Stories by Michael Ryan

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Michael Ryan: CPAC's pure conservatism turned heads, changed minds

Contrary to the dismissive messages coming out of the national media, I find the conservative, constitutional position vastly more compelling.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Ryan: Strength and heart: Departing sheriff still commands respect

Ronnie Strength no doubt learned a lot from his sheriff's deputy dad, but the most important thing may have been to know when to call it quits.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Michael Ryan: Work filled with reward, responsibility

In helping prepare today's guide to the editorial page, I was reminded again of how very rewarding and meaningful this job is.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Michael Ryan: In your words: Mountain of mail opposes university name

Is "also ran" what our leaders want for our new university's name? It's obvious the people don't.
By Michael Ryan

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Saving the Miller is a project worth undertaking

For some people, Augusta's Miller Theatre was where they saw their favorite movies. For others, it was the location of their first dates.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Local Harry Potter fans bring imaginary game to life

Local Harry Potter fans will be excited to know that the wizarding sport of Quidditch does not just exist within the pages of J.K. Rowling's franchise. An adaptation of the game of broomsticks ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

Teen's abstract art has concrete recognition

According to Stephanie Forbes, 18, one word describes her art and herself -- abstract. "I've been creating things ever since I can remember, but I only seriously started painting last year," the ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009

Georgia SAT score decline reported

Is this generation of high school students getting dumber? According to data released by the College Board, the administrators of the SAT, they are -- six points more stupid.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teen Spotlight: Macey Samples

Macey Samples, 16, is a rising senior at Greenbrier High School
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Xtreme Profile: Kirsten Newlin

Kirsten Newlin, a 17-year-old rising senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, has been hooked on theater since participating in the Augusta Players Youth Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pop heroes should remember their own

Chris Brown batters his squeaky-clean R&B image. Michael Phelps smokes his all-American Olympic halo away. How much should society punish these fallen heroes?
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quick hits

'Coraline': Based on the children's book of the same name, this movie is about a restless and curious girl who discovers an alternate version of her life.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

Teen spotlight: Jason Best

Jason is involved in the marching band and the track team. He enjoys reading and volunteering at his church, Oakey Grove Baptist.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

To enjoy 'Gina's Wedding,' young cast will just wing it

There is something missing in the Augusta Players Youth Theatre's current production: A script.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Time capsule talk

What would you put into a time capsule?
By John Klement, Lauren Noto and Michael Ryan

Xtreme Profile: Stephen Lam

Stephen Lam, 17, is aiming for an amazing senior year. His wish-list classes are guitar, AP photography and yearbook.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

Quick hits

T-Pain returns with his third album. With his synthesized voice and collaborations ranging from Ciara to T.I., T-Pain lives up to all of my expectations.
By Jackie Rodriguez, Jonathan Chandler and Michael Ryan

Teens should be allowed to assess difficult issues

Teenagers can handle a lot. They have to: Adolescence is a crucial point in life where you are forced for the first time to deal with major issues and make important decisions.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Xtreme Spotlight: Haley Bourne

Haley Bourne is a 17-year-old senior at Evans High School.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

Halloween memories include dressing up in costume and going from door to door getting candy, then surveying your loot. But at what age should you hang up your free candy bag?
By Lindsay Garrick, Michael Ryan and Michele Falin
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