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Intervention must stay off ground against ISIS

September 25, 2014

Within the last couple of months, atrocities have been committed by the terrorist group the Islamic State (IS), previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This radical group is trying...

College focus on charity, not booze

March 20, 2014

The upcoming Gamma Alpha Beta Buckethead Fundraiser on March 29th is the 30th anniversary of the event, and proceeds are being used to fund Augustana’s chapter of Camp Kesem. The idea of the event is...

Emmys symptom of racism in society

January 30, 2014

Every year when the Emmy’s, Golden Globes or any awards show draws closer, the media and the public begin discussing the race factor. By the race factor, I mean whether or not the voters will nominate...

Schedule should be streamlined

December 18, 2013

When I was deciding on whether or not I should go to Augustana, one of my biggest hesitations was that Augustana followed a trimester schedule. Now that I’ve been here almost a year and a half, I find...

Shoppers to blame for holiday rush

November 29, 2013

Every year November rolls around and buckets of Thanksgiving joy are rained down on Americans everywhere. All over America, people give thanks for their families, loved ones, life successes and many other...

iPhone 5S disappoints with poor upgrades

September 17, 2013

The iPhone has returned this year with two new models: the iPhone 5S and 5C. Keeping with tradition, Apple has only slightly upgraded this year’s iteration of the iPhone. The new version has only...

No easy solution for Syria

September 9, 2013

The current conflict in Syria has a complicated history. The bare bones of it comes down to the Syrian people wishing to have more freedoms and liberties while the current president, Bashar Al-Assad, is...

Upgrading technology

September 3, 2013

It’s no big secret that every year we see vast improvements in consumer electronics, ranging from higher resolution screens to ridiculously faster processors. If consumer electronics are not being upgraded...

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Omar Rizvi