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Dr. Aaron Bobrow-Strain presents about his new non-fiction The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez Understanding the U.S.-Mexico Border on February 20 at Augustana College.

Students inspired by border story

Imani Muhammad February 27, 2020

Dr. Aaron Bobrow-Strain, a professor of politics at Whitman College recently wrote a book about U.S./Mexican border reform and the life story of an immigrant named Aida Hernandez. On Feb. 20, Bobrow-Strain...

“Birds of Prey” blends feminism with action

Imani Muhammad February 20, 2020

“Birds of Prey,” written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan, is a high energy, action packed and comic-book themed film about Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) finding herself after her breakup...

Jay Jurden performing stand-up at Wallenberg Hall on November 14th, 2019.

“Tonight Show” comedian brings laughs

Imani Muhammad November 21, 2019

Rosy Flores and Christian Martinez, co-chairs of Multicultural Programming Board and juniors here at Augustana, invited Jay Jurden of recent “Tonight Show” fame to perform stand-up comedy here at Augustana...

Lead vocalist/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik (from left) and bassist Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls perform with touring member and drummer Craig Macintyre (behind) for the crowd at the Adler Theater in Davenport, IA, on November 6, 2019. The Goo Goo Dolls are currently on tour in North America co-headlining with Train following their earlier release of their new album “Miracle Pill.”

Goo Goo Dolls band play in Davenport

Imani Muhammad November 14, 2019

The Goo Goo Dolls came to the Adler Theater in Davenport, IA On Nov. 6, 2019 to perform everything from their debut song to their recent studio album, “Miracle Pill.” The Goo Goo Dolls is an alternative...

Symphony Orchestra hosts music competition

Imani Muhammad November 7, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Augustana’s Symphony Orchestra hosted ‘The Student Concerto Competition’ where nine performers play a musical piece in hopes to win 1 of the 2 spots performing with Augustana’s...

Volunteer Tour Guide and Davenport resident, Jen Broders (far left), leads a group on the “Darker Side of Davenport Walking Tours” sponsored by the German American Heritage Center & Museum in Davenport, Iowa on October 12, 2019.

Ghost Tour Story

Imani Muhammad October 17, 2019

‘Darker Side of Davenport 3rd Annual Walking Tours’ hosted by German American Heritage Center and Museum, is happening throughout October. Where participants take historical walk through German-American...

“Joker” reflects society and mental illness

Imani Muhammad October 10, 2019

“Joker,” directed by Todd Phillips, was released Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. It follows the protagonist, Arthur Fleck, also known as Joker (Joaquin Phoenix), whose hardening abuse and mental illness gradually...

Augustana College Junior Eva Harvin plays a song onstage on September 20th, 2019. Photo by Chris Ferman.

Sigma Kappa Tau Sorority holds talent show

Imani Muhammad September 26, 2019

Augie’s Got Talent is a talent show hosted by the Sigma Kappa Tau Sorority, which took place on Friday, September 20th in Wallenberg Hall. Augie’s Got Talent showcased the talents of Augustana students...

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