Category: Forum

President Rob Oliver: Reflections on gratitude

  This issue of the Mirror is the last opportunity I will have as your president to offer a few words. My thanks to Mirror editor Jacob Belgum for offering this space to me. I will try to use it…

Augustana Student Association should act on transparency promise

  Another election, another year of “transparency” being promised. Excuse the cynicism, but nearly every year transparency has been touted within the Augustana Student Association, yet little has actually changed. Despite “efforts” to make students more informed of the going-ons…

Where are you now that we need you, journalism?

    Trump! Rape! Murder! Russia! BLM! Protest! If I haven’t caught your attention, you weren’t going to read anyway. If you’re still reading, welcome to journalism. You asked for it, we answered. I think? I entered Augustana as an…

ANGLES: Yes, this country must repay debts

  Many have argued that human dignity and suffering can garner no price. And they’re right. Since 1980, Sioux tribes have continually rejected reimbursements from the United States, even as the offer hovered around $1.3 billion. But no cash amount,…

ANGLES: No, they are far too complicated

Every legislative year since 1989, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has proposed the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, or, simply, H.R. 40. The act calls for congressional investigations into the impact African enslavement had on the American government.…