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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,...

Augustana college to install solar panels on the roofs of Westerlin Hall, PepsiCo Recreation Center, Carver P.E. Center and Centennial Hall during summer 2020. Graphic by Kevin Donovan.

Solar panels to provide eight percent of Augustana’s electric energy

Jordan Cone April 27, 2020

During the summer of 2020, Augustana College intends to begin the installation of solar panels on four campus buildings which will provide eight percent of the college’s electric energy, according to...

Bahls announces new sustainability efforts

Dina Marin November 7, 2019

Steven Bahls, president of Augustana, sent an announcement via email on Oct. 22 to the college community in response to the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. In this statement, President Bahls stated...

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...

In support of student-led demonstrations

September 26, 2019

For far too long, students our age have let the inconveniences of busy schedules, cynicism and lies that we are “not old enough to understand” get in the way of enacting real change. But in this age...

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