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tips for bulldog students By Erica Techo You’ve made it. It’s a cliché, but that’s the truth behind it all. After filling out your college applications and sifting through the pleading letters from colleges, you’ve made it to the University of Georgia. And whether you’ve bled red and black since birth, or you just starting stocking up on Bulldog spirit wear, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the true Bulldog experience. 1. Go to as many sporting events as you can. Football gamedays are great, but when fall ends, don’t think the games end too. Tickets for other sports are oftentimes cheaper, and you can get awesome shirts, hats and other goodies just by attending! Support all of the Bulldog Nation, not just the boys between the hedges. 2. Buy a hammock. You don’t have to actually buy one, but when you see students doing something out of the ordinary, don’t knock it until you try it. Join the masses in their hammocks scattered around campus (it’s the best way to study in the spring), give into your inner nerd and join the Quiddich 4 STUDENT SECTION

team (brooms not included) or learn to play ultimate Frisbee on Myers’ Quad. You won’t regret stepping out of your comfort zone. 3. Learn how to get from class to class – before your first day. In order to get to class on time, do whatever it takes in your first week on campus to learn where you need to go. Tour campus with new friends, ride a few bus routes. You have to learn sometime. 4. Take advantage of on-campus living. There is nothing better than being within walking distance of four dining halls, downtown Athens and all of your classes. If you ever move off campus, you’ll miss being able to wake up 10 minutes before class, so enjoy it while it lasts. So congratulations – you’re about to embark on the best four, or five, or more years of your life. In the immortal words of Larry Munson, “And now a new breed of Bulldog stands ready to take the field of battle to assume the reigns of their Georgia forbearers and continue that tradition, understanding that there is no tradition more worth of envy, no institution worthy of such loyalty, as the University of Georgia.”

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STUDent section 6-10 Downtown food Where to find the best slice of pizza, explore a few sandwich shops or chow down on a burger.

12-15 Bulldog apps Learn more about your new home, from the library’s hours to the university’s career services and different bus stops

16-23 The sporting life Get involved with intramural sports to keep those pesky pounds off and learn more about tailgating on football Saturdays.

26-28 Safety first A few tips on what to keep in mind to prevent accidents and keep your time in Athens enjoyable.

43-44 Book smarts Homework doesn’t have to hurt. Here are a few ways to keep learning without getting bogged down by school work.

PARENT section 52-54 Tune into Athens Find a new place to buy an old record, and learn more about Athens’ reputation as a funky music town.

58-59 Canvas passion Explore Athens galleries and see orginial art from Georgia natives.

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pizza places

Eating cheesy can be easy By Kyla Ross Downtown Athens offers a variety of pizza restaurants, a quintessential college experience. Some of the most popular restaurants each have a unique quality, a characteristic that makes them stand out among the crowd. Your Pie, Transmetropolitan, Mellow Mushroom and Little Italy are just four popular pizza places you can find crowded any night of the week. An Athens original, Your Pie offers brick oven paninis, specialty pizzas, calzones and bread bowl salads, all for under $10. Customers can also build their own 10-inch pizza for a decent price of $6.95. Your Pie’s delicious gelato selections are another one of its distinctive elements. With flavors like tiramisu, strawberry, Butterfinger and many more, its gelato is incredibly popular among customers. The local restaurant is also a valued business to any non-profit group or organization looking to raise money with percentage nights, on which a certain portion of Your Pie’s profits is donated to the organization. The restaurant has hosted percentage nights for a variety of non-profits, including Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Any University of Georgia student group, no matter the size, is welcome to organize a night. Transmetropolitan, also known as Transmet, is a casual, indie-like local pizza joint with a diverse menu serving pizza, paninis and calzones. Prices are extremely reasonable, with one 6 STUDENT SECTION

slice going for $2. Open until midnight Thursday-Saturday, Transmet is a great place for lunch, dinner or a late night downtown. The upstairs bar is another attractive element for anyone looking for a meal and a good time. Created in Georgia but nationally recognized, you can find a Mellow Mushroom in several college towns. While it tends to be a more familyfriendly atmosphere, Mellow Mushroom serves pizza, calzones, hoagies and salads. Prices are a little more expensive; one 10-inch small pizza is $7.95. In addition, individual slices are only available during lunch hours. The Athens location does offer a delivery service, perfect for those staying in for a movie night or house party. Lastly, Little Italy is synonymous with downtown nightlife. Open until 3 a.m. on weekends, Little Italy’s pizza, enormous sandwiches and cheap prices are huge draws for the late night crowd. Slices are priced around $2 and sandwiches are $6. It essentially can be described as the Waffle House of pizza joints. The later the time is, the better the food tastes. Hot, greasy and cheesy, you get what you pay for, but at 1 a.m. Little Italy might be the most delicious meal you ever have. Your Pie, Transmetropolitan, Mellow Mushroom and Little Italy may differ in menus, ambiance or service but one thing is certain — Athens has great pizza.

