The Student News Site of Augustana College

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Protesters demonstrate at the Womens March on Washington in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2019. Photos by Rachel Leman.

D.C. Women’s march lost its way

Rachel Leman January 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I moved to Washington D.C. three days before I joined the third annual Women’s March on Washington. Within four days of living here I attended one of the biggest protests nationwide,...

Womens March on Washington – January 2019

Women’s March on Washington – January 2019

Rachel Leman January 21, 2019

Protesters demonstrate at the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2019. Photos by Rachel Leman.

Rural voters are important too

Rachel Leman December 6, 2018

The separation between Democrat and Republican or conservative and liberal is not the most divisive part of this country. It’s not what determines the vote. The true polarization of America is the separation...

Religion shouldnt matter in Congress

Religion shouldn’t matter in Congress

Rachel Leman November 27, 2018

Following the midterm elections, I looked up a collection of demographics for the new Congress. I was searching for updates on the amount of women and people of color compared to previous years, but one...

Climate change must be solved

Climate change must be solved

Rachel Leman October 18, 2018

I read the news for politics. I find American politics fascinating and important for my life. I vote, so I read the news. While recently there has been no shortage of political news, there’s simultaneously...

Beliefs dont justify insult

Beliefs don’t justify insult

Rachel Leman October 11, 2018

Don’t use your ideology as an excuse to be a terrible person. I’ve been a part of only two things for the entirety of my time at Augustana: the Observer and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Despite...

Cartoon by Cassie Talbot.

Blasey Ford can’t be lying

Rachel Leman October 4, 2018

I don’t claim to be an expert in sex crime procedures or interrogation, but I’ll say that there’s absolutely no way Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is falsely accusing Brett Kavanaugh. To argue that she...

FDA: “End vaping or die trying”

Rachel Leman September 27, 2018

A list of things I won’t be able to complete in the next 60 days: complete a single term of school, train for a marathon, go through an entire gallon of milk, visit all three of my siblings, read my...

What I mean when I say that I hate men

Rachel Leman September 13, 2018

Before I get started, I’d like to put out a disclaimer that I don’t blame men for the misogynistic nature of America. I blame a lot of things, most specifically, gender stereotypes, but I don’t blame...

Changes are coming to Title IX

Rachel Leman September 13, 2018

On August 29, the New York Times released an article claiming they had acquired Title IX changes proposed by the United States Department of Education. From the article, it is difficult to confirm the...

Cartoon by Kevin Donovan.

I’ve hidden from a gunman. Twice.

Rachel Leman August 23, 2018

The thing about emergencies is that your initial reaction is never to believe it’s actually happening. Your first thought isn’t about how to handle the crisis at hand; your first thought is “Is this...

The truth about infantile cancer

Rachel Leman August 6, 2018

Links to CJ’s and Lily’s GoFundMe pages are available at the bottom of the story.   The only time Sara Tilkens laughed when talking about her son was at the thought of it all being over. ‘It,’...

Load More Stories