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Humanities classrooms get facelifts; more renovations envisioned

NOAH WICKS ntwicks17@ole.augie.edu From the outside, the Humanities Building looks about the same as it did when it was built in 1971.  However, take a look inside and you might notice that some classrooms got a facelift over the summer.…

First-year students find home on north side

KAATJE WEILAND kpweiland16@ole.augie.edu For the first time in over twenty years, first year students are living in Tuve Hall.  Tuve Hall, one of the campus’s oldest dormitories, has traditionally housed only upperclassmen, but the 481 incoming freshmen are straining tradition.…

Layers and patterns arise as the weather changes

MARIANA LOPEZ milopez15@ole.augie.edu If you love dressing up, I am willing to bet you love fall, too. The season’s “in-between” weather allows for a large array of outfit options, depending on how cold or hot the day turns out to…

AU pays tribute to 9/11 victims

MARIANA LOPEZ milopez15@ole.augie.edu On September 11, the Augustana Republicans hosted an on campus commemoration for 9/11’s’s 16th year anniversary.  Augustana students and staff remembered the victims and thanked all service men and women for their sacrifices during the attack and…

FEM Club fights for equality through discourse

DESTINY PINDER-BUCKLEY drpinderbuckley16@ole.augie.edu The Augustana Feminist Equality Movement club, also known as Augie FEM, has embarked on its first full year of action. Co-presidents, juniors Cheyenne Chontos and Emily Delzer, started Augie FEM last spring.  “[Emily] and I were talking…

Women’s golf jumpstarts season with first place finish

STEPHANIE SANCHEZ sasanchez15@ole.augie.edu The Augustana women’s golf team jumpstarted the 2017-18 season with a first place finish at the Central Region Fall Preview in Olathe, Kansas, scoring 12-over-par. After eight consecutive years of claiming the NSIC conference title, another strong…

AU soccer aims high, shoots for third successful season with veteran players

BEAU BORDEWYK bjbordewyk16@ole.augie.edu The Augustana University women’s soccer team aims to build on a successful 2016 season with nine starters returning to the roster.  Expectations are high league-wide as the Vikings ranked second in the official NSIC preseason coaches’ poll,…

AU welcomes largest freshman class since ’78

JESSICA RUF jnruf15@ole.augie.edu Augustana’s ship set sail this year with sixty more Vikings in the current freshman class than last year’s. At 481 students, the class of 2021 is the largest incoming group since 1978. That makes Augustana an outlier…

Mirror Exclusive Q & A

JACOB KNUTSON jaknutson14@ole.augie.edu   The following is an abridged version of a longer interview with  Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. The interview took place Sept. 11. The current strategic plan, Horizons 2019, revolves around brick-mortar projects like the Froiland Science…

Women’s golf ready for regional championship

Women’s golf wins eighth straight NSIC Championship For the eighth consecutive year, women’s golf has won the NSIC Championship. The schedule of this year’s meet was different than previous years. The conference was held in Morton, Minn., April 21-23. “It…