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Myths and Mysteries of UGA…………………………………. 6 1000 Faces Moves…………………………………………….. 10 A Dad Who Dreamed Bigger……………...………………… 12


Q&A with David Lowery: Professor, Entrepreneur, Musician…………………………... 16


What’s Normal in Normaltown……………………………… 20


Rubber Soul Revolution………………………………………. 26 Hard to Recycle………………………………………………... 30 “Maudie”: Two Crooked Thumbs Up…..…………………….. 32 I Put a Spell on You….………………………………………… 34


Fall Recipe……………………………………………………… 42 ADD Drugstore ……………………………………………….. 45

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ugazine editor-in-chief Emily Haney design & fashion editor Jenny Rim photo editor Marlee Middlebrooks social media editor Devon Tucker online editor Leila Mallouky contributing editors Talley Davidson Shelby Duffy Christina Matacotta Alex Meads staff writers Shelby Duffy Alexandria Ellison Katherine Epp Kaleigh Galvin Leila Mallouky Marlee Middlebrooks Liza Morell Alexandria Reynolds Jennifer Stanton Emma Toland staff photographers Miranda Daniel Shelby Duffy Maycee Dukes Leila Mallouky Marlee Middlebrooks Chamberlain Smith Tony Walsh fashion team Mary Grace Heath Liza Morell Jenny Rim Devon Tucker


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editor’s note The Classic City brings together both old and new bulldogs. From the Saturdays spent in Sanford Stadium to the week nights studying in the MLC, we all have at least one thing in common. We call the city of Athens our home. It’s important to remember our foundations, where we come from and where we’re headed in the future. In this issue, we hope to remind you about what makes Athens so great and introduce you to some new elements you didn’t know about before. Whether you have been here for a few months or four years, there is always something new to experience. From the coffee venues to learning about the myths and history around campus to the booming music scene, you’re never at a loss for new plans. Find the foundations that speak to you, and let it add to the place you can always call home.

Emily Haney, Editor-in-Chief

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by Jennifer Stanton | photography by Tony Walsh As students, we walk through our campus almost every single day. Yet, very few of us ponder the history and foundations of our campus. Some recall their campus tour where they learned our mascot used to be a goat, football games used to be played on Herty Field in North Campus and UGA was the first state charter school. But in reality, most of these “facts” are only half truths. Very few students realize Herty Field is not the original field because from 1940-1999 it was converted into a parking lot. The funny story of a goat as a mascot was just chance, because a goat happened to be at the second football game. Other students wanted their mascot to be the neighboring black man they called “Old Tub,” who told them fascinating stories about how he journeyed to hell and back. Funny, they never mention that one on campus tours. Finally, while UGA was technically the first state charter school because it was chartered in 1785, no one attended classes at UGA until 1801 making us approximately the third state charter school to start classes.

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Since the University of Georgia has such a long history, many myths and legends are mixed in with truth. Other important historical facts are simply forgotten, like the bodies buried under Baldwin Hall. Back in 1978, 105 bodies were found. They were not moved, and they were hardly mentioned. But in 2015, during the start of renovation on Baldwin Hall the bodies were rediscovered. Questioning students around campus, I found out many of them had no idea. KayLeigh Arneson, a junior linguistics major from Marietta, asked “How did I miss this?” I explained that many of the bodies were of African American slaves who used to work for the university, but now they will spend the rest of their days in a graveyard next to their white masters. She responded as many others did, remarking, “Somehow that doesn’t sound okay.” While some news stories did cover the event and President Morehead spoke at the gravesite, many students remain oblivious to this historical truth. Want to know another legend that’s true? Our campus has a book made of human skin. Of course, this is probably the one legend you were hoping was a lie, but it’s not. A 1599 copy of “Apollodrus” sits in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. I urge you to check it out. It’s no Silence of the Lambs, but it sure is something. Another popular legend is the staircase in Joe Brown Hall. While more ambiguous, this legend does circulate a decent bit, and I’m not sure if


