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Baby names keep getting weirder

Parents’ announcements of their babies’ arrival into the world have flooded my social media feed as of late. Unfortunately, the accompanying pictures of the squishy newborns are not what make me do a double take — it’s the infants’ perplexing names.  While many modern parents are giving their children questionable names, kids should receive a…

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Stickers add personality and life to ordinary objects

I love stickers.  As a preface, I am an international student. Back home in Ethiopia, the only type of stickers I would see daily were completely nonsensical phrases taxi drivers used to put everywhere on their vehicles, and I mean everywhere. Windows? Full of stickers. The hood? Overtaken by the one and only. The phrases…

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Patagonia paves way for corporate response to climate change

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard gave away the company’s net worth of $3 billion to fight climate change, stating, “Earth is now our only shareholder” home. Patagonia created this new ownership strategy to prioritize its core values and tackle the environmental crisis as a private company.  With this new ownership strategy,…

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Angles: What’s the best summer activity

With summer break just over the horizon, it’s time to start looking forward to the extra bit of free time that comes with it. Whether you prefer to spend your summer months enjoying the outdoors or you feel the extra time is an opportunity to catch up on all the reading or binging you couldn’t…

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Earth day impacts worldwide choices annually

Every year, Earth Day falls on April 22. To celebrate and spread awareness of sustainability, the Augie Green club partnered with other clubs on campus to celebrate Earth Week with different activities each day, including a discussion on whitewashing sustainability, beehive decorating, plant potting, a campus cleanup and soap decorating. With all this activity, how…

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Appointment of Justice Jackson marks historic milestone

Ketanji Brown Jackson became the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court on April 7, 2022. President Joe Biden nominated her to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who will retire this summer. The Senate confirmed Justice Jackson into the Supreme Court with a vote of 53–47.  This landmark vote will undoubtedly be written into…

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The Theatre is too hot

For non-theater students, the Edith Mortenson Center theater is one area of campus that tends to remain a mystery to most during their years at Augustana. And frankly, there’s nothing wrong with that. People have different interests. But as someone who, depending on the week, spends 20 plus hours there, the heat is a problem.…

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