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Cheri Bustos wants students to use their vote

Molly Sweeney May 3, 2023

Cheri Bustos, the former representative for Illinois’ 17th district, came to Augustana College late last month.  On Monday, April 24, Bustos spoke to students about her time in Congress, the role...

In reflection: Every President deserves a chance

Stuart Lombard November 2, 2020

Four years ago, the 2016 election was nearly over. It was a different time. I was in Annapolis at the time studying at St John’s College. My friends and I gathered in the Conversation Room on election...

We lost the debate

Stuart Lombard October 14, 2020

In the aftermath of the presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, punsters and pollsters evaluated who won the debate. Let me be clear: no one won that ‘debate’. We all lost it. We lost the debate...

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.

DeGreve and Frasor run unopposed

Olivia Doak March 19, 2019

On Saturday, Mar. 10 junior Haley DeGreve and sophomore Carl Frasor announced they would be running for Student Government president and vice president unopposed. Their main platform point is servant leadership,...

SGA president and vice president elections

Olivia Doak March 10, 2019

Spring brings a fresh start for student government. On Monday, April 1., and Tuesday, April 2., student elections will be held to elect a new president and vice president of Augustana Student Government...

SGA debate disappoints in crowd, not in content

SGA debate disappoints in crowd, not in content

March 24, 2017

The SGA election progressed another step closer to next week’s vote for candidates Allan Daly and Courtney Kampert during the annual debate on Mar. 20 in Gavle 3. The debate, due to the lack of opposition,...

Vote, if only for your right to complain

October 22, 2016

Over the past few months, I've learned how to ignore the litany of election-related Facebook posts that overwhelm my newsfeed: stay off Facebook. That, I have found, is the only way. But every once in...

Featured speaker Eugene Robinson talks about his hometown of Orangeburg, S.C.  and his experience with the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968.

10th MLK event features Robinson

January 20, 2015

A lone ballot box graced the stage of Centennial Hall Saturday at 6 p.m., marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the beginning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at...

Benson/Funke win SGA election

April 3, 2014

The votes are in. Richard Benson and Megan Funke will be the president and vice president, respectively, for the Student Government Association for the 2014-2015 academic year. They beat out Darien Marion-Burton...

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