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Unpacking the challenges of Augie’s to-go box
Chloe Baxter December 9, 2023

Augustana's dining services play a crucial role in providing students with diverse and convenient meal options. One option provided to students is the carryout or to-go box meal option, which is currently...

Loading… Augie Wi-Fi remains unreliable
Hailey Glasnovich December 9, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, Augustana students and faculty received an email from ITS about the new AC1 Wi-Fi network, a supposedly new and improved campus Wi-Fi. Other campus networks were said...

Not enough winter salt at Augustana… Better not fall!
Taylor Roth December 9, 2023

As colder weather envelopes us in its harsh temperatures, Augustana students have another hurdle to cross as they walk to class: slipping on unsalted ice.  With winter approaching faster than we can...

Sophomore Alex Sell (left), Sophomore Zander Ulam (middle) and Sophomore Ethan Gabrys (right), who is the winner of the prize, discuss at the “FYI Research Prize Winner” ceremony in the library.
Is art officially artificial? Tredway Library celebrates research on AI creative tools
Gavin Nicoson December 9, 2023

Each year, Augustana’s First-Year students have the opportunity to submit their research to the Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research....

A Swedish broomcorn whisk used to beat eggs, a basket made by a Christian, a Swedish wick trimmer and a communion set dated back to 1885, displayed at the top of Denkmann in the Augustana Historical Society’s official meeting room, are reimagined in their usage. Photos by Giang Do and illustration by Jessica Ramirez.
Augustana Historical Society: preserving the future past
Gavin Nicoson November 25, 2023

Maintaining connections between the past and the present might seem trivial, but the preservation of historical knowledge is both vitally important...

Study abroad office gains leadership for future travels around the world
Study abroad office gains leadership for future travels around the world
Jacob Spicer November 18, 2023

France, Peru and Hong Kong are all study abroad locations that Augustana students can visit during their time at the college.  However, over...

Augustana College Student Government Association Vice President Amen Bekele gives suggestions to First-Year My Ha at the “Global Voices” event in Gavle 3 on Oct. 31, 2023.
SGA improves on inclusivity and increases campus interaction
Gavin Nicoson November 11, 2023

Over the past several years, Augustana College has increased its international student population. As the school grows, so does the need to include...

First-Year Chloe Brees and First-Year Nguyen Hoang at To He Workshop by Vietnam Student Organization at the Brew on Nov. 30.
Crafting Vietnamese culture in Tò He workshop
Morin Windle December 8, 2023

It was a calm and comforting atmosphere in the Brew on Thursday, Nov. 30, as the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) held its first ever workshop...

Dance Company members perform their 2023 Fall showcase, Feel The Power,on Dec. 2. in Brunner Theater.
Augustana Dance Company: The power of confidence
Fatima Martinez Gallegos December 8, 2023

On Saturday, Dec. 2, families and friends gathered together at Brunner’s main theater to watch Augustana’s Dance Company’s performance,...

Augustana celebrates International Education Week
Cora Deemer November 24, 2023

From Nov. 13 to 17, Augustana celebrated International Education Week (IEW). IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and...

Sophomore Sushmita Adhikari and First-Year Chau Tran shop for groceries for the upcoming Cultural Cooking Workshop on Nov. 15 at Jasper Mart.
Cultural market excursions offer off-campus cuisines
Fatima Martinez Gallegos November 24, 2023

As the sun shined its last rays of warmth down on the lower quad, students from all different backgrounds made their way up through the stairs...

The Augustana College Track and Field team competes in the Men 40 Meter Dash Fly 10 at the Pepsico Recreational Center on Friday, Dec. 1.
Track and field ready to score high in upcoming seasons
Medin Sehic December 7, 2023

On Friday, Dec 1, the men's and women’s track and field team had their first intrasquad meet in the PepsiCo recreation center. The meet had...

Beinborn shoots her way into records by achieving a 1000-point career
Santiago Cuevas December 7, 2023

Fifth-Year Macy Beinborn has joined history by becoming the 14th player in the women’s basketball program to achieve a 1000-point career. On...

Augustana College Vikings’ Joseph Addison strikes a goal during the USA Water Polo DIII National Tournament on Dec. 2. The Vikings earned a fourth-place finish at the tournament.
Men’s water polo falls to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 12-4 in National Tournament play
Timothy Wallis December 3, 2023

Yesterday, Dec. 2, the men’s water polo competed in the semi-finals round against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for the USA Men’s Water Polo Division...

Augustana College’s Senior Corey Whitlockshoots shoots a 3-pointer while UW Platville’s Sarah Mueller blocks on Nov. 16. The Vikings were defeated, falling to the Pioneers by a score of 83-74.
Shooting beyond the arc: Basketball teams looking for a successful season
Medin Sehic November 23, 2023

The ball is on the court again as the men’s and women’s basketball teams are starting off their seasons. The weekend of Nov. 18, the men’s...

December 9, 2023

Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network (QCCAN) and the Thomas Tredway Library hosts Woofapalooza, bringing several therapy dogs to campus on Nov....

Student Pottery Sale
November 23, 2023
Lutfisk & Meatball dinner
November 18, 2023
Car Smash
October 26, 2023
OBScast - Marvel Cinematic Universe & Regaining Fans
December 7, 2023

In this week’s episode of the Augustana Observer Podcast, Multimedia Editor Jaren Smith talks with senior Mike Hudson about the Marvel Cinematic...

OBScast - Politics Club
October 26, 2023

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