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The un-American budget cuts

The “un-American” budget cuts

Elizabeth Oswalt April 11, 2019

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, proposed budget cuts for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization for children and adults with mental and or physical disabilities....

The concern about Title IX changes

Elizabeth Oswalt April 3, 2019

Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary of the United States, has revealed plans for federal Title IX changes. In doing so, DeVos plans to reduce liabilities for colleges when it comes to investigating sexual...

College scandal: bribery is used as a scapegoat

College scandal: bribery is used as a scapegoat

Elizabeth Oswalt March 29, 2019

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, along with 48 other people have been arrested for being a part of a college scandal which allowed their children spots in elite colleges. Loughlin, an actress known...

Could free public college tuition become a threat to Augustana?

Elizabeth Oswalt March 20, 2019

With many of the Democratic candidates for 2020 advocating for free tuition in public college's, it's essential to ask what would this would mean for Augustana, as a small private liberal arts school.  Kent...

Nike advertisement sparks hope

Elizabeth Oswalt March 10, 2019

During the Oscars premiere, Serena Williams was featured in a new Nike ad titled, “Dream Crazier." This ad calls out the standards women are expected to uphold while they are competing in sports. While...

Transphobia in new ban

Elizabeth Oswalt January 30, 2019

Recently the Supreme Court accepted the Trump administration’s partial ban on transgender troops. This now reverses what the Obama administration requested in 2016: transgender people who are already...

The Chicago women’s march was rightfully cancelled

Elizabeth Oswalt January 21, 2019

The Women’s March held in Grant Park Chicago has been cancelled this year due to claimed logistic issues. The march started in 2017 and has drawn thousands of women from all around. The Chicago Women’s...

The government should shut down the shutdown

Elizabeth Oswalt January 16, 2019

By Lizzie Oswalt, Observer Staff The United States government has been shut down since December 22nd of 2018, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The cause of the shutdown is because...

Alabama Cop Shot Suspected Shooter

Alabama Cop Shot Suspected Shooter

Elizabeth Oswalt December 6, 2018

On Thanksgiving night, a mall in Hoover Alabama experienced a shooting. The mall cop on duty shot and killed Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., an armed 21 year old, whom he believed to be the shooter. While...

Take a knee for America’s sake

Elizabeth Oswalt October 18, 2018

Taking a knee during the National anthem has spread across America thanks to the 49ers ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick. This movement began late in the 2016-2017 football season when Kaepernick began sitting...

Trump insults two female reporters

Elizabeth Oswalt October 11, 2018

At the Rose Garden news conference given by the White House on Oct. 1, President Donald Trump insulted not only one, but two female reporters. The conference, hosted by the White House to discuss the recent...

Is Brett Kavanagh A Rapist?

Elizabeth Oswalt September 27, 2018

With a hearing on Sept. 24, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanagh, may soon be out of the running. Christine Blasey Ford is accusing Judge Kavanagh of sexually assaulting her...

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