Retiring Professor Pukis leaves strong legacy for communication

By Emily Daughtry |

Associate Professor Rick Pukis, left, speaks during COMM FEST 2018 in the Maxwell Theatre on April 20. Colleagues Debbie Reddin van Tuyll, David Bulla, Will Bryant and Todd Bennett watch on. The Department of Communication gave Pukis a lifetime achievement award that day. (Photo by Aleighna Guajardo)

It is always a sad time when professors leave the university. Continue reading “Retiring Professor Pukis leaves strong legacy for communication”


AU warnings: are they reliable?

By Skyler Mitchell |
Staff writer


On Fri., Feb. 9, a shooting occurred at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, resulting in the death of Jaz-Na O. Timmons. Her husband, Richard Timmons Jr. was captured in Texas on Feb. 15 and will be brought back to Georgia to face trial. Continue reading “AU warnings: are they reliable?”

#MeToo Helps Millions

By Caroline Grant | Contributor

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”

HB 280: Is AU still on edge?

By The Staff

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?”

Knowing the Strategic Plan: What does it means for Augusta University

The future of Augusta University is currently being decided upon, where many organizations and committees working hard to ensure it survives. Now, students have an opportunity to help improve it.

As of right now, the university is currently working on the Strategic Planning Project, a project trying to improve certain aspects of the university on both school campuses. The plan is currently being put under review, so students and faculty were encouraged to come to the town hall meetings that were held on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24. The meetings were livestreamed for those that could not attend.

In the timeline of the project, the first stage is the preparation of the Strategic Planning Project, which was made in the fall semester of 2016. The current stage is where students and faculty are being aware and engaging in the project. The final stage is where the project is finalized. Continue reading “Knowing the Strategic Plan: What does it means for Augusta University”

A message on the “Ya’ll Means All” editorial

By The Staff

On Feb. 28, the “Ya’ll Means All” editorial was published in which highlighted on combating racism at Augusta University. It has been brought to our attention that the term “white ignorance” in which was used in the editorial was taken offensively to some readers. As a student newspaper organization on campus, one of our main jobs is to minimize harm. Continue reading “A message on the “Ya’ll Means All” editorial”

Ya’ll Means All: Use your knowledge to combat racism

In the week of February 6, 2017, a set of racially charged fliers appeared on the Summerville campus. They were subtle yet direct messages to non-white students at Augusta University. In addition to Summerville being affected, Augusta Tech and other universities also dealt with similar fliers. Continue reading “Ya’ll Means All: Use your knowledge to combat racism”