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Baseball team gives back

Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits minor league baseball team. About 25 players...

For all the people

Stuart Lombard March 31, 2021

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 made it illegal to deny the right to vote based on race. It was passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat. The VRA was then expanded in 1983 by conservative...

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...

Our changing COVID-19 regulations

Bethany Abrams September 24, 2020

The members of the Augustana College community have been working together diligently to try to combat the global pandemic. We have seen college campuses be torn apart by the whirlwind of this plague, many...

Mandate masks, not a lower drinking age

Alex McLean September 24, 2020

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on 2020 in all possible ways. From careers, to school, to social lives. Attempts to slow the pandemic have been successful in a myriad of countries across the globe, but not...

Study abroad canceled due to COVID-19

Carly Davis March 12, 2020

International & Off-Campus Programming canceled spring semester trips to China, South Korea and Japan on March 4. The decision was made by students registered for the trip, the registrar’s office...

Democrats need a new system for the voting process

Democrats need a new system for the voting process

Stuart Lombard February 20, 2020

While Iowa Democrats are still trying to clean up their mess from the Iowa caucus discrepancies, New Hampshire proved that they could set the tone of the race for the Democratic nomination. In New Hampshire,...

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a photo taken with children who attended the town hall event at North High School in Davenport, IA on Sunday November 3. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Elizabeth Warren’s town hall inspires the Augustana community

Giselle Barajas November 4, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. - Mass.), a top contender for the democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race, spoke about her plans for the environment and wealth tax at a Town Hall in North High School...

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.

CORE introduces JCPenney Suit Up event

Natalie McMillan March 19, 2019

The Career Development office in CORE is planning a JCPenney Suit Up event for Sunday, Mar. 24 at the JCPenney location in NorthPark Mall, Davenport, Iowa. This event is a national event but is new to...

Food Trucks in Davenport

Katherine Hogan September 16, 2016

A new “Food Truck Tuesday” pilot program is beginning in downtown Davenport, IA. Davenport, now has “food for every mood” with the program running on Tuesdays in the month of September. There has...

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