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Poobah fraternity suspended during student protest

Poobah fraternity suspended during student protest

Olivia Doak February 22, 2020

The Dean of Students Office suspended the fraternity Phi Omega Phi (Poobah) on Friday, Feb. 21 due to violations of Augustana’s code of conduct policy. The decision to suspend the fraternity resulted...

Activism: Now and then

Activism: Now and then

Brady Johnson November 14, 2019

Fifty years ago, the Vietnam War was in full force with the estimated casualties above 35,000 American soldiers with no sign of stopping. Bill Bork, Dale Edlefson and Donovan Larson were sophomores at...

Protesting With Success: On The French Yellow Vest Protests

Stuart Lombard October 3, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 21, yellow vest protesters took to the streets of Paris again. This revival came after a relatively quiet summer. What started as a peaceful protest quickly escalated after dozens of...

Rape culture frustration ignites student-led protests

Rape culture frustration ignites student-led protests

April 27, 2019

In response to recent conversations about sexual assault, several students began a movement that gathered crowds of students, faculty and administrators to the steps of Old Main on Friday, April 26. Senior...

Senior Emma Nordmeyer bends down to write a message in chalk near midnight on Thursday, April 25. Members of the #MakeAChange movement chalked the lower quad, Old Main stairs and 7th avenue sidewalk. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

Students demand Title IX reform through upcoming demonstrations

Natalie McMillan April 26, 2019

After recent incidents involving sexual assault conversation occurred on campus, students are organizing a set of protests under the #MakeAChange for Friday, April 26. According to sophomore SophiaRose...

Tony Miano argues with students.
Picture taken by Natalie McMillan

GSA leads student demonstration against Grace Fellowship Church member

Natalie McMillan October 25, 2018

Augustana students confronted a local community member Wednesday who expressed religiously-motivated sentiments perceived to be targeted at the LGBTQ+ community. Around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Tony...

The political war on science

April 27, 2017

Over the weekend, we saw yet another protest against the current direction of politics in the United States, and again it’s justified . The protest was in regards to a topic that has been widely disagreed...

Over 200 people came out to protest President Donald Trumps Travel ban on Saturday in front of the Federal Courthouse in Rock Island.

QC community protests travel ban

February 4, 2017

Guest reporter Aerielle Charles contributed to this report. What started out as a rally against President Donald Trump’s decision on the travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, quickly grew...

Amy Francisco of Alexandria Virginia makes her way through the crowd and heads over to the entrance for people with disabilities before the start of the Rally on Jan. 21.
Photo by: Ryan Jenkins

Women’s March welcomes disabled the D.C. way

January 21, 2017

A historic number of protesters gathered in America's capital for a march for women's rights on Saturday, Jan 21. For many, this required all kinds of planning. People traveled from all over the world....

Sophia Bush sends message to college students.

D.C. Protest: High profile guests send message to college students

January 21, 2017

More than 500,000 people marched on Jan 21. at the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. The march is one of hundreds of controversial marches happening across on each of the seven continents...

Womens March on Washington Flyer. Graphic courtesy of

Augustana joins the March on Washington

January 20, 2017

While most students were relaxing over their winter breaks, Sophomore Carli Schwanebeck was researching furiously and contacting people from departments and organizations to try and get a Washington DC...

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