — as either a continuation of the 2019-20 season or a prediction of what lies ahead. When he arrived in New Orleans on Dec. 27 ahead of the bowl game, Smart called it a “one-game season.” He ended up being correct. Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson didn’t play a snap at left or right tackle, but their departures for the NFL draft had been anticipated. D’Andre Swift had one carry, and rumors circulated that he would be going professional. Lawrence Cager was injured in practice on Nov. 27 and never caught a pass at Georgia again.
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But the offense would end up losing more than those four players. After the Sugar Bowl, three more offensive players decided to leave Georgia across three days. Left guard Solomon Kindley announced he would be entering the NFL on Jan. 7. Quarterback Jake Fromm declared for the NFL draft on Jan. 8. Offensive lineman Cade Mays transferred to Tennessee on Jan. 9 after entering the transfer portal the day before. Eight of the 11 Bulldogs projected to start on offense in the SEC championship game — as listed on Georgia’s Dec. 7 depth chart against LSU — will not return to the program for the 2020-21 season. A new class of signees and graduate transfers expect to join an emerging group of playmakers to try to improve upon Georgia’s 30.8 points per game in 2019, which put it at No. 50 in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Below is a breakdown of changes to expect in each of Georgia’s offensive position groups.
THE QUARTERBACK QUANDARY
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Fromm left big shoes to fill at quarterback, as he led Georgia to three straight SEC championship game appearances and a berth in the College Football Playoff. Fromm finished with 8,224 career passing yards — fourth-most in Georgia history — but his accuracy decreased in his last season. He went from completing 67.3% of his passes as a sophomore to 60.8% in his junior season, including five consecutive games with a completion percentage below 50%. Fromm improved in his last game as a Bulldog, going 20of-30 for 66.7% accuracy, 250 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor on Jan. 1.
Stetson Bennett was Fromm’s backup throughout 2019 and saw playing time in five games. D’Wan Mathis focused on his health after undergoing surgery to remove a brain cyst last spring. But graduate transfer dual-threat quarterback Jamie Newman out of Wake Forest offers the most experience to the quarterback room in Athens. Newman had a productive final season at Wake Forest, completing 220 of his 361 passses for 2,868 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and adding 574 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Newman, in his last season of college eligibility, is a likely starter for 2020.
RUSHING AWAY AT RUNNING BACK Who’s out?
Swift ended his final season at Georgia with seven touchdowns and 1,218 net rushing yards, more than Georgia’s next three top rushers combined. Swift’s footprint included a complementary role in the 2017-18 CFP National Championship game run behind NFL running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, as well as another 1,000-yard-plus season as a sophomore. Senior Brian Herrien followed Swift as the second-best running back in 2019, gaining 490 yards and six touchdowns in his final year.
Zamir White is poised to get his chance as the Bulldogs’ starting running back, an honor he was given in the Sugar Bowl. White finished the year as the No. 3 rusher with 408 yards on 78 attempts and three touchdowns, but his numbers are expected to inflate with the departures of Swift and Herrien. James Cook and Kenny McIntosh offer reliable legs down the stretch, and Georgia will have more depth with the Class of 2020’s Kendall Milton, a four-star running back per the 247Sports Composite.
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Zamir White Lawrence Cager
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PASS CATCHERS PICKING IT UP Who’s out?
Due to his graduate transfer status, Cager had only one year to play at Georgia. He was plagued by shoulder, rib and ankle injuries for a portion of his final year of college eligiblity, but he managed to finish as the Bulldogs’ second-best receiver with 476 yards on 33 receptions in nine games. Senior Tyler Simmons was a certainty at wideout and played in all 14 games. Simmons finished 2019 with 255 yards on 21 receptions. The Bulldogs are also tasked with replacing their top two tight ends, graduate transfer Eli Wolf and senior Charlie Woerner, who each finished their last seasons of eligibility at Georgia in 2019.
For a Georgia team that struggled with consistency at receiver throughout the season, it’s a positive that George Pickens will return in 2020. Pickens broke out in his freshman campaign, catching 49 passes for 727 yards and securing the Most Outstanding Player honor in the Sugar Bowl. The Bulldogs also return Demetris Robertson, Dominick Blaylock and Kearis Jackson, while bringing in signees Marcus Rosemy, Jermaine Burton and Arian Smith as well. Georgia signed five-star Darnell Washington at tight end along with graduate transfer Tre’ McKitty from Florida State to round out the revamp.
