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It’s all infrastructure

Stuart Lombard April 28, 2021

Investing in the country’s infrastructure is one of the few things in American politics that both parties agree should be done. During the Trump presidency, even amid the tensest moments, Democrats and...

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, we have been hoping for a vaccine. Now, with three vaccines distributed to the public, it is a time of great excitement for many. However,...

The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

Giselle Barajas April 15, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination eligibility relaxing, there needs to be a discussion on the ongoing vaccine distribution inequality. Luckily for the campus community, we had a vaccination clinic held in PepsiCo...

Voting by mail is our safest option this election

Abigail Douglass September 24, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is rapidly approaching. People are wondering how we can all vote in this election without contributing to the spread of COVID-19. In the midst of the pandemic, voting by...

Marijuana will be legalized in January 2020

Aubrey Lathrop November 21, 2019

Recreational marijuana use and distribution will become legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020. However, different restrictions can be placed on the industry by smaller legislations within the state, including...

The hidden negatives of a higher wage

Alex McLean October 24, 2019

After Governor J.B. Pritzker took office, he signed a bill increasing the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 by 2025. This could appear to be a positive for college students. However over time, increasing...

Illinois Passes New Voter Law

September 7, 2017

Illinois citizens will now be automatically registered to vote thanks to a new law sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar and passed by Governor Bruce Rauner. When a citizen becomes eligible to...

Illinois Considers Legalizing Weed

April 6, 2017

Last week, we heard news that Illinois was considering being one of the many states that would legalize recreational use of weed. Naturally, as a Coloradan, I feel compelled to talk a lot about this topic. Obviously,...

Don't be a chicken, Rock Island City Council: let urban chickens roost in peace

October 8, 2016

Why did the chicken cross the road from Rock Island to Moline? To get to the other side, where it can roost in peace. There, chickens are welcomed with open arms by the city: over the summer, the Moline...

Pop the Augie Bubble: Museums

September 24, 2016

The Figge Art Museum - Davenport, IA As the major art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines, the Figge Art Museum offers all kinds of different art collections and displays for...

QC needs nuclear power

September 22, 2016

In 2017 and 2018, two nuclear power plants will close in Illinois. One, the Clinton power plant near Champaign, Illinois, and the other in Cordova, Illinois, which services the Quad Cities area. To some,...

Ray LaHood, On Bipartisanship

September 9, 2016

On Tuesday, Aug. 30 Ray LaHood, former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation addressed Bipartisanship and today’s political climate in Augustana’s Wallenberg Hall. President Steve Bahls introduced...

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