Love a Stranger challenge: Don’t forget to let a stranger love you

By Sequoia Sinclair | Contributor

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”


Two student winners are bringing life to campus in newsstand contest

The “Art-the-Newsstand” showcase begins on May 2, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Allgood Hall patio and lawn.

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

The Bell Ringer has officially received two winning designs in the “Art-the-Newsstand” contest.

The announcement of the “Art-the-Newsstand” contest began in early March. The main goals of the contest were to receive creative art designs and originally to paint all four newsstand boxes placed on Augusta University’s campuses.   Continue reading “Two student winners are bringing life to campus in newsstand contest”

Two GCPA conferences, one award finally

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.

For The Bell Ringer, this particular award is its first and only award since spring 2015. Continue reading “Two GCPA conferences, one award finally”

We are re-branding The Bell Ringer

By The Bell Ringer

Want to express your opinions about the newspaper? We need your help in re-branding The Bell Ringer. Tell us how the newspaper is doing, what it really needs, and how it can improve. Please click on this link to begin our survey:  Continue reading “We are re-branding The Bell Ringer”

Augusta University: New beginnings, Lasting opportunities

Augusta University, Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre
“Just as our institution has been undergoing much change lately, The Bell Ringer has also been considering some innovative developments in newspaper design…” (Photo: Brie Weston | Contributor)

By Sarah Carter | Editor-in-Chief

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.

As many adopt the “New Year, New You” mantra for 2016, our university could consider incorporating a “New Year, New U” or “New Year, New University” motto for the coming school year. Continue reading “Augusta University: New beginnings, Lasting opportunities”