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Plastics and pollution on a pandemic campus

Plastics and pollution on a pandemic campus

Carly Davis April 28, 2021

Byline: Peter Moens and Carly Davis Jack Brandt, first year, sat down in front of me with two overflowing plastic bags. When he put them down, spoons and knives spilled onto the table in the fishbowl....

Augustana play portrays relevant topics

Carly Davis April 25, 2021

On May 6-9, a mainstage production of “One Flea Spare” will be performed in the Brunner Theatre Center with a five-person cast and directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple. The play, written in 1995 by playwright...

Running on empty

Carly Davis April 16, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article discusses eating disorders/disordered eating. The pandemic has pushed college athletics as close to the breaking point as it can. Reducing crowds, limiting team bonding and...

Seeking new roles in a one-woman show: how do we perform femininity?

Seeking new roles in a one-woman show: how do we perform femininity?

Carly Davis March 24, 2021

Last Monday, March 8, posts celebrating International Women’s Day reminded people that outstanding women have always fought the odds to make a difference. The new standard of femininity doesn’t evoke...

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Carly Davis March 15, 2021

From the outside looking in, Greek Life at Augustana is hard to pin down. Social groups, service fraternities and academic organizations vary enough that any generalized statement about Greek Life falls...

Students grapple with election indecision

Students grapple with election indecision

Carly Davis November 4, 2020

As votes in key swing states trickle in, Augustana students share their thoughts on the 2020 election. This year differs from previous elections, even for first-time voters on campus, due to an influx...

Fall at Augie highlights problems on and off campus

Fall at Augie highlights problems on and off campus

Carly Davis October 31, 2020

Graphic by Jordan Lee. We’re getting into late fall, which means carpooling to pumpkin patches, Instagram posts about the brightly colored Slough path, and dealing with your neighbors keeping their rotten...

Gender and language clash with higher education

Gender and language clash with higher education

Carly Davis October 9, 2020

Graphic above by Jordan Lee. This article uses irregular pronouns as they are the correct way of attributing quotes to sources, whose identities provide valuable perspectives and deserve respect. If you...

“Real world” struggles prompt question of leadership

“Real world” struggles prompt question of leadership

Carly Davis September 24, 2020

Graphic above by Phoenix Agyepong. College students find themselves caught in between youth and adulthood, creating a sense of stasis. Without the power and opportunity to create significant change, students...

Contact tracing addresses student anxieties

Carly Davis September 17, 2020

Reporting by Carly Davis and Kaitlin Jacobson. No one wants to hear the words “uncertain times” anymore. Not since April, when it was the favorite buzzword of news outlets and politicians across the...

Quarantined students start the year from a distance

Carly Davis September 11, 2020

Article by Carly Davis. Instead of starting their freshman year with a busy move-in day and hectic week of bonding with peers, 11 students began the fall semester in quarantine after traveling internationally....

Amy Cooper reveals the danger of post-racial thinking

Amy Cooper reveals the danger of post-racial thinking

Carly Davis May 28, 2020

On Monday, May 25, a white woman called the police on a black man because he asked her to leash her dog while walking in a leashed-dogs-only portion of New York City's Central Park. Identified as Amy Cooper,...

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