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The thrill from the grill The smell of juicy burgers grilling is one of the many distinct smells one remembers throughout the summer. But, why wait for those hot summer nights when you can stuff your face at one of the many delicious burger joints Athens has to offer? Two particular restaurants, Clocked and Stuffed Burger have been on everyone’s minds — and mouths. Clocked at 259 Washington St. is a not just your typical diner. Although it has delicious milkshakes, burgers and fries, it has a unique twist. It’s all organic and even caters to vegetarians and vegans. “I believe, personally, that we cater to all the people of Athens,” said Jonny Thomas, head of kitchen staff at Clocked. “We have all different kinds of people who love our food. People love our burgers. We have it all.” Clocked provides affordable food in a fun atmosphere.

The restaurant’s most expensive burger is priced at $8.25, and it offers a variety of entrées, sides and vintage bottled sodas. Another restaurant catering to a large audience is Stuffed Burger on Barnett Shoals Road. Although its Baxter Street location recently closed, that hasn’t stopped students from making the short commute to the East Side. “We cater to college kids especially, but we also have a lot of families too because of our variety on the kids’ meal,” said Jay Brightwell, Stuffed Burger manager. This restaurant offers a variety of burgers catering to those who like to take risks with their toppings. Burgers include the “Pizza Burger,” topped with pepperoni, pizza sauce and a mixture of cheeses, and the “Love At First Bite” burger, stuffed with smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, bleu cheese and parmesan.


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Many from which to choose Sometimes eating the same old food available in the dining halls can get dull. Athens offers a wide variety of restaurants for when students have the Bolton blues. Three restaurants that offer sandwiches for under $10 are Ike and Jane Cafe and Bakery, The Grit, and Marti’s at Midday. From vegetarian options to breakfast sandwiches to a twist on classics, one of these sandwich shops is sure to meet students’ needs without breaking the bank. • The Grit at 199 Prince Ave. Some might assume this restaurant is for vegetarians only and might not satisfy meat-lovers. But The Grit offers such classics as the “Grilled Cheese Smelt,” which

features cheddar cheese melted with spinach or sliced tomato and honey mustard dressing on homemade whole wheat bread. Manager Jeff Fox said The Grit doesn’t attract any one type of customer. “Our menu has quite a variety, so we have something for everyone,” he said. The Grit sells a cookbook for $18.95. It contains more than 130 of the restaurant’s favorite recipes. • Marti’s at Midday at 1280 Prince Ave. Marti Schimmel opened her restaurant in October 2003. Schimmel said her restaurant, located in a house built in the late ’20s was inspired by her grandmother’s kitchen. “It has amazing charac-

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Knowing the right route By Kendall Trammell The highly anticipated bus app called RouteShout is now available for University of Georgia students to download onto their smartphone devices — free of charge. RouteShout is an application users can download to help locate when and where the next desired bus will be. Elizabeth Valerio, a freshman international affairs and magazine journalism major from Augusta, said she cannot wait to use RouteShout because it will help her select the right bus to take her to her desired destination. “I asked an upperclassmen once to tell me which bus to take to get to the Georgia Center, and he said Orbit,” Valerio said, “Let the record show that Orbit does not take you to the Georgia Center. So I got to see the entirety of UGA’s campus and be late

for work. Hopefully that won’t happen again.” Ron Hamlin, UGA campus transit manager, said he has wanted this project to become a reality for the last decade and said he is more than happy plans are beginning to follow through. “Students can better plan their schedules and utilize their time better,” Hamlin said, “It takes the mystery out of it all. You can use the bus app to see when the bus is coming. Right now we’re in the testing stages, so no one should be relying heavily on this yet.” He also said that the RouteShout app is only one part of the project that aims to better serve the roughly 40,000 riders per day. “The total project involves GPS hardware for the buses, updated software, man response and the RouteShout app,” Hamlin said, “The whole




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play the field, lose weight By Sammy O’Brien The words “freshmen 15” terrify incoming college students. However, don’t let them scare you too much. There are a myriad of ways to get involved and avoid those dreaded words, one of which being intramural sports. Intramural sports offer a fun, easy route to a healthier lifestyle, as well as making friends. Kelsey Resetar, a senior at the University of Georgia, is no stranger to the intramural program. Having played multiple different sports over her four years here, Resetar is fully aware of the positive influence intramural sports have made on her life. “I started freshmen year, and over the course of four years I played basketball, soccer, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee,” Resetar said. “Volleyball was my favorite because I didn’t know how to play at first, but I gained talent. I mostly did it just for fun”

Maintaining a consistent workout schedule can be difficult, but intramural sports can be a nice break from the everyday grind of treadmills and weights. “I normally did more than one sport a semester,” Resetar said. “I would have them multiple days.” These sports were not only a break from a typical workout, but were also an opportunity to make new friends, and keep in touch with some old ones, too. “I’ve kept old friends and I’ve met new friends, one of which who is my best friend now, so that turned out well,” Resetar said. “Every time I’ve done it, I have asked people I knew and I also went on free agent, so I met a lot of new people through it.” Intramural sports can provide incoming college students with enjoyable exercise and new friendships. Just as simple as the decision to

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way to new friendships. So don’t worry about the extra pounds. Get involved in intramural sports and at the end of the semester when your team wins the championship game along with the ever-coveted T-shirt, you’ll be able to say with confidence, surrounded by good friends, “I’ll take a small T-shirt.”




