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Yik Yak incites controversy within Augie groups

Yik Yak incites controversy within Augie groups

Brett Kuras November 3, 2021

Yik Yak is a popular social media platform that allows users to create posts anonymously and share with other users in a five-mile radius. Yik Yak has recently taken Augustana by storm after being reinstated...

(Left to right) sophomores Crystal Gray and Denzel Woodall and junior Vicky Gillon chain themselves together to protest racial injustices. Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Students react to campus protests nationwide

December 3, 2015

In light of the events that have happened across college campuses nationwide, some students at Augustana find it necessary to be in unison with the other students of color who have suffered injustices,...

Social media censorship troubling

April 24, 2015

We live in a place where we pride ourselves on freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of this and freedom of that. We are proud to not deal with censorship in our media, and the topic of having any...

(Left to right) Sophomore Samantha DeForest-Davis and first-year Nicolette Hampton during the protest on Monday. Photo by Linnea Ritchie.

Letter to the Editor: Racism

December 19, 2014

Would you consider yourself to be white? Would you consider yourself a good person? Considering that the majority of students at Augustana are white, and hopefully good people, a fair majority of people...

Change missing after protests

December 18, 2014

Before walking into Paul Croll’s American Race and Ethnic Relations course on Dec. 15, I witnessed the visual protest organized by students on campus. Walking past, I couldn’t help but feel the tension...

Editors-in-Chief on: Transparency

December 11, 2014

After multiple emails of concern sent by the administration, the Student Government Association, etc. concerning Yik Yak, the Observer editors set out to form an opinion concerning the occurrences. While...

Campus forum discusses racial justice

Campus forum discusses racial justice

December 2, 2014

A lack of empathy is one of the issues surrounding reactions to recent events in Ferguson, said Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, at a community discussion on Monday. “Justice...

Ask Augie: Why does Ferguson matter?

December 2, 2014

Monday night found students, faculty and community members joining together to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Sponsored by Black Student Union, Campus Ministries, Interfaith Understanding and Multicultural...

Editorial: Lack of justice impacts all

December 2, 2014

The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. decided not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson on Nov. 24. This decision was a miscarriage of justice. A grand jury indictment does not decide  innocence or...

Campus community addresses racism on social media

November 20, 2014

The Office of the Dean of Students is working to end online racism negatively reflecting the vision of the college after a series of racist messages were posted to the anonymous social media app Yik Yak...

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