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Fire burns on Westerlin J-Wing’s roof

Natalie McMillan May 10, 2021

A fire broke out on the roof of Westerlin Resident Hall, above the Jenny Linn (J) Wing, around 2:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. The smoke could be seen from the Gerber Center as an AugieAlert went out,...

Augustana hosts racial healing circles

Natalie McMillan April 16, 2021

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been hosting racial healing circles, which are conversations that students, faculty and staff take part in to share their experiences about common identity. So...

Poobah fraternity reinstated

Natalie McMillan September 24, 2020

The fraternity Phi Omega Phi (Poobah) began their reinstatement process as a chapter of Augie Greek Life this summer on Aug. 27, 2020.  Last academic year, a bias report was submitted against Poobah following...

A student walking the Westerlyn Halls on Friday September 4, 2020.  Photo by Lauren Pillion.

COVID prompts precautions for Residential Life

Natalie McMillan September 10, 2020

Reporting by Natalie McMillan and Aubrey Lathrop With the first week of classes done, students on campus have also had the time to take in all the changes to their daily routines due to the COVID. These...

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Natalie McMillan April 17, 2020

The upheaval in Augustana students’ and faculty’s life can be distressing to some of the community's mental health. Despite the changes in classrooms and pushed back graduation, Augie’s community...

There’s a reason the grocery cart is full, and it isnt hoarding

There’s a reason the grocery cart is full, and it isn’t hoarding

Natalie McMillan April 7, 2020

This is a scary time for everyone. Most of us have not lived through a pandemic like this. Our day-to-day lives have come to a screeching halt. It doesn’t help that stories are floating around the Internet...

Firefighters rush in to put out the truck on fire on the northeast corner of 35th Street and 12th Avenue on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Photo by Christopher Ferman

Off-campus house fires attract concerned students and neighbors

Natalie McMillan March 9, 2020

Two houses, a garage and a truck caught fire near the northeast corner of 35th St. and 12th Ave. around 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. on March 8. Flames surged up from the corner and smoke engulfed most of Augustana’s...

Title IX bias report filed against Poobah

Title IX bias report filed against Poobah

Natalie McMillan February 20, 2020

By Natalie McMillan and Jordan Cone A Title IX bias report was submitted to the college Feb. 11 against Phi Omega Phi fraternity following a rush activity that included a slideshow containing the body...

More than just chalkings

More than just chalkings

Natalie McMillan October 3, 2019

Chalking at Augustana always caught my attention, but it never glued my feet to the sidewalk before. Scrawled in blue chalk, the message said,“Your mental health matters.” Peeking beneath a sketch...

Senior Emma Nordmeyer bends down to write a message in chalk near midnight on Thursday, April 25. Members of the #MakeAChange movement chalked the lower quad, Old Main stairs and 7th avenue sidewalk. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

Students demand Title IX reform through upcoming demonstrations

Natalie McMillan April 26, 2019

After recent incidents involving sexual assault conversation occurred on campus, students are organizing a set of protests under the #MakeAChange for Friday, April 26. According to sophomore SophiaRose...

Augustana’s Title IX aims to stay updated

Natalie McMillan April 4, 2019

Augustana College has been working to keep its title IX policies up to date and more understandable to students. Jessica Schultz, the deputy title IX coordinator said, “There were changes made this...

CORE introduces JCPenney Suit Up event

Natalie McMillan March 19, 2019

The Career Development office in CORE is planning a JCPenney Suit Up event for Sunday, Mar. 24 at the JCPenney location in NorthPark Mall, Davenport, Iowa. This event is a national event but is new to...

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