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The Importance of Identity

The Importance of Identity

Celeaciya Olvera March 12, 2021

We all attempt to discover ourselves at a young age. Whether it is playing on the playground at recess with friends or distancing ourselves from the loud noises. There is comfort in the atmosphere we put...

Students grapple with election indecision

Students grapple with election indecision

Carly Davis November 4, 2020

As votes in key swing states trickle in, Augustana students share their thoughts on the 2020 election. This year differs from previous elections, even for first-time voters on campus, due to an influx...

Voting by mail is our safest option this election

Abigail Douglass September 24, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is rapidly approaching. People are wondering how we can all vote in this election without contributing to the spread of COVID-19. In the midst of the pandemic, voting by...

Another take on impeachment: don’t get distracted

Stuart Lombard October 10, 2019

President Trump answered questions from reporters before boarding his helicopter, on Thursday,  Oct. 3. Trump publicly recommended Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Former Vice President...

The difficulty behind trusting the Mueller Report summary

Sarah Kayali April 3, 2019

One rule that many people follow is to never talk about religion or politics, but the topic of politics isn’t as simple as we may think it is. There are some concepts that go beyond our understanding....



Cassandra Talbot February 1, 2019

Little did I know I’d live in a Trump world

Giselle Barajas January 21, 2019

Two years ago, on January 20th 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated into office. And during that 2016 election season my government teacher, as well as my fellow classmates, couldn’t imagine a world where...

Rahm Emanuel isn’t helping Chicago

Alex McLean October 18, 2018

Chicago is burning. Some days it's a slow burn, and on others, a wildfire. There's no single individual who can fix the problem, yet there is one individual who is making everything worse: Rahm Emanuel,...

Cartoon by Cassie Talbot

Kanye West needs to educate himself

Giselle Barajas October 11, 2018

Kanye West has always had a very “all over the place” persona from announcing he was running for president for the 2020 election back in 2015 to calling slavery a choice and changing his name to “Ye.” Kanye’s...

“Telling the stories that need to be told without fear or favor”: Leonard Pitts Jr., Symposium Day featured speaker, discusses journalism in 2018

“Telling the stories that need to be told without fear or favor”: Leonard Pitts Jr., Symposium Day featured speaker, discusses journalism in 2018

Shanela Ranaraja September 20, 2018

Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He is the author of three novels, with a fourth coming out in February 2019. He writes about politics and racial violence in America and his columns...

I am no longer a Trump supporter

Alex McLean September 13, 2018

I’m a conservative, but I’m no longer a Trump supporter. Last year I wrote a similar sounding article, Conservative, not conniving, which resulted in many professors to become enraged and confused...

Facebook does not deserve to recover from this

Alex McLean April 19, 2018

You’re bored on a Thursday night, your friends are studying or sleeping – looking forward to the weekend. You decide that Facebook is your best choice for some source of entertainment to distract from...

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