BLOCKING OUT NOISE ON OFFENSIVE LINE Who’s out?
Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson’s early departures for the NFL draft left few surprised, but the same could not be said for the losses of Solomon Kindley and Cade Mays. Kindley announced his move to the NFL after starting in the Sugar Bowl, and Mays decided to transfer to Tennessee in an unexpected move, leaving four of the five regular contributors along Georgia’s offensive line gone for the 2020 season.
Center Trey Hill is the only returning offensive lineman who saw a majority of snaps in 2019, but the depth at positions around him shouldn’t leave Georgia desperate for new players. Justin Shaffer, Jamaree Salyer, Warren Ericson and Xavier Truss are all viable options to fill in vacated positions on the line, and Georgia added Tate Ratledge and Chad Lindberg in the Class of 2020 to improve the group for the future.
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SPORTS THIS WEEK SATURDAY
Men’s Basketball: away vs. Mississippi State at 8:30 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: home vs. Auburn at 2 p.m.
Gymnastics: home vs. Iowa State at 2 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: away vs. Kentucky at 7 p.m.
Raising the bar
GymDogs seek better performances on uneven bars Senior Sabrina Vega competed in a bars routine for the first time in her Georgia gymnastics career on Jan. 3.
Takeaways from gymnastics’ first home meet of the 2020 season Augusta Stone Sports Editor
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Making strides on beam
Sydney Kohne Contributor Even in a packed Stegeman Coliseum, the sound of a body hitting the mat is deafening. On Jan. 10, two GymDogs found themselves on the floor in the middle of their bars routines — forcing Georgia to count a fall in its first home meet. Senior Sabrina Vega, who is included in the bars lineup for the first time since she came to Georgia, was one of the gymnasts who suffered a fall in the home opener. Vega said when head coach Courtney Kupets Carter spoke with her after the routine, she encouraged Vega to move on from the mistake. “Take your grips off, and you leave it with your grips on the ground. You get rid of it,” Kupets Carter told Vega. The other fall came from junior Marissa Oakley. Oakley’s mistake was uncharacteristic — she’s one of Georgia’s most experienced bar workers. She hit over 9.9 seven times during the 2019 season and peaked with a perfect 10. Bars was the lowest-scoring event in Georgia’s first two meets — going 48.15 at the Critique Classic Invitational on Jan. 3 and 48.05 against LSU on Jan. 10.
The GymDogs need to fill spots for three of the most consistent bar performers from 2019, who are all absent in 2020. Alexa Al-Hameed medically retired after her first year at Georgia. She scored a 9.9 or better in six meets over the course of her freshman campaign and peaked at 9.95. All-around gymnast Sydney Snead graduated in May 2019, leaving behind a consistent average at 9.798, and senior Rachel Dickson, who is out for the season with an Achilles injury, contributed an average score of 9.652 on bars. Rachael Lukacs received a spot in the bars rotation in March 2019 when she filled in for injured GymDog Emily Schild. Lukacs will stay in the bars lineup as Schild recovers. “There’s definitely a lot of room for improvement for us [on bars],” Lukacs said. “It is hard losing those three, but we know we have no option but to step it up.” Kupets Carter is confident about the lineup’s future. “Practice through time will help this team be exactly where we need to be on that event,” Kupets Carter said. “A few little mistakes here and there, not enough practice for some of us that had injuries. A few meets down the road, [it will] be a far distant thought that we had a problem on bars.”
