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Editorial: Condolences to Purdue University

Tragedy struck at Purdue University when Andrew Boldt, a senior from Wisconsin, was shot and killed by a fellow student on Tuesday morning. The Augustana Editorial Staff would like to extend its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Boldt as well as to the entire Purdue…

Guns wrong solution to safer campus

Safety is a clear priority on every campus. How to achieve the safest possible environment for students, faculty and staff is open for debate, especially when it comes to having guns on campus. Arming the public safety officers at Augustana College is not a good idea. Our campus does not…

No simple answers for safety

The question of arming Public Safety officers has been asked more and more in the past several years. Since the Virginia Tech shooting, schools and universities have had to rethink their approach to ensuring student safety. As much as we would like to believe that we are isolated from the…

Look to future, not past in debate

This week Augustana is discussing the idea of arming our Public Safety officers—and I find it odd that we haven’t discussed this openly before now. Considering all the hype about concealed carry in Illinois in recent months, it would seem natural that the arming of university and college campus security…

Editorial: Illinois joins Augustana on right side of history

Doing the right thing can be difficult or unpopular. Yet the state of Illinois has joined the right side of history by legalizing same-sex marriage. Illinois is the 16th state to do so. The Augustana Observer is proud that Illinois has joined Augustana College in making history and headlines.  In…

Editorial: Augustana students are better than racism, ignorance

“As upper-class students, I need you to lead the way and stand up for the values of human dignity, appreciating the many differences among us, learning to share differing viewpoints in a mature manner,” Dean Evelyn Campbell said in an email to upperclassmen this week. Apparently there have been “behaviors…

Observer builds on tradition

The Augustana Observer is not just another student group on campus. It might have many of the same components—leadership positions, student members, faculty advisors, SGA funding—but the Observer is more than an organization. It is a tradition. In reading issues of the Observer, one is looking at snapshots of moments…

Observer Editorial: Farewell to professors who are leaving Augustana

We would like to take the time to say farewell to numerous professors that are leaving Augustana and taking on new life adventures. Whether that may be retirement or a different position at a different college, or elsewhere, we just wanted to let you know that you have impacted the…