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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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Covering A Crisis


Derar is a young, stocky Syrian with penetrating eyes and an abrupt urgency. He is also a refugee involved in “the uprising” since Syrians first began to petition for reforms to the government. He was imprisoned and beaten — with the scars to prove it — before fleeing to Turkey for safety. Would he go…

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Life With Flannery


Bill Sessions sat down at a table in room 312 of the Holiday Inn Express in Milledge­ville, Ga., by Highway 441, and blew the dust off a metal box. Inside? The makings, as Sessions puts it, of “a book that would make a difference.” Actually, two books and count­ ing. Sessions would use the personal pa­pers of Flannery O’Connor to “animate” her in written words once again.

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History And Handlebars


There are many reasons to start your own business. Maybe you see a need in the community that’s not being met. You have a skill or expertise you believe is marketable. Perhaps you have a lifelong passion that you’re trying to fulfill.Or maybe you just can’t think of anything else to do.

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The New Normal


“Jason,” a pre-med student at Georgia State, holds leadership roles in several clubs, has conducted research with doctors at a local hospital and still makes time for his girlfriend, who’s also a college student. And most recently, Jason has taken a weekend restaurant job to help pay his rent. “I used to use weekends to…

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Game On!


Charlie Cobb is a man of vision. Well, of course he is a man of vision. Anybody who is 6-foot-6 is supposed to have vision better than most. He can stand in a back corner of a gymnasium and look over the crowd to see the game on the floor. He can look left from…

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Cornerstone of Creativity


If all goes according to plan, Kynton Stephens’ dream job is waiting for him when he graduates Georgia State next spring. He’ll head to a start-up company that designs video games, and he’s pretty sure he’ll get along with the boss. Stephens is CEO of the start-up.