Stat of the Week The gymnastics team excelled on floor against LSU on Jan. 10, posting an overall score of 49.55 in the event. Freshman Soraya Hawthorne, sophomore Rachael Lukacs and senior Sabrina Vega scored three 9.95s in a row in front of a wild Stegeman Coliseum student section to finish out the first home meet of 2020. The GymDogs only hit 49.55 or better twice in 2019 — scoring a 49.575 at the Elevate the Stage in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 8, and earning a 49.55 at the NCAA Athens Regional on April 6. The GymDogs never reached the score once in 2018. Vega said Georgia continuously delivers on floor and looks forward to the rotation. — Gillian McIntyre
The GymDogs started strong on balance beam in 2020, posting two consistent performances in their first two meets. The beam lineup earned a 49.225 against LSU on Jan. 10, improving from a 49.2 earned in its first meet at the Critique Classic Invitational on Jan. 3 in Orlando, Florida. Georgia returns experience on the event, with senior Sabrina Vega serving as a consistent anchor at the end of the rotation. Vega scored 9.9 on Jan. 10, improving from a 9.8 the week before. Sophomore Rachel Baumann is another regular performer on beam and counted a 9.875 against LSU. Freshman Haley de Jong’s Stegeman Coliseum debut earned a 9.875 as well. Georgia’s first two performances on beam rank it at No. 5 on the event according to RoadToNationals, improving upon its No. 9 standing on beam at the end of 2019.
Abbey Ward lands her vault Vault specialist Abbey Ward earned her first collegiate 9.9 on vault during the GymDogs’ home opener on Jan. 10. Ward, the only Georgia gymnast in the lineup performing a Tsuk full, improved from a 9.775 earned in the GymDogs’ first meet. Throughout her freshman campaign in 2019, Ward peaked with a 9.85 three times and never scored below 9.75. She was a consistent contributor in last season’s vault lineup, notching a 9.8 or higher for 10 of her 13 vaults. Ward’s mark contributed to Georgia’s 49.325 team total on vault against LSU. Fellow sophomore Rachael Lukacs also contributed a 9.9 to the overall vault score, which improved from a 48.675 earned at the Critique Classic Invitational to a 49.325 at home. Georgia’s vault rotation ranks No. 13 in the NCAA, according to RoadToNationals.
The future is freshmen
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Freshmen accounted for five of the GymDogs’ 20 counting scores on Jan. 10 and also led the way on two rotations — floor and bars. Soraya Hawthorne’s electrifying floor routine went 9.95 and tied with fellow GymDogs Vega and Lukacs for first place across both teams. Hawthorne also counted a 9.825 on vault, setting herself up as one of Georgia’s strongest competitors on both power events. Freshmen made a significant contribution in the GymDogs’ young bars rotation, where freshman de Jong’s 9.8 led Georgia on the event. Fellow freshman Amanda Cashman tied for the GymDogs’ second-best bars score, earning a 9.75 alongside sophomore Megan Roberts. de Jong’s beam score was the fifth contributing score earned by a freshman.
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Georgia swimmer Walker Higgins’ fastest B-cut time is 4:13.05 in the 500 freestyle, which is the sixth-best time time in the NCAA. JULIAN ALEXANDER/ S TA F F
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Georgia swimming and diving aims to make postseason qualifying times and scores Georgia swimmer Camden Murphy has a B-cut time of 45.36 in the 100 butterfly. J U L I A N
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they prepare especially for the SECs, given that the high sured him a tournament berth, the in-betweeners must level of competition and the two weeks of uninterrupted wait for results from conference championships and subDriven by their three-word mantra “Make the meet,” Geor- preparation tend to yield strong swims. At SECs in 2019, sequent last chance meets across the country to learn if gia swimmers and divers entered 2020 seeking to clarify un- four Bulldogs hit A-cut times along with a slew of other their times made the cut. certainty surrounding their postseason prospects. Accord- SEC swimmers. “It just gets anxious,” Higgins said. “It gets tense.” ing to NCAA rules, only athletes who swim faster than an Junior Camden Murphy, who swam an A-cut 200-yard Without A-cuts, swimmers like freshmen Zach Hils and event’s “A” time standard — an annually shrinking number butterfly at the 2019 SECs, said he tries to block out in- Ian