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“In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” starts conversation through use of comedy

This past Friday, January 26th, was the opening night for “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play”, a comedy that the Augustana theatre program has been working on for the past several months. According to Dr. Jennifer Popple, director of the play, “In the Next Room” takes place in…

“The Post” review

The media’s ability to criticize the decisions of politicians has always played an important role in keeping the American government in check, and this has only become more prominent as technology has advanced and political tensions risen in recent times. As a result, the release of Steven Spielberg’s historical drama,…

Hispanic Film Festival gives Augie students a glimpse into another culture

The festival was created by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez in 1994. Dr. Vázquez stated that “the goal of the film festival is to teach Augustana students about the art & culture of Spanish-speaking countries and to challenge students with political, social, economic and cultural issues”. Dr. Vázquez states that most of…

“Insidious: The Last Key”: less than expected

In terms of horror movies, nothing brings about more immediate disappointment to a viewer than a lame or predictable jump scare. As a result, when a director decides to rely on such scares to keep the audience engaged in a film, that director will inevitably produce a thoroughly disappointing experience.…

Finding beauty in “The Disaster Artist”

Every once in a while, a movie recommendation will come for a less than normal reason, something outside of the realm of the movie just being really good. Maybe the person recommending it has family acting in the film, or maybe they connect on a deeply personal level with the…

Popping the Augie bubble: The Putnam Museum

A universal aspect of the Augustana experience is the notorious Augie bubble. For many first and second years, nearly all time is spent here on campus because that takes priority to exploring the Quad Cities, which can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Well, if you do…

First orchestra tour brings Augie music beyond campus

This fall break, the Augustana Symphony Orchestra will be doing a tour of the Chicago area. The tour will include two concerts, one at the Messiah Lutheran Church on November 3rd at 7:00 pm. And the other at Wicker Park Lutheran Church on November 4th at 7:00 pm. Both concerts…