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Masks have become a habit: What does this mean for us and our ability to communicate?

Chloe Baxter November 20, 2021

Augustana students and those around the globe are still abiding by mask-wearing mandates originally implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Masks are used to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

White Tornado interacts with the crowd during his exciting performance at Chill on the Hill on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Live music is back (and safer than ever)

Carly Davis October 10, 2021

Sunday afternoon, Sep. 26, found me sitting on a blanket at the Lefty Anderson pavilion waiting for a friend to join me for an outdoor concert. Augustana had tried to hold Chill on the Hill back in 2019,...

Three lessons I’ve learned throughout the pandemic

Bethany Abrams May 4, 2021

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United States, and it is almost the end of the school year. Living through the pandemic for some of my senior year of high school and all...

COVID-19 winding down creates hope for next year

Celeaciya Olvera May 4, 2021

I think we can all agree that when COVID-19 evolved into a pandemic no one knew what was going to happen. Jobs and schools were being shut down and no one knew for how long. On March 13, 2020, Illinois...

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,...

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...

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