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always a sporting chance By Cody Pace Intramural sports are all the rage on campus. They serve as stress relief from the daily grind of classes, and they’re a great way to meet people with your interests. “I have played intramurals here before and I have always enjoyed it,” graduate student Jason Bedgood said. “Most of the sports include short games and short seasons, so I can easily fit it into my schedule. It also provides a good opportunity for exercise outside of the gym, not to mention you get to interact and compete with other students here on campus.” With about 5,000 freshman enrolled each fall, it is important that information on intramural activities is abundant and well advertised. Unfortunately, not all students are in the loop on how to register to play

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intramural sports. “To be honest, I have no idea,” freshman Bond Foster said. Fortunately Matt Levy, the coordinator for intramural sports, does know. “It should be [an easy process],” Levy stated. “It really would depend if you have a team formed or if you’re

an individual trying to form a team or just trying to get picked up by a team.” The easy way is to simply go online, look at the sport you want to play, and assemble a team with enough players from people that you know. “If you have a team already in mind, you know like with friends you want to play with, you would come to the Ramsey Center by the deadline for that sport you wanted to play and you register at the cashier window,” Levy said. Not everybody knows enough people that would want to play a particular sport when they first arrive on campus. If you don’t have a pre-made team but would still like to play, your best bet is to get involved with the intramural free agent system. “Most of the people I was close to when I left have moved on, so the teams I played with are no longer around. I figured free agency would be the easiest way to jump back into intramurals. It ended up working out for me,” Bedgood said.

First, register yourself online through the intramural page’s free agent tab. All you have to do is fill out an online sheet with some basic contact information and the sports you are interested in playing. Captains in need of players will use this page to contact you if necessary. You can take further steps to ensure you get a team if you’re a free agent. If you still don’t have a team by the date of the Free Agent Meeting hosted at Ramsey, then attendance is highly recommended. At start of the fall semester a meeting is scheduled for those interested in intramurals, but there is no need to panic if you miss it. Anyone who is interested can attend the captain’s meetings, where an announcement will be made to assist free agents with finding a team. If you would like to attend these meetings, the dates are listed on the flyer for each sport. These flyers can be found on the intramural section on the Ramsey Student Center’s website; paper copies are also available at Ramsey.



how to be a bulldog fan By Jaron Matthews Incoming freshmen have many role models of good Bulldog fans to look up to like the Foley Fanatics and the Spikes — the football team’s most loyal fans. In the words of John Bateman, assistant athletic director of marketing at UGA, true Georgia faithful “Fan Up” and “Commit to the G!” Georgia baseball head coach David Perno knows that following your beloved sports team sometimes takes patience. “A fan has to realize that being a good Bulldog fan is like a marathon, you can’t sprint and expect it to be easy,” Perno said. “You have to take it slowly and stay with the team through adversity because in the end it will all work out.” Sports will also have their ups and downs, so being a good fan means continuing to support the team in its time of need.

“It is a process and we have to try getting it back to the ’04, ’06, and ’08 season, but I thank the Foley Fanatics for being so loud and supportive through our struggle,” Perno said. “I couldn’t ask for better fans.” Next, fans can play a major part in supporting a coach with a win. Early in the season gymnastics head coach Danna Durante received her first home win and the fans helped her cherish that moment. “You know the student section sticks out in my mind,” Durante said. “I remember the fans that paint up in the front row; you know I just love their energy, it’s important to be a great sport and a respectful fan to the other team. The noise and the excitement of the fans is one thing that I will probably never forget.” Finally, coaches are not the only people who realize the importance of being a good fan. There are countless individuals who understand how

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rules of the gameday party By Maria Torres Here is a compiled a list of general tailgating rules fans can follow on Saturday. All information comes from Gameday Gameplan: • Fans cannot set up tailgates before 7 a.m. on Saturdays. But they can arrive on campus before 7 a.m. if they want to secure an open parking spot — as long as they don’t start their festivities early. • Fans may set up tailgates in parking areas as long as they do not block the flow of traffic and do not block access to other parking spaces. • Fans may set up tailgates in grassy areas surrounding parking areas. Portable chairs can be set up on sidewalks as long as they don’t block foot traffic. • Fans cannot park on sidewalks or have golf carts or all terrain vehicles

on campus. • Fans are responsible for their own electricity and cable hookups. They cannot utilize the University’s resources. • Legal and responsible consumption of alcohol is allowed on campus on gamedays except in the familyfriendly area on North Campus. • Large corporate/professional tailgates on campus violate state and local laws. Those who want to organize such tailgates are responsible for contacting Georgia IMG Sports Marketing. • Tailgates cannot have the following: security, bartenders, commercial advertisements, physical barriers, limited access/admission, sale of services/admission, product giveaways or DJs • Fans are responsible for bagging their own trash. They can take trash with them or leave it at their sites for the University clean-up crew to pick

