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Another take on impeachment: don’t get distracted

Stuart Lombard October 10, 2019

President Trump answered questions from reporters before boarding his helicopter, on Thursday,  Oct. 3. Trump publicly recommended Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Former Vice President...

President Bahls reflects on election results

Thea Gonzales November 26, 2016

In light of the recent election results, President Steve Bahls observed that this presidential transition was different in terms of the amount of fear and pain that students experienced and wanted to address...

Micheli Oliver, sophomore, discusses with Kai Swanson, special assistant to the president, the importance of ethnicity and family history in creating more global citizens. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Campus reflects on election results

November 14, 2016

On Sunday night, faculty and staff hosted discussions for dialogue in the main lounges of the dormitories for students in reaction to the outcomes of the election and how it will be taken in the Augustana...

VP debate viewing for students

Collin Schopp October 13, 2016

After a heated performance by both presidential candidates on Sept. 28, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine had quite the expectations to live up to in their own exchange of arguments on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The debate...

Thirty Five Years of Mansplaining

October 7, 2016

A term coined among feminists lately is ‘mansplaining’. Mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman that she already knows, assuming that the woman in question is too inferior to have...

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders brought his presidential campaign to Davenport on Dec.14. The senator addressed his supporters on what he calls “the real issues of the American people.” Photo by Ryan Jenkins.

Iowa important ground for democratic party

January 27, 2016

On February 1st, 2016 all the political foreplay of the last two years will finally ease its way toward the frenzied, pre-presidential coitus we have all long been awaiting. Finally, citizens will get...

9/11 bill expires

December 18, 2015

In the US, we are all familiar with the events of September 11, 2001. What seems to escape the memories of some was the aftermath. Dubbed the largest emergency response in US history, 9 months were spent...

Photo by Janie Le.
Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina

Fiorina sends message at QC Forum

September 28, 2015

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made an appearance the morning of Sept. 25 at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center in Davenport to speak to a crowd of 500 people at the Quad Cities New Ideas...

Politicians using social media as campaign vehicle immature, clever

September 5, 2015

Social media has become a powerful tool that does more than communicate individuals to one another. Twitter, for example, allows users to instantly share their ideas through either a 140 word count message,...

Campaign branding crux of political frontier

April 23, 2015

For much of the American public choosing a presidential candidate can be likened to a third grader in the cereal aisle; eventually they will just grab the box with the most memorable commercial. In an...

Students: Presidential candidates show potential

April 6, 2015

With the 2016 presidential primary elections just over nine months away, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first public figure to officially announce his candidacy. Cruz leaked the news via Twitter last week,...

Clinton speaks for Braley campaign

Clinton speaks for Braley campaign

October 30, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the River Center in Davenport on Wednesday, comparing Bruce Braley to senator Tom Harkin. “(Braley) has got the same fighting spirit; he’s got the...

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