Grum and seniors Sofia Carnevale and Meryn McCann, that marks the slowest time to automatically qualify for an dividual demands during dual meets, instead focusing on whose times are on the slower side of the “B” standard, will NCAA championships event — have a guaranteed spot in scoring for the team. lie in limbo until early March, just a couple weeks before the postseason finale. “B” time standards are considered Although Murphy’s B-cut times in the NCAAs. With qualfor NCAAs, but only a select number of “B” qualifying times 100 (45.36) and 200 butterfly (1:42.39) at the ifying standards will make the cut for NCAA competition. Nov. 21-24 Tennessee Invitational meant and a maximum of Less than two months remain until the end of the 2019-20 he could let off the gas during spring dual 18 championship qualifying period, which culminates with the aptly-named meets, Murphy still swept the butterfly slots per team, most “Bulldog Last Chance Meet” from Feb. 29 to March 1. With events against Texas A&M. He personally Georgia swimmers this in mind, Georgia’s slate of three home dual meets lead- contributed 18 points to the winning effort, and divers won’t ing up to the SEC championship meet in mid-February despite swimming slower than he did in Nocompete nationally. highlights a dichotomy confronted by collegiate swimming vember. “It’s so competprograms. This season, freshman Zoie Hartman is itive to make that While regular season competition functions both as a the lone Georgia swimmer to have notched meet,” Higgins said. record of the team’s capabilities and as an opportunity for an A-cut performance and officially guaran“There’s probably athletes to prove their consistency, team victories have no teed her ticket to the 2020 NCAAs. Her 100more contention bearing on which Bulldogs will qualify for the NCAAs. yard breaststroke time of 58.27 seconds at W A L K E R H I G G I N S , S W I M M E R on our team as to “[Regular season meets] are not must-wins, but they’re the Tennessee Invitational was .33 seconds who’s going to qualmust-performances,” head coach Jack Bauerle said. “You faster than the 58.60 second “A” standard, ify for SECs.” want 100% efforts.” enough to both make the meet and set the Georgia record On the diving side, seniors McKensi Austin and Frieda Matt Boyer, the sport administration liaison for SEC for the event. Lim and junior Zachary Allen have all surpassed the 1-meswimming and diving, said the current format of two manOf the 30 Georgia swimmers with a B-cut qualifying time, ter and 3-meter qualifying standard at least once this year, dated SEC matchups each season serves to standardize most hit their benchmarks at the Tennessee Invitational. earning them a chance to compete in those events at the the year for member schools But in every case, qualify- Zone B qualifying tournament March 9-11. Allen and Lim and promote conference ing for NCAAs boils down have also bested the standard for the zone platform dive. camaraderie. But perhaps to trimming time. At least the top five women and top four men from each its greater role is to gin up “For most people, when zone event will advance to the NCAAs, with more spots tournament rivalry. they get a B-cut [time], it’s allocated to zone events that sent top-16 national finishers “The buildup is for the probably somewhere on the in 2019. ¼ A-cuts are based off 2019’s NCAAs finals times. conference championship bubble between making the Coming down the stretch, the Bulldogs will compete much more than it is the meet and not making it,” se- against teammates and athletes across the country for ¼ Shorter events, like the 50 free, have “A” and “B” dual meets,” Boyer said. nior Walker Higgins said. coveted spots in both postseason tournaments. But that standard differences as small as one second. Longer “[It’s] unique to swimming While Higgins’ B-cut time doesn’t mean sacrificing the team mentality with two dual events, like the 1650 free, have larger differences. and diving compared to in the 500 freestyle (4:13.05) meets to go. more regular- season fo back in November was “We still pat each other on the back and keep the team ¼ Walker Higgins and Camden Murphy have reached cused sports.” sixth-fastest in the NCAA moving forward,” Higgins said. “NCAA cuts and SEC spots NCAAs each year they have competed for Georgia. Coaches have told Boyer this season and likely en- are going to take care of themselves.”
We still pat each other on the back and keep the team moving forward ... SEC spots are going to take care of themselves.
