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Students should participate more in local elections

Taylor Roth April 15, 2023

Voting gives people the ability to choose who is in office and a voice in politics, acting as the pinnacle of a democratic government.  During election years, people need to be well-informed about...

Sandy Ejupi, Trump supporter from the Chicagoland area, wears a jacket that reads Proud American at the Adler Theatre.

Former President Trump rallies in Iowa

Molly Sweeney and Celeaciya Olvera March 22, 2023

Last week, former President of the United States Donald Trump visited the Quad Cities. Trump arrived in Davenport, Iowa on March 13 to give a speech on his “America First Education Policy” at the Adler...

College activism puts too much pressure on students to make a difference

Hailey Glasnovich March 11, 2023

In the social media world, where anybody can find and promote just about anything on a smartphone at the click of a button, a focus on activism puts pressure on college students. Young voices, like Greta...

Augie professor and students team up to take on Congress

Brett Kuras April 13, 2022

Several Augustana students are interning for Angie Normoyle's campaign for Congress. Normoyle is an Illinois Native running for Congress and is a part-time assistant professor of communication studies...

The impact of politics on the world and our campus community

Najiah Osborne March 5, 2022

Politically, America defines itself to be a capitalist society. Americans rely on socioeconomic status for power, and the division in Congress has been taxing citizens in need. Citizens have been dealing...

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...

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