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Women’s basketball finishes the regular season and prepares for the conference tournament
Timothy Wallis February 22, 2024

The Augustana women’s basketball team has just finished their regular season with a 72-46 loss against number 19-ranked Carroll on Saturday, Feb 17. The team is coming off of a 19-9 season last year,...

Women’s water polo team makes a majestic splash to kick off the season
Dhwani Parekh February 22, 2024

The women’s water polo team kicked off their season with a pair of games against McKendree University and Carthage College. On Feb. 10, the Vikings fell to McKendree University with a score of 8-11 but...

Augustana search committee eager for new DEI arrival
Sylvia Hughes February 21, 2024

On Feb. 29, Gauri A. Pitale will join Augustana College as the next vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). After thorough consideration, Pitale was selected by a search committee composed...

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...

Racing through the record books
Medin Sehic February 22, 2024

The track and field program recently had its men’s team place third and its women’s team place second at the Solomon Butler Classic at the...

The Augustana College Women Water Polo enjoys their break during the USA Water Polo DIII National Tournament on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Women’s water polo team makes a majestic splash to kick off the season
Dhwani Parekh February 22, 2024

The women’s water polo team kicked off their season with a pair of games against McKendree University and Carthage College. On Feb. 10, the...

Women’s basketball finishes the regular season and prepares for the conference tournament
Timothy Wallis February 22, 2024

The Augustana women’s basketball team has just finished their regular season with a 72-46 loss against number 19-ranked Carroll on Saturday,...

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...

Woofapalooza
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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