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By C. Bailey Davis University students can now plan their meal with University Food Services before ever stepping foot in a dining hall. The new nutrition feature of Food Services’ newly designed website allows students access to the daily menu for all of the dining halls, as well as build their plate to see the calories and nutritional content of their meals. “Everyone is interested in nutrition,” Jeanne Fry, executive director of Food Services, said. “We see labeling in everything we buy. We thought we could take it a step further than that and help students with their dining hall choices.” The build-your-plate feature divides the dining halls by stations, providing key nutritional information. Food Services also has a mobile web app that can be accessed at from any smartphone. It allows students to leave feedback, see occupancy of the various dining halls and update their meal plans. Future plans would include incorporating the build-your-plate feature

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have fun, but be smart By Jazmyn Matthews Athens at night is something most upcoming freshman have heard of. So, what do people do to take advantage of this? They go downtown. If students can’t resist the call of downtown Athens in the four, or more, years they attend the University of Georgia, there are a few things to note in order to explore — safely. It’s understandable that during the first few weeks at UGA, students want to get out and see what Athens has to offer. While it is a welcome activity, there are a few precautions to take. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said alcohol is a factor which increases the general risk of activities in Athens. Williamson said it is important to remember that some people downtown target those who have consumed too much alcohol, and students should be aware of this. If they are planning to drink, they should do so responsibly.

“It’s never the victim’s fault,” Williamson said. By being careful, students can protect themselves from unwanted harm, he said. Williamson and the rest of UGA Police are often called for situations involving students which have gotten out of hand. “We don’t live in a perfect world, and things happen,” he said. Brittany Graham, a first-year psychology major from Chatsworth, said she has advice for the females that want to go to downtown. “Always stay with a group, and make sure there is at least one responsible person there,” she said. But, Graham said the best way to stay out of harm’s way is to avoid a potentially harmful situation. “The biggest way to being safe downtown ... is to not go downtown,” Graham said. “There are alternatives such as hanging out with friends in your dorm, watching movies or play-

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ing board games.” Josh Manion, a first year international affairs major from Macon, and Taylor Ring, a first-year business major from Macon — and best friends — said they only had a few tips for male students going downtown. “Don’t get belligerent, and don’t text people in a sexual manner unless they want it,” Manion said. “Don’t start fights, and never take your shoes off.” Manion also said downtown safety isn’t as much of a concern to males. “Guys don’t have to worry about being unsafe,” he said. However, bad situations don’t only happen to girls downtown. It is important to stay in a group, Williamson said, because while no specific gender is targeted for harm, those walking alone may be at a greater risk. Ring said there are a few alternatives for guys who are not looking to go downtown. “Play sports. There’s always a sporting event going on in this town,” Ring said. “Take frequent naps, and make Netflix your best friend ... never go downtown if you have work to do.”

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Setting A goal to double up By Stephen Mays The choice to double major in college is a popular one — and for a variety of reasons. “It feels like almost 25 percent of [freshmen] have the goal to double major,” Clayton Foggin, academic adviser in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Shakira Smiler, a graduate assistant with the Career Center, said that a second major is only relevant if it’s paired with activity outside of the classroom. “The double major means nothing if you have no experience,” Smiler said. Smiler said that students with internships usually find themselves having more opportunities than those with only academic experience. Employers use internships and work experiences as a way to see how the student utilized the knowledge acquired during their studies. “It all boils down to: can you articulate the skills you have learned in your

majors and show how they apply to an industry setting?” Smiler asked. A good way to utilize double majors, Foggin said, is to find two which complement a student’s future goals. Of the majors that get paired together, Foggin said she often sees journalism with English or communication studies, as well as political science with international affairs. “I think it’s a good investment — for instance a digital and broadcast major who is also majoring in international affairs who plans to report on international news,” Foggin said. Since many students competing for a job have the same major or similar majors, differentiation in experience outside of the classroom is key. “With today’s economy, it would be stupid to pass up the opportunity to get two degrees and make yourself more competitive in the job market,” said Kyle Hollomon, a third-year political science and international affairs major from Hawkinsville.



these are no tickets to get By Katy Roberts Every day students receive tickets for illegally parking in University of Georgia lots. But Parking Services has a studentlead appeal process, as well as programs that offer free parking to students in a last-minute sprint to class. The main issue is students do not know about them. How parking works “We’re not blood suckers and we’re not out to get everyone’s money,” said Mike Volk, the Parking Services enforcement supervisor. “We make most of our money from permits, not from tickets. The big thing is just educating everybody and making sure there are enough spaces for every permit.” Volk is among a staff who is willing to talk to any student who has an issue with a citation or violation in

