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Easy views, extra harassment: Streaming as a female
Emmeline Kenealy November 26, 2022

Trigger warning: rape and sexual harassment Gender differences on streaming platforms have been the subject of prominent discussion among the entertainment community. They exist within every form of...

Professor Peter Xiao and the color green
Charlie Roiland November 26, 2022

While most kindergartners were busy playing with blocks and running around the playground, Augustana art professor Peter Xiao remembers pacing through the green of his backyard, hands clasped behind his...

Heating at Augustana: A constant battle
Hailey Glasnovich November 26, 2022

Walking into nearly any building on Augustana’s campus, a student never really knows what to expect, temperature-wise. It can feel like one is still outside in freezing temperatures or in the Sahara...

Peter Xiao speaks with a student during a painting class in Abbey Studios.
Professor Peter Xiao and the color green
Charlie Roiland November 26, 2022

While most kindergartners were busy playing with blocks and running around the playground, Augustana art professor Peter Xiao remembers pacing...

Leaf no stone unturned: A day in life of an Augustana groundskeeper
Najiah Osborne November 19, 2022

In the Midwest, every season brings different weather. Fall, the season in which leaves begin to turn and temperatures drop, is the busiest for...

Campus kitchen prepares for the holidays
Campus kitchen prepares for the holidays
Najiah Osborne November 12, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, students look forward to spending time with friends and family. Thanksgiving, the holiday in which people gather,...

Picture taken from a story posted on the Observer website in 2020, when students were required to wear masks while participating in IM sports.
Intramural sports are coming back
Jannate Raddadi November 5, 2022

When stepping on the outdoor courts next to PepsiCo Recreation Center or the fields near Erickson Residential Hall, the Augie community will...

UNYK dancers wait in formation for music to begin on Nov. 20, 2022.
UNYK “Cherry Bomb” tops the Sunday
Allie Rial November 27, 2022

On Sunday, Nov. 20, the UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe performed their show titled “Cherry Bomb” in Centennial Hall. With a crowd of students...

Staying on campus over breaks: Voices of international students
Priyanjana Chaudhary and Lexi Woodcock November 25, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, many students are packing their bags and getting ready to head home, but not all students are this lucky. Many...

Cristina King, Miss Nationwide 2022 - keynote speaker at the event.
Students Observer Transgender Day of Remembrance
Krystina Slack November 25, 2022

The day after Arun Gandhi spoke to the Augustana community about the value of nonviolence, the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity hosted...

Black feminism illuminates classics field
Priyanjana Chaudhary and Carly Davis November 18, 2022

On Nov. 10, Dr. Shelly Haley, the Edward North chair of classics and professor of africana studies emerita at Hamilton College, gave an online...

Junior Rose Klinger scores a strike.
Women’s Bowling wins major victory in the 5 Seasons Classic
Sarah Villani November 24, 2022

The Augustana women’s bowling team sits at fifth after their first CCIW tournament held in Bettendorf, Iowa the weekend of Nov. 19-20. This...

Ubuntu for the women’s basketball team
Said Nonoal November 24, 2022

“Ubuntu” in Swahili means, “I am because of who we are.” This is the philosophy women’s basketball head coach Mark Beinborn instills...

Augustana mens flag football team cometed at the NIRSA regional meet in Stillwater, OK. The team consists of varsity baseball players such as Trey Schmidt and Andy Shover. The team went 1-2 in the main tournament. 

Photo courtesy of Trey Schmidt.
Men’s flag football team competes at NIRSA regionals
Santiago Cuevas November 17, 2022

While wrapping up a season of competition, Augustana’s men’s IM flag football champion team had the opportunity to participate in a regional...

Junior Portia Carrera competes at the CCIW conference championship held at St. James Farm in Wheaton, Il. on Oct. 30.
To compete or not to compete: athletes share reasons why
Said Nonoal November 17, 2022

Senior Garrett Craig used to find himself protecting the quarterback during “Friday night lights,” but nowadays Craig finds himself hitting...

A Peak Behind the Curtain of Cabaret
November 16, 2022

Julie Tarling talks about the story and the behind-the-scenes of the musical Cabaret. She also goes into detail about what the students of Augustana...

OBScast - The Augustana Observer Podcast - Med School
November 24, 2022

On this week’s episode, Podcast Director Jaren Smith talks with Alison Lawrence about the process of applying to medical schools across the...

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