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Numbers stay strong despite political questions, decreases at other universities

International student admissions increase at AU DESTINY PINDER-BUCKLEY drpinderbuckley16@ole.augie.edu The incoming freshmen class is bringing more than just larger numbers to campus—it is also bringing more diversity. This year, Augustana’s international student application submissions increased by 37 percent and deposits…

No money for Viking Guides

Viking Guides to no longer receive stipend JACOB KNUTSON jaknutson15@ole.augie.edu Viking Guides have always helped freshmen transition into college, and the position has traditionally been voluntary—until 2014 when Campus Life expanded the position and started paying guides a $200 stipend.…

Changes afoot for First Year Seminar

FYS survey prompts curriculum changes JACOB BELGUM jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu First Year Seminar (FYS) will return to campus in the fall semester like many students: similar in form but with a few tweaks in personality. The critical thinking and orientation portions of…

Voter turnout down from last year’s peak

Graber, Hurley win election   MATTHEW SCHILLING maschilling13@ole.augie.edu After two elections, Katelyn Graber and Luke Hurley secured a decisive win for ASA president and vice president. Graber and Hurley collected slightly over 65 percent of the vote, winning 363 votes…

Cowboy boots: several reason why you should buy, break in

      Long ago days of martial law and saloons come to mind when someone mentions the word “cowboy.” Some gentleman on a horse wearing a cowboy hat with chaps is usually one imagines. Although those days might be…

Popular culture questions morality of androids

  “Westworld” and “Blade Runner”: both works span decades and genres, but they feature one unifying element. Both refer to that detail by different names—hosts and replicants, respectively—but the practical differences end there. The works speak on the dangers of…

ANGLES: War is a waste, we should devote our energy elsewhere

  When applying our knowledge to good, we can accomplish amazing feats. Take the development of vaccines, cures to diseases, methods for providing safe drinking water and the invention of technology that connects the world. Used for good, we can…

Baseball’s pitcher a breakout star

From backup to no-hit pitcher, Jacob Blank continues to amaze Junior pitcher Jacob Blank wasn’t always the breakout star he is today.  He appeared in 12 games as a freshmen starting, two. His sophomore year wasn’t much different, making 10…