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The state of our union is divided

On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump gave his State of the Union Address. The president covered a range of topics from tax reform to health care to the unity of our government and our country. Overall, the president seemed very pleased with the progress he had made in his first…

Hold Trump accountable

As many parents may know, making excuses on behalf of your child will only teach them that they do not have to take responsibility for their actions. In light of the president’s recent racist comments and the many women accusing him of sexual assault, it seems the White House and…

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;…

Letter to the Editor: No human is illegal

When The Augustana Observer delved into the topic of DACA last week, seeing the terminology used in several articles was very discouraging. The term “illegal immigrant” is absolutely incorrect and is considered by many to be a racial slur. While the majority of DACA recipients are Latinx there is a significant…

Trump Supporter: “I am not racist”

“I am a lifelong Democrat, but I voted for Trump.” 63 year-old James Boxmeyer of Philadelphia, Pa. said while waiting to get into the gates of the Inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20. “I grew up in a Republican family, then became a Democrat in 1972 because Nixon dishonored the…

The Black Santa Controversy

For those who have tired of all the negativity in social media and tuned out for the past week or two, you may have missed this story appearing in some headlines. There was a black Santa Claus at Mall of America, and it caused some controversy (of course it did).…

Diversity forum provides outlook in right direction

On Monday, April 11, President Bahls, Dean Campbell, Dean Lawrence and the Office of Multicultural Student Life hosted a diversity forum for students to come and give feedback on the president’s diversity statement. As a student who has long strived to be active on campus in making it a more equitable place…

Fisher stands on shaky ground suing university

The topic of race in higher education is a burning issue lately. From the Mizzou protests to the petitioning action last week here at Augustana (that I participated in, for transparency’s sake), diversity on college campuses is on a lot of people’s minds. That includes the Supreme Court, who are…