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OSID collects books for culture house libraries

Krystina Slack March 3, 2023

Behind the doors of Augustana culture houses, there are many books dedicated to the various cultures that each house represents. That is one of the ways culture houses are so unique. Books help us better...

Talentino prepares for inauguration

Molly Sweeney October 15, 2022

Dr. Andrea Talentino, the ninth president of Augustana College, celebrated her 100th day as President on Oct. 9. Student groups, including culture groups, sports teams and several sororities and fraternities...

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...

Supreme Court nominee Jackson possible beacon of hope for African-Americans

Supreme Court nominee Jackson possible beacon of hope for African-Americans

Kyle King March 12, 2022

On Feb. 25, President Biden announced his nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.  A former law clerk for Breyer, Judge Jackson will be...

Pledging impacts Augustana clubs

Zain Shrestha March 2, 2022

Greek life pledging has made a noticeable impact on Augustana’s clubs and activities, according to junior Madison Watwood. There have been apparent differences in attendance; however, executive members...

It’s called a hate crime, not a ghost story

Paige Sheppard February 20, 2020

Anyone who has ever lived in Andreen Hall knows the story of “Chauncey the Ghost,” but not everyone at Augustana College knows the story of Chauncey Morton. It’s time they should. Chauncey was one...

50 years of Black Student Union

50 years of Black Student Union

Thea Gonzales October 4, 2018

Decades after its founding at Augustana in the spring of 1968, alumni are coming home for the 50th anniversary of Black Student Union (BSU) on homecoming weekend, Oct. 5 and 6. At a time of national unrest...

Before It Happens Here Meeting on Diversity

Natalie Spahn October 6, 2016

In response to the protest this past Saturday, students, faculty, and alumni met in the Oasis room at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday to talk about diversity, transparency, and change at Augustana College. Leaders...

(Left to right) sophomores Crystal Gray and Denzel Woodall and junior Vicky Gillon chain themselves together to protest racial injustices. Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Students react to campus protests nationwide

December 3, 2015

In light of the events that have happened across college campuses nationwide, some students at Augustana find it necessary to be in unison with the other students of color who have suffered injustices,...

Opinion: Too much of budget being distributed to too small number of groups

September 13, 2015

With the recent release of student organization budget totals by the Student Government Association (SGA), a surprising number appeared: $31,185, which is the total funds distributed to four distinct groups...

NAACP chapter to start up on campus

April 18, 2015

With racial tension on the rise in our nation and the need for more culture understanding being felt by many, two students are starting up a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...

Campus forum discusses racial justice

Campus forum discusses racial justice

December 2, 2014

A lack of empathy is one of the issues surrounding reactions to recent events in Ferguson, said Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, at a community discussion on Monday. “Justice...

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