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Augustana College’s men’s football team wore purple and blue ribbon stickers on their helmets as a sign of solidarity for victims of gender-based violence and abuse during the second annual “Set The Expectation” game against North Park, on Oct. 21.

Augie football sets the expectation

Sylvia Hughes October 25, 2023

On Oct. 21, the football team played its second annual Set the Expectation (STE) game against North Park, standing up to sexual assault and violence. Players wore wristbands and had stickers on their helmets...

Photo illustration by Linh Tran.

Educating students on sexual assault and prevention

Krys Lee October 11, 2023

On Oct. 1, 2023, a sexual assault was reported on campus. The incident was reported to the Rock Island Police Department, Augustana College Police and Public Safety Office.  The same day the report...

Students at Augustana College march down 38th St. for the “Take Back The Night” rally on April 30, 2023.

“Take Back The Night” educates campus

Kayla Hobbs May 3, 2023

Content Warning: Discussions of sexual assault prevention Students on Augustana’s campus came together to support survivors of sexual assault by marching together in an event called “Take Back The...

Rebecca Montgomery hands a flower to senior Lilia Rangel at the P.E.O. table on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. Jan Riccio is also pictured.

What does International Women’s Day mean at Augie?

Krystina Slack March 16, 2023

Anyone walking into the Gävle rooms on March 8 saw a room bustling with people walking around decorated tables dedicated to gender and equity. Talking and laughter carried through the open doors, inviting...

Zachary Draves, Program Director for Sexual Assault Prevention Education, address the members.

Taking back the night at Augie

Jack Brandt December 7, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, students discussed forming a sexual violence prevention chapter, under the organization Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night is a foundation that aims to increase awareness about...

Healthy Relationships month raises conversations about college hookup culture

Etta Brooks February 25, 2022

The 2009 documentary, “Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture,” explores the dynamics of hookup culture and its relations to gender roles, sexual consent and coercion. The documentary was informed...

Student athletes turn to student activists

Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by having current student athletes educate...

Zachary Draves opens and introduces his lecture on the male ally.

The role of a male ally in preventing sexual assault

Michelle Pacheco October 15, 2021

Sexual assault is an issue across all college campuses. According to RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States, 26.4 percent of females and 6.8 percent of males experience...

First-year student tells story of sexual assault

Olivia Doak March 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains a graphic depiction of sexual assault and violence with the consent of the survivor. First-year Ella Roadruck said she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on...

Letter to the Editor: take the HEDS Climate Survey

March 6, 2020

Dear Observer Editors, We are writing today to encourage all students to take a moment and share their thoughts and perceptions in the HEDS Climate Survey.   This survey provides valuable insight into...

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...

In support of student-led demonstrations

September 26, 2019

For far too long, students our age have let the inconveniences of busy schedules, cynicism and lies that we are “not old enough to understand” get in the way of enacting real change. But in this age...

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