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Augie professor and students team up to take on Congress

Brett Kuras April 13, 2022

Several Augustana students are interning for Angie Normoyle's campaign for Congress. Normoyle is an Illinois Native running for Congress and is a part-time assistant professor of communication studies...

For all the people

Stuart Lombard March 31, 2021

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 made it illegal to deny the right to vote based on race. It was passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat. The VRA was then expanded in 1983 by conservative...

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...

Sanders delivers his speech on Friday, April 5. Sanders held a rally in Davenports River Center after announcing his campaign for president in 2020. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders Rally

Emily Jacobson April 6, 2019

Featured image: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Davenport's River Center on Friday, April 5 after announcing his campaign for president in 2020.

“America first” should put Dreamers first

January 29, 2018

Just last week, the government shut down on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s first year in office. Democrats and Republicans could not come to an agreement regarding immigration, which kept them from...

U.S. Government needs to stop Jones, save people of Puerto Rico

U.S. Government needs to stop Jones, save people of Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017

Tonight, the entire island of Puerto Rico remains devastated, days after the worst hurricane in 80 years completely destroyed almost every aspect of communities there. Thousands remain without even a drop...

College seniors akin to second term presidents

March 23, 2016

By the time a student’s final term of college rolls around, their mental well-being can be categorized as either happy, sad or confused. Maybe they are happy because they landed the job they always dreamed...

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”...

President must fulfill promises

January 24, 2013

Fittingly, President Barack Obama was sworn in last Monday for his second term of office on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Democrat or Republican, everyone can find at least a partial fulfillment of Dr....

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