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The Real Group’s Emma Nilsdotter (Left), Lisa Ӧstergren (Center), and Anders Edenroth (Right) performing at Wallenberg Hall onTuesday, February 11th, 2020.

Swedish a cappella group stuns Denkmann

Collin Schopp February 20, 2020

Denkmann’s Wallenberg Hall was stuffed with students, faculty and community members alike this past Tuesday, Feb. 11. Only a few empty seats peppered the edges of the audience, and five microphones sat...

Weed documentaries help prepare for legalization

Collin Schopp November 21, 2019

With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner in Illinois, there are lots of questions to be answered. It’s a big change, and the potential consumers are going to be looking for more information...

New season of “BoJack Horseman” delivers

Collin Schopp October 31, 2019

naissance lately. “Rick and Morty” has a highly anticipated fourth season coming out in a month, “South Park” is enjoying the acclaim of a serialized format and the controversy of giving China...

Augie senior Jonathan Quigley, Freshman Blake Traylor, and Juniors Tyler Bentley, John Cunningham, (left to right), surrounding the speakers playing random noises during the noise event organised by Little Happenings.

Little Happenings brings absurdism to campus

Collin Schopp October 24, 2019

It’s a warm September day on Augustana’s Campus. The quad is filled with students rushing between classes. When you first step out of the Gerber Center, it may seem like business as usual — but then...

“El Camino” rewards fans of “Breaking Bad”

Collin Schopp October 17, 2019

There are occasionally television shows that capture a cultural zeitgeist. Recently, Game of Thrones had viewers that hadn’t opened a fantasy novel in their life glued to the exploits of the “Mother...

Blink-182’s “Nine” disappoints listeners

Collin Schopp October 3, 2019

In the same month that late ‘90s to early 2000’s pop-punk is experiencing a rise in cultural relevance in the form of the “Hella Mega” tour — a Weezer/Green Day/Fall Out Boy line-up sponsored...

Augustana Celebrates Family Weekend

Collin Schopp September 26, 2019

Just a few weeks after spending their first full nights on Augustana’s campus, students get an opportunity to show off how they’ve settled in. Augustana’s Family Weekend is a long-running annual...

“Us” brings a fresh take to the Doppelgänger tale

Collin Schopp March 27, 2019

The doppelgänger tale is a story that film has touched on before. On the heavier end of the scale, they could view Denis Villeneuve's excellent “Enemy” or Richard Ayoade’s “The Double.” If you’re...

Editor’s Columnn: Branching Out

Collin Schopp March 25, 2019

If you talk to any college student long enough, you’ll probably come upon a band that makes them roll their eyes, snort, and refer derisively to their “middle-school phase”. Or maybe it was a “high-school”...

James Blake “Assumes Form” in 2019

Collin Schopp January 30, 2019

There is no denying that 2018 was a great year for music, but it was also a tumultuous one. Predictably, another year of America approaching peak political polarization generated another year of music...

ASO Goes On The Road

Collin Schopp October 11, 2018

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra is taking to the road again this year, for a short tour at the beginning of the school's fall break. This is the second tour that the ensemble has gone on, with last year's...

Million Dollars To Kill Me Review

Collin Schopp September 27, 2018

Punk rock has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance recently: the turbulence of our political climate has given rise to a lot of great music that is created in contrast to our new status quo.  Last month saw...

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