One for the Road

A case can be made that the best-known Atlantan of all time isn’t a King or Hartsfield, Scarlett or Rhett, Hammerin’ Hank or Ted‘n Jane. It might be Manuel. As in Manuel Maloof, founder of Manuel’s Tavern. Manuel’s means pleasant memories to a couple of million Atlanta patrons who have entered the legendary watering hole…

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A Reserve Returns

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. — Beneath a craggy outcropping of Yonah Mountain here in the foothills of the Appalachians, rows and rows of vitis vinifera belonging to the Miller family grow on about 20 acres of hillsides. The vinifera, or old world wine grapes, include well known varietals such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot and malbec.…

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Holding Pattern

When I was a kid, my mom would send me out to play after breakfast and I wouldn’t come home until dinner. Scores of older Americans describe their childhoods this way. Kids today know little of this freedom to wander during unstructured Saturdays. Between organized play dates and soccer games coached by mom or dad,…

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With our distinguished faculty pioneering the latest advances in research and technology, Georgia State continues to lead with new approaches to higher education and student success. Spurred by the pluck that has always defined the university, our students, faculty, staff and administrators have collaborated to drive Georgia State to the forefront of a national discussion…

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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is on track to give its final approval to the consolidation between Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) in January. But that momentous vote won’t be the starting gun for the massive consolidation that will turn Georgia State into one of the largest…

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Today, any American who was alive at the time can tell you where he or she was on Nov. 22, 1963. But on that day, the Friday President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Michael Pritchard realized where he was going. Pritchard was 13 years old, sitting in Coach Morris’s sixth-period math class at Atlanta’s Campbell…

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The Ascent

MOUNT BAKER is an active glaciated volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. At 10,786 feet, it’s the third-highest summit in the state and the iciest mountain in the Cascade Range. Crevasses are a major danger. So are avalanches. The mountain’s capricious weather can make the snowpack unstable, even on its smaller slopes. In…

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Into Cuba

CALLE 18, NO. 312, VEDADO, HAVANA, CUBA. When Joey Velazquez (B.A. ’16) stepped foot on Cuban terra firma May 7, that address, handwritten on a half-torn piece of notebook paper, was stuffed in his pocket. It’s the number of the house his adoptive father, Aramis Velazquez, the man he calls his dad, lived in until…

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