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Faces of Resilience (part 4 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 4 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 26, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

Faces of Resilience (part 3 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 3 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 21, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

Faces of Resilience (part 2 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 2 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 12, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

Faces of Resilience (part 1 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 1 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 7, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

Augustana college to install solar panels on the roofs of Westerlin Hall, PepsiCo Recreation Center, Carver P.E. Center and Centennial Hall during summer 2020. Graphic by Kevin Donovan.

Solar panels to provide eight percent of Augustana’s electric energy

Jordan Cone April 27, 2020

During the summer of 2020, Augustana College intends to begin the installation of solar panels on four campus buildings which will provide eight percent of the college’s electric energy, according to...

COVID-19 disrupts study abroad experiences

COVID-19 disrupts study abroad experiences

Jordan Cone April 9, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, several study abroad programs had to be canceled and students who were already abroad were asked to return home. Junior Morgan Lynch was in southern France, taking all...

Social distancing protects people like me

Social distancing protects people like me

Jordan Cone March 27, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and life as we’ve known it comes to a halt, I am frustrated and angered by people who have yet to take social distancing seriously. Being someone who...

Choose joy during social distancing

Choose joy during social distancing

Jordan Cone March 25, 2020

As a senior, I am absolutely heartbroken over Augustana’s decision to move to online classes which might very likely complete my concluding months as a student. I know none of us could have ever dreamed...

Students gather at the Brew on Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss what they want administration to do about Phi Omega Phis misconduct during rush weekend, Feb. 7-9. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Students call for administrative action against Poobah

Jordan Cone February 20, 2020

More than 20 students gathered in the Brew by the Slough today, Feb. 20, to discuss actions they wish to be taken by Augustana College administration against the fraternity, Phi Omega Phi (Poobah), whose...

More than just a uniform

Jordan Cone April 10, 2019

I grew up watching my dad walk out the door every day not knowing when or if he’d come home that night. As a kid, that never phased me; it was what was normal for the daughter of a police officer. But...

Shades of Beauty

Shades of Beauty

Jordan Cone March 21, 2019

To combat societal standards of beauty placed on women and the pressures that are felt as a result of them, Augustana College hosted the first ever Shades of Beauty Summit. Ashley Allen, assistant director...

Students on the quad between Olin and Hanson walk to class in freezing temperatures. Photo by Emma Gannaway/Observer Staff.

Augustana closes campus due to life-threatening temperatures

Jordan Cone February 4, 2019

Augustana College announced on Monday, Jan. 28 that campus would close Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to dangerously cold winter temperatures. With a high of -13 and wind chill measurements reaching -50, conditions...

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