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French “Revolutionists” fight for their equality

Payton Willis March 11, 2022

“The Revolutionists” play includes characters who are inspired by real heroic women during the French Revolution. During the show, the audience follows four women, Olympe De Gouge, Marie Antionette,...

VIDEO: Student Kareen Washington creates clothing brand to promote racial justice

Michelle Quinn February 23, 2022

Humble Menace is having a pop up event at SouthPark mall this Saturday, Feb 26 from 1-5pm. You can also contact them via social media or at their website https://humblemenacechicago.com/

Student athletes turn to student activists

Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by having current student athletes educate...

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Olivia Doak March 17, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. When she was 11 years old, Ashanti Mobley went with her siblings to the corner store...

Shantytown misses the mark

Carly Davis October 31, 2019

While efficiently alerting students to the existence of substandard housing, Shantytown’s marketing and premise make light of the many issues associated with homelessness and the global housing crisis. The...

In support of student-led demonstrations

September 26, 2019

For far too long, students our age have let the inconveniences of busy schedules, cynicism and lies that we are “not old enough to understand” get in the way of enacting real change. But in this age...

Students can change gun laws better than adults

March 15, 2018

They say that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That is exactly the mentality that young activists and survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida...

Conversations about peaceful protest, and what that means at Augustana

Shanela Ranaraja January 31, 2018

A presentation and discussion on peaceful protest and activism was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Olin Auditorium by the OMSL in collaboration with students from POLS 375 and WGST 380. Seniors...

Shane Bitney Crone talks to students after the Advocates for Allies presentation. Photo by Natalie Spahn

Shane Bitney Crone shares his story

December 7, 2017

LGBT activist, speaker, writer, and filmmaker Shane Bitney Crone shared his inspiring life story to Augustana students on Wednesday, Nov 30th in Gavel Room 3. Born in the small conservative town of Kalispell,...

"This Changes Everything" Calls for Sustainable Changes on Campus

Thea Gonzales October 13, 2016

Students gathered in Hanson on Oct. 4 to watch "This Changes Everything," a 90-minute documentary exploring the dangerous global struggle between the economy and the increasing global temperature. The...

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