Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Super duper unleaded gas duping us into ruining our cars
Chloe Baxter December 10, 2022

It’s a common practice for Augustana students with cars to cross the river into Iowa for cheaper gas. With the implementation of Iowa’s environmentally friendly, “Super Duper Unleaded” (E15) ethanol-based...

Extrav at Augie: An Extra Excuse for Partying
Hailey Glasnovich December 10, 2022

Christmas Extravaganza at Augustana is one of the biggest party events for the entire campus. It could be considered an unofficial Augie “tradition,” but that does not make it a good one. Extrav...

Christmas at Augustana: The seniors’ finale
Najiah Osborne December 10, 2022

As students prepare for the end of the semester, the celebration of Christmas awaits. Christmas at Augustana is an event led by the Augustana Symphony Orchestra. They performed with the Augustana Brass...

First year Graham Hunt plays cello in the Christmas at Augustana dress rehearsal on Dec. 1, 2022.
Christmas at Augustana: The seniors’ finale
Najiah Osborne December 10, 2022

As students prepare for the end of the semester, the celebration of Christmas awaits. Christmas at Augustana is an event led by the Augustana...

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,...

Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition
Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition
Priyanjana Chaudhary December 8, 2022

Augustana Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual student Concerto and Aria Competition on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The...

The Campus Cupboard welcomes volunteers
Lexi Woodcock December 8, 2022

For students looking for service hours, Augustana’s Campus Cupboard is always looking for volunteers. The free pantry, located in the basement...

Grief shakes a new Wakanda
Krystina Slack December 8, 2022

Grief and death rock Wakanda in the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever.” The movie is about Wakanda’s struggles after the death of their...

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...

Track and field athletes and coaches prepare for the season
Said Nonoal December 9, 2022

After a long football season, junior Derek Butts looks to transition from the football field to the track and repeat as an all conference pole...

Team traditions bring athletes together and create strong competing mindsets
Sarah Villani December 9, 2022

During each season, the different sports teams here at Augie have different traditions to help bring the team closer together and to encourage...

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...

Christmas Activities
December 10, 2022

‘Tis the season to go shopping, see events, get some hot chocolate and take cute photos. Check out all of these locations on or around campus....

OBScast - The Augustana Observer Podcast - Holidays Around The World
December 9, 2022

On this week’s episode, Podcast Director Jaren Smith sits down with Assistant Director of OSID and LGBT+ coordinator Daisy Moran, and Director...

Activate Search
The Student News Site of Augustana College