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Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Carly Davis March 15, 2021

From the outside looking in, Greek Life at Augustana is hard to pin down. Social groups, service fraternities and academic organizations vary enough that any generalized statement about Greek Life falls...

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...

Phi Omega Phi needs to be disbanded

Paige Sheppard February 27, 2020

Yet again, Phi Omega Phi’s (Poobah) actions have been called to attention by the eyes of the entire school. Year after year this group of students proves they don’t know how to respect everyone on...

Augustana discusses cultural appropriation for Halloween

Katherine Hogan October 31, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) and the Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted “My Culture is not a Costume”, an initiative that educates students...

Meditations from inside the trash can: hunting for pop-tabs

Meditations from inside the trash can: hunting for pop-tabs

Thea Gonzales October 10, 2019

I am waist-deep in a recycling bin while my friends are yelling at me to get out, but I heed not their words: this is pop-tabs competition week. In the bi-annual Greek tradition of a pop-tab collecting...

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