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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...

A trip to Chicago supports cultural diversity

Jack Brandt November 16, 2022

On the weekend of Nov. 11-13, a group of students and faculty traveled to Chicago as part of an event put on by the Multicultural Programming Board (MPB). During the trip, they visited cultural sites such...

Prospective Augie students welcomed at competition

Gavin Nicoson November 16, 2022

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Augustana College held the first of two annual academic scholarship days. The event provided an opportunity for prospective students to visit Augustana’s campus, compete for up...

Jon Hurty conducts students during choir practice in Larson Hall.

Singing without masks: How choirs have adapted through the pandemic

Kayla Palliser April 8, 2022

Over the past two years, classrooms have faced changing COVID-19 policies, including social distancing, smaller class sizes and hybrid offerings. However, one activity has faced some of the most extreme...

COVID creates trials and tribulations for study abroad departures

Brett Kuras April 6, 2022

Augustana offers multiple study abroad options for students looking for an opportunity to travel the world to explore their major and discover new cultures. However, in March of 2020, the arrival of COVID-19...

Augie’s new COVID policies provide optimism, but we still need to be cautious

Kyle King February 26, 2022

As of Feb. 14, Augie’s prior restrictions on the size of group gatherings, student clubs, organizations and visitors at admissions or athletic events have been lifted.  The official email sent out...

The college experience: Ripped, see-through shower curtains and hand dryers that wake up the floor

The college experience: Ripped, see-through shower curtains and hand dryers that wake up the floor

Charlie Roiland February 26, 2022

Picture this: you come home from a long night at work, covered in grease and worn out. You’re looking forward to taking a nice hot shower and climbing into bed, so you grab your shower supplies and head...

Fans no longer require proof of vaccination at athletic events. So what?

Abhib Amatya February 24, 2022

Feb. 11 Augustana changed its COVID-19 policy allowing visitors to attend athletic events without having to present their proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. Not requiring proof...

Greek Life returns to in-person rush

Zain Shrestha February 23, 2022

After a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Augustana College has returned to in-person Greek Life rush, located at venues throughout the Quad Cities. There are still certain concerns for people after...

Are COVID mitigations finally slowing down?

Brett Kuras February 23, 2022

COVID-19 has had the world in a tight grip for the past two years, with virtually every corner of the globe facing some type of lockdown or restriction on its citizens. Augustana is no different. For the...

Religion in society

Religion in society

Najiah Osborne November 27, 2021

In America, religion shapes the morals and values that people have. God is mentioned nearly 200 times in the United States constitution. The government relies heavily on religion for social control. Many...

Thanksgiving: returning to normal while still taking precautions

Zain Shrestha November 24, 2021

Many students from Augustana visit their families and go on a vacation during Thanksgiving. Despite students’ excitement about going home for the break, the campus clinic said this might threaten college...

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