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Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Allie Rial October 15, 2022

Being able to budget for education, needs and fun strikes a delicate balance, and this year, inflation disrupted it. While the increase in tuition at Augustana may be invisible to first-years who don’t...

A John Deere sign outside the Moline John Deere Cylinder division on April 1.

How will John Deere’s first driverless tractor impact the labor workforce in the Quad Cities?

Chloe Baxter April 9, 2022

John Deere has just announced the release of its first driverless tractor, set to be available for purchase later in 2022. The innovative technology allows farmers to till their fields through their smartphones...

The invasion of Ukraine impacts Augustana

The invasion of Ukraine impacts Augustana

Brett Kuras March 9, 2022

Europe is experiencing the largest ground-based attack since World War II, according to the New York Times. When Russia moved forward with invading Ukraine, global politics came to a halt and politically...

Chicago champions change and challenges poverty with its progressive universal basic income program

Chloe Baxter November 13, 2021

Chicago is prepared to launch one of the nation’s most progressive and expensive universal basic income programs in the year 2022. This program will provide 5000 families with an annual income below...

The Pandora Papers reminds college students of financial instability

Chloe Baxter November 6, 2021

As a college student, one of my primary concerns is financial stability. With the average student loan debt reaching a record high of $38,792 per student in 2020 and continuing to rise, the state of the...

The millennial struggle bus breaks down yet again

Michelle Quinn February 27, 2020

Millennials have worked hard to get their education. Yet, despite that education, they still make less money than baby boomers did at their age. Consequently, the wealth gap between millennials and boomers...

Baby Boomers Versus Millennials: Why Cant We Be Friends?

Baby Boomers Versus Millennials: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

January 20, 2017

I’m sure most of you have stumbled across social media posts where various generations clash. One snarky comment after the other, a statistic or two, a couple of likes later, and you start to wonder...

Road to the Oscars: The Big Short provides big reward

Road to the Oscars: The Big Short provides big reward

January 24, 2016

Subprime loans, the housing market, and credit defaults are the subject of director Adam McKay’s The Big Short. Somehow, McKay takes a complicated economic issue and turns it into any moviegoers dream. Based...

Drought impacts all

April 18, 2015

California is currently suffering from a historic four year drought. California governor Jerry Brown commanded that the “State Water Resources Control Board [impose] a 25 percent reduction on the state’s...

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