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Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

Abigail Larson April 19, 2021

On March 31,  “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released as the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse. The idea of a film including both Godzilla and Kong was made public in October of 2015, and...

Spinning surf and sun into ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

Augustana Theater’s most recent production premiered on April 8th as the first theater performance at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavillion. The show, “Pirates of Penzance” was directed by junior...

Looking behind the scenes of “La Divina”

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Augustana. The play details the life of Maria Callas,...

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Abigail Larson March 31, 2021

The original “Justice League” was released in March of 2018, but three years later on March 18, 2021, a new version was released titled “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” Commonly referred to as...

Virgil Hajdys, left, and Ravyn Davis, right, rehearse for the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Nick Muller.

Live theater alters ways during COVID-19

Abigail Larson March 11, 2021

For many actors and audience members, part of the enjoyment of theater comes from the live experience. However, because of COVID-19 and the danger in-person performances can pose, recording productions...

Review: Hubie Halloween

Abigail Larson October 25, 2020

With Halloween fast approaching, many are looking to step into the spirit through festive movies, which are in no short supply on Netflix. In fact, they just released a couple of their own seasonal originals,...

Departmental organizations adjust to campus culture

Abigail Larson October 21, 2020

As they slip into steady routines, departmental organizations around campus work to draw students into their groups and try even harder to keep them there. With COVID-19 looming overhead, many groups are...

Deborah Dakin, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, explains how COVID-19 has changed the music administration to sophomore Abigail Larson in Bergendoff Hall on September 30, 2020.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra perseveres

Abigail Larson October 14, 2020

Photo Above: Deborah Dakin, adjunct assistant professor of music, explains how COVID-19 has changed the music administration to reporter Abigail Larson in Bergendoff Hall on September 30, 2020. Photo by...

Graphic by Jordan Lee.

Online games shape changing social practices

Abigail Larson October 2, 2020

Graphic by Jordan Lee. With the concern of COVID-19 still present, people have turned to online resources and video games to create new social experiences. Through internet-based games and communication...

Augie Sophomore, Sinclair Lucero sharing the new hobbies she picked up during quarantine in the brew lounge on September 17th. Photo by Aakash Manandhar.

Reading habits change amidst pandemic

Abigail Larson September 24, 2020

Photo Above: Sophomore, Sinclair Lucero sharing the new hobbies she picked up during quarantine in the brew lounge on September 17th. Photo by Aakash Manandhar. The coronavirus has brought a multitude...

Theater department thrives amidst COVID-19

Theater department thrives amidst COVID-19

Abigail Larson September 17, 2020

Reporting by Abigail Larson and Miles Potje. As students at Augustana return to their roles in campus activities, members of the theater department are learning to adjust to the new season and the complications...

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