Rachel Morris’s journey to Study Abroad

Rachel Morris in her Study Abroad office in Allgood Hall. (photo by Haley Knight)

By Haley Knight |

Study Abroad is more than traveling. There are people who work behind the scenes to makes students’ dreams come true. They help provide the money, travel authorization, process payments and much more. There is a Study Abroad board that consist of faculty members who have been a part of previous study abroad trips. They help organize safe adventures for students and staff. They review program proposals done by faculty professors. Following their approval, Rachel Morris, the office coordinator, reviews the list and provides travel authorization. Continue reading “Rachel Morris’s journey to Study Abroad”


‘The Gist’ co-host Balducci tries to peacefully have it all

Adjunct instructor Rachel Balducci in her office in Allgood Hall. Balducci is a mother, TV show host, author and college instructor. (photo by Micah Weathers)

By Micah Weathers |

Finding peace in everything you are currently doing is a struggle for many in this generation. The desire for more  seems to be everyone’s driving force. Continue reading “‘The Gist’ co-host Balducci tries to peacefully have it all”

Opinion: New JagRide bike rentals are worth your half hour


The JagRide Bikeshare hubs are available in three locations: 10 Bikes on the Health Science Campus, five on the Summerville Campus and four on the Riverfront Campus. (photo by Cameron Miller)


By Cameron Miller |

If you are a student on the Summerville campus of Augusta University, you almost certainly know about the new JagRide Bike Share system available to students. For no charge, you can rent a bike for up to 30 minutes, after which a fee of $5 per hour is applied. After spending 30 minutes on one of the bikes, I can assure you the process is simple and the experience is worth it. Continue reading “Opinion: New JagRide bike rentals are worth your half hour”

Warming up the community with Coffee with a Cop


Captain Ted McNeal, far left, talking with students and faculty at the monthly Coffee with a Cop event Jan. 30. (photo by David Munoz)

By Kashalah Robinson |

Students, faculty and staff enjoyed warm drinks while getting informed by the Augusta University Police Department on a cold January morning. Continue reading “Warming up the community with Coffee with a Cop”

EFL professors deliver Life of Mind talks on women’s suffering as expressed in literature

Liana Babayan, an associate professor of French in EFL, gives her Life of the Mind talk in the JSAC Coffeehouse. (photo by Colton Taylor)

By Aaron Nipper |

Associate Professor Giada Biasetti, Associate Professor Liana Babayan and Assistant Professor Anna Harris-Parker, all from the Department of English and Foreign Languages, gave Life of the Mind presentations in the JSAC Coffeehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Continue reading “EFL professors deliver Life of Mind talks on women’s suffering as expressed in literature”

Why MLK Day is not just another holiday

The tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King at the King Center on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. (staff photo)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of every new year, and students across the country get to have this federal holiday dismissed from school year after year. Every year we remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and achievements as one of the most influential civil rights leaders in history. His various campaigns to end segregation and inequality helped shape the world Americans live in today. Continue reading “Why MLK Day is not just another holiday”

Old never looked this young: AU’s senior citizens here to stay

Left to right: Lorinda Colbert, Barb Card, Sheldonia Bessent and Lewis Smith stand at the AU Bell in front of Allgood Hall on the Summerville campus. (photo by Ansley Simmons)

By Ansley Simmons |

As a young, dark-skinned teenager in New York, Theodosia Williams had to quit high school. She knows what it’s like to be spit on. She knows how it feels to be broken down by rude little boys. Unfortunately, the sexual harassment was ignored by faculty, so she couldn’t fight back. Continue reading “Old never looked this young: AU’s senior citizens here to stay”

Ronald McDonald House CEO speaks about leadership at AU

Ronald McDonald House of Augusta CEO Betts Burdison told her AU audience to put an emphasis on trust and communication. (staff photo)

By Justin Rye |

Betts Murdison, president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, spoke at the Leadership Discovery Luncheon at Augusta University on Nov. 15 in the Jaguar Student Activities Center. Continue reading “Ronald McDonald House CEO speaks about leadership at AU”

Creative Writing Club offers a place for workshopping one’s written work

Book discussions and peer editing are both part of the activities undertaken by members of the Creative Writing Club. (staff photo)

By Tracy Tamplin |

Augusta University’s Creative Writing Club meets every fourth Monday at Allgood Hall in the English and Foreign Languages Conference Room (E227) from 2 to 4 p.m. Continue reading “Creative Writing Club offers a place for workshopping one’s written work”

Peach Belt Conference XC Championships (video)

Hunter Kimball motors home in third place for the AU men. (photo by Chase Slone)

Peach Belt Cross Country Championships Video (Click here)

Leeroy Francis Jr. and Brandon Johnson bring you the wrap-up on the Peach Belt Conference Cross Country Championships from Redcliffe Plantation in Beech Island, S.C. Francis and Johnson talked to AU Coach Adam Ward and women’s fifth-place finisher Micah Weathers. Up next is the Southeast Regional on Nov. 17 at the University of North Georgia. A production of Bell Ringer Media.