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Gained a fuller heart, richer mind

May 4, 2016

As I sat down to write this, my final column for the Observer, I couldn’t help but think back to when I first started out, both with the newspaper and at Augustana. I don’t think the me that I was...

NAACP chapter brings benefits for campus

April 27, 2016

Augustana College's new chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an important step forward in the college's quest to truly embrace and foster diversity on campus. I...

Diversity forum provides outlook in right direction

April 14, 2016

On Monday, April 11, President Bahls, Dean Campbell, Dean Lawrence and the Office of Multicultural Student Life hosted a diversity forum for students to come and give feedback on the president's diversity...

Interdisciplinary fields need more institutional support

Interdisciplinary fields need more institutional support

April 14, 2016

As an exiting senior, I've had four years to reflect on the choice of my major. I declared as a Women and Gender Studies major my first year, and I can imagine no other major that could suit me better. However,...

The Challenge of navigating loss

The Challenge of navigating loss

April 7, 2016

There is never a good time to lose someone you love, but senior year of college is perhaps amongst the rougher times to have it happen. I've gotten two of the sort of phone calls no one ever wants to get...

How to survive the end of winter term

February 10, 2016

Winter term is winding down, and that means week ten stress and finals week freak-outs are nearly upon us. As a senior, I've been around that block more than my fair share of times already. So here are...

Students and faculty discuss the the Black Lives Matter movement in Wallenberg Hall during Augustana Colleges Winter Term Symposium Day session. Photo by Kelsey Cunningham.

Symposium Day lacks initiative

January 27, 2016

Symposium Day has always been an event of mixed opinion at Augustana College. Term to term and session to session, the quality of each Symposium Day can vary widely. This winter term’s Symposium Day...

Senate attempts to defund choice

December 18, 2015

Despite threats from Congress, Planned Parenthood appears to be here to stay, for now. Since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, the battle to keep abortion safe and legal has been...

Fisher stands on shaky ground suing university

December 17, 2015

The topic of race in higher education is a burning issue lately. From the Mizzou protests to the petitioning action last week here at Augustana (that I participated in, for transparency’s sake), diversity...

Terrorism, police brutality linked through violent extremism

December 14, 2015

Nearly every day this year, reports of extreme violence flood the public consciousness. In just the last few months, there have been terrorist attacks in dozens of places globally by both “Christian”...

Senior Ladonna Miller collects signatures for a petition of solidarity. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Black Lives Matter movement petitions Augustana community

December 9, 2015

Approximately 20 students will be petitioning the Augustana community for the support of students of color in the Gerber Center all day on Wednesday. As of 8:30 a.m., the group has collected 216 signatures...

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