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Disneys Onward doesnt disappoint with digital release

Disney’s “Onward” doesn’t disappoint with digital release

Katherine Hogan April 15, 2020

It is safe to say my expectations were very high when it came to the movie “Onward.” After all, it is an animated film by Disney AND Pixar, stars the voices of Tom Holland AND Chris Pratt – two actors...

Dealing with graduation anxiety

Katherine Hogan February 20, 2020

To be honest, when I was told I had to write this column, I was not at all sure what to write. The fact that I could write anything actually didn’t help me – the more options I have, the harder it...

Augustana discusses cultural appropriation for Halloween

Katherine Hogan October 31, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) and the Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted “My Culture is not a Costume”, an initiative that educates students...

Portillo’s comes to the QC

Katherine Hogan April 22, 2019

This summer, a Portillo’s restaurant will be opening in Davenport, Iowa. Portillo’s is known as a Chicago staple that sells Italian beef, burgers, salads, Chicago-style hot dogs and chocolate cake....

Augustana celebrates African cultures with Afro Fest

Katherine Hogan April 17, 2019

On the night of April 13, Augustana’s African Student Association (ASA) held the second annual AfroFest.  Overall, ASA is a student group that strives to bring people together and share the culture...

Augustana Junior Rachel Hecke (left) and Freshman Emmy Sharaan (right) cut green onion stalks for the Campus Kitchens meal prep class’s black bean tuna salad. April 2, 2019. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Campus Kitchens introduces cooking class

Katherine Hogan April 11, 2019

This past week, Campus Kitchens hosted their first ever cooking class in the basement of Founders. For this first cooking class, they made a black bean tuna salad —a recipe that is relatively cheap and...

Botanical Center brings locals together with Chocolate Experience

Katherine Hogan April 3, 2019

On Saturday April 6, the Botanical Center will be hosting their Chocolate Experience event. This event will have 12 different local vendors who will be selling everything from chocolate toffee to chocolate...

QC theaters engages locals and Augie community

Katherine Hogan March 27, 2019

The QC currently has a booming art and theater community—which can come as a surprise to many people.  For theater alone, the Quad Cities has around eight different theaters outside of Augustana. ...

Humans of Augie: Telling the stories of the Augie Community

Katherine Hogan March 20, 2019

Recently, Augustana sophomore Duy Nguyen started a “Humans of Augie” Instagram page that highlights specific people within the Augustana community and telling their unique stories. Nguyen talked about...

Striving to destigmatize abortion through Zines

Katherine Hogan March 12, 2019

The night of Thursday, Mar. 7, Augustana College hosted a Zine making workshop in Centennial Hall.  A Zine is a self-published collection of text and/or images, usually photocopied or otherwise printed...

Local artists inspired by the Figge Museum

Katherine Hogan January 15, 2019

The Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, IL currently has an exhibit showing over 80 works of art by more than 50 different artists took inspiration from the Figge’s recently closed “French Moderns:...

‘Instant Family’ warms hearts for the holidays

Katherine Hogan December 6, 2018

The ‘Instant Family’ story is partially based on director Sean Andrew’s experience with his own family and revolves around Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) who are a happily-married couple...

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