Vice President Pence holds “Defend the Majority” rally in Augusta

Vice President Mike Pence joined Senator David Perdue for “Defend the Majority” rally in Augusta, Thursday, Dec. 10. (photo by Rakiyah Lenon) 

By Rakiyah Lenon

Vice President Mike Pence flew into Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10, to campaign for the incumbent Georgia Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  

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Fall 2020 commencement to be held with no guests

After extensive discussions, Augusta University has decided to exclude guests from its Fall 2020 Commencement, which will be held next Friday (Dec. 11) at James Brown Arena with three socially distanced sessions. Only the graduating seniors, faculty and administrators will attend the sessions with two colleges going at a time. The decision was made because of the recent national spike in COVID-19 cases and warnings that the situation will get worse during the winter holiday season. An email was sent Friday afternoon, Dec. 4, to AU students, faculty and staff from Dr. Zach Kelehear, interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, stating the following:

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Voter registration deadline looms in Georgia

Flyers have been mailed throughout the state encouraging voter registration. (photo by Rakiyah Lenon) 

By Rakiyah Lenon |
Staff writer

The deadline to register to vote in the runoffs for the two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia is this upcoming Monday (Dec. 7). 

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Perdue and Ossoff will have a runoff election in January

Georgia Senate election results as of 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2020. (from the Associated Press)

By Rakiyah Lenon |
Staff writer

The Senate race in Georgia will now have two runoff elections as neither the incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue or Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff made more than 50 percent of the vote.

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Biden, Harris give first speeches as president-elect and vice president-elect

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By Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gave their first speeches on Saturday, Nov. 7, after winning the 2020 election. Continue reading “Biden, Harris give first speeches as president-elect and vice president-elect”

Georgia may turn blue

Election results at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2020. (image from the Associated Press)

By Haley Night |
Editor-in-chief

According to the Associated Press, former Vice President Biden is leading with over 1,500 votes in Georgia, turning the primarily red state blue.

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Loeffler and Warnock will compete in a runoff election in January 2021

Kelly Loeffler holds a campaign stop at the Augusta Regional Airport Nov. 3. (photo by Rakiyah Lenon)

By Madison Pierce |
Staff writer

Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, achieved 32.8 percent of votes while Kelly Loeffler, the incumbent Republican, achieved 26 percent of votes in the U.S. Senate special election to replace Johnny Isakson, and there will be in a runoff election in January 2021. Continue reading “Loeffler and Warnock will compete in a runoff election in January 2021”

AU students discuss their votes

Ninth grader Jeffrey Fraizer and his grandmother, Susan Fraizer, support Trump during the 2020 election. (photo by Haley Knight)

By Madeline Burgin |
Staff writer

Augusta University students discuss who they voted for in the 2020 general election and why.

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AU Graduate School hosts virtual fair for 2021 applicants

By Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

The Graduate School at Augusta University hosted a virtual fair for students to learn more about the school, specific programs, how to be a competitive graduate applicant and the changes the Corona virus made to the application process. Continue reading “AU Graduate School hosts virtual fair for 2021 applicants”