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In addition to historical legends, many myths circulate our campus. The myth that bein hit by a bus guarantees you free tuition is one of the most common. Students have been hit by buses before, and they have not received free tuition, s you may want to avoid making that mistake. Some students also hear a myth that if your roommate dies you will receive its truth has ever been determined. Joseph Brown Hall was once a dormitory of college boys, around the year 1932. Supposedly, one male student committed suicide by hanging himself (some say during a campus holiday). Rumor is the dorm was sealed and the staircase leads into a wall. With time, these rumors have morphed. According to Arneson, “someone died and their ghost haunts the attic.” Yet, Jordan Fraser, a junior landscape architecture student from Peachtree City, disagrees. He says the myth around Brown Hall is “about a door that leads nowhere. It’s a door that has been blocked off because, apparently, a girl killed herself in that room.” Some say, in order to banish the spirits, an enlarged photograph of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s apartment was placed at the top of the stairs. Whether or not any of these legends are true remains a mystery, but I must say, if it’s not true, then someone was quite creative. In addition to historical legends, many myths circulate our campus. The myth that being hit by a bus guarantees you free tuition is one of the most common. Students have been hit by buses before, and they have not received free tuition, so you may want to avoid making that mistake. Some students also hear a myth that if your roommate dies you will receive free tuition, or you will pass all of your classes. It could be true, but if I were you, I wouldn’t go around murdering people just yet. If you haven’t heard these myths, I’m sure you’ve at least heard the myth around the arch. While campus tours no longer speak on this, adhering to guidelines given by President Morehead, word of mouth still carries the tradition. Many people believe undergraduates shouldn’t pass under the arch, because if they do, they won’t graduate. Senior early-childhood education major, Catherine Wills, attests to hearing and following this tradition. She remarks, “If you walk under the arch before you graduate, and this is only undergraduate not graduate, you won’t graduate.” Arneson adds a lighter tone to this rumor, saying you just “won’t graduate on time.” Although I don’t know anyone personally who braved the walk under the arch before graduation, President Morehead says it is up to the students to decide whether or not to follow these superstitions, which is why he has removed it from the campus tour. But just between you and me, I don’t think he believes it.

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1000 FACES COFFEE SHOP by Katherine Epp | photography by Maycee Dukes Like any college town in America, Athens is full of coffee shops. The quiet, aromatic environment can give students a sense of peace in the midst of their chaotic lives. However, one unique shop stands out among the rest–1000 Faces Coffee Shop. The company was founded in 2006 when founder Benjamin Myers drove to Athens and established a relationship with coffee growers in Ecuador through a previous connection with the Odum School of Ecology at UGA. Through this relationship, Myers decided he wanted to work with coffee. Although he had no background, Myers said, “I was 30, had no experience with coffee, no experience running a business, and yet somehow it seemed to make perfect sense. Coffee connected everything: the land, ecology, commerce, people, culture, trade, the kitchen, science, art...when the coffee spirit speaks to you, it’s impossible to ignore.” 1000 Faces made Athens its permanent location in 2008 when they moved to their current location at 585 Barber St. When asked about why 1000 Faces chose Athens as its location, Jan Kozak, the CEO of 1000 Faces Coffee, explained, “Athens is our home. We’ve contributed to the community and the community has contributed to and shaped our success. We can’t imagine ourselves setting up our HQ anywhere else.” The business started in a garage in Winterville roasting for just 1 restaurant, but has evolved to holding 150 accounts in the coffee business and starting a sister doughnut shop in Asheville, NC.


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What sets apart 1000 Faces is how they handle their coffee and business. They travel directly to the origin of the coffee, obtain the coffee directly from the producers, then bring the coffee beans to their facility where they roast it to exact specifications, and then brew it with techniques proven to provide the best cup of coffee possible. Within the Athens community, they partner with local nonprofits and commit to being good stewards of the community by being sustainable in their business practices while providing the best product they can. When asked about her favorite aspect of 1000 Faces, Kozak commented, “Our desire is to be more than just how much money we make at the end of the year. We want to improve our community by doing what we’re passionate about.” Another employee, Chris Silvestro, said, “I’ve been fortunate enough to work for some really great companies in the past, but working with 1000 Faces is unlike any other work experience that I’ve ever had. With both

quality and community as our main driving force, we get the chance to bring in some truly amazing coffees and share them with all of you!” 1000 Faces will continue fulfilling this mission when they move to their new location this upcoming November. Their new location will be 510 N Thomas St., located near the Standard and the Classic Center to the south. 1000 Faces has decided to move in order to increase their presence in the Athens community, reach more people with their business, and show the city what they’re made of. When asked about he feels about the move, Silvestro said, “I’m pretty stoked about the move! I’m personally excited about being able to share our coffee with people who may have not gotten a chance to drink it before.” So be sure to check out 1000 Faces at their current location or at their new location this November!