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The four lots available for this program include the North Campus Parking Deck, Carlton Street Parking Deck, Hull Street Parking Deck and East Village Parking Deck. The permits are designed for students to use on rainy and cold days, or mornings that they are running late for an important class. The program was designed specifically for students to avoid unnecessary violations, Volk said. If a student returns to his or her car to find a parking citation stuck under the windshield wipers, the student has the option to file an appeal to Parking Services if he or she thinks the citation was given on an unfair basis. Anna Reynolds, administrative assistant II of Parking Services, said it receives an average of four to five appeals a day from students, depending on the time of year or if it had rained that day. All appeals are submitted online, with the exception of disability appeals. This requires a separate paper form. Once an appeal is sent in, it is reviewed by a student judicial board who cast a majority vote. How to avoid tickets

Senior advertising major from Douglasville Catie Sparks said she has avoided parking tickets just by calling into Parking Services and letting them know what she was doing. “When I park in East Campus sometimes and it’s before the free time, I call Parking Services and tell them the make, model and color of my car and that I’m parking there because I don’t live on campus. Then they don’t ticket me,” Sparks said. “My friends do it, too.” Volk said he knows students who accumulate 10 to 15 parking tickets a semester, which ends up costing more than a permit would. Each ticket costs $40 — with an additional $75 if the car is booted or towed. After receiving more than five citations in a semester, the violator is considered a “habitual offender” and is immediately booted. Visit and parkinguga for more information; or follow them on Twitter @UGA_Parking to stay updated.


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learning with lynda By Helena Joseph With just a UGA MyID and password, students, staff and faculty can obtain free access to video-based classes online. The University began offering free access to last November to students, faculty and staff. is an online program that offers more than 1,400 video-based courses on software, design and business applications. Lynn Latimer Wilson said the videos on lynda are interactive. “ has a lot of different topics such as Microsoft Office, Adobe and Photoshop,” said the assistant CIO of Enterprise Information Technology Services at the University. Since the University Independent and Distance Learning online program permanently closed its registration in September, can be seen as an additional online resource R A C I N G ● TA I L G AT I N G ● C A R S H O W S CONCERTS ● MORE!

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“We had 300 students, faculty and staff who participated in this testing period, and the feedback we received during that time period was very positive,” Wilson said. University student Kathryn Kolencik said the training on was substantial. “Before I take a UGA class, I use to help me,” said the graduate student with a degree in instructional design and delivery from Dallas. “It gives me the ability to really absorb a lot more content in my classes if I have some exposure from lynda.” Students and faculty can access lynda anywhere they go. They just have to sign onto using their UGA MyID and password. “I like the flexibility it gives me,” Kolencik said. “I can use it at any time.” Wilson said the online program also can serve as an additional resource in classes to accompany what the professors are teaching. “Some of the classes I take on lynda for my major are Adobe Captivate and Dreamweaver,” Kolencik said.


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buckle down with the books By Kelly Tran On a campus as large as the University of Georgia’s, one question plagues the mind of any student: where is the best place to study? When the comfort of your room proves to be an unproductive environment to study in, perhaps it’s time to branch out and explore the many study places that UGA has to offer. Most students frequent the Miller Learning Center. At the center of campus, the MLC is complete with classrooms, computer stations, study rooms and even a Jittery Joe’s. During the day, students can be seen attending class, studying at the computer desks or relaxing in one of the many comfortable chairs. At night, the MLC turns into the ultimate study space for the nocturnal birds. Jittery Joe’s is open past midnight, and the classrooms turn into study rooms. If you are the type person that likes to study in silence, pay extra atten-

tion to the Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room located in the east wing of the third floor of the MLC and the circular study room on the first floor in the Joe Frank Harris Commons. For those who like to study with a bit of background noise, try the Main Library and the Alexander Campbell King Law Library. The law library has an open floor plan just for studying. With row after row of wooden tables lit by desk lamps, making it the quintessential college study spot. Not too far from the law library is the Main Library. With seven floors to choose from, there is bound to be a spot open for you. On the other hand, some people find studying indoors to be too confining. In this case, there are many places to choose from, with the multiple fields and gardens that UGA has to offer. Founders Memorial Garden and Herty Field in North Campus are perfect for the outdoorsy student.

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don’t let the books hit back Maybe you’ve already got a study habit from high school, or maybe you made it by without paying too much attention to course materials. Either way, college classes will require more than a full-night of cramming. Here are a few tips on how to retain that calculus formula, along with those new Spanish verbs and the first 100-pages of The Iliad. 1. Make a list. Set a realistic study schedule for yourself that includes breaks and prioritize what you need to do and study for. 2. Don’t give into social media. A new study shows that students are more likely to memorize status updates than remember textbook material. If you don’t think you can trust yourself with staying off social networking sites, then download apps like Self-


Control, which block sites from you for an allotted amount of time. 3. Quiz yourself. There really is no better way to help you retain information than quizzing yourself over and over again. It helps you memorize information and diagnose your problem areas. 4. Form a study group. Forming a group can help motivate you to start studying and encourage you to work together in an area you are having trouble with. 5. Stare at a wall. It may sound counterproductive, but research shows that meditation can not only reduce anxiety but also boost attention span. 6. Get moving. Whether it is jogging or just taking a dance break, doing cardio work 20 minutes a day can help improve memory.


