The Piedmont Owl was the Piedmont College student newspaper from 1919 to 1986. The student newspaper was named The Padded Hammer from 1917-1918. The first student newspaper was known as The Hustler, published from 1908-1909. In earlier decades, it included both College and local area news, like its predecessors. Its name refers to the companion owl of the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena.