Category: Variety

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…

Thor: Ragnarok takes a twist on the franchise

STEPHANIE SANCHEZ sasanchez15@ole.augie.edu After two blockbuster solo movies, two Avengers’ films and one in postproduction, Thor has been exploited by Marvel studios for six years and counting.  Thor: Ragnarok, the franchise’s third film, is ruling the box office worldwide with…