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Let’s GO DOGS! Dear Parents, We know it’s hard to believe, but your sons and daughters are finally here. Whether you’ve never set foot in Athens before or you’re a footballticket toting alumnus, we want to ensure you that your child is in very good hands. We hope you enjoy our 2010 issue of UGA 101– a guide to everything you and your freshman should know about our respected University and our funky little music town. We know saying goodbye can be hard, but we’ve got advice on how to bid adieu and keep in touch. And during the semester, school and socializing can become the ultimate priorities for students– so we’ve got a list of care package ideas that will help keep them balanced. While Athens is a college town, it also has many opportunities for a weekend visit. On the following pages, we’ve got some great ideas 50 PARENT SECTION

for things to do on your visits back: Why not treat your student to a meal at a restaurant they’ve been dying to try, but can’t afford on a college budget? Or how about taking a walk through some of the sights of Athens to catch up on everything they haven’t been sharing via e-mail? You could check out one of Athens’ several volunteer opportunities together– and help your student pick one that they’ll stick with for the rest of the semester. As the seasons change and the phone calls home begin to decrease – we’re still here to keep you informed. Go to to get the latest on University news, students’ opinions, Athens happenings and sporting events. They’ll be picking us up every day on their way to class, and now that you too are a part of the University community, we hope you’ll make us part of your daily routine, too.


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Four stores to score tunes By Joe Reisigl Want to scout out your own tunes in Athens? Here’s some of the places in town to find your favorites and maybe discover a few harmonies new to your ears. Southern Vision 297 1/2 E Broad Street Music junkies from Athens may be questioning the existence of this store because of the impossibility to find it. Southern Vision is a petite shop located under the Jittery Joe’s on Broad Street. Southern Vision contains a rather small collection due to the store’s

minute size. Those scurrying for CD’s may want to turn away from this store since it only contains vinyl. But those sniffing out a cherished classic rock vinyl album should turn their nose up at the smell of Jittery Joe’s Coffee and walk down the stairs in front of it. Southern Vision has a vintage collection of the most popular albums and bands a 5-yearold has probably heard of. And every album is sold at a price $10 or cheaper. Agora 260 W Clayton Street (706) 316-0130 Agora isn’t noted for being a major music store, but it definitely contains a decent collection worth noting. Located in the back-left corner, Agora’s music compilation is filled with a large collection of vinyl and CD’s and a few cassettes and 8-tracks. The majority of Agora’s music is vinyl: filled with genres such as blues, heavy metal, world, hip-hop, or a large collection of rock. CDs fill a large shelf with oldies and also modern genres which could keep one entertained for hours. Low Yo Yo 285 W Washington Street (706) 227-6199 Because this store is referencing to Yo-yo’s, it may disappoint those looking for another dollar store. Low Yo Yo does in fact keep in stock a large collection of music. Chock-full of popular artists from every genre, Low Yo Yo is certainly a reliable music store. Most every selection is affordable ($10 and below), but any album that is well known or high grossing is sold at higher prices ($20 and above).


Wuxtry Records 197 E Clayton Street (706) 369-9428 Wuxtry is high in expectations. And trust me, it doesn’t fail to deliver. Imagine as you walk in: the first thing you set eyes on is a sea of vinyl with AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Neutral Milk Hotel, and R.E.M. Even the murky smell of the old plastic sleeves on these records is intoxicating. The most appealing feature of the store — the record player attached to the in-store speakers. Simply hand any worker a record you wish to hear and within seconds everyone in the store will hear your jam. If you’d rather test drive or relish your tune privately, two CD and vinyl listening stations are conveniently set up for your enjoyment.


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build an athens soundtrack Athens is home to dozens of bands — some famous locally and others internationally. Here are a few favorites. Create a playlist and explore downtown with some of the sounds of your new home. • R.E.M. “Driver 8” • Widespread Panic “Ain’t Life Grand” • The B-52s “Rock Lobster” • Drive-By Truckers “Never Gonna Change” • of Montreal “Wraith Pinned to the Mist” • The Whigs “Right Hand On my Heart” • Packway Handle Band “The Story” • Modern Skirts “N.Y. Song” • Neutral Milk Hotel “In the Aero-

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older picks for a nice price New things are expensive and can burn holes in your wallet. Luckily, there are many vintage shops right here in the Classic City. Georgia’s oldest used book shop resides on North Jackson Street. Opened in 1984, Jackson Street Books holds a book title collection of over 50,000. In addition to a large collection, this bookstore offers special ordering and an out-of-print book search. Ranging in prices from $3 to $3,000, this store has easy reads and true classics. Another vintage store, Minx Vintage, has a retro feel. “We provide the highest quality of vintage, edgy items,” David Wolfe, owner of Minx Vintage, said. “We walk the line strictly toward vintage and tend to be a little more purest as far as merchandise,” Wolfe said. Minx, established in 1996, was inspired

to open due to Wolfe’s love of cool, vintage clothing, furniture, antique ads and anything from the ’80s and earlier. Minx’s goal is to always provide all of a vintage lover’s desires. Located on North Jackson Street, is another one of Athens’ well known vintage vendors, Dynamite Clothing. This store also offers anything new, used, vintage and recycled. Owner, Lori Paluck describes her store as a “well-edited mix of fashion” bringing together vintage and contemporary clothing to put together an outfit for both males and females. Dynamite sells items ranging in price from $1 to $100, but the average price is $20. Opened in 2001, Dynamite offers name brand items such as J.Crew, Coach and old rock T-shirts for great low prices.

