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Augustana prepares to send COVID-19 relief funds

Molly Sweeney April 28, 2021

Augustana College is preparing to send out COVID-19 Relief funds from the Coronavirus Response Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan. Schools around the country received money...

Students struggle against burnout in the spring semester

Molly Sweeney April 16, 2021

Due to spring breaks cancellation for safety reasons, Augustana students, faculty and staff have struggled to finish out the school year.  Sophomore Marissa Milone feels the expectations for students...

Virtual learning impacts academics

Molly Sweeney April 16, 2021

Virtual learning has made a noticeable impact on Augustana’s Honor Council cases and academic support systems. Honor Council has seen an increase in violations, and both the Reading and Writing Center...

Greek Groups keep in touch through TikTok

Greek Groups keep in touch through TikTok

Molly Sweeney April 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Greek groups atto find unique ways to reach out to potential new members (PNMs) this year. Ayradi Catron, Greek Council social chair, came up with the idea of reaching...

Augustana adjusts surveillance testing procedures

Augustana adjusts surveillance testing procedures

Molly Sweeney March 19, 2021

Several changes have been made to Augustana’s surveillance testing for the spring semester. These changes include switching from a spit test to a nasal swab, the amount of willing volunteers and the...

Cultural houses struggle to increase attendance

Cultural houses struggle to increase attendance

Molly Sweeney March 17, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. Augustana students celebrate their differences through events created by the various...

Federal grant funds sexual violence prevention position

Molly Sweeney March 16, 2021

Augustana College has received a grant from The Department of Justice (DOJ) to fund a new position on campus called the director of sexual violence prevention and education. Zachery Draves has been hired...

African week enables celebration and education

African week enables celebration and education

Molly Sweeney October 30, 2020

The African Student Association (ASA) celebrated African Week from Oct. 18-23 with a variety of activities around campus. Due to COVID-19, the celebrations looked a bit different than previous years, but...

Augustana adjusts calendar year: a delayed j-term start and spring break cancelled

Augustana adjusts calendar year: a delayed j-term start and spring break cancelled

Molly Sweeney October 26, 2020

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Augustana College announced on Oct. 12 their decision to delay the start of J-term one week, to delay the start of Spring semester one week and to cancel spring...

Augustana religious organizations adapt to COVID-19 regulations

Molly Sweeney October 21, 2020

Religious organizations such as Augie Catholics, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Campus Ministries have all adapted in specific ways to follow Augustana’s COVID-19 guidelines.  Senior Maria...

COVID-19 creates uncertainty for future terms

Molly Sweeney October 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19, J-term, spring break and the spring semester are looking to have a different structure this year. As of right now, the Augustana Strong committee is in the process of deciding how the...

Vikings create change through registration and education

Vikings create change through registration and education

Molly Sweeney October 2, 2020

Augustana College has organized a campaign called Vikings Vote that will run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 2 with the goal of educating students and encouraging them to vote.  Ashley Allen, interim director of...

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