Author: garrettstafford

The busy life of an RA Student Athlete

Junior Max Miller is a Athletic Training Major, 2nd year Residential Adviser (RA), and a cross country/ Track Athlete, this all leads to a very busy life with many late nights. These late nights include being on duty from 8-12 on week nights and 8-2 on weekends, and when you’re working this late sometimes the only place open is Taco Bell.
With such a busy life also comes a lot of stress, so Max is joined by his girlfriend Sophomore Maddie Cassidy most nights to get him through the night and give him a little stress relief by sharing a few good laughs along the way.
Part of the RA job is going on rounds every two hours. On these rounds Max walks up and down the hall in the dorm documenting everything he hears, sees and smells on his phone.
Sometimes you never know what you’ll find when walking down the halls, as Max found a blow up Christmas decoration one of the students put up outside their room.
Along with weird things you may find in the halls you never know what the students may be doing. As Max came across Sophomores Connor Moronos and Roy Harkins having a light saber/shoe battle in the halls. Max had to stop them because it was quiet hours. (As staged as this photo may look it isn’t, cross country runners are just weird)
Part of being an RA is being a leader in the community as Max speaks at the end of the semester freshman meeting, telling them all they need to do before they can move out for Christmas break.
Athletic training the most rigorous majors offered at Piedmont college, Max is taking his exercise physiology test that he has been studying weeks for.
Being on the cross country and track teams means when Max isn’t studying for his next hard test or on duty he’s running. Max averages 6-10 miles every single day, and sometimes he has to practice twice a day. After working till 12 or even two he has to get up the next morning and run at 6am.

Nature Fotos

Some water in the Piedmont marsh capturing movement around 1pm.
Some bamboo right outside of campus around 11am. This photo captures a wide perspective.
Dead bamboo hanging over a river just outside of campus around 11am. This photo uses the dead bamboo is capture depth.

MCOM Day

Senior Nathan Blackburn ready to lead the student run Q&A class.
Dr. Tingle helps Towns County Junior Adam Hordinez in her web design class.
Junior Abby Cox excited to help out at MCOM experience day by taking kids from class to class.