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Cheri Bustos wants students to use their vote

Molly Sweeney May 3, 2023

Cheri Bustos, the former representative for Illinois’ 17th district, came to Augustana College late last month.  On Monday, April 24, Bustos spoke to students about her time in Congress, the role...

Students should participate more in local elections

Taylor Roth April 15, 2023

Voting gives people the ability to choose who is in office and a voice in politics, acting as the pinnacle of a democratic government.  During election years, people need to be well-informed about...

Sandy Ejupi, Trump supporter from the Chicagoland area, wears a jacket that reads Proud American at the Adler Theatre.

Former President Trump rallies in Iowa

Molly Sweeney and Celeaciya Olvera March 22, 2023

Last week, former President of the United States Donald Trump visited the Quad Cities. Trump arrived in Davenport, Iowa on March 13 to give a speech on his “America First Education Policy” at the Adler...

College activism puts too much pressure on students to make a difference

Hailey Glasnovich March 11, 2023

In the social media world, where anybody can find and promote just about anything on a smartphone at the click of a button, a focus on activism puts pressure on college students. Young voices, like Greta...

Warming up to climate change: The limit of individual action

Emmeline Kenealy November 20, 2022

Climate activists with Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and other organizations cycled across a private jet runway and chained themselves to aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Nov. 5. These protesters...

Augie students help to raise young voter statistics

Augie students help to raise young voter statistics

Anh Bui November 16, 2022

Historically, young voters between the ages of 18 to 29 years old have the lowest turnout, according to the New York Times. Despite this, 2022 midterm elections exit polls and research from Tufts University...

Election Day for College Students?

Hailey Glasnovich November 12, 2022

Election Day is one of the most important days of the year for citizens to have an impact on the state and national scale.  A lot of Augustana College students do not vote. According to the Augustana...

The impact of politics on the world and our campus community

Najiah Osborne March 5, 2022

Politically, America defines itself to be a capitalist society. Americans rely on socioeconomic status for power, and the division in Congress has been taxing citizens in need. Citizens have been dealing...

Opinion: Fighting for the bare minimum

Celeaciya Olvera December 8, 2020

For hundreds of years men have had the luxury of dominating women with their voice. Women were looked at as “the weaker sex” in the 19th century, according to the article “The Campaign for women’s...

Vikings create change through registration and education

Vikings create change through registration and education

Molly Sweeney October 2, 2020

Augustana College has organized a campaign called Vikings Vote that will run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 2 with the goal of educating students and encouraging them to vote.  Ashley Allen, interim director of...

By Annie Wheeler

Young voters can have a voice

Paige Sheppard March 12, 2020

Young people (ages 18-29) have historically been the most underrepresented age demographic in every election for decades, yet we are the ones who have to live with the consequences of our politics for...

Overcoming voting barriers for the primaries

Aubrey Lathrop March 5, 2020

With the Illinois primary election coming up on March 17, various organizations at Augustana hosted voter registration events. Despite these efforts, many students are still intimidated by the voting process...

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