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Shantytown misses the mark

Carly Davis October 31, 2019

While efficiently alerting students to the existence of substandard housing, Shantytown’s marketing and premise make light of the many issues associated with homelessness and the global housing crisis. The...

Habitat at Augie faces reality of homelessness

Melida Castro October 31, 2019

The annual event, “Shantytown,” hosted by Habitat at Augie took place in the lower quad on Oct. 24. This event is meant to promote awareness about homelessness. Alpha Psi Omega fraternity president,...

Shantytown Preview

May 7, 2015

This year's annual Shantytown, a fundraiser that raises money for and awareness of the homeless in the Quad Cities, is doing more to raise money, said senior Kim Khuen, board member for Augustana's Habitat...

Shantytown citizens spend a night on the quad

May 7, 2013

Last Thursday and Friday, students decided to be homeless for 24 hours, using only cardboard, tarps and duct tape as homes. This year, the Augustana College Habitat for Humanity chapter's annual Shantytown...

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