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Observer Editorial: Farewell to professors who are leaving Augustana

We would like to take the time to say farewell to numerous professors that are leaving Augustana and taking on new life adventures. Whether that may be retirement or a different position at a different college, or elsewhere, we just wanted to let you know that you have impacted the…

Shantytown citizens spend a night on the quad

Last Thursday and Friday, students decided to be homeless for 24 hours, using only cardboard, tarps and duct tape as homes. This year, the Augustana College Habitat for Humanity chapter’s annual Shantytown event was held in the lower quad to raise money for the Quad Cities’ Habitat for Humanity. Habitat…

Weekend events raise over $28K to combat cancer

Last Saturday, Augustana students and faculty gathered in PepsiCo Recreation Center for Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a national cancer research fundraiser. It is the primary fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year, Augustana’s Relay for Life raised $26,681.66. “It’s a way to raise awareness for cancer,”…

‘Oblivion’ is where Cruise’s new film should fade into

Sci-fi fans beware, the plot of Tom Cruise’s newest film “Oblivion” is more ridiculous than “Episode VII” of “Star Wars.” Cruise plays Jack, who is one of the last humans remaining on Earth. Aliens called Scavs invaded Earth, and although humans won the war against the Scavs, they lost the…

President must fulfill promises

Fittingly, President Barack Obama was sworn in last Monday for his second term of office on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Democrat or Republican, everyone can find at least a partial fulfillment of Dr. King’s great dream in President Obama- that people will be judged on the content of their…