On Second Thought For Friday, June 29, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

The Fearless Girl now has some company in New York's male-dominated financial district. Lauren Simmons became the only full-time female floor broker at the New York Stock Echange in March, when she joined Rosenblatt Securities. She's from Marietta, Georgia and a graduate of Kennesaw State University. At 23, Simmons is the youngest trader on the floor of the Stock Exchange. She is also the second African-American woman ever to work full-time as a trader there.


For many young people, turning 21 means buying their first legal drink. For On Second Thought intern and aspiring comedian Monique Bandong, it meant finally being able to perform at a 21+ venue. Okay, it also meant her first legal drink. Maybe drinks. "Sorry, Mom," she says.On the night of Bandong’s birthday she performed at the Laughing Skull Lounge. Some topics covered: her mother’s miscarriages, astrology, pizza and of course, turning 21. Bandong followed her set with an interview with her favorite comedian, Taylor Tomlinson "with only minimal fangirling" she says. 

What makes a Millennial? A recent Pew Research Center study says it's anyone born from 1982-2000. But "Millennial" also means viewing climate change and conflict as the most critical issues, according to the most recent World Economic Forum Global Shapers Survey. So why do they get such a bad rap? And what do Millennials in Georgia care about most? We asked Coco Papy, a community organizer in Savannah, Caleb Logan, a recent graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and Anshul Gupta, who studies computer ecience and economics at Stanford University in California.