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Statement on Removal

March 17, 2021

On Jan. 26, the Observer received a student submission for our “Injustice and Inequalities Inside Augie” publication. An interview was conducted with the student to obtain more information about why...

Letter to the editor: SGA

Letter to the editor: SGA

March 13, 2021

Student Government Association President Kaitlyn Watkins and Vice President Peyton Couch submitted a letter to the editor about social injustice. Dear Augustana Community, It is undeniable that social...

Senior goodbye columns

Senior goodbye columns

May 14, 2020

As we say goodbye to Augie for the summer (and others of us, for longer), we at the Observer want to honor our seniors by  giving them the last word. Congratulations to the Observer class of 2020. Thank...

OBScast: The Challenges of Digital Education - Ep. 2

OBScast: The Challenges of Digital Education – Ep. 2

April 6, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! Here's episode two on the challenges of digital education. The Observer Editorial staff talk about their first week of digital classes, how it has affected their...

EDITORIAL: We need to create emotional space in our bedroom-sized campuses

EDITORIAL: We need to create emotional space in our bedroom-sized campuses

April 6, 2020

As students, our weeks consisted of classes, social time, study time, organization time, rest time and meals. That’s not the case anymore. With Distance Learning, all separations of time and purpose...

OBScast: The Other Side of Quaran-term - Ep. 1

OBScast: The Other Side of Quaran-term – Ep. 1

March 31, 2020

Join us for our very first Observer podcast! Here's episode one on being a digital student. The Observer Editorial staff talk about living in quarantine, moving forward as a student, and holding on to...

First-year Meghan R. De Young (23) is living her comfiest life right now in Orland Hills, IL. Bedroom? Or classroom? Or both???

PHOTOS: Happy first (virtual) day back!

March 31, 2020

Happy first (virtual) day back! We're calling these last few weeks "Quaran-Term." How's it feel being a part of Augie history? We reached out and got some chic back-to-school from all of you posing in...

Editorial: COVID19 cant take away our community

Editorial: COVID19 can’t take away our community

March 23, 2020

It was only two months ago when mentions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the footnotes of a New York Times morning briefing. Within two months, the virus spread past its origins in Wuhan, China...

Paper ballots increase voter turnout at SGA Senate Elections

Paper ballots increase voter turnout at SGA Senate Elections

May 1, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) Senate elections for the 2019-2020 school year ended last night with only 13 percent of the school's population (excluding seniors) voting. Though voter turnout is...

Rape culture frustration ignites student-led protests

Rape culture frustration ignites student-led protests

April 27, 2019

In response to recent conversations about sexual assault, several students began a movement that gathered crowds of students, faculty and administrators to the steps of Old Main on Friday, April 26. Senior...

“Overheard at Augie” submission goes viral

April 16, 2019

Developing story: check out augustanaobserver.com for the latest details. Transcript of the video below. WARNING: transcript includes vulgar, sexual, violent language.  Since its release early this morning...

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2018

To whom it may concern, In the most recent published special edition of The Observer, a sexual assault victim's story not only specifically mentioned our fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, but also placed blame...

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