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The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

Giselle Barajas April 15, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination eligibility relaxing, there needs to be a discussion on the ongoing vaccine distribution inequality. Luckily for the campus community, we had a vaccination clinic held in PepsiCo...

Graphic by Phoenix Agyepong.

Allies want real change

Giselle Barajas March 15, 2021

This story is from the Observer's Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. Augustana students embrace a culture of social justice activism on campus. From protests...

What it’s like being one of millions of Latinos working during COVID-19

What it’s like being one of millions of Latinos working during COVID-19

Giselle Barajas April 23, 2020

While some of my college friends are back at home wearing sweats everyday for distance learning, I have the misfortune of wearing a red top with jeans everyday. In other words, there’s a pandemic going...

It’s not time yet to abolish Obamacare

Giselle Barajas March 12, 2020

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is currently being reviewed under the Supreme Court for the third time. While the ACA is not a perfect solution to the ongoing healthcare crisis,...

Bergendoff is in structural treble

Bergendoff is in structural treble

Giselle Barajas March 5, 2020

Augustana’s music building, Bergendoff, has surprisingly withstood the test of time. However, Bergendoff has definitely not aged well, and students have begged for a renovation for years. The Director...

Inaccessible academia: a knowledge crisis

Inaccessible academia: a knowledge crisis

Giselle Barajas February 20, 2020

Databases are filled with a multitude of academic research and journals. These resources should be accessible to the general public as an owed right. For starters, it is important to acknowledge that accessibility...

From rockstar to psychedelic popstar: Harry Styles’s “Fine Line” ends the decade in a twist

Giselle Barajas December 22, 2019

Boyband heartthrob, Harry Styles, took his fans by surprise when he released his rock-esque solo debut album in May of 2017. Now his sophomore album, “Fine Line,” grasped another risky music turn as...

Bernie Sanders reacts to someone in the crowd as they criticize Micheal Bloomberg entering the Democratic race, on, Saturday, Nov. 9.

Bernie Sanders builds community at his rally in Coralville IA

Giselle Barajas November 12, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a progressive candidate for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, held a rally with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), to speak about corruption in the political system....

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a photo taken with children who attended the town hall event at North High School in Davenport, IA on Sunday November 3. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Elizabeth Warren’s town hall inspires the Augustana community

Giselle Barajas November 4, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. - Mass.), a top contender for the democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race, spoke about her plans for the environment and wealth tax at a Town Hall in North High School...

Intolerance in religious institutions has no free pass

Giselle Barajas October 24, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, boldly claimed that religious institutions should lose their tax-exemptions if they do not support same-sex marriages. While...

Police brutality doesn’t seem to stop

Giselle Barajas October 17, 2019

The Black Lives Matter Movement has shifted the way Americans view the modern-day civil rights fight. In particular, the Black Lives Matter Movement strongly aided in emphasizing the issue of police brutality...

The minority of the minorities: the neglect of Native American’s

Giselle Barajas April 17, 2019

Commonly, society can agree that the history of the US is one filled with racism and discrimination with many issues still prevalent in modern America. However, Native-American’s still are at the forefront...

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