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Sudden floods, snow and rain isn't to sing about
Taylor Roth May 20, 2023

Sudden changes in the weather are not something to be concerned about, but extreme changes, such as going from eighty-degree weather to forty with a chance of snow within a week, does raise concerns.  The...

The Augie bubble trouble
Rojeena Thapa May 20, 2023

Students spending most of their time on campus and in the surrounding area form a very narrow perspective of the world in a phenomenon known as the college bubble. This is especially true for the students...

Discovering hyperacusis: Becoming sonder within sounds
Victoria Campbell May 20, 2023

Within the Augustana community is a unique group of students struggling with hyperacusis, a hearing disorder where sounds are perceived as loud, painful and even frightening, according to the Augustana...

Dr. Ann Perreau in her office on May 12, 2023.
Discovering hyperacusis: Becoming sonder within sounds
Victoria Campbell May 20, 2023

Within the Augustana community is a unique group of students struggling with hyperacusis, a hearing disorder where sounds are perceived as loud,...

Student businesses create new opportunities and communities for Augustana students
Rae Barry May 13, 2023

Despite the everyday challenges of being a full-time student, some Augustana students are finding success in their own small businesses. While...

David Staples answers questions during a presentation about his experiences with APEP at Augustana College in Old Main room 132 on Monday, April 24, 2023.
From wrongfully convicted to exonerated Augie student
Victoria Campbell and Rae Barry May 6, 2023

Education can be a transformative and empowering tool used to help individuals regain control of their lives, an important opportunity for those...

Empowering students with disabilities: A look inside Augie Advocates
Victoria Campbell and Rae Barry April 29, 2023

Augustana strives to dedicate its environment to being an inclusive and diverse space. There are currently advocate groups for people of color...

Senior Alison Lawrence, majoring in Biology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies,
presents her work on May 10, in Old Main 117.
Seniors present research at Celebration of Learning
Krystina Slack May 19, 2023

At one point or another, almost everyone is going to have to present their work or their research to a group of people. Some audience members...

Students race to use meal swipes
Celeaciya Olvera May 19, 2023

As it comes to the end of the school year, students are running low on energy and are yearning to get done with classes. In the following week,...

Sylvia Hughes’s Gross stands between Kaden Micklos’s Balas and Noah Johnson’s Noah.
Augie wraps up theater productions for the year with “The Memo”
Allie Lewis May 19, 2023

The Augustana Department of Theatre arts presented its performances of “The Memo” on May 11-14. This rounded out Augie’s theatre productions...

First years Bri Clark, left, Diana Dethloff, center, and Carrie Uddenberg, right play a game of bean bag toss during Sloughfest at Augustana College on May 6, 2023.
Eighth annual Sloughfest music festival rocks Augustana
Allie Lewis May 12, 2023

On Saturday, May 6, Augustana held its eighth annual music festival: Sloughfest. The event was highly anticipated campus-wide and highlighted...

Vikings baseball team sails into the postseason
Timothy Wallis May 18, 2023

The baseball team finished the regular season on fire, with a 16-game winning streak. The Vikings finished as the number one team in the conference,...

Augustana College and Western Illinois University open new doors for sports management students
Santiago Cuevas May 18, 2023

Augustana College and Western Illinois University (WIU) have recently signed an agreement that will allow Augie students to complete a master’s...

Head Coach Ryan Pryor, Assistant Coach Peter Ollis and the rest of the Augustana College Women Water Polo team react to Sophomore Annie Opal Dickson tackles Austin College’s Senior Aubrey Pasky.
Augustana Water Polo team overcomes adversity and builds resilience on the road to nationals
Bibhu Lamichhane May 11, 2023

The Augustana College water polo team took their competition by storm this year, dominating at the championship level. Led by a group of talented...

Men's lacrosse hopeful for next season
Elisabeth Ruggiero May 11, 2023

The men’s lacrosse season concluded on Saturday, April 29 with a home game against conference rivals North Central. Placing sixth out of 10...

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 - Sloughfest 2k23
May 11, 2023

On this episode of the Augustana Observer Podcast, Podcast Director Jaren Smith and Co-host Carly Davis are at Sloughfest, talking to students...

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