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A student walking the Westerlyn Halls on Friday September 4, 2020.  Photo by Lauren Pillion.

COVID prompts precautions for Residential Life

Natalie McMillan September 10, 2020

Reporting by Natalie McMillan and Aubrey Lathrop With the first week of classes done, students on campus have also had the time to take in all the changes to their daily routines due to the COVID. These...

William Barr must end his facade of integrity

Stuart Lombard March 5, 2020

On Feb. 14, 2019, William “Bill” Barr was confirmed by the Senate to be the next U.S. Attorney General. On that day, he should have resigned. When Bill Barr was confirmed, he was supposed to be different....

Augustana Now and Old Main’s new look

Natalie McMillan October 18, 2018

Many people around campus have been working for the betterment of the college through the Augustana Now campaign. “Augustana Now is a $125 million campaign to secure the future of the college,” President...

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the real threat to our democracy

April 12, 2018

They say news never sleeps—and in the case of Sinclair Broadcast Group—neither does fake news. The Sinclair Broadcast Group is a telecommunications company that owns the largest number of TV stations...

Augie students and faculty respond to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ‘must-runs’

Shanela Ranaraja April 12, 2018

Last month, Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest television broadcasting company in the US, required numbers of its local news anchors to read the same promo script. On April 1, the sports news website...

VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here to make changes on campus

VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here to make changes on campus

March 15, 2018

Dr. Monica Smith has been chosen as the new vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. As of Monday, Mar. 19, she will be part of the president’s cabinet and focus on issues concerning social...

Supreme Court Allows Third Edition Of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect

December 14, 2017

On Monday, Dec. 4, the Supreme Court allowed the third edition of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. This version of the ban was issued in September, and will place restrictions on travelers...

Coordinator of Greek Life’s absence doesn’t faze community

December 14, 2017

Brittany Overstreet, who served as the Assistant Director of Student Life and Coordinator of Greek Life, has made the decision to leave her position due to family reasons. Ken Brill, the Associate Dean...

Executive Search Consultants Kim Bobby and Loren Anderson listen to Augustana students
Photo by Brady Johnson

College strives for diversity, equity and inclusion

September 28, 2017

Augustana College committee commences the process of hiring a Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the following school year. The college is searching for someone to fulfill the senior...

Natalie Trujilo discusses +IMPACT to attendees.
Photo by Natalie Spahn

Emerging sex education club +IMPACT

September 7, 2017

  +IMPACT, a new student group on the Augustana Campus, wants to do just that: make an impact on the campus. The group meets every other week to discuss sexual health, safety and bystander intervention...

Community efforts prove Vikings Houston strong

September 7, 2017

Two student-organized donation campaigns will take place this month to provide aid to the area that was affected by Hurricane Harvey. From money to blood donations, the Augustana student body and Greek...

Sam Slouch presents the Quad Cities Best Donut award to The Olde Towne Bakery. Photo by Kevin Donovan

A Day of Giving Brings In Donations

April 28, 2017

The 24-hour fundraising event that is Augustana's 4th annual "A Day of Giving" took place on campus, in cities throughout the state, and even across the country on Apr. 19. A Day of Giving is a massive...

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