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Students need legitimate breaks of five or more days

Zach Blair November 27, 2021

This upcoming week, the week of Thanksgiving, holds in store a five-day break for Augustana students, providing adequate time for them to blow off some steam and relax from demanding classes. But the five-day...

The Augie plague: Should online classes be an option again?

Celeaciya Olvera November 6, 2021

These past several weeks I have encountered several students that have been coughing, sneezing, and sniffling during class. With flu season approaching, it can lead to students becoming absent from classes. We...

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Bethany Abrams March 23, 2021

In October 2020, Augustana College announced the change that spring break in the 2021 academic year will not be held. The Augustana College website states, “The goal of canceling spring break is to mitigate...

As the semester continues, students and faculty must be lenient

Bethany Abrams October 31, 2020

The students at Augustana College finish up their midterms as November approaches. Academics are picking up speed alongside all the other external stresses of season changes, COVID-19, the election, and...

Normalizing stress spells disaster for post-graduate life

Alex McLean November 7, 2019

The college approach to mounting anxiety and stress is to "grin and bear it." Is this a symptom of exhaustion or simply giving up? The semester transition and increasing social pressures to "tough it out"...

Procrastination is the anti-college strategy

Alex McLean October 3, 2019

I’m sure you have heard the adage: “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For some, this is laughed off as there is no possibility that they would let an assignment sit untouched for weeks to months. However,...

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