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Swanson Commons without power. Photo by Christopher Ferman.

Upper campus sits in the dark during power outage

September 6, 2020

A power outage in Rock Island impacted parts of campus on Sept. 6. Swanson Commons, 11th Ave Flats, off-campus housing around Swanson and the Gerber Center were some of the buildings affected.  The first...

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead to the future of the Observer

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead to the future of the Observer

May 15, 2020

We, Brady Johnson and Olivia Doak, look forward to taking on the role of co-editors-in-chief of the Observer for the 2020-2021 school year. Right now we’re all stuck in the middle of a global pandemic....

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

VIDEO: 27 faces that will make you smile today

VIDEO: 27 faces that will make you smile today

April 1, 2020

WARNING: WHOLESOME CONTENT OF ADORABLE ANIMALS AHEAD Having a RUFF day? You're barking up the right tree by watching this video. We're trying to stay PAWS-itive (couldn't resist -- sorry) at the Observer...

The Observer wants your participation during Quaran-Term!

March 29, 2020

We at the Observer are committed to encouraging public engagement and discourse now more than ever as we practice social distancing. With that in mind, we would like to invite you to submit story ideas,...

Interior: Brii Petty (18) and a friend hang out inside their homemade blanket fort.

Finding peace in quarantine: guest columnist Brii Petty (’18)

March 28, 2020

It's been a little over a week since my job decided to close and we were told to self-quarantine. As someone who saw the base of her personality as an introvert with extroverted tendencies, I thought...

You can’t bury truth in the trash

March 6, 2020

We do not know who dumped hundreds of Feb. 20 Observers in the trash; we do not know why you did what you did. But the editorial staff of the Observer writes this so you understand what our purpose is...

Letter to the Editor: take the HEDS Climate Survey

March 6, 2020

Dear Observer Editors, We are writing today to encourage all students to take a moment and share their thoughts and perceptions in the HEDS Climate Survey.   This survey provides valuable insight into...

Local journalism matters

Local journalism matters

March 5, 2020

There is one thing keeping us in the loop: the news media. Unfortunately, local news is disappearing right in front of us. It wouldn’t be outlandish to suggest when a person thinks of the news media,...

CGI “Cats” leave absurd mess in your “Memory”

CGI “Cats” leave absurd mess in your “Memory”

January 11, 2020

Observer alumnus, Daniel Williams, is contributing the review. The summer of 2015, right after I graduated from high school, I was cast in a local Quad Cities production of “Cats.”  I came to love...

Graphic Illustration by Alyssa Duckett/ Observer Staff

How old is too old to trick or treat?

October 31, 2019

You have probably noticed it as well...from the increasing appearance of scary decorations to the sales of candy at nearby drugstores, the signs all seem to signify one thing: “Spooky Season” and Halloween...

Stress, tears and financial fears affect student workers

Stress, tears and financial fears affect student workers

October 17, 2019

Pursuing an undergraduate education demands a significant time commitment. Yet, most students still choose to get part-time jobs, adding even more responsibilities to an already overwhelming schedule....

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