Cinema Series serves as a ‘big win’ for those who come 

The Cinema Series logo shines through a foggy window during the screening of ‘Columbus’ on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Maxwell Theatre. (Photo: Zhenya Townley)

By Zhenya Townley | Online + Design editor

Every August and December, communication professor Matthew Buzzell finds himself in New York City. His mission is to find films to bring back to Augusta University to show at the Cinema Series during the semester. Buzzell watches three films a day for five days. Continue reading ” Cinema Series serves as a ‘big win’ for those who come “


Augusta University goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A pink ribbon is put on display by Zeta Tau Alpha in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the JSAC patio on Monday, Oct. 16. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Natasha Ramaswamy | copy editor

This October, Augusta University and many different organizations around the campus hosted events throughout the month to support philanthropic efforts in curing breast cancer. Continue reading “Augusta University goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Mental illness on the rise in LGBTQ students

By Madison Brown | Staff Writer

As I have experienced my own struggle with mental illness over the past few years, I have met a variety of people with mental illnesses. The most common ones are depression and anxiety disorders among members of the LGBTQ community.  Continue reading “Mental illness on the rise in LGBTQ students”

#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?”

Senior students produce music video for indie rock band 

(Left to Right) Professor Matthew Buzzell and Agency students, Casey Rowland and Elizabeth Hundt, watch together the “Friends” music video for Luna. (Photo Credit: Todd Bennett)


By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

Senior communication students worked with an Augusta University professor to create a music video for the indie rock band, Luna, on their new single, “Friends.”

That video will have its world premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre.  Continue reading “Senior students produce music video for indie rock band “

Star Wars Reads Day is out of this world

A Save the Date card for Star Wars Reads Day featuring Princess Leia and Wicket on the Moon of Endor. (Photo courtesy of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library)

By Madison Brown | Staff Writer

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”

‘Columbus’ captures subtlety in performance and architecture

Courtesy of Superlative Films


By Hannah Ryan | Contributor   

 The 2017 film Columbus was screened on Tuesday as another fall semester Cinema Series feature at the Maxwell Theatre.    

 Directed by Kogonada, the film’s main stars are John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. The story follows a man named Jin (Cho) whose estranged father, an architecture scholar, goes into a coma while on business in Columbus, Ind. Jin must go to Columbus to look after his father. Continue reading “‘Columbus’ captures subtlety in performance and architecture”

La Tuna gives surprise performance to students highlighting study abroad

By Madison Brown | Staff Writer

Students outside of Allgood Hall were surprised on Friday, Oct. 6, with performances by La Tuna from Salamanca, Spain, as posted on the Augusta University Study Abroad Program’s Instagram page.

The band serenaded the crowd of students with traditional Spanish music while in traditional dress. Continue reading “La Tuna gives surprise performance to students highlighting study abroad”