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Love without borders: Dating across cultures

Love without borders: Dating across cultures

Delaney Farwell May 7, 2022

The first time I met my boyfriend’s parents, I couldn’t really speak to them. They knew some English and I knew some Spanish, but it wasn’t enough to foster a good or clear connection between us.  I...

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,...

Windows of opportunity: Housing on college campuses

Windows of opportunity: Housing on college campuses

Delaney Farwell and María Fernanda Rubí April 9, 2022

As the academic year comes to an end, students’ to-do lists continue to grow. Finding roommates, comparing housing options and for some, applying to special programs or activities can pile up on top...

Atomic Coffee employee Ashley Smith prepares drinks for orders on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

West Coast style drive-thru coffee bar enters Rock Island

Delaney Farwell March 12, 2022

People across the Quad Cities have been known to ditch their coffee for brightly-colored energy drinks, and Augustana students may fall prey to the craze as a new Atomic Coffee Bar opens its doors in Rock...

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