Suicide is the second leading cause of death between ages 15 and 35, according to the CDC.
College life is a time of excitement and discovery as well as higher risks of stress. These dynamics can create a sense of confusion paired with anxiety. Pressures to succeed can lead to feelings of powerlessness or crisis, increasing the risk of depression and suicide. The “Love a Stranger” challenge is used to encourage students into taking what they’ve learned and using it in practice. Continue reading “Love a Stranger challenge: Don’t forget to let a stranger love you”→
Dear readers, we’ve done it. The Bell Ringer at Augusta University has finally received a GCPA award.
It’s an award for the “Best Website” category in third place, after attending the 2017 Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) Conference during Feb. 10-11 at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
The Georgia College Press Association recognizes the grand work of student-run newspapers from colleges and universities in Georgia. Between spring 2016 and spring 2017, I was present for the two GCPA conferences during the newspaper’s major transformation from mainly print to mainly online.
Can you believe that 2016 is finally here? This particular time of year is always exciting and refreshing because it reminds me that there will be more adventures to seek out and many new experiences to learn from during the next 365 days.
The arrival of the new year also stimulates a time of personal reflection over the past year, encouraging many to determine what types of resolutions they would desire to accomplish as the new year begins. These goals typically range from career adjustments and redirections to “new and improved” body transformations.
From personal experience, I can recall planning for weeks in advance how I would incorporate the “New Year, New You” mind-set and what types of lifestyle changes I would like to make in anticipation of each new year.
Although the majority of us do not stick to or follow through with all of our personal resolutions, this improvement-based outlook can still be considered commendable and a step in the right direction. Often, however, growth can only be fully realized through change.