Actress Alyssa Milano spearheaded the “#MeToo” campaign on Twitter on October 15, a social justice movement dedicated to raising awareness for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Milano encouraged female victims of these crimes to come forth and tweet the phrase, “#MeToo.” Within 24 hours, the hashtag had been tweeted nearly half a million times. Continue reading “#MeToo Helps Millions”→
In light of Georgia House Bill 280 (HB280), there have been many questions raised about the campus carry law beginning with the differences between concealed carry and open carry.
According to the statute listed under the bill, concealed carry of a weapon is defined as being, “carried in such a fashion that does not actively solicit the attention of others and is not prominently, openly, and intentionally displayed except for purposes of defense of self or others.” In simpler terms, this means that someone, as long as they have the correct permit, is allowed to carry a weapon as long as it is not displayed openly. Continue reading “HB 280: Is AU still on edge?”→
Now that October has begun, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library has started preparing for the event that honors everyone’s favorite story set in a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars Reads Day.
Star Wars Reads Day is a family-friendly national literacy initiative that was started in 2012 by Lucasfilm. Star Wars Reads Day is held in several cities across the country, such as Los Angeles, Calif., and New York City, N.Y., to celebrate all things Star Wars Continue reading “Star Wars Reads Day is out of this world”→
As students began to move into the Augusta University dorms on Aug. 12, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement due to classes starting on Aug. 16 and welcoming week activities following soon after.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death between ages 15 and 35, according to the CDC.
College life is a time of excitement and discovery as well as higher risks of stress. These dynamics can create a sense of confusion paired with anxiety. Pressures to succeed can lead to feelings of powerlessness or crisis, increasing the risk of depression and suicide. The “Love a Stranger” challenge is used to encourage students into taking what they’ve learned and using it in practice. Continue reading “Love a Stranger challenge: Don’t forget to let a stranger love you”→