A lot goes on around Athens and UGA campus, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. From students in Clarke County Schools participating in the National School Walkout for the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, to the Georgia Museum of Art’s Student Association hosting its second annual Pop-Up Gallery and Artists Market, The Red & Black complied five of the top stories not to miss this week.
1. Rally demanded changes in marijuana cases
A crowd gathers at the Arch for the 420 Rally on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Athens, Georgia. The 420 Rally was held in support of decriminalizing cannabis in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Miranda Daniel, [email protected])
On April 20 at 5 p.m., student groups from UGA and the Athens community came together to demand changes to the current cannabis legislation in Athens-Clarke County. Attendees of the 420 Rally in downtown Athens used “weed day” to call for major changes in how the local and national criminal systems treat marijuana and other drug charges. Several local commissioners and mayoral candidates spoke at the event.
2. Students take part in National School Walkout
Students from Cedar Shoals High School meet with a reporter to discuss a walkout in support of gun control that happened earlier in the day