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Pets on campus would be a paws-itive change

Chloe Baxter March 4, 2023

Many students had pets growing up and would turn to them in times of stress for comfort and companionship. However, as they transition to life on campus, pets are not allowed. This takes away a method...

Student leaders face pressure on and off the clock

Chloe Baxter October 29, 2022

There are a variety of jobs available to students on campus throughout the school year, many of which require that students take on leadership roles in addition to completing their studies. These jobs...

Meltdown: Climate anxiety during a pandemic

Meltdown: Climate anxiety during a pandemic

Delaney Farwell April 16, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered a lot of social ills across the world. We all understand how difficult it has been to change our typical ways of being at the drop of a hat. From lockdowns to masks,...

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Natalie McMillan April 17, 2020

The upheaval in Augustana students’ and faculty’s life can be distressing to some of the community's mental health. Despite the changes in classrooms and pushed back graduation, Augie’s community...

The Gray Matters says that you matter

Carly Davis November 21, 2019

The Gray Matters hosted “You Matter” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Gavle Rooms. The goal of the event was to promote awareness of mental health on campus and provide support for students. The Gray Matters...

Normalizing stress spells disaster for post-graduate life

Alex McLean November 7, 2019

The college approach to mounting anxiety and stress is to "grin and bear it." Is this a symptom of exhaustion or simply giving up? The semester transition and increasing social pressures to "tough it out"...

Procrastination is the anti-college strategy

Alex McLean October 3, 2019

I’m sure you have heard the adage: “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For some, this is laughed off as there is no possibility that they would let an assignment sit untouched for weeks to months. However,...

The waiting room of the Augustana Student Counseling Services on April 12, 2019.

GALLERY: The Counseling Process

WatchTower Team May 7, 2019

Photos by Ian Murrin

Living with anxiety in college

February 6, 2015

[Editor’s note: This article contains content/trigger warnings for discussions of anxiety and depression and their symptoms.]  Anxiety is not a foreign emotion to most college students. A big test approaching,...

Students need help, not judgment

December 4, 2013

College is a trying time for everyone. The abrupt transition from high school teenager to a young adult who has very adult worries on top of the workload of classes and extracurriculars is rough. But for...

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