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Religion in society
Najiah Osborne November 27, 2021

In America, religion shapes the morals and values that people have. God is mentioned nearly 200 times in the United States constitution. The government relies heavily on religion for social control. Many...

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?
Kyle King November 27, 2021

On Nov. 11, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson released an email to students informing them that the comprehensive fee to attend the college for 2022-2023 will increase...

Students need legitimate breaks of five or more days
Zach Blair November 27, 2021

This upcoming week, the week of Thanksgiving, holds in store a five-day break for Augustana students, providing adequate time for them to blow off some steam and relax from demanding classes. But the five-day...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving break on and off-campus
Janey Locander & Carly Davis November 27, 2021

With the first semester officially winding down in just a matter of weeks, students eagerly await the time off for Thanksgiving. However, not...

“Black squirrels, deer, and Augie Raccoons, oh my!”
“Black squirrels, deer, and Augie Raccoons, oh my!”
Charlie Roiland and Nuhamin Wube November 20, 2021

Standing on the Slough path, the slight breeze rustles the leaves and causes the ducks to tuck in their heads. Kai Swanson, the assistant to...

Sophomore John Flannery playing piano at the Denkmann Building on Friday, Nov 5, 2021.
Augie pianist plays his way through the semester
Charlie Roiland and Hannah Knuth November 13, 2021

John Flannery, Augustana sophomore and gifted pianist sits next to me at the brew. His bags have been thrown on the floor and chairs, prepared...

Tea talks on Native American history
Krystina Slack November 26, 2021

For the last 12 years, Augustana has had a lecture series called Tea Talks. The Tea Talk lectures have covered a wide variety of topics. The...

“Christmas at Augustana” with COVID-19
Connie Krupa November 26, 2021

After a one year break due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, a very special tradition is returning: Christmas at Augustana! In previous...

Sankta Lucia: Relevant or not?
Sankta Lucia: Relevant or not?
Payton Willis November 19, 2021

Sankta Lucia is an annual event celebrated at Augustana at the end of November. This year, the event will be held on Monday, Nov. 29. Many students...

Taking a look at white privilege
Krystina Slack November 19, 2021

On Nov. 11, Augustana had author and filmmaker Molly Secours come and give a talk about white privilege. White privilege is defined by the Oxford...

Vikettes and cheerleading celebrate senior day
Nick Gainey November 25, 2021

The Augustana Vikettes dance team and the cheerleading squad both celebrated senior day on Nov. 6, at the final home football game against Elmhurst....

Cross Country ends their season with unexpected results
Stuti Shrestha November 25, 2021

The 2021 CCIW Championship was a success for both the men’s and women's cross country team. On Nov.13, everyone performed their best but Michael...

Augustana junior Matt Hanushewsky looks to attack the rim during Tuesday’s game against Saint Mary’s on Nov. 16
So, how do student athletes balance studies and sport?
Abhib Lal Amatya November 25, 2021

As finals week is approaching, student-athletes might have to make slight changes to the way they create a balance between sports and studies....