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Religion in society

Religion in society

Najiah Osborne November 27, 2021

In America, religion shapes the morals and values that people have. God is mentioned nearly 200 times in the United States constitution. The government relies heavily on religion for social control. Many...

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Kyle King November 27, 2021

On Nov. 11, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson released an email to students informing them that the comprehensive fee to attend the college for 2022-2023 will increase...

Students need legitimate breaks of five or more days

Zach Blair November 27, 2021

This upcoming week, the week of Thanksgiving, holds in store a five-day break for Augustana students, providing adequate time for them to blow off some steam and relax from demanding classes. But the five-day...

What’s the deal with Elon Musk?

What’s the deal with Elon Musk?

Kyle King November 20, 2021

Elon Musk has recently sold 5.2 million shares of Tesla stock for a total of $5.8 billion. Is that what he did to save the world from hunger? Tesla also became the sixth company in history to reach a...

Masks have become a habit: What does this mean for us and our ability to communicate?

Chloe Baxter November 20, 2021

Augustana students and those around the globe are still abiding by mask-wearing mandates originally implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Masks are used to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

Is graduate school your next step?

My Nguyen November 13, 2021

Each of us has our own goals that we set for ourselves throughout our life. With education, there are different achievements that everyone chooses to celebrate. In high school, the end goal was to graduate....

What is dating: How hard is it to get a first date?

Najiah Osborne November 13, 2021

If you’re one in a million, and you’re taken, how hard was it to score a first date? What is dating? Dating in western societies has been stated to be the stage of a romantic relationship where you...

Chicago champions change and challenges poverty with its progressive universal basic income program

Chloe Baxter November 13, 2021

Chicago is prepared to launch one of the nation’s most progressive and expensive universal basic income programs in the year 2022. This program will provide 5000 families with an annual income below...

Student journalism creates opportunities

Chi Vu November 6, 2021

As a student journalist, claiming that student journalism is important isn’t the utmost example of objectivity to offer our audience. But one thing I will argue is while student journalism alone cannot...

The Pandora Papers reminds college students of financial instability

Chloe Baxter November 6, 2021

As a college student, one of my primary concerns is financial stability. With the average student loan debt reaching a record high of $38,792 per student in 2020 and continuing to rise, the state of the...

Learning perspectives bring the best of both an open and core curriculum

Kyle King November 6, 2021

A lot of students, including myself, might have asked themselves the question: “Why on Earth do learning perspectives exist?” They tend to believe that they stand in the way of completing major requirements...

The Augie plague: Should online classes be an option again?

Celeaciya Olvera November 6, 2021

These past several weeks I have encountered several students that have been coughing, sneezing, and sniffling during class. With flu season approaching, it can lead to students becoming absent from classes. We...

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