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The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

Bethany Abrams April 28, 2021

As a first-year student and rising sophomore, this was my first experience with Augustana College’s housing lottery. As expected, it was quite a stressful time waiting and watching all the available...

Declaring your major: Hesitancy is valid

Bethany Abrams March 16, 2021

On Feb. 13, an email was sent out to all first-year students at Augustana College regarding the eligibility to begin declaring majors. With an online form, declaring a major is an easy and quick process....

Senior Emma Nordmeyer bends down to write a message in chalk near midnight on Thursday, April 25. Members of the #MakeAChange movement chalked the lower quad, Old Main stairs and 7th avenue sidewalk. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

Students demand Title IX reform through upcoming demonstrations

Natalie McMillan April 26, 2019

After recent incidents involving sexual assault conversation occurred on campus, students are organizing a set of protests under the #MakeAChange for Friday, April 26. According to sophomore SophiaRose...

Womens March on Washington Flyer. Graphic courtesy of

Augustana joins the March on Washington

January 20, 2017

While most students were relaxing over their winter breaks, Sophomore Carli Schwanebeck was researching furiously and contacting people from departments and organizations to try and get a Washington DC...

Gender Studies exhibit celebrates 30 years

September 22, 2016

This term, the Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art welcomes a brand new exhibit in celebration of 30 years of Women and Gender Studies at Augustana College. Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the museum,...

Jennifer Popple brushes her daughter, Anya’s hair while eating breakfast and getting ready for school. Popple has two children with Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department.
Photo by Madison Rodgers.

A Look Behind the Stage: Popple leads in theater and gender studies

March 26, 2015

Mother, wife and professor: Jennifer Popple holds all of these titles. Popple is married to Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department at Augustana College. They have been married for five years...

Clothesline Project

Clothesline Project

October 15, 2013

To the Editor: Last week, some students walking across the Quad may have experienced a heightened sense of discomfort; they may have worried that they were the targets of unwanted attention and took measures...

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