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Letter to the Editor: Senior prom date excludes track students

March 23, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by senior Mike Hudson.  As a delegated representative of the Augustana Track and Field team, I am currently at odds with the OSL for their lack of due diligence...

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Letter to the Editor: The Sierra Club

May 17, 2023

Dear Editor, In these last few weeks as we wander campus smelling the fresh blooms and taking in the leaves, I’m reminded of people’s ability to appreciate their environment. As I was leaving Swenson...

Letter to the Editor: YDSA

May 13, 2022

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA).  Dear Editor, We deserved to go home for spring break. After so many assignments, papers, lectures...

Letter to the Editor: take the HEDS Climate Survey

March 6, 2020

Dear Observer Editors, We are writing today to encourage all students to take a moment and share their thoughts and perceptions in the HEDS Climate Survey.   This survey provides valuable insight into...

Campus Voices: we want to hear from you

Thea Gonzales September 27, 2018

If there's something that moves you, we want to hear about it. Whether it's a letter to the editor, submissions of art, or ideas for stories we might cover in the future, we want to hear what's on your...

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2018

To whom it may concern, In the most recent published special edition of The Observer, a sexual assault victim's story not only specifically mentioned our fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, but also placed blame...

Letter to the Editor: No human is illegal

September 28, 2017

When The Augustana Observer delved into the topic of DACA last week, seeing the terminology used in several articles was very discouraging. The term “illegal immigrant” is absolutely incorrect...

Letter to the editor: Words mean everything

September 14, 2017

Alex McLean offers his 7 September column (“Conservative, not conniving”) mostly as a plea to avoid generalizations. As an example, he concedes that “not all Democrats are Antifa members.” Yet...

Letter to the Editor: Kellyanne Conway

April 6, 2017

Last Thursday, March 30, the Observer published an article titled, “Kellyanne Conway disappoints feminists,” written by Ila Mostafa. The article dealt with Conway and her role in the Trump administration,...


October 22, 2016

Earlier this month, we all learned of a private conversation, caught on tape, between two tv personalities, one of whom is now running for President. This conversation included one man boasting about sexual...

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Letter to the editor: Trump's Islamaphobia is damaging nation

April 7, 2016

By: Jackie Jastrzebski Donald Trump is everywhere, and with him comes an extreme case of islamophobia. The media can’t seem to leave this outrageous man alone and in turn they’re forcing Americans...

Letter to the Editor: Improvements made to printing

May 7, 2015

This letter is to briefly respond to Ryan Silvola’s editorial, “Printing costs not as Augie advertised” from the April 30 issue of the Observer. Ryan mentioned having printed 3,122 pages; if so,...

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