Flannery O'Connor started at the Georgia State College for Women in 1942 and completed an accelerated three year program, graduating with a BA in Social Science by 1945. During her undergraduate years, O'Connor involved herself with the literary magazine, The Corinthian, GSCW's yearbook, The Spectrum, and the student led newspaper, The Colonnade. From publishing her black print cartoons in the yearbook to taking up the position as editor of The Corinthian in her senior year, O'Connor's early publications remain as influential to her career as her top selling short stories.
Georgia College & State University's Department of English continues to run the student led newspaper, The Colonnade, today as well as The Peacock's Feet, the literary and creative arts journal. These are only a few of the ways that GC&SU strives to inspire bobcat students through Flannery O'Connor's legacy.