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Womens soccer coach Scott Mejia explains a drill at the beginning of practice at Thorson-Lucken Field on Wednesday,
Oct. 14, 2020.

Coaches share their experiences in honor of national coaches day

Stuti Shrestha October 23, 2021

Oct. 6, National Coaches Day, several Augustana coaches reflected on their experience of being a college coach. Football head coach Steve Bell knew he wanted to coach when he was in college.  “My...

Baseball team gives back

Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits minor league baseball team. About 25 players...

Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity

Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity

Nuhamin Wube October 23, 2021

College is a lot like the wilderness: survival skills are necessary. In order for students to succeed in college they need to manage their time, communicate and multitask. The most important factor, however,...

New opportunities at upcoming study abroad fair

Etta Brooks October 22, 2021

The office of international and off-campus programs under CORE is encouraging all students to attend the study away fair scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Galve rooms. This is...

Presentation helps develop good allyship

Presentation helps develop good allyship

Carly Davis October 22, 2021

Augustana held an LGBT+ training session with Clock, Inc. in the Brunner Theater Center on Monday, Oct. 11. The presentation was advertised in an email to students as an opportunity to learn about the...

The power of education

Najiah Osborne October 21, 2021

Institutionalized racism is defined as racism embedded in the laws and regulations of a society or an organization. How does institutionalized racism affect people of color? People of color are incarcerated...

Will Augie’s wifi ever get better?

Celeaciya Olvera October 21, 2021

For the 2020-2021 school year, schools have had to switch from in-person classes to a hybrid model. For Augustana students, depending on the classes, there were fully virtual or hybrid classes. Having...

In-person learning requires more resources for mentally and physically disabled students

Kyle King October 21, 2021

Returning students may feel free from being instructed through a screen, and incoming students will finally have the opportunity to take in the environment and the intimacy of the college experience that...

LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

Zach Blair October 21, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is a critical time. The observance, running from the beginning to the end of the month of October, provides an appropriate window for celebration for those who fall into the ever-expanding...

Student safety jeopardized without late night buses

Brett Kuras October 20, 2021

Before COVID-19 hit, Augustana’s social scene was booming. One of the staples of social life relied on the Metro bus company. This system would transport students to the district, a series of bars in...

VIDEO: OctobHERfest Preview 2021

Michelle Quinn October 18, 2021

Her Campus is hosting their annual event, OctobHERfest. However, this year they have decided to utilize this event as a way to educate students and staff about breast cancer awareness while fundraising...

Weed on campus: Should it be allowed?

Najiah Osborne October 17, 2021

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States. 48.2 million people use the drug on a regular basis, and about 18 percent of Americans used it once, as of the year 2019.  Federally,...

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