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bigger story & photo by Marlee Middlebrooks “One day, I came home. It was hot, I was hurting, and I didn’t make any money. It was just a bad day at work. My little boy at the time was 4, and he came up to me and said, ‘Daddy, when I grow up, I want to be a mechanic just like you.’ On the one hand, I was really excited to hear that, but on the other hand, I thought about my son at age 40 years old, hurting every day. If [being a mechanic] was what he wanted to do, then that’s awesome, but I didn’t want him to feel like that was the only option. When you combine the fact that I wanted to do something else anyway and the fact that it’s more effective to show how important something is than to just say how important something is, that’s what really pushed me to go for “it,” says Jimmy Johns.


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“The education itself is not as important as the doors that it will open.” Johns is going for it. He decided at age 40 to pursue earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Georgia. Now, he’s a sophomore mechanical engineering major, but previously, he spent nearly 20 years as a mechanic in the Athens area. Johns graduated from high school in 1988 in Savannah, but unlike several of his fellow bulldogs who transitioned quickly and eagerly into the next stage of schooling, he “really didn’t want to finish high school.” “Really, I finished just because I didn’t want to struggle with having to try to find a job without a high school diploma. I went to work with no intention of ever going back to college,” says Johns. He started working at a car dealership only one day after receiving his diploma, and 11 months later, he returned to his hometown of Athens where he got a job at Hayward Allen Motor Company in March of 1996. Johns retired from the same company in June 2016. “The first five to 10 years of being a mechanic, I really enjoyed it. You’re

doing a hobby for a living. The type of person who becomes a mechanic enjoys working with his hands. After about 10 years, it gets a little repetitive. After about 15 years, you start noticing that you hurt getting up in the morning because every day you’re doing something physical and that wears your body down,” says Johns. He also began to consider the financial trajectory of his career as a mechanic. According to Johns, in the beginning, you can earn money quickly, but eventually your pay “plateaus” because you max out your skills and efficiency. In addition to the physical tolls his job was taking on him, Johns says it was concerns like these that “made me wish I would have gone back and done something differently.” For Johns, one person who knew that he could do something differently was Rod Johnson, a master technician at Hayward Allen Motor Company from Athens. Johnson and Johns have worked alongside one another since 2001. “I started here when I as 18, and he basically taught me everything,” says Johnson.

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went to college. He kept talking about it on and off. It just seemed like there was a lot mor out there for him. He finally brought it up one day that he was thinking about it. I was like ‘Man, you really need to pursue it because you’re too smart for this,’” says Johnson. “He’s a ver special guy, and he’s one of my best friends.ool and internships because I have a house I have “I was always curious why [Johns] never went to college. He kept talking about it on and off. It just seemed like there was a lot more out there for him. He finally brought it up one day that he was thinking about it. I was like, ‘Man, you really need to pursue it because you’re too smart for this,’” says Johnson. “He’s a very special guy, and he’s one of my best friends.” Even though Johns has been attending UGA, he still has been going to college in a “non-traditional” manner. Typically, he has been taking a semester of classes and then doing a paid internship for a semester in the field which he aspires to have his next career in, mechanical engineering.

“I’m having to ‘play hop scotch’ between school and internships because I have a house I have to pay for,” says Johns. “In January, I’m going to John Deere for my third internship. It’s been very stressful because I was the one who paid the bills, and now [my wife] is having to, so there’s sacrifices being made. That part is tough.”

Several aspects of Johns’ college experience will be unique from many of his counterparts, especially the few times that he has been able to bring his son with him to class. Because his wife works, and he is a full-time student during certain

semesters, on holidays, he pre-arranged with his professors to bring his son to class with him. “It was unique. I ended up talking a little bit to his son and more to Jimmy [Johns] about it. His son tried to take notes and all, pretty cute and very well behaved,” says Peter Carnell, lecturer in fundamental engineering courses at UGA. “Jimmy told me that part of all of this for him was that he wanted to be a model—his son is looking to him.”

