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Author Mark Watkins

  • Mark Watkins

    News Intern

    Mark Watkins is news editor at Georgia College and State University's award-winning student newspaper, The Colonnade, and a senior double-major in Mass Communication and English. He also contributes photos and writing to Lake Oconee Living Magazine in Madison, Georgia.


Milledgeville: Hang out on Georgia College's front yard

The school's campus becomes a frisbee-throwing, sun-lounging haven. Plus, find the best of everything.

Truth is, most of downtown Milledgeville is on a few blocks off the main drag, West Hancock Street. There are the antebellum houses straight out of a Flannery O’Connor story, the grass carpet rolled out as Georgia College’s front lawn, the bars and restaurants lining the street, and the Gothic Revival spires of Georgia Military College in the distance. Read More

Wellness Revolution

Spelman College and Beverly Daniel Tatum

Spelman College discontinued its NCAA athletics and reallocated the budget to a Wellness Revolution program and gym upgrade that benefit all 2,100 students instead of just a few. Read More

What are you doing this weekend? October 25 - 27

Paul Rand at MODA, #weloveATL show, Taste of Atlanta, and a bunch of spooky stuff

For a more foodie-informed take, check out Carly Cooper's preview in Covered Dish. Read More

What are you doing this weekend? October 18-20

The Creatives Project, Elevate, Halloween in L5P, and other best bets

This is a great weekend to be a patron of the arts—and party while doing so. From the newly renovated Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center to installations in downtown Atlanta to an exhibit by upcoming talents, there’s plenty to pick from. Read More

What are you doing this weekend? October 11-13

Atlanta Pride, Tosca, Oktoberfest in Stone Mountain, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, and more

Well, the huge event of the weekend is Atlanta Pride, the celebration that started in the 1970s and just keeps getting bigger and better. The 2013 massive list of events includes parties, performances, an artists market, a Eucharist service, Lady Gaga-inspired yoga, workshops, films, a car and motorcycle show, and, of course, one hell of a parade. Piedmont Park and environs. Read More