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Dr. Lena Hann speaks with Katie Oestmann at the Sexual Health Fair on Friday.

Students learned about safe sex on Valentine’s Day

Melida Castro February 20, 2020

Just in time for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, the fourth annual Sexual Health Fair took place in the Gavle rooms to educate students and provide resources. The Sexual Health Fair is organized by the Augustana...

Students benefit from wage increase

Melida Castro November 21, 2019

The state of Illinois will be increasing its minimum wage to $9.25 on Jan. 1, 2020. Augustana will be raising its wages to this for students during this time as well. However, the question of whether the...

Habitat at Augie faces reality of homelessness

Melida Castro October 31, 2019

The annual event, “Shantytown,” hosted by Habitat at Augie took place in the lower quad on Oct. 24. This event is meant to promote awareness about homelessness. Alpha Psi Omega fraternity president,...

Indigenous People’s Day sparks discussion

Melida Castro October 24, 2019

South Dakota was the first state to change Columbus Day to Indigeous People’s Day in the 1990s. This convsersation has continued to day, even at Augustana. “We live on land that once belonged to the...

Augustana sophomores Lianna Ubungen (front) and Alexandria Roggensack (back) of the Chi Omega Gamma Sorority race through the Slough at the Cardboard Regatta Race during Augustana College’s 99th Homecoming on October 1st, 2019.

Augustana celebrates its 99th homecoming

Melida Castro October 10, 2019

Augustana’s annual Homecoming week took place throughout the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to meet with their sororities and fraternities, and Greek groups participated...

Augie sophomores Caleb Minnis (Left) and Alondra Ochoa (Right) lead the nights discussions on gun violence on September 25th, 2019.

MPB hosts Vikings vs. violence on the brew

Melida Castro October 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Multicultural Programming Board (MPB) from the Office of Student Life (OSL) organized a discussion about armed violence in the United States. The discussion was called Vikings...

New Zealand mosque shootings

New Zealand mosque shootings

Melida Castro March 29, 2019

New Zealand and the Muslim community are grieving the murder of fifty innocent Muslim people who were killed at two Christchurch mosques. During Friday prayer on Mar. 15, 2019, two mosques in Christchurch,...

New Center for Innovation in Health, Wellness and Human Performance

Melida Castro March 12, 2019

Augustana College is expanding opportunities for students in health-related majors and the athletics department through The Austin E. Knowlton Center for Innovation in Health, Wellness and Human Performance....

Danny Kim has left his position as director of ISL

Melida Castro January 31, 2019

Danny Kim, the Director of the Office of International Student Life (ISL), has left his position at Augustana College. Kim sent out an email to the international students announcing his decision to leave...

Thanksgiving in an International Student P.O.V

Melida Castro November 29, 2018

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when schools and workplaces expand their weekend for families and friends to gather around to say thank you for all the good in their lives. An international student...

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