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Culture DYNAMIC DUO The musicians behind Hotel Fiction
Molly Brown Contributor The inception of Hotel Fiction was pure happenstance. Jade Long and Jessica Thompson knew there was magic in the air when they started writing songs together in 2018. After meeting at the University of Georgia through mutual friends with whom they had jam sessions, Long and Thompson began meeting every Friday. Long, a junior graphic design major from Marietta, grew up writing songs and surrounded by music, and Thompson, a junior psychology major from Tucker, shared the same passion. Thompson learned how to play the guitar and first felt a taste of what it was like being in a band at a young age when she began playing for people around 10 years old. “I had never been in a band before and Jessica was the first person I felt comfortable playing and sharing my songs with,” Long said. Once the duo started collaborating, they decided they wanted to play for people and record together. Everything changed in April 2019 when Thompson ran into a friend getting off the phone with a band that canceled on him at the last minute. Despite only having written and played together for a short time, Thompson managed to land the gig for she and Long to play at the Caledonia Lounge. The duo had to pull everything together quickly for the show. They borrowed Long’s friend who was in another band to play bass and Thompson’s younger brother came up from Atlanta to drum. The “surreal” moment for Long and Thompson was the turnout for the show — a packed house full of peers. Among the people in the audience that night was a friend and fellow musician
Tommy Trautwein, who approached them after the show. A local producer, Trautwein was in the process of finding clients at the time. “Knowing they had just started and to see the chemistry they have on stage is amazing,” Trautwein said. “They had the crowd captivated and it was like they had been performing together for a long time.” He offered to record a song with the girls in the studio of his home. They happily took the offer, making themselves Trautwein’s first clients. They selected a song Long wrote called “Astronaut Kids” to record. The single was a success — at a later show in Milledgeville, the duo were shocked to have noticed people they did not know singing their songs. Despite having a show under their
belt, the duo still did not have an official title. It took a summer of mulling it over before picking their unique band name. “It’s two words I thought sounded cool together,” Thompson said. “I liked the word ‘fiction’ and the idea that something is make believe. We liked the daydreamy sound for a band name.” While Hotel Fiction aims to write songs that are relatable to others, the band is also incredibly personal to Long and Thompson, with lyrics drawn from their own experiences. Long said it takes a certain amount of confidence to perform on stage and release music from a vulnerable place. “When you care about something so much you want it to be the best it can be so we set high expectations for ourselves,” Thompson said. Those high expectations continue to
drive Hotel Fiction. On Feb. 2, the duo will perform at The Foundry with Call Me Spinster, Chick Wallace and Bitsy in a DIY show they organized called Fiction Fest. In terms of goals for the future, the duo laughed and said “everything,” though a bigger goal is to make a career out of their passion. Long and Thompson’s collaboration has resulted in music and a strong friendship between the two. Long said they embody each other’s weaknesses and are constantly learning from one another. She said it is “cool” to have someone to experience the ups and downs of music with her. “It makes the process worth it and we wouldn’t have been able to do this if we hadn’t met each other,” Long said.
Jessica Thompson (left) and Jade Long (right) of Hotel Fiction didn’t officially form a band until the opportunity to fill a spot at the Caledonia Lounge fell into their hands. CAROLINE BARNES/ S TA F F
Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother reopens (again) Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother has sold novelty items since first opening on Broad Street in 1986. J U L I A N A L E X A N D E R / S T A F F
Anna Thomas Assistant Culture Editor Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother has opened up shop for the fourth time at its new permanent location: inside of Cillie’s Clothing. “There wasn’t really any reason not to give it a shot,” owner Mark Gavron said. The novelty shop, which began as a sister store to Junkman’s Daughter in Atlanta, has had nearly 9 lives. Opening in 1986, Gavron first closed the shop in 2014 because it became “a lot to deal with,” but soon resurrected the space the following year. Gavron then permanently closed three years later due to an increase in rent, but revived the brand for a pop-up store at the former Chick Music space in late 2018. Gavron fell in love with the idea of open-
ing pop-up shops for the holiday seasons because he loved working at the store before Christmas. Cat Bobon, owner of Cillie’s, invited Junkman’s into her store after she found out Gavron planned to close Junkman’s after his holiday pop-up in 2018. Bobon was excited about the collaboration because it would bring more variety to her consignment store. After moving Junkman’s into Cillie’s Clothing during February 2019, his merchandise, which include a random assortment of profane socks, novelty lunchboxes and slogan-blazoned mugs, took up no more than the front left corner of the store, Gavron said. Gavron expanded the Junkman’s brand to a little over half of the space in November for the holiday season. Bobon’s consignment booths, containing prod-
