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Editorial: COVID19 cant take away our community

Editorial: COVID19 can’t take away our community

March 23, 2020

It was only two months ago when mentions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the footnotes of a New York Times morning briefing. Within two months, the virus spread past its origins in Wuhan, China...

America needs its literature back

William Sikich October 31, 2019

Humanity is obsessed with efficiency. Agriculture, railroads, traffic lights, the internet — all developed in pursuit of the expedient. It drives us forward, guiding our economy and inspiring our engineers....

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...

University of Chicago is not attune to “trigger warnings” or “safe spaces”

September 16, 2016

I 100% believe in the power of conversation with those who have opinions opposite of your own. In fact, I think conversation with the opposition would solve a lot of the problems causing America’s current...

Editorial: Themed housing would kill student diversity

April 16, 2014

Augustana is currently discussing the idea of themed housing in Residential Life next year. Swanson would be for Leadership and those partaking in the Emerge program, Andreen for Performing Arts, Seminary...

Editorial: Condolences to Purdue University

January 23, 2014

Tragedy struck at Purdue University when Andrew Boldt, a senior from Wisconsin, was shot and killed by a fellow student on Tuesday morning. The Augustana Editorial Staff would like to extend its deepest...

Editorial: Illinois joins Augustana on right side of history

December 5, 2013

Doing the right thing can be difficult or unpopular. Yet the state of Illinois has joined the right side of history by legalizing same-sex marriage. Illinois is the 16th state to do so. The Augustana Observer...

Editorial: Augustana students are better than racism, ignorance

September 12, 2013

“As upper-class students, I need you to lead the way and stand up for the values of human dignity, appreciating the many differences among us, learning to share differing viewpoints in a mature manner,”...

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