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Three lessons I’ve learned throughout the pandemic

Bethany Abrams May 4, 2021

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United States, and it is almost the end of the school year. Living through the pandemic for some of my senior year of high school and all...

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

Bethany Abrams April 28, 2021

As a first-year student and rising sophomore, this was my first experience with Augustana College’s housing lottery. As expected, it was quite a stressful time waiting and watching all the available...

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, we have been hoping for a vaccine. Now, with three vaccines distributed to the public, it is a time of great excitement for many. However,...

Online classes are not too bad

Online classes are not too bad

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

In Augustana College’s COVID-19 briefing on March 11, it was announced that all classes next fall will be held in-person. Although this news is exciting and shows great progress that the college and...

Productivity in the pandemic should not be the priority

Bethany Abrams April 15, 2021

Last year when the country first began a national lockdown to mitigate the COVID-19 virus, some individuals took advantage of this time to learn something new or strengthen pre-existing skills. As we approach...

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Bethany Abrams March 23, 2021

In October 2020, Augustana College announced the change that spring break in the 2021 academic year will not be held. The Augustana College website states, “The goal of canceling spring break is to mitigate...

Declaring your major: Hesitancy is valid

Bethany Abrams March 16, 2021

On Feb. 13, an email was sent out to all first-year students at Augustana College regarding the eligibility to begin declaring majors. With an online form, declaring a major is an easy and quick process....

As the semester continues, students and faculty must be lenient

Bethany Abrams October 31, 2020

The students at Augustana College finish up their midterms as November approaches. Academics are picking up speed alongside all the other external stresses of season changes, COVID-19, the election, and...

We have to be Covid-19 safe this Halloween

We have to be Covid-19 safe this Halloween

Bethany Abrams October 30, 2020

Graphic by Phoenix Agyepong. When it comes to Halloween, we have many traditions we partake in, including parties and trick-or-treating to show off our costumes and have a good time. However, I believe...

We should wait to replace the Notorious R.B.G.

We should wait to replace the Notorious R.B.G.

Bethany Abrams October 2, 2020

Graphic by Alyssa Duckett. On Friday, Sept. 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) passed away, and the collective conversation of the nation shifted to the selection of a new Supreme Court justice to replace her....

Our changing COVID-19 regulations

Bethany Abrams September 24, 2020

The members of the Augustana College community have been working together diligently to try to combat the global pandemic. We have seen college campuses be torn apart by the whirlwind of this plague, many...

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