UPDATE: Letters to the editor

Augusta University digital countdown to the Fall of 2020 in-person commencement held on Dec. 11.

The following letter was written in an email from Kitteren A. Jester, senior psychology major, to Dr. Zach Kelehear, interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, regarding the in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 11:

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Changing Faces helps to change fortunes

By Aunarey Herbert Jr. |

Changing Faces is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Augusta, Ga. The nonprofit was founded by Patricia Johnson, and the organization’s mission is to serve children, families and individuals in crisis. Changing Faces has an onsite food pantry known as “Portions,” which is located at 3070 Damascus Road, Augusta 30909. Continue reading “Changing Faces helps to change fortunes”

Local Spotlight: Tara Scheyer

Tara Scheyer, a local music teacher, plays the ukulele, piano, and more. (photo courtesy of Tara Scheyer website)

By Sam Turner |
Staff writer 

For some people, music is relaxing to listen to. For those of determined heart, it is a lifestyle.

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Noble Jones brings Southern cuisine to downtown Augusta

Noble Jones is one of Augusta’s newest local restaurant. (photo by Mike Buhrmeister)

By: Mike Buhrmeister | Staff writer

Noble Jones is one of Augusta’s newest local restaurants, having just celebrated its first year in business. It is located at 816 Cotton Rd. in downtown Augusta.

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The COVID Report with David Blake: The epidemiologists summarize

Tuesday, Sep. 22

Today, a summary article from a multinational group of epidemiologists will be my topic.  The paper covers the coronavirus transmission and how they feel it should be informing policy. The authors are among the most respected epidemiologists in the world.

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The COVID Report with David Blake: Aerosols

Monday, Sept. 21

On Sunday, the CDC changed its guidance on transmission of the coronavirus. It now offers that most transmission occurs through the air as aerosol (or small droplet) transmission.

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Opinion: Where the U.S. Constitution stands in 2020

Constitution Day sentiments at Augusta University. (staff photo)

By Rakiyah Lenon |
Staff writer

The year 2020 has proven itself as a year that will not be forgotten. Although this year has not yet concluded, it has already made a mark on history as we know it. Reflecting on how it has influenced the direction of our nation, the amount of change we have witnessed as a country has been substantial. Continue reading “Opinion: Where the U.S. Constitution stands in 2020”

Opinion: Our freedom written

By Haley Knight |
Editor in chief 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

These famous words have shaped our nation to become one of the greats. Our forefathers aimed to appease those who wish for a stronger federal government and those who sought more freedom at the state level. Continue reading “Opinion: Our freedom written”

Provost celebrates 35-year career with live-stream celebration

By Madeline Burgin |
Staff writer

Gretchen Caughman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, celebrated her retirement with a virtual live-streamed celebration on Thursday, August 27.

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Black lives will always matter


By Haley Knight |

When I started this piece, I wanted to express why the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement was important. However, when researching I came to the realization that my voice is not the one that needs to be heard. Instead, I will let the voices of our students tell the story. Continue reading “Black lives will always matter”