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Augustana play production asks Why

Augustana play production asks “Why”

William Sikich February 5, 2019

Americans often use entertainment as a means of coping with our atrocities. Of the myriad modern horrors we see in the daily news, school shootings are perhaps the most tragic and impactful. For this...

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Oh shoot… not again: institutionalized racism in America still alive

July 7, 2016

Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Both black males. Both armed. Both killed by the police. Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was selling CDs outside of a convenience store when he was apprehended,...

Guns wrong solution to safer campus

December 11, 2013

Safety is a clear priority on every campus. How to achieve the safest possible environment for students, faculty and staff is open for debate, especially when it comes to having guns on campus. Arming...

No simple answers for safety

December 11, 2013

The question of arming Public Safety officers has been asked more and more in the past several years. Since the Virginia Tech shooting, schools and universities have had to rethink their approach to ensuring...

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