ucts from sellers such as Widespread Panic and Cindy Wilson of the B-52s, occupy the rest. Although the space is much smaller than his previous Broad Street and Clayton Street locations, Gavron didn’t mind working in a smaller space, especially if Bobon was there to run the store. “A huge benefit for me is I don’t have to be here all day,” said Gavron. “At this point I don’t really want to. I’m not doing it to earn a living, I’m doing it because I enjoy it.” Gavron began the store after losing his job out west when oil prices crashed in the fall of 1985 and “everybody quit drilling for oil in the Rockies.” When he flew back to Atlanta he noticed his sister’s store — the Atlanta-based Junkman’s Daughter — was
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MLK PARADE SET TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND UNITY Anna Thomas Assistant Culture Editor United Group of Artists Music Association will host its fourth annual Athens Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Music Festival on Jan. 20 to “bring the community out in diversity and solidarity,” said UGAMA co-founder Knowa Johnson. “That’s what we support: diversity, inclusion, the arts and the principles that Martin Luther King stood for,” Johnson said. The festivities begin with a parade where participants in groups of five are encouraged to carry signage “promoting a cause or positive message.” Participants are especially encouraged to make signs that represent this year’s theme of “stand with love, not hate.” After the parade, UGAMA will host a block party and club crawl. Events will be held at multiple indoor and outdoor locations so the show can go on regardless of weather, said Mokah Jasmine Johnson, co-founder of UGAMA. The music fest will occur on Washington Street near The Max Canada. The elders will be honored at Manhattan Cafe, family-friendly events will be held at Little Kings Shuffle Club and Hip-Hop Night will begin at The World Famous at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement’s End School to Prison Pipeline Program. AADM and UGAMA collaborate to “honor African American elders who paved the way,” according to the UGAMA website. “The main thing is to bring our communi¼ When: 3-6 p.m. ty together to stand in unity and honor Mar¼ Where: Hull St. and tin Luther King’s mesWashington St. sage,” Mokah Jasmine Johnson said.
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Drag: The Kourtesans are celebrating their third anniversary of performing at Sister Louisa’s Church Bar. When: 10 p.m. Where: Church Bar Price: Free
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Games: The UGA chapter of RxPups is hosting a game night to benefit their organization and UGA Miracle. When: 5-10 p.m. Where: Southern Brewing Company Price: $5
TEST NIGHT Comedy: A night of experimental comedy. When: 8 p.m. Where: Moonlight Theater Company Price: Free
Crafts: University Union is providing materials to customize buttons for UGA students. When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Tate Student Center Price: Free
TELEMARKET & FRIENDS Music: Telemarket will perform with The Sedonas and The Pierres. When: 8 p.m. Where: The Foundry Price: $5-40
EDITOR’S PICK LIFE AFTER DEAF Books: Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Noel Holston will present a reading of his book “Life After Deaf.” When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Normal Books Price: Free
EVERYTHING MAD WITH LOVE Photo: Local photographer David Noah will present his book “Everything Mad With Love.” When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Avid Bookshop Price: Free
Party: Live Wire Athens is celebrating its five year anniversary with a live music lineup. When: 3-11 p.m. Where: Live Wire Price: $10
BATTLE OF THE BANDS Music: High school bands from Athens will compete. When: 4-7 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Club Price: $10-15
VISIONS OF MLK 2020 Music: A community celebration with music and visual art. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Lyndon House Arts Center Price: Free
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Pop-Up: Local artists will vend digital prints, zines, t-shirts and more. When: Noon-4 p.m. Where: The World Famous Price: Free
ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS Music: Eight bands will play 40-minute sets. When: 8 p.m.-12:40 a.m. Where: Caledonia Lounge Price: $5
ABNORMAL BAZAAR Market: A flea market featuring soaps, jewelry, vintage and vinyl. When: Noon-8 p.m. Where: Indie South Price: Free
ATHENS IN HARMONY Concert: Musicians paired across race and genre will perform. When: 7 p.m. Where: The Foundry Price: $15-20
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Crowns and Gowns The University of Georgia held its annual Miss UGA Competition on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Fine Arts Theatre in Athens. The women participating in the competition showcased skills and talents to impress the judges and audience. At the end of the evening, senior history major Karson Pennington from Augusta was crowned Miss UGA for 2020 (5) and awarded a $1,500 scholarship. PHOTOS BY JASON BORN (1,3,7,8) AND S O P H I E YA E G E R ( 2 , 4 , 5 , 6 )