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How to have an opinion and change it too

How to have an opinion and change it too

Stuart Lombard May 4, 2021

Anyone can have an opinion on a matter, but no one is obliged to care. This is the axiom under which I operate when writing opinions. It might sound debilitating. But writing an opinion piece is about...

Cancel culture has to stop

Stuart Lombard April 16, 2021

Cancel culture has gone too far. We need to learn to forgive and allow growth to occur. We also need to permit points of view that we do not agree with to be acknowledged. People will never be perfect,...

Opinion: Fighting for the bare minimum

Celeaciya Olvera December 8, 2020

For hundreds of years men have had the luxury of dominating women with their voice. Women were looked at as “the weaker sex” in the 19th century, according to the article “The Campaign for women’s...

As the semester continues, students and faculty must be lenient

Bethany Abrams October 31, 2020

The students at Augustana College finish up their midterms as November approaches. Academics are picking up speed alongside all the other external stresses of season changes, COVID-19, the election, and...

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....

By Annie Wheeler

Creative solutions to the priest shortage in the Amazon

Stuart Lombard November 7, 2019

Catholics at Augustana have the privilege to attend weekly mass, led by an ordained priest, where they can maintain and deepen their faith. Amazonian Catholics are not so fortunate, sometimes going months...

America needs its literature back

William Sikich October 31, 2019

Humanity is obsessed with efficiency. Agriculture, railroads, traffic lights, the internet — all developed in pursuit of the expedient. It drives us forward, guiding our economy and inspiring our engineers....

In Leman’s Terms: The beginning

Rachel Leman June 5, 2018

I suppose I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Rachel Leman, pronounced LAY-men, hence the punny title. I’m the Opinions Editor at the Observer, but as of today, I’m also a regular columnist. I’ve...

Cards Against Humanity saves America

Brady Johnson December 14, 2017

150,000 people, myself included, sent Cards Against Humanity (CAH) $15 so the card-game company can save America. The Chicago-based company promised to surprise their subscribers with six random gifts...

Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling, traverses through an apocalyptic future. Photo still provided from the film Blade Runner 2049.

“Blade Runner 2049” is brutal, dark, and unapologetic, but undeniably beautiful

Brady Johnson October 6, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 is brutal, dark, and unapologetic, but undeniably beautiful. A film shot and edited to perfection. Denis Villeneuve takes the world of Blade Runner and creates something fresh without...

Nobody cares about your opinion on ‘which new cell phone is better’

September 21, 2017

People have been talking up a storm about the new iPhone releases, and as someone who has used iPhones for the last few years, I couldn’t be more annoyed. Not because of the features of the phones, or...

A chance for change

February 14, 2016

The Student Government Association (SGA) recently announced that applications for SGA president and vice president for the 2016-2017 academic year were available. As a graduating senior, I'm hoping there will...

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