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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...

The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

The vaccine gap: why we must fight for equal vaccine distribution

Giselle Barajas April 15, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination eligibility relaxing, there needs to be a discussion on the ongoing vaccine distribution inequality. Luckily for the campus community, we had a vaccination clinic held in PepsiCo...

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....

2020 candidates hear the people’s voices

Aubrey Lathrop January 15, 2020

A people’s caucus was held on Sunday, Jan. 12 at Davenport North High School. All were welcome, and local residents asked questions to presidential candidates about current issues Candidates Bernie Sanders...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos speaks on plans to combat the climate crisis

Stuart Lombard November 14, 2019

On Wednesday 6 November, Representative Cheri Bustos addressed a room of young constituents and Augustana students and faculty. She spoke at length about her plans to address the climate crisis in Illinois’s...

Beto O’Rourke’s exit sets a good example

Stuart Lombard November 14, 2019

Beto O’Rourke officially ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president on Friday, Nov. 1. He was consistently in the top five Democratic hopefuls, and his sudden exit from the race makes...

Bernie Sanders reacts to someone in the crowd as they criticize Micheal Bloomberg entering the Democratic race, on, Saturday, Nov. 9.

Bernie Sanders builds community at his rally in Coralville IA

Giselle Barajas November 12, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a progressive candidate for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, held a rally with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), to speak about corruption in the political system....

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a photo taken with children who attended the town hall event at North High School in Davenport, IA on Sunday November 3. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Elizabeth Warren’s town hall inspires the Augustana community

Giselle Barajas November 4, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. - Mass.), a top contender for the democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race, spoke about her plans for the environment and wealth tax at a Town Hall in North High School...

On the U.S. withdrawal from Syria

Stuart Lombard October 31, 2019

The term "endless wars" has been gaining in popularity. We are engaged in seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East. We defeat Al Qaeda and ISIS rises.  We are making the same mistakes that were...

Intolerance in religious institutions has no free pass

Giselle Barajas October 24, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, boldly claimed that religious institutions should lose their tax-exemptions if they do not support same-sex marriages. While...

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