AU’s Major Fest proves major success

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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”

Miss AU scholarship pageant becomes a tradition

The first runner-up and People’s Choice, Grace Welsh, embraces Amanda Mines who was crowned the 2018 Miss Augusta University at the second annual Miss Augusta University Scholarship Pageant on Friday, Sept. 29. (Photo by Zhenya Townley)

By Zhenya Townley | Online + Design Editor

Six contestants from Augusta University competed in the second annual Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant in the Maxwell Theatre on Friday, Sept. 29.

Friends and family gathered to support the students in the running to be Augusta University’s representative in the Miss Georgia pageant, which will take place in June. A scholarship is awarded to Miss Augusta who will attend future events such as Final’s Feast and Homecoming. Continue reading “Miss AU scholarship pageant becomes a tradition”

House Bill 280 becomes reality at Georgia colleges

(Far Right) Augusta University Director and Chief of Police James Lyon demonstrates what does not qualify as a conceal carry weapon. The handgun on his hip does not qualify as conceal carry under HB280. Watching Lyon (from the left) are Georgia State Rep. Jodi Lott, AU Deputy Chief Jasper Cooke, and Georgia State Sen. Harold Jones. (Photo by Brooklyn Doggett)














By Brooklyn Doggett | Contributor

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 280 on May 4, 2017, and the bill commonly known as “campus concealed carry” became a reality on Jul. 21 at the state’s public universities and colleges.

On Sep. 19, the Augusta University Student Government Association (SGA) held a forum in the JSAC Ballroom to discuss the new law for the campus with students and faculty. Augusta University Director and Chief of Police James Lyon, AU Deputy Chief Jasper Cooke, Georgia State Rep. Jodi Lott, and Georgia State Sen. Harold Jones composed a panel to inform and educate students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

The panel consisted of representatives who were both Continue reading “House Bill 280 becomes reality at Georgia colleges”

Sibley Soilworks hosts grand opening for community composting project

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sibley Soilworks is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Augusta for the grand opening of a new community composting project.

The ceremony begins today at the Veggie Park Farmers Market on 109 Eve Street at 4:30 p.m.

Sibley Soilworks is non-profit community project in partnership with the Augusta Canal Authority. Continue reading “Sibley Soilworks hosts grand opening for community composting project”

Constitution Day brings out the best of Augusta University

Maggie Cluney looks on as Kinah Bartido, both freshmen at Augusta University, chalks the sidewalk celebrating Constitution Day on campus. (Photo: Zhenya Townley)


By Zhenya Townley | online + design editor

Augusta University held multiple events at the Summerville campus on Sept. 18 to celebrate Pre-Law Day 2017 on Constitution Day.

The Pre-Law Day 2017 program was hosted and sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Career Services, and the Reese Library.

During the program, there were scheduled sessions between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. that showcased Georgia and South Carolina law schools, Continue reading “Constitution Day brings out the best of Augusta University”

New SPJ Student Chapter to Celebrate Constitution Day

Staff Report

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Students at Augusta University will celebrate Constitution Day 2017 on Monday, Sept. 17.

Members of the brand new AU Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Chapters will hand out copies of the Constitution, read the Preamble and the Bill of Rights, and give out colored chalk. Continue reading “New SPJ Student Chapter to Celebrate Constitution Day”

Weeks of Welcome brings excitement for students

The picture of the 2021 symbol was taken shortly after Freshman Convocation, where students had the opportunity to listen to several speakers that were a part of the Augusta University staff as well as have a luncheon with the faculty and attend their first class of the semester, Freshman 1101. (Photo Credit: @aug_university on Instagram)

By Madison Brown | Staff Writer

As students began to move into the Augusta University dorms on Aug. 12, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement due to classes starting on Aug. 16 and welcoming week activities following soon after.

Many freshmen students may have a preconceived idea about welcoming week activities because of movies that show someone starting college for the first time. Everyone has seen those college movies, right? Continue reading “Weeks of Welcome brings excitement for students”