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  • Allison Brooks

    Editorial Intern

    A Virginia native, Brooks moved to Georgia in 2012 to pursue a Master’s degree in writing. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she spent almost a year working for the sports department of the Roanoke Times newspaper before enrolling at Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

Sleepy Hollow at Serenbe

The Serenbe Playhouse presents a fresh interpretation of this haunting tale.

We’re all familiar with Washington Irving’s spooky classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and its love triangle—awkward teacher Ichabod Crane, lovely heiress Katrina Van Tassel, strapping lout “Brom Bones” Van Brunt—and mysterious headless horseman. Tim Burton twisted the tale for the big screen, Fox is currently shooting a TV series, and I’m pretty sure there was a Scooby-Doo adaptation. Read more...

The world’s tiniest Walmart opens in Atlanta

A ‘little box’ version of the retail behemoth at Georgia Tech seems to stock (almost) everything students need

Walmart made retail history today by opening its smallest store ever. While a tiny Walmart—the store near Georgia Tech's campus is around 2,500 square feet—seems like an oxymoron, don’t let the size fool you. Read more...

Will the Waffle House luck hold for a 13th Atlanta Braves win?

The WH concession stand at Turner Field appears to be a lucky charm

You can find some pretty strange lucky charms when it comes to sports—Michael Jordan’s old college shorts, the St. Louis Squirrel, Les Miles eating grass—but a lucky Waffle House? The Braves have gone 12-0 since a scaled-down version of the Atlanta-based breakfast icon opened at Turner Field. Read more...

UGA alum Isner wins the Atlanta Open

After three previous tries at the tournament, John Isner finally won the singles title on Sunday

After Sunday’s finals singles match, the Atlanta Open crowned a new champion: John Isner. Isner, twenty-eight, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia, and as a senior, led the Bulldogs to an NCAA National Championship. Isner is currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player, coming in at twenty. His opponent from Sunday’s championship, South African Kevin Anderson, is ranked twenty-one. Read more...

Georgia Tech “brothers” take on the Atlanta Open

The duo played together for three years in college; will continue to play in Atlanta, Colombia, and future tournaments

The U.S. Open Series kicked off this week in Atlanta, and luckily for us, some of the players are local. Doubles duo Kevin King and Juan Spir, former ITA All-Americans for the Yellow Jackets, are on the hunt for their first professional title together. The pair, ranked as high as number-two in the country during the 2011-12 season, will play their first-round doubles match tomorrow. Read more...