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“Hear Me Out” event lends an ear to students

Jack Brandt May 3, 2023

As May is mental health awareness month, two groups on campus are working to promote a better understanding of mental health among students. On Sunday, April 30, Augustana’s chapter of the National...

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...

Midterm season is a balancing act for student athletes

Sarah Villani October 27, 2022

Sophomore Anna Boardman often finds herself on the third floor of the library focusing on her academics. Outside the library, Boardman finds herself running heavy mileage as one of the lead runners for...

Augustana Alum Haley DeGreve ends her presentation Civil Discourse and Mental Health with heartfelt words of affirmation on Oct. 12, 2022.

Mental health support highlighted as midterms loom

Feven Zewdu October 21, 2022

As midterms approach, Augustana increasingly advertises mental health services around campus. In addition to notices in the student bulletin and posters placed in academic buildings, an alum returned to...

‘Quiet Quitting’ is a threat to Augie students

Chloe Baxter October 8, 2022

As the philosophy of quiet quitting is on the rise in the post-pandemic workforce, it is clear that it is harmful to college students in regards to academics, life post-graduation and mental health.  Many...

A “new NAMI” supports students’ mental health

Molly Sweeney, Josie Hathaway, and Anh Bui March 9, 2022

The Augie National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is rebranding itself in order to further provide students with mental health resources. Augie NAMI is a student-led campus club that supports student...

‘Night, Mother: A deeper look into mental health

Payton Willis March 3, 2022

“‘Night, Mother” is an original play written by Marsha Norman that deals with mental health and family relationships. The main characters are Jessie and her mother Thelma, two women at different...

Yik Yak incites controversy within Augie groups

Yik Yak incites controversy within Augie groups

Brett Kuras November 3, 2021

Yik Yak is a popular social media platform that allows users to create posts anonymously and share with other users in a five-mile radius. Yik Yak has recently taken Augustana by storm after being reinstated...

Positive impact of IM sports on sororities

Stuti Shrestha October 28, 2021

IM (Intramural) sports are a popular activity for Augustana students and are open for any student to participate. There are all different types of sports throughout the school year. A lot of Greek groups...

VIDEO: Augie offers new meditation room on campus

Michelle Quinn October 15, 2021

A meditation room is available for students in the new Peter J. Lindberg building. It offers students a place to relax and be mindful. Meditations are led every Tuesday at 4pm.

Back to burnout: Students struggle with full class load amid pandemic

Hannah Knuth & Nuhamin Wube October 13, 2021

On a cold night in 2013, my brother and I had just finished watching World War Z. The movie is about a lethal virus called Solanum that transforms healthy people into something vicious, thoughtless and...

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Bethany Abrams March 23, 2021

In October 2020, Augustana College announced the change that spring break in the 2021 academic year will not be held. The Augustana College website states, “The goal of canceling spring break is to mitigate...

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