Ultimately, Johns hopes that once he can complete college, and this chapter of his life ends, there will be a new career journey on the horizon. He says it is not his desire to be a mechanic again. Instead, he would like to design the systems that he once repaired.

“After putting all this money out for a degree, I definitely want a better job than the one that I had before—that would be the easy answer,” says Johns. “The other thing is … I would like for my son to see the lesson. I wouldn’t want the struggle of going to school at my age, with a son—I wouldn’t want that to be something that puts him off, something that makes him angry. I really would like for him to see that it is important. The education itself is not as important as the doors that it will open.”

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DAVID LOWERY professor | entrepreneur | musician by Alexandria Ellison | photography by Tony Walsh With artists like R.E.M., The B52’s and Washed Out claiming Athens as their place of origin, this quirky college town has developed quite the reputation. Iconic music venues like 40 Watt Club continue to encourage upcoming artists to make a stop in this classic city. While the University of Georgia and Athens’ music scene may seem separate, the Music Business Program seems to bridge this gap. David Lowery is an incredibly engaging professor in the Music Business department at UGA. As the singer/songwriter and guitarist of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, Lowery solidified himself as an essential voice in the Indie Rock scene of the 80’s and 90’s. Lowery has also established himself as a producer, working with Counting Crows and other bands. He shares his extensive knowledge of the music industry with his students, providing an unparalleled learning experience. UGAzine had the opportunity to speak with him about the Athens music scene, the Music Business Program at UGA, his advice for students who wish to make it in the industry and his views on the current state of the music industry.


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Q: Why do you think a smaller, more conservative city like Athens has been able to produce Grammy-award winning bands like R.E.M. and artists like The B52’s who helped define the New-Wave genre? A: Well, first of all I would argue that in some ways the South is conservative, but in other ways it’s not. The South has always produced a lot of great music and literature. The South may be intolerant of some things, but it has always sort of embraced its weirdos and freaks. There have always been pockets of counterculture and eccentricity in the South. Second thing though, and this is really important, you have to have kind of a low cost of living to produce artists. You don’t see many bands in Manhattan- where are they going to rehearse? It’s fairly easy to live here in a place like Athens, Georgia where you can work a job at a coffee shop, ride your bike to work, and rent some warehouse space out on the edge of town.

Q: Why would you recommend the Music Business Certificate Program to students at UGA? A: There is a lot of emphasis in business schools on innovation and entrepreneurial activities, and there’s no better place to learn that than the music business. Since I’ve put out my first record, there have been five dominant ways that people have consumed music- from vinyl albums, to cassettes, to CD’s to Downloads, and to streaming. Technology constantly changes the music business, and we constantly adapt to how we distribute our music and how we produce it. It’s one of the hardest businesses there is. You really have to learn to be an entrepreneur and an innovator to stay current in the business just on the business side, and then think about it musically- tastes change every four or five years, so I would say it’s a great laboratory to learn. Even if you’re not successful in the music business, you learn so much.

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Q: For students who wish to be successful as a musical artist, do you have any overarching piece of advice that you wish someone would have told you before joining a band? A: A very early mistake I made in the music business was that I didn’t realize the difference between owning the sound recording and a song. Those are two separate entities. If you’re selling your music to a record label, you should really only be selling the sound recording and not the song in abstract because that’s a great source of income through the rest of your life, and there’s no reason to sell that. Q: Considering you have fronted two successful bands during the pre-internet era, how do you feel streaming services are affecting upcoming artists? Are you grateful your bands came up in a time before these changes took place within the music industry? A: Yeah, I mean, we would’ve never made enough money to start our own label. On the best paying streaming services like Apple or Tidal you might get a penny per stream. Yes, those streams will come over the course of the lifetime of that album, but you’re not getting that all in a lump sum. What a lot of people don’t understand is that right there makes the system favor artists that are with big labels and have access to a lot of capital. That has kind of ended what has typically been a fairly entrepreneurial low-entry/ cost kind of business. There are some things that counterbalance that- it’s relatively inexpensive to record an album compared to the mid 80’s, but not by that much. There’s a fundamental change in the structure of who gets the money and when that tends to disfavor small artists getting paid in a timely manner.

