Hi, I’m Jade!

This is my sophomore year at Piedmont College and I am absolutely in love with this small school in this small town. I could not wait to move back here and continue my journey.
I was in a wreck over the summer where my car was totaled. Everyone walked away with minor injuries but considering it was my first accident, it scared me to death. I walked away with a new perspective on life. Iv always heard the saying “live everyday like its your last” but I never really understood it until that day. Since then I try to make everyday as productive as it possible can. Whether it’s working, hanging out with friends, or doing a few chores; I try to do more than just sit and roam all my diVAnfferent social media apps. Doing this I found a new love for hiking and going on adventures, so if anyone ever needs a hiking buddy, you know where to find one!
If you want to get me to talk about something, ask me about my 6-month-old nephew, Van! Just look at how precious he looks! I can sit all day and tell you about what makes him laugh or what little weird quirks he has. If you want I can shows you videos and picture that has completely filled all my storage on my phone but it’s totally worth it.
Oh and by the way, I work at Chicago’s Pizza right down the road for the school, we have really good food so everyone should come in sometime to see me. 😊

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A Transfer’s Journey

My name is Cameron Verona, and I am a Sophomore transfer student from Reinhardt University. I fled briefcase in hand from a place I once intended to call home for my entire college career, and ended up here at Piedmont, hoping to find a home for myself amongst the sea of green and white lions.

Leaving was not easy, but I knew a change had to take place in order to impact my life for the better. While I am currently involved with the MCOM program and find every aspect of the major to be absolutely captivating, this path is not one which I intend to tread down every day for the rest of my life; no – I want to play professional soccer. Without the game, I am nothing, and this is seen to be doubly true when I believe the former phrase with all my being. This is the primary reason I have transferred to Piedmont.

I was always told that in order to make it at the highest level, a track record of success must be surmounted first at the college level. To keep it short and sweet, I was not seeing much of the field at Reinhardt, and it was imperative that I find another institution in which I could fight day and night, on and off the field, to play and create success for myself and the team. With all of the above in mind, I packed my bags and made my way to Piedmont, craving to seize the opportunities that now exist right before my very eyes; opportunities that I have always wanted.

On the side, I play guitar as a hobby alongside video games. I have continuously taught myself how to play guitar for about two years now, and was inspired to begin the task after seeing my high school British Literature teacher play for us in class (this combined with my desire to play the rock and metal music that I have come to love since I was a child). On the video game side of things, I have been playing those much longer and they exist to myself just as valuable a way to spend time with friends as seeing them in person may be to others.

I’m excited about the upcoming year at Piedmont!

 

[Pictured below: Pablo (left, a friend from Spain) and me (right) at the Slayer concert in Atlanta on August 10th]

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Blue-Eyed Belle

Actress. Singer. Costumer. Writer.

Though these are the most prominent of my hobbies and talents, I am a girl of many interests. But before I get to those…

I was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on April 25th, 1997. My full name is Ansleigh Shae Harrison, but I am frequently mistaken as an “Ashleigh.” I have a sixteen year old sister who also doubles as my best friend. I love anything to do with Disney. The first thing people tend to notice about me is my blue eyes. My favorite Disney princess is Belle, and my good friend Toni thought I looked so much like her that he started calling me “Blue-eyed Belle” (hence my title). I’m a Christian, so going to church is a huge blog 29part of my life. When I was in kindergarten, I started going to choir at my church. I sang in the ensemble of all of our productions until I was in the fifth grade, when my mother and choir director forced me to audition for a part. Shy, little introverted Ansleigh did as she was told and was given the lead in a Christmas production called Candy Cane Lane. I immediately fell in love with performing, but I’m also very athletic. I acted in several shows in middle school, but cheerleading was a huge love of mine. In ninth grade, I tried out for the varsity competition cheerleading squad at my high school, Hebron Christian Academy, and made it. For two years, I juggled hours of practices, football games, and competitions, while also struggling to continue performing. After juggling a supporting role in a play, varsity softball, a lead in a musical, and basketball cheerleading my junior year, I realized how much I loved theatre. I quit cheerleading for good to pursue what I am now majoring in: Theatre Arts.

In my free time, I love to paint, read, write blogs and novels, sew, and practice photography. But theatre and music remain my favorite extracurriculars. I am a senior Theatre Arts major with a Mass Communications minor. I am a part of the Piedmont College Singers, and have taken voice lessons all four years at Piedmont. I became interested in costumes my sophomore year, and have since then costume designed three shows–one being Piedmont’s mainstage production of The Shadow Box. I helped start a religious organization on campus called ILTEL (Intentionally Loving to Eternally Live) and am the Media Coordinator for the group. I’m a part of several societies on campus, such as Alpha Psi Omega, The Torch, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

And just to sum myself up…

I absent-mindedly tap dance when I’m bored, I love all things Audrey Hepburn, I am constantly laughing, I love to sing at the top of my lungs, and I am a devout Christ-follower.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my quirky but blessed life.

Sincerely,

Ans

About Me: Evan Easton

My name is Evan Easton.  I am a sophomore Sports Communications major at Piedmont College.  I am from Hall County, Georgia but was born in Gulfport, Mississippi.  I play basketball at Piedmont and have been playing basketball since i was four.  I also played baseball and football until middle school.  I have always had a love for sports and enjoyed watching and playing them.  My dad played football at Ole Miss and my brother played football at Liberty University so sports have always been integrated in my life.  I have always enjoyed going to Braves and Hawks games and attended several Atlanta United games in their first two seasons. I have always loved sports and they have always been a major part of my life.

An Introduction to a Nerd from Gainesville

My story begins in the small town of Gainesville, GA in 1997. I was raised in a good southern Christian home, with one brother, a dog, and a cat. My upbringing has led me to a love and appreciation of my family, my friends, and my abilities.

 

LogoIt’s hard to nail down just what defines what made me who I am today. My tastes and interests have often changed over the years, but a pursuit of improvement has always been at the front of my mind. This has led me to many achievements, which took many years to obtain.

One of which is my rank of Eagle Scout, which I had worked to earn for 12 years over my school career. This pursuit to be better also led me to graduate from Chestatee High School in the top 20 of my class. However, I didn’t just partake in mental and morale activities, but physical as well. At the same time as all of these things, I also trained for seven long years to earn my black belt just a year before my Eagle. All this without even mentioning my art as a hobby that I have improved over years of practice.

As you can see, I am a man of many talents. However, I hope to add journalism to my list of talents this upcoming semester. With the help of Dr. Joe Dennis of Piedmont College, I’m sure that this next stage of my life is going to be a great one!