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No Pussyfooting: 2,500 March for Women’s Rights

JESSICA RUF

jnruf14@ole.augie.edu

cheyennechontos“Anything you can do, I can do bleeding,” “Make America Think Again,” and “Religion doesn’t trump women’s health” were among the painted slogans at the second annual Women’s March this past Saturday. Cheyenne Chontos, the president of Augie FEM club, raised her own glittery red sign declaring “Riots, Not Diets” while walking alongside roughly twenty other Augustana students. Continue reading

A letter from Bethlehem

image1Dear Humanity,

My name is Haneen Dwaib from Bethlehem, Palestine. I’m writing to you from the Holy Land, the land of peace, harmony and cohesion. A land that holds Palestinians from all walks of life and religions. Dear Humanity, I’m writing to you today because this year’s Christmas is gloomy and sad in the holy land, and I will tell you the story as to why.  Continue Reading

 

I won’t be home for Christmas: a foreign student’s holiday

JESSICA RUF

jnruf15@ole.augie.edu

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There’s no place like home for the holidays, until home is over a thousand miles away. And for international students, that is often the case. Unlike most Augustana students, who need only drive a short way down the highway, international students often face expensive airline tickets overseas, which can easily soar into the $1,000 to $2,000 price range.

For this reason, many students find themselves celebrating the holiday season on a quiet—often too quiet—campus.

“For Christmas, there is no one here,” said senior Neeshma Ramdhun. “There is literally no one.” Continue reading

 

Sweden Archbishop visits Augustana

SOPHIE GEISTER-JONES

sageisterjones14@ole.augie.edu

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Rev. Antje Jackelén claims a lot of firsts. She’s the first woman to be voted Archbishop of Sweden. She’s the first archbishop to have a twitter. She’s also the first female archbishop to meet and be recognized by the Pope. On October 31, 2016, she and Pope Francis led an unprecedented service together in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

On November 29, 2017, Jackelén added another first to her ever-growing list. She visited Sioux Falls for the first time. Continue reading