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Phi Omega Phi needs to be disbanded

Paige Sheppard February 27, 2020

Yet again, Phi Omega Phi’s (Poobah) actions have been called to attention by the eyes of the entire school. Year after year this group of students proves they don’t know how to respect everyone on...

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...

Natalie Trujilo discusses +IMPACT to attendees.
Photo by Natalie Spahn

Emerging sex education club +IMPACT

September 7, 2017

  +IMPACT, a new student group on the Augustana Campus, wants to do just that: make an impact on the campus. The group meets every other week to discuss sexual health, safety and bystander intervention...

"Locker room talk" perpetuates rape culture

October 20, 2016

Access Hollywood tapes from 2005 have revealed Donald Trump making comments about being able to kiss and grab women without their consent because “when you’re a star, they let you do it.” Following...

Back to school and double standards

September 9, 2016

When I was twelve or so I remember walking through a Target parking lot after a night of shopping with my mother. It was the kind of dark that can only be found during winters in the Chicagoland area....

Greek traditions enforce sexism, heteronormativity

March 26, 2015

Spring has sprung. For many, that statement simply means winter is ending and a new season is beginning. For members of Greek Life on our campus, it means something else entirely. Greek chapters are well...

Editorial: 4chan's reaction proves need for feminism

September 24, 2014

Emma Watson was appointed the U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Gender Equality six months ago. Her first address to the General Assembly on Sept. 20 focused on feminism and launched HeForShe, a new campaign...

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