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Where to sleep for the night Parents visiting Athens may want a relaxing place to spend the weekend while they’re not visiting their students. Here are some of the best places to stay while experiencing the Classic City. • Hotel Indigo boasts one of the best locations for those visiting in Athens. It is conveniently located near both downtown and the University. The hotel includes a restaurant, conference and meeting rooms, handicap facilities, a coffee shop and a fitness center. The hotel also allows pets. • Located on the UGA campus, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center includes a 200-room hotel, four onsite dining options, banquet areas, conference rooms, a fitness center, and a computer lab — all under one roof. • Foundry Park Inn and Spa is a quiet, quaint inn where parents can relax after spending the weekend exploring the town. In addition to offering services at their spa, Foundry Park

Inn includes a fitness center, swimming pool, business center, meeting rooms, dry cleaning service and shuttle service to the Athens Airport. Foundry Park allows pets. • The Marriott Courtyard is located close to downtown and the University, allowing parents the convenience of being able to experience Athens without being far from comfort. The Courtyard includes a fitness center, swimming pool, restaurant, meeting rooms, and dry cleaning service. All Marriott Inns are smoke free, beyond designated smoke areas.


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adventures in athens art By Mary Matthews Athens offers an overwhelming amount of cultural opportunities. The Classic City is famous for its music scene, but many are unaware that Athens is also full of art venues that provide a wide range of outlets for different types of art. Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries 270 River Road (706) 542-1511 The Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest and highest-ranked university art programs in the nation. The Lamar Dodd galleries, directed by Jeffrey Whittle, display the work of established and emerging artists to promote contemporary art as a form of education. Whittle stated that the galleries rotate shows every two to four weeks, allowing about 30 to 40 exhibitions to

occur per year. “There is a wide range with a lot of exhibitions of undergraduate and graduate work,” he said. Whittle pointed out the convenient location of the school and encouraged students to visit. “Everyone should come out and see the galleries,” he said. “They’re pretty and right on campus.” Lyndon House Arts Center 293 Hoyt Street (706) 613-3623 The Lyndon House Arts Center, operated by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, features gallery exhibitions, festivals, workshops, classes and a historic house museum. Classes range from digital photography to needle felting to watercolor painting.

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Each aspect of the arts center strives to provide a positive experience in the visual arts and culturally enrich both youth and adults. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street (706) 524-4662 The Georgia Museum of Art on East Campus houses a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works. These include American, Italian and Asian works representing time periods as far back as the Renaissance. Pieces include paintings, prints, folk art and more. Every year, the museum compiles a wide range of traveling and in-house exhibitions. The Georgia Museum of Art celebrates diversity in its variety of

displays. Admission is free to the public with a suggested donation of $3. Athica 160 Tracy Street (706) 208-1613 Voted Flagpole’s 2013 Best Place to See Local Art, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art features innovative contemporary art by local and nationally renowned artists. The gallery is staffed by a growing group of University of Georgia student and faculty volunteers as well as local artists. “Being involved in Athica is a really great way to get involved in the community, especially if you want to do stuff outside of the university,” said student intern and graphic design major Hannah Bailey. Bailey has worked at the gallery for about a year and plans to continue to do so.

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georgia destinations By Lauren Loudermilk Traveling doesn’t always require a passport. Sometimes, all you need is a tank of gas. Culture, history and fun are found all over the world, even right here at home. There are many cities here in Georgia to visit, that offer similar experiences without breaking the bank. Macon “Discover the World—Explore the Universe” in Macon. Start at the Museum of Arts and Science whose slogan (in the previous sentence) describes its didactic exhibits and facilities, which showcase both art and science, the only cultural institution in the state dedicated to both. High points to hit include the fulldome planetarium and a mini-zoo that contains more than 70 live animals. The city includes a selection of Civil War landmarks, such as the Cannon-

ball House, the Hay House and the Tubman African-American Museum, named for the abolitionist featuring fine and folk art with an emphasis on African Americans in Georgia. Don’t forget to stop by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame located in downtown Macon as well, before walking over to the Sports Hall of Fame showcasing Georgia sports legends. Tybee In his famous March to the Sea, General Sherman blazed his way through Georgia in hopes of crushing the coast. As we can see today, the coast is still standing and thriving with the

