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Racial equity evolving in Classics

Racial equity evolving in Classics

Connie Krupa November 12, 2021

Racial equity in classics, specifically in television shows and movies, has been vastly underrepresented throughout the years. The United States has a history of oppressing and disadvantaging certain groups.  Dr....

Seeking new roles in a one-woman show: how do we perform femininity?

Seeking new roles in a one-woman show: how do we perform femininity?

Carly Davis March 24, 2021

Last Monday, March 8, posts celebrating International Women’s Day reminded people that outstanding women have always fought the odds to make a difference. The new standard of femininity doesn’t evoke...

Vagina Monologues relevant now more than ever

Gabrielle Lenger February 27, 2020

In light of recent events on Augustana’s campus, the Vagina Monologues are relevant now more than ever. The theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, is hosting their annual Vagina Monologues performance...

Augustanas pro-life club demonstrates in partnership with Illinois Students for Life of America on Monday, April 1. The posters show statistics from Planned Parenthood, gathered from the annual 2017-2018 Planned Parenthood report. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

Pro-Life group advocated for anti-feminist claims

Giselle Barajas April 4, 2019

On Monday, Augustana’s pro-life organization displayed anti-Planned Parenthood messaging and crosses signifying the amount of daily abortions performed in an effort to advocate for defunding Planned...

Students gather to look at the pink crosses in the pro-life clubs display on Monday, April 1. Each of the 911 crosses signifies an abortion performed at Planned Parenthood each day. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

Pro-Life group demonstrates on quad

Thea Gonzales April 1, 2019

Representatives from Augustana's pro-life group stood in the quad and passed out cards to students on Monday, April 1. With a display of pink crosses signifying the 911 abortions done everyday at Planned...

Nike advertisement sparks hope

Elizabeth Oswalt March 10, 2019

During the Oscars premiere, Serena Williams was featured in a new Nike ad titled, “Dream Crazier." This ad calls out the standards women are expected to uphold while they are competing in sports. While...

Cast members run the opening scene of the Vagina Monologues on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in Brunner Theater. With three performances, three different casts appear on Friday and Saturday. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

“The Vagina Monologues” spark empowerment

Giselle Barajas February 11, 2019

Augustana’s production of "The Vagina Monologues" written by Eve Ensler, has inspirational core beliefs about social change and leadership. The program this weekend stated, “One must look at the intersection...

Letter to the Editor: Kellyanne Conway

April 6, 2017

Last Thursday, March 30, the Observer published an article titled, “Kellyanne Conway disappoints feminists,” written by Ila Mostafa. The article dealt with Conway and her role in the Trump administration,...

Waging war against the wage gap

April 6, 2017

It is 2017 and there is still a wage gap, which is a sad and disappointing truth. The wage gap first received attention in 1942, during World War II. The National War Labor Board encouraged employers to...

Kellyanne Conway disappoints feminists

April 3, 2017

Trump’s Senior Advisor and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, and the looking-for-more-women-in-politics, believing-in-girl power, roaring...

Stop buying gendered products

March 30, 2017

Gendered products don’t come up in daily conversation for a reason; society has normalized the manufacturing and selling of these products. Gendered products, loosely defined, are products that reinforce...

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