*All answers directly from David Lowery. David Lowery is clearly very knowledgeable about the music industry, and the classic city of Athens. Athens affordability and its counterculture have spawned years of artistic development. Lowery’s advocacy for artists’ rights is integrally important in today’s internetcentric society to help facilitate artistic growth in towns like Athens, Georgia.

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SOUL REVOLUTION by Ali Reynolds | photography by Miranda Daniel


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Come in, sign in, and take your place in a dimly lit and welcoming room with soft music playing and ambiance to spare. Rubber Soul, an Athens staple for 11 years now, is a one-of-akind yoga studio located in a quaint shopping center off of Prince Avenue, and it is home to this welcoming and ambient experience. The main goal of the studio is to create a revolution; “I wanted to assist, in my small way, with turning the tides of at least our community toward greater ecological sustainability, wider ideas of compassion, and a less economically motivated idea of living,” says Cal Clements, owner and Athens resident of 50 years. As can be imagined, keeping up this idea can be a big feat for a small yoga studio; however, the

Athens population is one open to changing tides, and the studio caters to students of yoga and social reform alike. This small studio has carved out quite a unique name for itself over the years, and perhaps one of the most talked about aspects of Rubber Soul is that it is completely donation-based. “The donation idea is about giving. It is the idea that a community runs best if we focus on helping others without any idea of return,” Clements says. This concept makes yoga very accessible to everyone, from all walks of life. In this way, Rubber Soul opens its doors especially to students who may not be able to afford regular priced classes, which tend to start at $15 per class.

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All walks of people are welcomed there, and you will never be turned away. In addition to yoga classes, the studio offers yoga teacher training. Morgan King, a Rubber Soul teacher, attended Adventure Club (a teacher-training program) in 2016 after experiencing her first Rubber Soul class as a freshman in 2014. “Adventure Club is also the cheapest yoga certification program in the United States, and quite possibly the world,” says King, a senior Social Work major, from Kennesaw. The more participation each person puts into the camp, the larger the discount becomes. Adventure Club is a two-part series, and if you pour yourself fully into the first camp, the discount received on the second camp can rise up to 100%. While yoga classes, teacher training, and Adventure Club are all strong selling points for the studio, there are even more reasons to love this unforgettable yoga experience. “The other thing that makes it special is the playful atmosphere. You can tell Rubber Soul doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that it doesn’t want you to take yourself too seriously, either,” says Erin Gorman, a senior ecology major from Peachtree City. Gorman is a Rubber Soul attendee of two years. Why the dedication? A mischievous

atmosphere is important to many who practice, especially students; the escape from classrooms and exams to an accepting and airy environment is an indescribable feeling. Most importantly, Rubber Soul makes yoga available to everyone. All walks of people are welcomed there, and you will never be turned away. “It allows yoga to be there for you, no matter the circumstances,” says Gorman. When college life gets stressful, there is an affordable and healthy outlet to which one can look, rather than the typical scene of drinking and partying. This truth has been something that King has particularly appreciated throughout her years at UGA. Clements puts it best when he says: “We are like a depressure cooker when things begin to heat up during the semester.” Overall, being a student can be tough, and the constrictions on the wallet can be an added stressor to an already taxing environment. While yoga can be advertised as exclusive, expensive, and only for Athens elite, Rubber Soul crushes that stigma and opens its doors to all walks of life, not only in saying, but also in practice.

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Hard to Recycle story & photos by Emily Haney The morning rays of sun fall across the large warehouse that houses the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM). The building looks almost vacant at 8 a.m.. Through the front gates one can just make out a blue outline created by a CHaRM shirt, ACC Recycling Division hat and blue jeans. The outline is that of Christopher Griffin, the hazardous household waste supervisor, as he gingerly walks around the property sorting recycling donations two hours before the facility is open. Griffin hasn’t always seen himself as a person who recycles. In fact, he worked for the waste disposal department for years before transferring over to recycling. According to Griffin he has come to appreciate recycling more as it has become his responsibility. As CHaRM prepares for its second-year anniversary in November, Griffin reflects on his time supervising and gives recycling tips. All of which could be factors in Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division reaching the goal set by the mayor in 2010 to reduce waste going in to landfills by 60% in 2018.


