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Warming up to climate change: The limit of individual action

Emmeline Kenealy November 20, 2022

Climate activists with Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and other organizations cycled across a private jet runway and chained themselves to aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Nov. 5. These protesters...

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,...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos speaks on plans to combat the climate crisis

Stuart Lombard November 14, 2019

On Wednesday 6 November, Representative Cheri Bustos addressed a room of young constituents and Augustana students and faculty. She spoke at length about her plans to address the climate crisis in Illinois’s...

Bernie Sanders reacts to someone in the crowd as they criticize Micheal Bloomberg entering the Democratic race, on, Saturday, Nov. 9.

Bernie Sanders builds community at his rally in Coralville IA

Giselle Barajas November 12, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a progressive candidate for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, held a rally with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), to speak about corruption in the political system....

Matt Case, member of Sierra Club, applauds a speech on Friday, Sept. 20 in the lower quad.  President Bahls says Augie has made progress towards campus sustainability, but there is more to do. Photo by Mikaylo Kelly.

Campus community demands sustainability

Audrianna Schneider September 26, 2019

Augustana students have a powerful voice on subjects they feel need to be addressed. By forming a student-led “climate strike” rally on Friday, Sept. 20 at noon, Augustana students made it quite clear...

Cartoon by Annie Wheeler.

Thoughts on the global climate strike: What do we owe to future generations?

Stuart Lombard September 26, 2019

On Friday, students and faculty took to the quad in support of the Earth. While the multigenerational speakers spoke, it became very apparent that the main idea of the event was this: the older generation...

The global warming crisis

The global warming crisis

Sarah Kayali April 10, 2019

One of my favorites spots to study is a small coffee shop called Milltown Coffee located on River Drive street, where I can enjoy gazing at the Mississippi River outside the window.  Recently, as I was...

AOC’s fight for Americans

Giselle Barajas March 13, 2019

The most recent midterm election has produced the most ethnically and racially diverse congress ever seen in the United States. Among our new congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, nicknamed AOC, has...

Progressing climate change to affect future of Augustana

Martha Tomesen January 24, 2019

As climate change progresses, Augustana College and students could be affected in multiple ways.   Problems noticeable in the Midwest today include the increasing of hot, humid days, more heatwaves,...

Climate change must be solved

Climate change must be solved

Rachel Leman October 18, 2018

I read the news for politics. I find American politics fascinating and important for my life. I vote, so I read the news. While recently there has been no shortage of political news, there’s simultaneously...

Climate change is real and is already happening

October 19, 2017

The rapid succession of three major hurricanes is clear evidence that it is time to acknowledge the realities of climate change. An estimated 50 people have died due to Hurricane Harvey. On top of that,...

Augie goes green

April 25, 2017

Augustana’s official colors are blue and yellow and this week, Augustana students celebrated with green. Augustana celebrated Green Week by having events everyday from Apr. 19-23. These events were hosted...

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