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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...

Zachary Draves opens and introduces his lecture on the male ally.

The role of a male ally in preventing sexual assault

Michelle Pacheco October 15, 2021

Sexual assault is an issue across all college campuses. According to RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States, 26.4 percent of females and 6.8 percent of males experience...

Can graphic novels assist with higher education?

Payton Willis October 15, 2021

Graphic novels are a style of book that are often associated with superheroes and action figures. But what if graphic novels could be applied to any genre rather than be limited to action and fantasy?...

Two students star in “Company” in Moline

Carly Davis October 14, 2021

“Company” will be at the The Black Box theater in Moline for its second weekend Oct. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. to finish a successful two-week run. The production features Quad City locals as well as two...

Presentation addresses difficulty in inclusion

Etta Brooks October 11, 2021

Dr. Javier Avila, in his presentation “The Perfect Latino,” encourages the Latine community to embrace all of who they are, because with visibility comes representation. This seminar, hosted by the...

Moving into campus culture

Gray Cunnar October 11, 2021

The past few years have changed the idea of school in most of the world. Is it a physical space? All Augustana students returning to campus this fall is a welcomed change after last year's hybrid learning....

“In the Heights” reveals colorism in Hollywood

Michelle Pacheco October 11, 2021

In the Heights is a film version of the broadway musical, adapted by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This film was recently shown by Latinx Unidos in the Olin Auditorium to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. In the...

Preserving Swedish culture through art

Kayla Palliser October 11, 2021

Like a fossil in amber, resin artwork has the ability to preserve tiny treasures for years. The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center hosted its first Nordic-inspired craft workshop on Saturday,...

Seniors (left to right) Margaret Cannizzarro, Madeleine Rodriguez, Anna Triska and first-year Cassidy Wiltjer talk to each other while waiting to be fitted.

How concert attire unifies an ensemble

Michelle Pacheco October 10, 2021

As the world becomes a more accepting place, so do Augustana’s music groups. As a result, concert attire has been a pressing matter for these groups as they continue to look for ways to be more inclusive...

Black Widow: a review

Payton Willis October 10, 2021

Much like the deadly insect that shares her name, Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, is stealthy and lethal. A member of the avengers, Nathasha is well deserving of a backstory. ‘Black Widow’...

A group of students enjoy the food and atmosphere at the Moonlight Festival in Wallenberg Hall on Friday, Sept. 24.

Moon festival holiday celebrates diversity

Etta Brooks October 10, 2021

The Moon Festival, widely celebrated in Asian cultures and one of the topmost celebrated holidays in China, was hosted on Sept. 24 by the Asian Student Organization, the Vietnamese Student Association...

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