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Augustana students affected by California Wildfires

Augustana students affected by California Wildfires

Montserrat Ricossa November 26, 2018

Californians have been facing wildfires for over two weeks now, with 87 people confirmed dead (as of Nov. 25) and now about 500 missing. Wendy Kelley from Admissions says Augustana has 18 students from...

The speeches leading a movement: March for our Lives

March 25, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.— Hundreds of thousands of people filled Pennsylvania Avenue in the early hours of Mar. 24, as they attended the March for our Lives to show their support for students leading a movement...

Teachers express fears, frustrations at gun violence

Sophia Reid March 25, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.-- On Feb. 14 in Parkland, FL, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. Among those 17 were three faculty members: Scott Beigel, a biology teacher, Chris Hixon, the athletic director, and...

Volunteers show up in numbers to D.C.

Shanela Ranaraja March 25, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Although the students, families and teachers flocking to Washington D.C. contributed heavily to the success of the March for Our Lives on Mar. 24, volunteers in neon green T-shirts and...

Augustana en route to March for our Lives

Shanela Ranaraja March 24, 2018

Marlen Gomez contributed to this article. Around 54 students and faculty members from Augustana are en route to Washington D.C. to attend the March for our Lives on Mar. 24. “I hope we can just, you...

Use your voice: why civic engagement matters

Brady Johnson March 15, 2018

A line of people grab their ballots and spend some time filling in bubbles, clicking on screens then inserting or submitting them into a machine that will count the vote. Someone approaches people and...

Photo by Ryan Jenkins.

President Trump’s Inauguration

January 28, 2017

During Friday’s inauguration, we witnessed a few firsts for the country. President Donald Trump was sworn into office as the first man to become president without any government or military background....

Augustana College Students Attends Womens March on Washington. Photo by Alia McMurray

Augustana represents in Women’s March in D.C.

January 27, 2017

Out of the 600,000 people who protested and marched in Washington D.C on Saturday, 56 were from Augustana College and had ridden on a 15 hour bus ride to participate in the march. These students and faculty...

Julie Buisson of France (left) and Jane Cody of Maryland (right) hand out hats as part of the Pussyhat Project at the Womens March. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

Pink hats make statement in March on Washington

January 22, 2017

Thousands marched on Jan. 21, 2017 to ensure that the rights of women do not regress. In a sea of people, pink hats were spotted almost everywhere. An organization called "The Pussycat Project" was created...

Womens March on Washington Flyer. Graphic courtesy of

Augustana joins the March on Washington

January 20, 2017

While most students were relaxing over their winter breaks, Sophomore Carli Schwanebeck was researching furiously and contacting people from departments and organizations to try and get a Washington DC...

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