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Augustana promotes international perspectives

Anh Bui November 23, 2022

According to the government website dedicated to the week, International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs...

Augie students help to raise young voter statistics

Augie students help to raise young voter statistics

Anh Bui November 16, 2022

Historically, young voters between the ages of 18 to 29 years old have the lowest turnout, according to the New York Times. Despite this, 2022 midterm elections exit polls and research from Tufts University...

A laid pipe in the hole of the construction site.

Heating system is under construction

Anh Bui November 9, 2022

Augustana’s Viking Plaza, also known as the Lower Quad, has been under construction for the past few weeks. Specifically, construction has been focused on two main spots on campus: minor construction...

Augustana’s career center launched new website

Anh Bui October 26, 2022

Career, Opportunities, Research and Exploration (CORE), Augustana’s career development center, has recently launched a new website to provide easy access for students who are looking for guides to achieve...

Chi Omega Gamma at the Homecoming Sing competition on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Augustana students reflect post-Homecoming

Anh Bui October 19, 2022

Augustana’s annual Homecoming concluded on Sunday, Oct. 16 with the return of alumni. The theme was “Welcome to Hollywood,” and students participated in activities coordinated by the Office of Student...

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority perform at Howard University Homecoming Greek Step Show 2021.

Canceling tradition to prevent appropriation

Anh Bui October 12, 2022

Less than two weeks before its kickoff, an email from Homecoming Co-Chairs, senior Isabelle Jordan and junior Jared Slusher, was sent to the student body of Augustana College to announce the cancellation...

Students gear up for Homecoming

Anh Bui October 5, 2022

Homecoming is right around the corner, and various student groups around campus are preparing to showcase their talents to win the homecoming cup and welcome alumni back. This year, Homecoming Co-Chairs...

Menstruation is natural and healthy. Period.

Anh Bui May 4, 2022

To acknowledge ongoing period poverty, Augustana’s Her Campus held a menstrual hygiene drive from May 4-6. Her Campus is an online magazine targeting young women in college, according to the HerCampus...

Reverend Yolanda Norton reciting a prayer during the event Beyonce Mass at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Beyonce Mass celebrates the Black experience

Anh Bui April 20, 2022

On April 13, 2022, Augustana College welcomed “Beyoncé Mass,” a womanist Christian worship service that celebrates the lives, beauty, culture, spirituality and experiences of Black women, according...

Photo submitted by the college. Augustana President Steve Bahls with his wife Jane Bahls. Photo taken by Megan McLaughlin

Founders gets Bahls-y new name change

Anh Bui April 13, 2022

On June 1, Founder’s Hall will be renamed to honor Steve and Jane Bahls. After 19 years as president of Augustana College, Steven Bahls will retire effective July 1, 2022. During his tenure, he guided...

A “new NAMI” supports students’ mental health

Molly Sweeney, Josie Hathaway, and Anh Bui March 9, 2022

The Augie National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is rebranding itself in order to further provide students with mental health resources. Augie NAMI is a student-led campus club that supports student...

Given a new ride request, the ACES van begins to pull away from the Westerlin lot.

ACES extended wait times create uncertainty

Anh Bui November 10, 2021

The Augustana College Express Service (ACES) has experienced many issues this year with long wait times, unreliability, and low staffing. Students felt apprehension about continuing to use this service,...

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