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Town hall ignites the spark of an Augustana labor movement

Caitlin Campbell November 23, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a town hall meeting regarding the Augustana student minimum wage. Around 70 students were in attendance for the meeting, and the...

Misguided perceptions gobble up Thanksgiving traditions

Hailey Glasnovich November 20, 2022

Often being overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is the holiday that most college students greatly associate with a break. More students should emphasize it as a holiday with merit and...

Town hall documents wage frustration

Caitlin Campbell November 16, 2022

On Tuesday Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall meeting in response to students’ frustration with the 50 cent wage increase that was announced on Oct. 17.  The town...

Talentino prepares for inauguration

Molly Sweeney October 15, 2022

Dr. Andrea Talentino, the ninth president of Augustana College, celebrated her 100th day as President on Oct. 9. Student groups, including culture groups, sports teams and several sororities and fraternities...

Students turned up in a large crowd to support the Gray Matters movement on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in the Gavle rooms. The room was filled to capacity, with many sitting outside the doorway to hear speakers. Photo courtesy of Ian Murrin.

Student-led mental health campaign draws crowds

Katrina Scheer February 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 5 several members of the Augustana community came together to discuss the importance of mental health and why The Gray Matters. The room was packed with dozens of students surrounded the...

Turnover with SGA leaders

Brittnany Nelson April 19, 2018

In the wake of the Student Government Association (SGA) election, junior Brendan Walker has resigned as senator due to “social circumstances” in the group. In an email, Walker said that he didn’t...

(left to right) Current Vice President Courtney Kampert, President elect Adam Gronewold, Vice President Elect Belle Hartman and current President Allan Daly meet to discuss upcoming senatorial elections and go over the transition of office. Photo by Kevin Donovan

SGA President and Vice President Elect are Ready to Get Started

Brittnany Nelson April 12, 2018

The results are in and the new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President for next year will be juniors Adam Gronewald and Belle Hartman. Voting took place during week five, and...

SGA holds presidential debate

Brittnany Nelson March 29, 2018

Augustana students came out to hear what the two presidential teams had to say and get their questions answered by the candidates at the The Student Government Association (SGA) debate. It was held on...

SGA Presidential Candidates focus on important campus topics

Brittnany Nelson March 22, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) has once again entered into the presidential election season. Augustana students have their own expectations about what they want out of an SGA president: “someone...

International SGA involvement grows

Rachel Leman April 26, 2017

The Student Government Association Senate for the 2017-2018 school year is officially set following an email announcement on Saturday. Most senate elections this year had equal amounts of candidates and...

SGA replaces second Executive Board member

February 2, 2017

The Student Government Executive Board is having their second major role switch of the year, as Secretary Caitlin Slone will graduate a term early, prompting her replacement by senior Amanda Ico for the...

SGA launches Diversity Campaign

Rachel Leman October 21, 2016

The Augustana SGA Executive Board traveled to Washington DC Thursday through Sunday of Week 7 to attend the American Student Government Association’s National Student Government Summit in order to strengthen...

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