Author: Mirror

A letter from Bethlehem

Dear 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…

Sweden Archbishop visits Augustana

SOPHIE GEISTER-JONES sageisterjones14@ole.augie.edu 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…

Taylor Swift renews her sound in reputation, and fails

JENNA GLASSBURNER jlglassburner15@ole.augie.edu “They say I did something bad,” Taylor Swift sings plaintively, “So why does it feel so good?” If the something bad is the long-awaited reputation, she’s one of the few with a good feeling about it. reputation…

Students join professor to discuss religion in breakfast club

CASSI LAMB clamb14@ole.augie.edu It is a brisk fall morning and the smell of autumn fills the air. The dark aura of the early morning is illuminated by a blinking ‘OPEN’ sign. Inside Old Soul Cafe, the cold fades away. The…

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

JESSICA RUF jnruf15@ole.augie.edu 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…

Student stress can lead to mental illness

KELSEY SPROUT klsprout16@ole.augie.edu Sunlight streams through the large window revealing the light coat of dust that has settled over the books on the upper shelves. Outside, the golden leaves fall to the ground. Groups of students walk along the university’s…

The racquetball king

Baseball player enters as 20-time national baseball champion CHELSEA FELTON cmfelton17@ole.augie.edu At first glance, a spectator would see Jordan Barth as an Augustana’s freshman baseball player taking on his position as a shortstop. Barth started playing baseball at 8 years…

Cross country claims 8th, 14th at nationals

BEAU BORDEWYK bjbordewyk16@ole.augie.edu The Augustana men’s and women’s cross country teams finished 8th and 14th respectively at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championship in Evansville, Ind. on Nov. 18.  The men’s team garnered 326 points, earning their 10th top-ten…

Cardio kickboxing keeps on kicking, grows in popularity

HOLDEN SUTTER hasutter17@ole.augie.edu It’s Tuesday night on the Augustana campus and dozens of people are filing into the wrestling room of the Elmen Center. Inside, the song “Alone” by Marshmello crackles on the stereo in the room signaling the start…

All in to stand out

Women open season with 5-0 record, return eight veteran players to roster REBEKAH TUCHSCHERER rjtuchsherer16@ole.augie.edu And they’re back. Returning eight junior and senior players, the women’s basketball team has captured its first undefeated 5-0 season start in five years. The…