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Q: What do the day to day activities look like at CHaRM? A: We’re open three days a week. Two days are 10-hour days and one is a four-hour day. We process recycling items, including those that are hard to recycle, that are brought in by people in the community. Sometimes we get larger loads than others, or we just have people come in to ask a question, which is fine to. Most of the day is spent sorting materials. It all has be separated and processed. We get a lot of batteries, because it’s cheaper here than it would be for other local battery services. Most vendors require some processing with batteries, especially those that are rechargeable, so they have to be taped in certain ways so they don’t produce a charge. That’s very tedious as you could imagine and time consuming. We also grocery bags that get donated, which we put in to a pallet and ship it to companies like Trex, which produces plastic material for outdoor construction. The bins we have here of bags that have been put in to a pallet weigh about 1,500 pounds. Q: What’s the average number of people who come in and the average number of donations? A: As far as time is concerned we average about 320 a month. Considering we’re only open for three days a week, that’s an awful lot of people. That’s what we want to see. We closed down last week due to the storm. We didn’t see as many people as we expected. We thought that we were going to get a rush but not so much. There’s still time though. In terms of donations, we’ve diverted 80 tons of material from the landfill. We’ve been getting around 1,400 to 1,500 pounds of donations each month from people in the community. Q: What makes something hard to recycle? A: If you have something that you can’t readily throw away, there’s a pretty good chance it’s hard to recycle material. This can be anything from motor oil to tires to batteries. If you have an old battery what do you do

with it? You can’t throw them in to the trash. Anything you can’t readily throw in to the trash could very well be a hard to recycle material, and then that gets brought to us. Q: What’s the most popular item that gets brought in? A: We get a lot of batteries and paint. We’ve shipped three tons of paint this year, and it’s still coming in. It just never ends, which is great because you don’t want that stuff in the landfill. That’s a good thing. Batteries, we did one big shipment of those a month ago. It was an awful lot of batteries. The oddest items we collect are tennis. We only have a handful of them. I guess with UGA tennis and other facilities in town that’s why we don’t get so many. We also take American Flags. We don’t get a lot of those either, but I wouldn’t expect us to. There has to be a market for what we collect, and as much as we’d love to collect some items like mattresses or roofing tiles, there’s just not a big enough market. Q: What advice would you give to people who are looking to be environmentally conscious or just looking to start recycling? A: I would say that you should think before you act. There are a lot of resources, now more than ever. We have the internet, so there’s nothing that you can’t google. Sites like Earth911.com can refer you to the closest place where you can recycle, which if you’re in Athens would be us. Just think before you act. If you have something you can’t throw away just use your resources. Ask a friend. You could have someone in your realm of influence who knows about recycling. That’d be a good person to go to. Q: What do you think is the most important thing? A: If it’s easy and consistent people will come back. Sometimes we have people come in, and they have one or two things that we don’t normally accept, but we take them anyway to save a trip for them and on gas because that hurts the environment.

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Independent art house film “Maudie” recounts the story of famous folk painter Maud Lewis as she endures a painful journey of love and artistic success. Directed by the previously unknown Irish director, Aisling Walsh, the film is a near-perfect portrayal of Lewis’ complicated life, as well as the spirit and perspective that inhabit her colorful craft. The odds are stacked against Maud (Sally Hawkins), a tenuous, arthritic artist living in the dull countryside of Nova Scotia, Canada. Her family shuffles her from place to place, tiptoeing around the fact that she is incapable of caring for herself. Fed up with this treatment, she packs up her paints and takes a job as a live-in


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maid for the town recluse, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Hotheaded and abusive, Everett seems to be the last person Maud would ever fall for. But as time passes, the two’s close and constant proximity buds into an eccentric, oftentimes distressing, romance. As Maud’s paintings spread from wall-to-wall of the sea cottage, their love softens into something tender and admirable. In a matter of 115 minutes, you will go from feeling immensely uncomfortable to welling with all sorts of warm, fuzzy emotions for Maud and her unlikely beau. You will also have strong feelings that Sally Hawkins should be recognized as this award season’s supreme actress and win everything at every ceremony.

