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Empathy is essential in relationships

Empathy is essential in relationships

Najiah Osborne October 13, 2021

To be a part of a world where love is the norm is to live in a perfect world. But what is empathy? Empathy is stated to be the ability to understand another person from their perspective. We all hold the...

All work has value

Stuart Lombard April 16, 2021

If there is one thing that the pandemic has made clear, it is that all work has value. At the same time as restaurant and healthcare workers were declared to be essential, women were also moving into a...

Your nose isn’t that attractive

Stuart Lombard March 17, 2021

I saw him walking through the dining hall, mask hanging lazily under his nose. Just another guy seemingly unable to wear a mask properly. Then, he reached up, and my spirits soared hopefully. Ah, it just...

In reflection: Every President deserves a chance

Stuart Lombard November 2, 2020

Four years ago, the 2016 election was nearly over. It was a different time. I was in Annapolis at the time studying at St John’s College. My friends and I gathered in the Conversation Room on election...

We lost the debate

Stuart Lombard October 14, 2020

In the aftermath of the presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, punsters and pollsters evaluated who won the debate. Let me be clear: no one won that ‘debate’. We all lost it. We lost the debate...

The Hybrid Hellscape

The Hybrid Hellscape

Stuart Lombard September 11, 2020

Starting the new school year, I thought that I was right to expect to know where my classes were and when – Old Main at 10:10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for example. Not this year. The flexibility that...

Cartoon by Kevin Donovan/Observer Staff

Politicians that use COVID-19 to restrict abortion access limit essential healthcare

Sophia Reid April 29, 2020

As the world tackles COVID-19, we face uncertain futures, a deadly virus, and a pause to life as we all know it. Politicians in eight different states are capitalizing on this time to push restrictive...

It’s called a hate crime, not a ghost story

Paige Sheppard February 20, 2020

Anyone who has ever lived in Andreen Hall knows the story of “Chauncey the Ghost,” but not everyone at Augustana College knows the story of Chauncey Morton. It’s time they should. Chauncey was one...

Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations set a precedent for future leaders

Kiera Kunstman September 26, 2019

Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct allegation highlights a very serious problem in our criminal justice system. According to Berkeley, sexual offenders are being acquitted from jail time, and cases...

Greek Life students are more than their stereotypes

Giselle Barajas January 16, 2019

With lots of Augustana students preparing to start sorority and fraternity rushing this weekend, excitement as well as concern lingers in the air. Contrary to the stereotypical stigma of sorority girls...

The government should shut down the shutdown

Elizabeth Oswalt January 16, 2019

By Lizzie Oswalt, Observer Staff The United States government has been shut down since December 22nd of 2018, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The cause of the shutdown is because...

Augie’s perspective courses benefit students

Sarah Kayali January 16, 2019

Believe it or not some majors require courses that students are able to fit into 1 or 2 years of college studying. In just one year students are able to graduate with all the courses needed for their major....

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