Published since 1958 the Bell Ringer is an award-winning campus newspaper published by the Aiken Standard. The newspaper is editorially independent. It is produced by the students of Augusta University with faculty advisement and occasional contributions from university faculty, staff and student readers. The Bell Ringer is a designated public forum and dedicated to bringing news to Augusta University students, faculty, staff and the larger community. Its sections include news, arts and life, sports, opinion/editorials and special sections. It is published on a bi-weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters.