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Senior Isaiah Valentine, graduate Annette Schneider and senior Kate Martino at the Greek Council Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2023

αντιο σας: How to say goodbye in Greek

Victoria Campbell March 11, 2023

Greek life is often a place for students to find themselves. As new members of sororities and fraternities are joining, the seniors are preparing to say their goodbyes. The presidents of a few Greek groups...

Is Augie Greek life over-emphasized among students?

Hailey Glasnovich March 4, 2023

Augustana College’s Greek life is unique because there are few national Greek chapters. Big-name universities have a more selective format for nationalized sororities and fraternities because they host...

Student athletes manage Greek life and academics

Sarah Villani March 2, 2023

Now that Greek rush season has begun, student athletes have to balance a lot of different activities, and some are adding Greek life on top of their already busy schedules. Being a distance runner on...

Ann Oakes and Bill Lavarone preparing to start a Mario Kart race.

Pledging for the Support Squad: Groups outside of Greek Life

Victoria Campbell February 25, 2023

As the school year gets busy, it becomes more difficult to balance social and academic areas of life. That anxiety can be managed by making mental health a priority. The Dean of Students and student counseling...

The Campus Cupboard welcomes volunteers

Lexi Woodcock December 8, 2022

For students looking for service hours, Augustana’s Campus Cupboard is always looking for volunteers. The free pantry, located in the basement of Bahl’s Leadership Center, is open to students and volunteers...

Augustana promotes international perspectives

Anh Bui November 23, 2022

According to the government website dedicated to the week, International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs...

Event participants create different designs for their own tote bag.

Pre-rush events encourage learning about Greek life

Jack Brandt November 9, 2022

Throughout the later half of fall semester, Augustana's Greek groups offer pre-rush events where potential new members have the chance to meet current members of a fraternity or sorority. The events are...

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority perform at Howard University Homecoming Greek Step Show 2021.

Canceling tradition to prevent appropriation

Anh Bui October 12, 2022

Less than two weeks before its kickoff, an email from Homecoming Co-Chairs, senior Isabelle Jordan and junior Jared Slusher, was sent to the student body of Augustana College to announce the cancellation...

Homecoming: An invitation for all, or just Greek life?

Hailey Glasnovich October 8, 2022

Augustana’s very own Homecoming: “Welcome to Hollywood” is beginning on Monday, Oct. 10 with the Kick-Off Bonfire on the Quad. There will be multiple competitions throughout those next four days...

Students gear up for Homecoming

Anh Bui October 5, 2022

Homecoming is right around the corner, and various student groups around campus are preparing to showcase their talents to win the homecoming cup and welcome alumni back. This year, Homecoming Co-Chairs...

Augustana students rush but don’t pledge – why?

Zach Blair March 12, 2022

During rush season, the eight fraternities and six sororities on Augustana’s campus allow for students not yet involved in Greek life to experience the possibility of joining a group without the pressure...

First-year Holden Siena practicing at Lindberg Natatorium on Mar. 3, 2022.

The equilibrium between studies, sports and Greek life: an athlete’s guide

Abhib Lal Amatya March 10, 2022

Recently, schedules have become a bit hectic for student-athletes who have decided to join Greek life at Augustana since pledging has begun. Pledging normally lasts from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. every night....

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