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Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Molly Sweeney & Josie Hathaway October 13, 2021

Augustana’s second oldest sorority, Sigma Kappa Tau (KT’s), established in 1915, have disbanded as of Monday, Sept. 20. They are no longer recognized as a sorority, which has several implications within...

Augustana play portrays relevant topics

Carly Davis April 25, 2021

On May 6-9, a mainstage production of “One Flea Spare” will be performed in the Brunner Theatre Center with a five-person cast and directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple. The play, written in 1995 by playwright...

Family week conducted virtually

María Fernanda Rubí October 2, 2020

Due to COVID 19, this year’s Family Week was led virtually. The event is known for allowing parents to familiarize themselves with their children's new home and to see them succeed in their new life...

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...

Students gather at the Brew on Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss what they want administration to do about Phi Omega Phis misconduct during rush weekend, Feb. 7-9. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Students call for administrative action against Poobah

Jordan Cone February 20, 2020

More than 20 students gathered in the Brew by the Slough today, Feb. 20, to discuss actions they wish to be taken by Augustana College administration against the fraternity, Phi Omega Phi (Poobah), whose...

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...

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