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Professor preserves city history in new anthology

The city of Sioux Falls really shouldn’t exist. At least, that’s what English professor Patrick Hicks claims. “It’s not really next to a big river,” he said. “We had to finagle our way to get the two highways to cross where they did. The town didn’t have the economic prosperity that it currently does until…

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GSA club creates security for LGBTQ+ students

It’s 3:52 p.m. Junior Alex Gaspar, co-president of the Augustana Gender and Sexuality Alliance, leans a sign reading “All are welcome” against the wall outside the organization’s meeting room. He turns the cold knob on the metal door and swings it open to a small hallway on the first floor of Tuve.  He ducks under…

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Psychological thriller exceeds genre expectations

This year has seen a flood of thriller and horror films, and while some have fallen flat, the new movie “The Menu” shows the genre at its high point. Directed by Mark Mylod (“Succession,” “Shameless”), the movie mixes dark comedy and thrills to engage viewers and shine a spotlight on society. “The Menu” follows foodie Tyler…

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Campus collaborates with brewing company for Augustana beer

Augustana’s Brew ‘N Gold beer, developed in partnership with Remedy Brewing Company, became available for purchase at Remedy and select stores in October during Augustana’s Viking Days football season. The Brew ‘N Gold beer is the first of many collaborations between Augustana and various brewing companies. According to biology professor Stephanie Bruggeman, Remedy decided this…

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Spanish professor receives award for novel

For five years, Augustana Spanish professor Pilar Cabrera Fonte dedicated most of her free time to creating her first novel. Now, all of the 5 a.m. wake-up calls, hours of interviews and trips to Mexico have been formally recognized with her receival of a literary award.  Cabrera Fonte’s currently unpublished work, “Camelia 12,” won the…

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“Black Panther” sequel moves series forward

The future of the “Black Panther” series was upended following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman and the loss of his powerful portrayal of King T’Challa. Despite this hardship, though, the series pushed forward with its newest movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”  With Ryan Coogler returning as director, “Wakanda Forever” is a solid, thought-provoking entry…

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New Amazon lockers bring convenience to campus

A set of Amazon lockers are the newest addition to the Morrison Commons and provide students and faculty with a flexible mailing option. To use the lockers, users must be logged into their Amazon accounts. Once they are at checkout, they must enter Augustana’s address — 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197 —…

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New STEM club promotes science in community

A professor and two students recently created ExploSTEM, a new student organization based on promoting diversity and engaging kids in science. Sally Mallowa, a biology professor, as well as Isha Hooda and Vanessa Vaudrey, the co-presidents of ExlpoSTEM, worked together at a science, technology, engineering and math camp for children last year and decided they…

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President speaks on about the importance of voting

South Dakota’s midterm election will take place on Nov. 8. Regardless of political affiliation, it is important for college students to exercise their citizenship by voting for the candidates they support. Augustana University President and former politician Stephanie Herseth Sandlin shares her advice on voting and speaks about politics. What do you have to say to…

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