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In the spirit of portraying the life of an artist, “Maudie” uses a heavy dose of creative technique and whimsy to tell this beautifully simple story. Apart from transitions, the film is barren of any sort of musical score, capitalizing on long stretches of awkward diegetic sound to set the tone of Maud and Everett’s dynamic. Additionally, hearing every gasp for breath and scrape of a paintbrush communicates more about Maud’s adverse situation than any amount of dialogue ever could. The film’s use of color is critical to Maud’s development as a character, and her relationship with Everett. It all begins with a small rusted can of mint green paint that Maud’s arthritic fingers resort to in times of stress and sadness. The palette of “Maudie” experiences a blunt shift with the take off of her art career – from a monotonous scheme of cool tones of gray and blue to pops of warm reds and browns. This transition is noticed blatantly in both set and costume design, signifying a comfort that was nonexistent at the film’s beginning. One of its most stunning scenes

takes place after Maud receives a visit from Sandra, a neighbor who takes a liking in the main character’s quirky paintings. As her new amiable, redheaded friend drives off, Maud begins to paint red and orange blossoms in the windows of her dreary cottage. With windows being a constant symbol of Maud’s artistic perspective, this was a crucial step in her character’s development. Breathtakingly raw, “Maudie” will force you to face a fierce and complicated love that has the power to melt the most frozen of hearts. You will leave the theater wanting to empower individuals that the world has deemed unfit or weak. And if you’re extreme, you’ll come home and paint childish flowers, trees and birds on every blank surface in your home (something I wouldn’t suggest). “Maudie” played at Ciné, a local independent non-profit theatre in Athens. Upcoming shows include “Battle Of The Sexes” and “Backpack Full Of Cash”.

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I put a Spell on You photography by Mary Grace Heath & Devon Tucker styling by Mary Grace Heath, Liza Morell, Devon Tucker & Jenny Rim hair & makeup by Jenny Rim Black is always in. Whether it is your go-to vintage black denim jacket or a pair of statement boots, this color has always been the perfect staple to have in your closet. With Halloween just around the corner, we took a spin on the typical Halloween attire and styled these monochromatic outfits for those who want to take a non-traditional approach to their costume this fall. We focused on mixing different fabrics and textures to add diversity to these color abiding outfits and ensured that each outfit included one statement piece to give the color some individuality. Oh and of course, you can’t wear an outfit without a bold lip to give your outfit that extra pop.


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Recipes to Cozy

Up With story & photos by Shelby Duffy As soon as September rolls around, all I can think about is fall, even if it’s still in the 80’s in Georgia. I suppose getting the chance to walk around the local farmer’s market on a warm, sunny morning makes up for the fact that fall takes its time to reach Athens. Although this puts a damper on my fall vibes, it gives Athenians the chance to grab up some of their favorite fresh summer fruits and vegetables before they go out of season.


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Fresh Vegetable Soup One of my favorite things to do in autumn is to curl up with a big bowl of soup, and I love having warm vegetable soup on a cool night. I love making vegetable soup because it is so customizable. You can add in or take out anything you want and adjust the amounts of almost all the ingredients. If you’re making this at the beginning of fall in Athens (like me), then you get the chance to grab some delicious fresh corn and zucchini before it slips out of season. As it gets later in the season, I love adding in some fresh butternut squash in place of the potatoes for a slightly sweeter, more autumnal soup. I would encourage you to use fresh vegetables for whatever you can find in season, because it really does make the soup taste so much better!



I also like to start this soup early so that I can turn the stove down to low and let the soup cook for another hour or so (stirring occasionally). This really brings out all of the flavors of the soup and makes the vegetables nice and tender (and my house smells so good!), but it’s totally optional.

2 stalks of celery, chopped 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots 1 yellow onion 2 ears of corn 1 medium sized zucchini 2 ½ cups diced red potatoes or butternut squash 1 cup green beans 1 cup peas 2 Bay leaves 2 cans tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 4 cans beef broth (I like to use low-sodium) 4 cloves garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried parsley 1/2 tsp dried thyme 2 ½ tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Begin by heating olive oil over medium heat. I like to do this step in a large pot, just so that you only have to use one dish. Add in carrots, celery, and onion and sauté until fork tender and onions appear clear, about 4 minutes on medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Once the carrots, celery, and onion are cooked, pour in beef broth and add tomatoes, tomato paste, potatoes, bay leaves, thyme, parsley, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then add green beans and zucchini. Reduce heat to mediumlow and simmer for about 30 minutes. Once the potatoes are fork tender, add corn and peas and cook another 10 minutes.

