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Why the Golden Globes matter

When I was young, I had a lot of baby dolls. I had all the accessories too, including a stroller, bottles and toy baby food. I carried them with me everywhere I went. I cared for them and hugged them like they were real. I loved them with all my…

Cards Against Humanity saves America

150,000 people, myself included, sent Cards Against Humanity (CAH) $15 so the card-game company can save America. The Chicago-based company promised to surprise their subscribers with six random gifts throughout December. The first gift to save America was the recent announcement to stop the production of Trump’s $20-billion wall. That…

Trump’s Absence at the Kennedy Center Honors

This past August, Donald Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump would not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors. Just for clarification, Jimmy Carter, George H.W Bush, and Bill Clinton are the only other presidents who have not attended this ceremony. Unlike President Trump however, these past leaders…

Pay attention to Hollywood’s victims

When multiple women came forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct in October, the ripple effect it had on other survivors of such inappropriate and abominable conduct coming forward seemed almost instantaneous. These women are incredibly brave in the face of such lewd actions by Hollywood stars who abuse their positions…

Even Nazis deserve jobs

Are Nazis human too? An easy enough four-word question to ask, but one of the hardest to answer. It seems the answer should be yes, at least from a biological standpoint, but the answer is embedded in an individual’s definition of ‘human.’ And therein lies the problem. ‘Human’ is far…

Is the Slough worth the price?

On November 22nd, 2017, a schoolwide email was sent regarding work being done on Augustana’s Slough. The email regarded this work as an effort to “help preserve the structure of the slough for future generations of Augustana students.” This new work being done followed an earlier message from the school…

Stop complaining about millennials (again)

Since it’s almost Halloween, I thought I would talk about a spooky topic. The spookiest, in fact. We’ve all heard of the stories; how the most prolific serial killer in history claims another victim every few months. Nothing can be done to stop these deranged, psychologically scarred, foolish monsters from…

Climate change is real and is already happening

The rapid succession of three major hurricanes is clear evidence that it is time to acknowledge the realities of climate change. An estimated 50 people have died due to Hurricane Harvey. On top of that, nearly a million have been displaced from their homes, and close to 200,000 homes have…

Victims of shootings aren’t just victims

If only there were words to express this tiresome grief that I can not shake; then maybe this story wouldn’t have been so difficult to write. Yet, here I am, again trying to believe in the strength of the weapon of the pen by using it once more. Consequently, it…

Augustana risks letting liberal arts education fail

Welcome to Augustana, where a liberal arts education takes “liberal” literally. Symposium Day occurred on September 28th and was themed “Transformation”, perhaps to detail transformation in society? If that was the case, “Active Anti-Racism: Strategies for Fighting Against Racism and Oppression” missed the mark entirely. Let me very clearly specify;…