The Student News Site of Augustana College

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Allies need to be present

Allies need to be present

Michelle Quinn March 15, 2021

This story is from the Observer's Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. It is not hard to be an ally. But, there are important differences between performative...

By: Annie Wheeler

Students stress about the parking fiasco

Michelle Quinn March 5, 2020

Unfortunately for the faculty and students of Augustana, the parking on campus is less than sufficient and changes need to be made. One major issue with parking is that there simply are not enough spots....

The millennial struggle bus breaks down yet again

Michelle Quinn February 27, 2020

Millennials have worked hard to get their education. Yet, despite that education, they still make less money than baby boomers did at their age. Consequently, the wealth gap between millennials and boomers...

Take advantage of J-term opportunities

Michelle Quinn February 20, 2020

Since this is Augustana’s first year of semesters, a lot of students have been having mixed emotions about J-term. A lot of my close friends did a range of things such as staying home, studying abroad,...

How party culture on campus is normal

How party culture on campus is normal

Michelle Quinn November 21, 2019

Augie being a small, liberal arts college means a lot of things are different from other colleges. Particularly, party culture here.  “Party Culture” is what people make it. No matter what college...

Westerlin: false advertisement for incoming students

Michelle Quinn November 7, 2019

It is common knowledge that there are three first-year residence halls on campus: Seminary, Andreen and Westerlin. Westerlin, a.k.a. Westie, obviously being the superior of the three because of countless...

Why students have trimester nostalgia

Michelle Quinn October 24, 2019

As a current sophomore on this campus, it is clear to me that my peers are not enjoying this semester change. The returning students have all had to re-adjust to semesters and it has been a difficult transition....

The off-campus safety concerns

Michelle Quinn October 17, 2019

The area around this campus is not safe. With shootings at Lincoln Park, students cars’ getting stolen, etc., it seems like no authoritative figure is around to take these situations seriously. The Quad...

High contact sports need access to athletic trainers

Michelle Quinn October 3, 2019

For years at Augie, cheerleading has been considered a high contact club sport. As a club sport, members of the cheerleading team have not been able to go to the athletic trainer if they have an injury. It...

Graphic by Alyssa Duckett.

Vaping addiction is not cute anymore

Michelle Quinn September 26, 2019

In the past, college students woke up in the middle of the night and checked their phone to see how much time they had left to sleep. It is sad to say that in today’s day and age, most college students...

Augie Adventures: Traveling to Aberdeen, Scotland

Michelle Quinn April 10, 2019

Throughout my first year here at Augustana, I have been spending a plethora of hours at the EDGE Center in Olin. Doug Schopp has given me the opportunity to event plan with senior, Alyssa Mish by interning...

‘Thank U, Next’: Ariana Grande become an icon with new video

Michelle Quinn January 16, 2019

Ariana Grande’s song “Thank U, Next” has iconically broke a string of records. This song has reached number one in 13 different countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The...

Load More Stories