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Inhumane Texas abortion ban exploits the vulnerable

Mia C. Vu October 17, 2021

The Justice Department's attempt to block the Texas abortion ban was supposed to buy Americans and advocates from both sides more time to engage in honest, open-minded debate on the matter. But after the...

Beto O’Rourke’s exit sets a good example

Stuart Lombard November 14, 2019

Beto O’Rourke officially ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president on Friday, Nov. 1. He was consistently in the top five Democratic hopefuls, and his sudden exit from the race makes...

Community efforts prove Vikings Houston strong

September 7, 2017

Two student-organized donation campaigns will take place this month to provide aid to the area that was affected by Hurricane Harvey. From money to blood donations, the Augustana student body and Greek...

Texas school district passes wrong judgement

October 3, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old aspiring engineer, was arrested earlier this month in Texas after bringing a homemade clock to school. His aim was to impress his teacher, but the teacher took it and saw it...

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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