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Accept help with your internship process

Zach Blair May 7, 2022

With the concluding school year and the breath of spring running through everyone’s nose, the scary reality of planning what comes next is imminent. For a lot of Augustana students, that includes thinking...

Attendance should not be taken too seriously. Should there be the same rules for attendance in Augustana?

Attendance should not be taken too seriously. Should there be the same rules for attendance in Augustana?

Najiah Osborne May 7, 2022

Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, and I accept the notion that success is subjective and is defined by our own failures.  Grades validate your progress in the courses you select....

You’ve got mail: Thoughts to improve campus mailing

Kyle King May 7, 2022

It is a safe assumption that all of us have ordered something online or received some mail from parents during our time on campus. The trek we make to the basement of Sorenson Hall is quite daunting, and...

Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase has mixed motivations

Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase has mixed motivations

Chloe Baxter May 7, 2022

Twitter is a social media platform used by millions of people every day. It is a crucial area for conversation, discussion and networking between its users due to its unique focus on text and the range...

Senior Anthony Zavala plays practice matches of Overwatch at the Augustana Esports House.

Powering up: Paying attention to the rise of collegiate esports

Kyle King April 23, 2022

One of the fastest-growing sports in the world is played on a computer, according to Next College Student Athlete (NCSA). This refers to the growing popularity of esports, which at its core is playing...

Should Augustana add a self-defense class in the curriculum?

Should Augustana add a self-defense class in the curriculum?

Ce Ce Olvera April 23, 2022

From the beginning of the school year, there have been lingering discussions from students about high crime rates near campus, ranging from assault allegations to attempted robbery to shootings. When...

A $40 million gift: An act of transformational generosity for Augie students

Chloe Baxter April 23, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, Murry Gerber, an Augustana Alum and member of the Board of Trustees, made a commitment of up to $40 million to Augustana College. This gift is intended to benefit first-generation...

Are you interested: Special housing programs for sophomores at Augustana

Najiah Osborne April 16, 2022

Everyone's favorite time of the year is returning, and as the semester progresses, students are preparing to select housing for next year. At Augustana, there are many different housing options.  Rising...

The Grammys are a terrible attempt to objectively judge subjectivity

The Grammys are a terrible attempt to objectively judge subjectivity

Kyle King April 16, 2022

With the 2022 Grammy Awards finally behind us after it was initially postponed in January due to concerns with the COVID-19 Omicron variant, it is the time of year for people to evaluate whether the Grammys...

Masking Policies Lifted in Augustana Classrooms: What are the consequences of this new normal?

Chloe Baxter April 16, 2022

On April 4, Augustana released information about mandatory masking in classrooms, stating that it was no longer required and up to faculty discretion in deciding whether or not masks should be worn in...

There’s more than just getting the classes you ‘want’

Kyle King April 9, 2022

At some point in our college careers, we have experienced the panic of waking up at 5:00 a.m. to log into Arches to register for classes in the upcoming semester. The panic continues when we either...

Will Smith’s slap smacks the internet and Augustana into a frenzy

Zach Blair April 9, 2022

Last week, at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, actor Will Smith shocked the internet with his slap heard ‘round the world. Even a week later, the viral event still has people talking.  It all happened...

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