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Theatre Department announces changes with semester switch

Jackson Mainellis April 16, 2019

Big changes are on the horizon for Augie as next year’s monumental semester transition draws closer to of program and department changes. The switch from trimesters to semesters puts Augustana in uncharted...

Dat Poetry Lounge vocalizes social issues through poetry

Jackson Mainellis April 11, 2019

Art, spokenword, short story, rap, written word are all topics shown within the new group on campus: Dat Poetry Lounge. As a group, Dat Poetry Lounge gives marginalized people and people of color a place...

Augie podcast expands to gain new perspectives

Jackson Mainellis April 2, 2019

Are you into podcasts? Or looking to get into them? You may not know it, but Augustana has its very own podcast called Lives of the Mind. The podcast is best summed up by their mission statement: “Lives...

Kelly Coons places her ESA guniea pig Pidge on her chest.

Love for animals can be shown through literature

Jackson Mainellis March 18, 2019

How do our pets influence us? This is the question Dr. Laura Brown set out to answer in her discussion titled “How We Love.” A professor of English at Cornell University, Dr. Brown has researched countless...

Nick Hylla talks about the importance of SOLSMART in neighborhoods.

Bi-State Energy Conference promotes sustainable ideas

Jackson Mainellis March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Mar. 5, Augustana College hosted the Bi-State Alternative Energy Conference in the Gavle Rooms. A half day event, the Alternative Energy Conference welcomed members of the alternative energy...

Ragged Records keeps the QC vintage

Jackson Mainellis January 29, 2019

The Quad Cities is a diverse and unique area of the midwest, with many cultural attractions and cool things to see. One such attraction is Ragged Records. As one of the largest used record stores in the...

Augustana collaborates with the Figge Museum

Jackson Mainellis January 23, 2019

It may come as a surprise to some that Augustana has an institutional membership with the Figge Art Museum in Davenport that brings a whole slew of benefits for Augustana students to enjoy. The Augustana...

Hispanic Film Festival open eyes to new culture

Jackson Mainellis January 16, 2019

It’s January once again and that means it’s time for the Annual Hispanic Film Festival. The festival showcases the rich film industry of Spain and Latin American countries for the Augustana community...

Francophone Film Festival to shed new light to French films

Francophone Film Festival to shed new light to French films

Jackson Mainellis December 6, 2018

For anyone interested in French culture, the French speaking world, or art films in general, the Francophone Film Festival is a must-see.  The festival features several French themed films shown every...

Review of Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V”

Jackson Mainellis October 11, 2018

Announced way back in 2012, "Tha Carter V" is finally here. "Tha Carter V" is the latest album by rapper Lil Wayne and it does not disappoint. Boasting a track list of 23 songs, "Tha Carter V" features...

Campus fondly remembers Mac Miller

Jackson Mainellis October 4, 2018

To the shock and horror of many, rapper Mac Miller tragically passed away on Sept. 7th due to a drug overdose. Born Malcolm McCormick, Miller began rapping when he was 14 up until his death at 26. Along...

Karpeles Museum Interview

Jackson Mainellis September 20, 2018

One of the lesser known attractions of Rock Island, the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is a historical hot-spot boasting an impressive collection of famous manuscripts. Located at 700 22nd Street and...

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