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Augustana students celebrating a birthday together watch the Bachelor finale at Brandon’s Pub & Grille in Rock Island, IL, March 9, 2020. Brandon’s has been hosting The Bachelor watch parties for their patrons since the start of the series latest season.

Students view “The Bachelor” at local bar

McKenna Nagle March 12, 2020

Monday nights can be an important time for certain Augie students-- since this is when ABC airs their show “The Bachelor”. This Monday, March 9 was particularly important for avid bachelor fans because...

Ashley Allen, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, reads at the African American Read In on Friday.

Romaniello hosts African American read-in

McKenna Nagle March 5, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 27, students, professors and faculty gathered in the Brew to participate in an African American Read-In. Selections of poetry, nonfiction and fiction were read throughout the day by both...

“Parasite” sets precedent for Academy Awards

McKenna Nagle February 20, 2020

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made Oscars history on Sunday, Feb. 9. His film, “Parasite,” won four of the major categories: directing, foreign film, original screenplay and best picture. The South Korean...

“Truman” featured at Hispanic Film Festival

McKenna Nagle November 14, 2019

Augustana’s annual series of Hispanic Film Festival showings is currently in progress with a different movie presented each Wednesday night in the Hansen Lecture hall. Introductory Spanish courses traditionally...

Augustana alumni and Chicago resident, Uxmar Torres, 24, recites his written poems at the Roaring Rhetoric Fundraiser sponsored by the 2F Project for Community Education at Rozz-Tox on October 5, 2019. Torres uses his experiences of growing up in Chicago to create honest and conflict charged poetry.

Poet alumnus performs at local fundraiser

McKenna Nagle October 10, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Rock Island cafe, bar, and performance venue Rozz-Tox hosted new local non-profit 2F’s first fundraiser at its monthly “Roaring Rhetoric” showcase. The event began with an introduction...

River Readings start the year with a visiting poet

McKenna Nagle October 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., River Readings hosted its fall 2019 speaker, Carolyn Forché, in Wallenberg Hall to read from her new memoir “What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.” River...

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