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The UGA Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils, which include several chapters with roots from the segregation era, have historically relied on practices of legacy, recommendations and other means of connections to recruit new members.

AthFest was one of the many events canceled or postponed this summer due to to COVID-19. The Red & Black photo desk took a look at the summer that could have been, comparing socially distanced, mask-mandated Athens to the Athens that hosted the 23rd annual AthFest.

As Black Lives Matter protests have spread across the world this summer, The Red & Black writers and photographers working from outside of Athens documented the protests in different cities across the southeast. 

Usually, orientation can mean the first taste of dining hall food and the introduction to traditions at the University of Georgia. COVID-19 had different plans for the class of 2024. Instead of stepping onto UGA’s campus for the first time as a college student, incoming freshmen are logging on to Zoom and watching hours of videos and learning modules to introduce them to campus life.

Protests that began in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd have inspired people around the world to protest police violence and racial injustices against black people. The Red & Black took a look back at Athens’ protests that fought against these injustices from 2012, 2014 and 2016 and compared photos to the protests happening right now.