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building a culture of service By Andrew Stargel What makes a community thrive if not the people who serve it? The University of Georgia currently boasts 75 service-based student groups, and it’s easier than ever for students to tap into its resources and find their niche. The hub of UGA’s volunteer community is the Center for Leadership and Service, located in the Tate Center, Office 201. “We want to show students what it means to be a leader among your peers and in your community, but also what it means to be a citizen,” said Rick Gray, a senior coordinator for CLS. Brian Baker, a third-year from Bethesda, Md. studying risk management and insurance, said being a citi-

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like that overcame me. And I’m thinking, ‘Wow, these people need me,’” said Kevin Schatell, a first-year marketing major from Grayson. Schatell began serving the Athens community last summer at Dawg Camp, a five-day orientation experience, hosted by CLS. The camp introduces first-years to UGA and the town through the lens of community service, connecting them to peers, mentors and a new service opportunity each day. After Dawg Camp, freshmen can delve into an organization. “Seek out clubs that align with your values,” Schatell said, “because your mindset guides your actions, and your actions can shape your environment, which in turn builds up that mindset, and you get this cycle of fulfillment.” Volunteer opportunities are not limited just to local service, though. CLS also sponsors an alternative spring break experience called IMPACT that began in 1994. The program boasts 19 different service-based trips that take students

everywhere from Atlanta to Philadelphia to New Orleans. In order to start up a new service project, students can apply for CLS’s Sustainable Service Grant. If their plan for a service project is sustainable and practical, they may receive sponsorship and funding to initiate it. “We’ll help support them financially, and we’ll also provide leadership opportunities and leadership development to help them maintain sustainability over the years,” said Katie Johnston, a senior coordinator of CLS. Johnston advises several CLS member organizations, including Volunteer UGA, a service advocacy group that sponsors 41 different volunteer programs. VUGA also hosts two Days of Service every semester. The first one, Dawg Day of Service, took place in 2011, and over 400 people attended. “There’s already such a community of service and culture in these organizations, and with all those resources, why not take advantage? You will never regret serving other people,” Schatell said.

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thoughtful gifts from home Although your student likely is a technology guru, no message in our inbox could ever replace the excitement of getting snail mail – especially care packages. But rather than cookies, candy and silly toys, it is often more helpful to send a few essentials. Here’s a list of package ideas to get you started, but of course, the best gifts come from the heart. Be creative! • Healthy on-the-go snacks like granola bars, raisins or instant oatmeal • Speciality coffee or tea • Decorative coffee


mugs • Mini note pads • Febreeze • Replacement toothbrushes, toothpaste mouthwash and dental floss • Pencils and pens — especially fun colored ones!

• Post-It notes • Ibuprofen or other minor pain relievers • Quarters for laundry • Baby photos, or photos of family and pets from home • A recent hometown newspaper • Favorite snacks • Easy-to-make recipes • Lip balm • Card games, like Uno or Phase 10 • A gift card to a local restaurant, grocery store or online store • Popcorn • Cards or drawings from younger siblings • Handwritten note from parents • Ramen noodles

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oldest uga greek chapters By Marena Galluccio Whether you’ve got your heart set on a particular house, or you’re just interested in checking out the fraternities and sororities on campus, there’s plenty to keep in mind about the University of Georgia greeks. These are the seven fraternities and sororities that have been on campus the longest. 1. Beta Theta Pi was founded on Aug. 8, 1839, at Miami University and was founded in 1846 at UGA. Betas are involved in campus organizations including the Student Judiciary, SGA, Order of Omega, Relay for Life, UGA Hero, IFC, and others. 2. Sigma Chi was founded at Miami University of Ohio in 1855 and the Delta chapter at the University of Georgia was established in 1872. Sigma Chi is involved in organizations such as IFC, SGA, Arch Society, Sophomore Leader’s Circle and The Foundation Fellow Program, as well as club and intramural sports teams. 3. Chi Phi was founded on Dec. 24,

1824 and is the oldest social fraternity in the country. The Eta Chapter was founded at the University of Georgia in 1867. Some of the Chi Phi alumni from UGA have included Governors of the State of Georgia, presidents of the University and captains of the football team. Nine university buildings are named after Chi Phi alumni. 4. Kappa Alpha Order was established on Dec. 21, 1865 at what is now Washington and Lee University. In 1868, the Gamma Chapter was created at UGA and is the oldest continually existing Kappa Alpha in the nation. Kappa Alpha members are also involved in the Arch Society, Ducks Unlimited, Order of Omega, Golden Key, Order of the Greek Horsemen and Campus Crusade for Christ. 5(tie). Phi Delta Theta was nationally founded on Dec. 26, 1848 and was later established at UGA on Jan. 6, 1871. Some of Phi Delta Theta’s alumni have included including the

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William Tate Honor Society and the Arch Society. 6. Phi Mu was established on Jan. 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon. Originally founded as the Philomathean Society, they later became a national organization. In 1900 they took the Greek name Phi Mu, and in 1903 the state of Georgia received the national charter and became the first chapter. The Alpha Alpha chapter of Phi Mu was founded as the first sorority at the University of Georgia on April 28, 1921.



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