Makes 6-8 servings

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Pumpkin Muffin Tops with Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze I don’t know about you, but I feel like pumpkin is the epitome of fall flavors. Whether you use fresh pumpkin (I suggest straining it first!) or canned, you can’t go wrong with a pumpkin muffin top. While I was making these, as soon as my roommate walked in, she exclaimed “it smells like Thanksgiving!” I love to make these because you can prepare them like cookies, but they taste just like the best part of a muffin, the fluffy top. These muffin tops are great to enjoy plain with a cup of coffee in the morning, or with a drizzle of the glaze to add some sweetness and an extra kick of cinnamon. Nothing says fall like pumpkin and cinnamon!


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Pumpkin Muffin Tops



Preheat oven to 325 degrees, or 300 for

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 stick of butter, softened 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 1¼ cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh) 1 egg 2 tsp vanilla extract

a dark or nonstick pan (if you have an older oven that cooks fast like I do, I would suggest going with 300). Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, or use a nonstick tray.

Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze Ingredients: 5 tbsp powdered sugar 4 tbsp milk 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. In a larger bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the sugar and butter until blended. Mix in pumpkin, vanilla, and egg until smooth. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Us a spoon to spread out small, rounded circles of mixture onto tray. These don’t spread out as much as cookies, but they do rise quite a bit, so I prefer to spread the batter out more instead of just plopping it onto the tray. Bake for 14 to 19 minutes or until tops are springy to the touch. While the muffin tops cool, begin making the glaze. This glaze is quite simple to make. I like to start by adding in the powdered sugar and cinnamon first, then stirring in the milk and vanilla. You can also adjust this to your preferences- if you like a thicker, sweeter glaze, use more powdered sugar, or use more milk to thin it out. I also like to add quite a bit of cinnamon to this so it isn’t quite as sweet. Once the muffin tops are cool, use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the top. I like to make a mixture of some with glaze and some without, but if you prefer to use more glaze, I would suggest doubling the glaze recipe.

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AT H E N S ’ LITTLE SECRET by Leila Mallouky


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Athens is known for its downtown scene, shops, restaurants and record stores, but what the new residents and visitors might not have discovered yet is the ADD Drugstore, which has been around since 1961. It was founded by Wayne Edwards and Sam Horton in the Five Points neighborhood and passed down to Jim and Lorene Horton over the 50 plus years. In 2012, Jim and Lorene decide to hand it over to Kevin Florence, a graduate of the UGA College of Pharmacy. With the place decorated with UGA colors and posters, any Georgia fan would fall in love. Amy Gibson, one of ADD’s waitresses, said, “I’ve been working here for three and a half years, and my favorite part is not only seeing the same people who come in every day but also meeting new customers too.” It is clear there are people who come in regularly when the waitress asks a customer if he wants his usual. “Today is actually my first time here and I had heard great things about their milkshakes, of course that’s what I ordered. I love the simple atmosphere and the friendly people here, and also it’s an easy walk to Five Points,” said Brittany Collins, a junior consumer economics major from Norcross.

ADD Drug is not only known for its pharmacy and health care services, but they also have a USPS post office and a gift shop inside. The shop sells perfect gifts for your family or friends such as, jewelry, tumblers, candles and much more. It is most notable for their old-fashioned lunch counter, which serves anything from burgers, grilled cheeses, to their favored milkshakes. “I have been going there since I can remember. I enjoy the atmosphere of the place, and how it’s such a staple of Athens,” said Anna Alyssa Mckoy, a junior public relations major from Athens. “My favorite thing to order is the grilled cheese with a side of french fries. I love watching the ladies make it and how it comes fresh off the grill right in front of you.” When you step foot into ADD Drug, it’s like stepping into a time machine with the simplicity of the lunch counter and the friendly faces sitting around you. After a long day at work or class, it’s the perfect place to grab a burger and fries and unwind with the local residents, professors or even Kirby Smart, who signed a picture up on the wall. The traditions of ADD Drug is what makes it stand out from any other place and is what brings customers coming back for more.

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