Welcome to Ridgeview

Welcome to Ridgeview

In high school, Anna R.* had a mantra that she repeated to herself whenever things got bad. Everything will be better in college, she told herself. Just get through this and then in college you’ll have friends and you’ll be happy. It was her constant prayer, and those words pushed her through.

Finding the Beauty in Design

Finding the Beauty in Design

There are three inevitable things in this world: death, taxes, and feeling like an idiot when you push a pull door or pull a push door.

Interview with a Vampire

Interview with a Vampire

When Robert Smith* was 14, a transformation took hold of him that he couldn’t explain. He would lie awake every night until morning, plagued by insomnia. And during the day he felt weak and drained of energy. He suddenly lost his appetite for food, which tasted like sand on his tongue. Most strangely, Smith began to crave something he couldn’t put his finger on. He thought he was going insane.

Student Athletes in the College of Scien

Student Athletes in the College of Scien

It takes a lot to be an athlete at Georgia Tech: perseverance, discipline, and a craving for challenge. An athlete spends every day practicing and gives up many weekends to compete. Coupled with the demanding coursework at Tech, the choice to be a student-athlete is daunting.

An Oasis Inside a Living Learning Commun

An Oasis Inside a Living Learning Commun

If you wander behind West Village, the dining hall that doubles as a community center on West campus, you’ll find twin residence halls Folk and Caldwell. They look the same as other dorms on quiet West campus, but looks can be deceiving.

Protest Merchandise

Protest Merchandise

They emerge in single file to the deep beating of a drum. Tall, beautiful women, clothed in colorful knits. Each crowned with an oddly shaped, knitted pink hat. It’s the final walk of Missoni’s Fall 2017 Ready to Wear show, and the effect is a small women’s march.

The Fast Track to Research

The Fast Track to Research

Simone Jarvis was sitting in the car when she got a call from Terry Snell, a professor in what is now the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences. It was 2015. She was a high school senior thinking about her future, uncertain, like most of her peers, about the path she would take. Although she had been admitted to Georgia Tech, she was still undecided. When Snell offered her a $1,500 stipend and the opportunity to start research in her first year at Tech, Jarvis took it as a sign.

The Choker

The Choker

An investigation into the symbolism and the subtext of the choker from ancient Egypt to its 2016 resurgence.

Spring Student Awards

Spring Student Awards

Students major in the College of Sciences because they’re curious about the natural world. They want to know why things are the way they are. They want to solve problems, to explain the mysteries of the universe, and to use science and technology to better people’s lives. At the end of the Spring 2018 semester, 11 of those students received awards for outstanding achievements.

From Fitness to Diet, Drugs, Dcotors

From Fitness to Diet, Drugs, Dcotors

In the eponymous first essay, Sparling reminisces on a childhood full of sports and physical activity. As a kid, he was constantly on the move, taking detours from bicycling to school to climb trees or scale a wall. He can measure the phases of his youth by sports: four square and kickball in elementary school; neighborhood pickup games of football, basketball, and baseball through junior high school; and then cross-country and track in high school.

Student Wins Astronaut Scholarship

Student Wins Astronaut Scholarship

On a tiny island off the coast of Australia, sea turtles go on the beach to lay eggs. The island is conserved; no city lights distract the turtles, only the moon over the water. The place is so removed from the organized chaos of Georgia Tech that it left an impression on Sophia Guldberg. The junior biochemistry major is one of two Georgia Tech winners of the 2017 Astronaut Scholarship.

Tasty, Scary, Punky Science

Tasty, Scary, Punky Science

We’ve all had that feeling. Maybe it was in your A.P. Bio class, or while listening to a calculus lecture. The feeling that begs you to ask Why should I care? From March 9 to 24, Atlanta will explode in a burst of activity. Thousands will gather for robots, performances, and live demonstrations. It can’t be Music Midtown – it’s too late for that. And it’s too early for Shaky Knees. It’s the Atlanta Science Festival, a celebration of science in over 100 events...

Data Visualization

Data Visualization

After a soft opening in November, the data visualization lab is up and running. Located on the first floor of the library, the lab consists of 10 data visualization work stations and two virtual reality stations, one of which comes with an Oculus Rift. The data work stations have multiple programs installed, the vast majority of which are only accessible in the lab.

MARTA Terrorism Drill

MARTA Terrorism Drill

On Saturday, Sept. 30, “terrorists” took over the Midtown MARTA station. After an initial explosion, they held the station with gunfire before APD and a SWAT team confronted them. But these terrorists were actors, hired by MARTA in order to challenge employees and other agencies in an extreme emergency preparedness drill.