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Olsen, an Augustana Legacy

This article was written by guest reporter, Clayton Sommers Paul Olsen has had many experiences, but the one that changed Augustana’s track and field coach forever came the first time he hunted. On an early, cold fall morning in Minnesota when he was 10 years old, Olsen shot across the…

The stories behind your meal swipes

By Sophie Reid, Brady Johnson, Thea Gonzales, and Collin Schopp Graphic by Kevin Donovan Step One: Tuition and Fees It takes a little less than $75 million to run Augustana College. Roughly 50 percent of those expenses are covered by student tuition. What exactly is included in those expenses? According…

Augustana celebrates the miracle of Hanukkah

The miracle of life, existence, and perseverance is the miracle of Hanukkah. This is the message that spread through the Hanukkah party held this Sunday, December 10 by Augustana’s Hillel chapter. First-year Julian Pacheco has been working to revive the Hillel chapter on Augustana’s campus. In doing so, he was…

Holiday spirit through strings of lights

Lights are strung at 3312 7th Ave for the holiday season. Seniors Cassidy Foley and Dana Burhorn decorated their off campus home to show off their Christmas spirit. With upwards to 12 strings of lights and an inflatable penguin, Foley and Burhorn tried to compete with their neighbors who also…

Nelle Conley, a journey to Kenya

It takes a special person to dedicate a piece of their future to a high school of girls that they have never met, in a country very far from home. It takes someone like Nelle Conley, a senior Music Education major at Augustana, who is ready to embark on a…

West Africa Term, expanding cultural knowledge

Many people have pre-conceived notions of cultures they have never been exposed to, however not all these stereotypes may turn out to be true. Sometimes talking to someone completely different from you can make you realize that you are just alike. That is what Dr. Dan Corts, professor of Psychology,…

Shady Knoll Farm

For the past 33 years, the Dennhardt family has provided the Quad Cities community with a home-grown, family friendly pumpkin patch. Shady Knoll Farm, located in East Moline, offers the best of the fall season with pumpkins, a corn maze, and friendly animals. Shady Knoll Farm is open to the…

Augie alumna makes a Splash in Rock Island

Rock Island’s new store, Splash, is helping people make time for some home spa pampering with their several bath time favorites. The owner, Christiana Headley, Augustana class of 1997, is ready to help people in the Quad Cities show themselves a little self-love. Splash opened in early June and is…

Favorite Foods around Campus

From ice cream cones to chicken sandwiches, Augustana students know what food they like most and where to get it on campus. Dining services gives insight into the most popular foods around Augustana. Augustana offers food in four different spots around campus. The Gerber Center dining hall, the Brew by…

Recycling at Augustana

The world is only so big and eventually we will run out of places to put trash. Sierra Club President, senior Genevieve Rodriguez strongly believes that recycling is an important way to decrease the amount of space that we use for landfills. The Augustana community has the option to recycle…