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Campus power outage: Students create chaos amid blackout
Olivia Doak October 25, 2021

Around 9pm on Sunday, Oct. 24 the power went out in some parts of campus, including major residential halls. In response, chaos ensued as students began running around and screaming in their dorm buildings....

Coaches share their experiences in honor of national coaches day
Stuti Shrestha October 23, 2021

Oct. 6, National Coaches Day, several Augustana coaches reflected on their experience of being a college coach. Football head coach Steve Bell knew he wanted to coach when he was in college.  “My...

Baseball team gives back
Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits minor league baseball team. About 25 players...

Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity
Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity
Nuhamin Wube October 23, 2021

College is a lot like the wilderness: survival skills are necessary. In order for students to succeed in college they need to manage their time,...

Falling into fashion: Autumn trends and our eco impact
Hannah Knuth and Janey Locander October 15, 2021

Fall is finally here, and autumn trends are making their way across students’ clothing choices. Almost near the middle of October, cooler temperatures...

Back to burnout: Students struggle with full class load amid pandemic
Hannah Knuth & Nuhamin Wube October 13, 2021

On a cold night in 2013, my brother and I had just finished watching World War Z. The movie is about a lethal virus called Solanum that transforms...

Review: "Godzilla vs. Kong"
Abigail Larson April 19, 2021

On March 31,  “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released as the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse. The idea of a film including both...

Spinning surf and sun into 'Pirates of Penzance'
Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

Augustana Theater’s most recent production premiered on April 8th as the first theater performance at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavillion....

Review: "The Bitter Truth" reclaims the classic Evanescence
William Sikich April 16, 2021

On March 26 of this year, unequivocally reasserting their familiar style and creative quality, Evanescence released its newest album into the...

Looking behind the scenes of "La Divina"
Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater...

Womens soccer coach Scott Mejia explains a drill at the beginning of practice at Thorson-Lucken Field on Wednesday,
Oct. 14, 2020.
Coaches share their experiences in honor of national coaches day
Stuti Shrestha October 23, 2021

Oct. 6, National Coaches Day, several Augustana coaches reflected on their experience of being a college coach. Football head coach Steve Bell...

Baseball team gives back
Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad...

Student athletes turn to student activists
Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about...