Tag: forum

Oscar history rife with political posturing

The Oscars have come and gone and, once again, have brought a new wake of political messages with them. Now, I fully agree with the observations made by Patricia Arquette, John Legend, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and all others fighting for…

Lawmakers seize on gun lobby’s legislative agenda

  The American gun lobby has been on the offensive lately, spending outrageous sums of money on issue-oriented advertising blitzes and contributing generously to the campaigns of pro-second amendment candidates on both the national and state levels. And more than…

Tax cuts resurrect “Bleeding Kansas”

              Something is rottenin the state of Kansas. That something is the economy, which has been in terminal decline ever since 2012, when Republican governor Sam Brownback attempted to bring about a “Midwest Renaissance…

Augieholics needs major revamp

            As a freshman, new to campus in the beginning of the year, college stereotypes filled my mind. “The classes will be harder,” “I have to actually read my textbooks,” “I won’t have money” and so…

Too much yakking yields little creativity

  By now, most students know about the latest social media craze. Yik Yak has taken Augustana by storm, and the crave for anonymous approval has never been higher. But what makes a good yak? What separates the up votes…

Letter to the editor: Title IX should mean fairness for all

The Augustana women’s rugby team is one of the finest clubs here at Augustana. A recent article about how the rugby team was denied a varsity label for college athletics claims that Augustana is not fulfilling its Title IX duties.…

Boe Forum Recap: Privacy At Risk

Matthew Stoffel mtstoffel11@ole.augie.edu “If you tell me your gender, your birthday and your zip code, I can identify 90 percent of Americans by name,” said Robbie Bach. Bach, the nineteenth speaker in the Boe Forum on Public Affairs series, textured…

Guilty pleasures promote interesting conversation

  People suck sometimes. Not us, obviously; you and I are totally rad. But, like, those other people? Yuck, right? Probably the worst thing about those tools is how they’ve got all sorts of opinions that aren’t my opinions. There’s…

Letter from the editor

Language changes, but the meaning of rape never does   Megan Raposa mlraposa11@ole.augie.edu Contrary to your mother’s “sticks and stones” argument, words can, in fact, hurt you. Language plays a critical role in understanding the world, and words provide the…