BY HANNAN MOHAMUD & CAT CRANDELL Some people don’t understand cultural appropriation exists and once someone who is a minority explains it, suddenly they’re not friends with you. These cultural appropriators don’t understand that it’s not our fault they like to steal other cultures and expect us to understand and be okay with a whole… Read More How Racist Will Your Halloween Not Be?
BY KIRANDEEP SINGH Dr. Brian Goldman will be visiting the Camrose Public LIbrary this November to discuss his new book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life. Goldman is an emergency physician, author, public speaker, as well as a radio host. His book, The Power of Kindness focuses on the search… Read More Brian Goldman’s Perspective on the Importance of Kindness to be Shared in a Visit to the Camrose Public Library
BY ISABELLA BOURQUE There are so many misconceptions when it comes to Indigenous people and our heritage. Having the advantage of taking Indigenous courses here at Augustana is inherent to understanding a lot of our history, as well as the realities we face today. Taking part in Indigenous classes helps to spread awareness about our… Read More The Importance of Taking Indigenous Courses
BY MEGHAN JOBSON On Oct. 10 and 11, Augustana voted for their first and second-year ASA representatives. The candidates presented compelling discussions during the Candidates’ Forum the previous Thursday on a variety of topics including on and off campus living, and sexual violence among students. When asked about working with residence services and how they plan on… Read More Candidates’ Forum
By ISABELLA BOURQUE The Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation focus on educating the public about Indigenous history and what life was like for many people when colonization started. In participating in these workshops, we recognize the truths that happened to Indigenous peoples because of colonization, as well as the outcomes from the many horrific experiences… Read More September’s Workshop for Reconciliation: Residential Schools
By CAT CRANDELL A while ago, someone I was talking to explained to me a Turkish proverb. A rough translation was: “When a person knows one language, they have the power of one person. When a person learns a second language, they gain the power of a second person.” In a sense, when you know… Read More Why Modern Languages Matter
by HANNAN MOHAMUD A naming ceremony was held at the Learning Commons on September 27th to honour Rashmi Bale, an Augustana graduate who tragically passed away due to a motor vehicle accident in Calgary last summer. Rashmi had earned a Management degree at Augustana and then went on to earn a Law degree from the… Read More The “Ray of Light” Continues to Shine at Augustana