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Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Sophia Reid May 7, 2020

  I’m in my last week here at Augie, and in my house and as I was brainstorming recipes for this week, I realized that I was in very short supply of many ingredients. I needed a recipe that utilized...

Cartoon by Kevin Donovan/Observer Staff

Politicians that use COVID-19 to restrict abortion access limit essential healthcare

Sophia Reid April 29, 2020

As the world tackles COVID-19, we face uncertain futures, a deadly virus, and a pause to life as we all know it. Politicians in eight different states are capitalizing on this time to push restrictive...

Cooking in Quarantine: Zucchini Bread - Ep 2

Cooking in Quarantine: Zucchini Bread – Ep 2

Sophia Reid April 20, 2020

Welcome back to another edition of Cooking in Quarantine. Lately, I have dedicated my heart and soul to bread. I love the methodical comfort that bread brings and spending a day in the kitchen waiting...

12 Tips to master distance learning

12 Tips to master distance learning

Sophia Reid April 15, 2020

As we enter into week three of distance learning, the Observer sat down with Associate Dean Dr. Kristin Douglas to devise a list of tips and tricks on mastering this new form of learning.  According to...

Cooking in Quarantine: Gnocchi - Ep. 1

Cooking in Quarantine: Gnocchi – Ep. 1

Sophia Reid April 7, 2020

I have been socially distancing and in quarantine now for around 25 days, and in that time I have cooked about 25 times. When everything around me seems ever-changing and uncertain, I find immense comfort...

Senior Francis Sophia Gow shows off her new study spot at her home in Managua, Nicaragua on March 31.

International students face uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads

Sophia Reid April 1, 2020

On Friday, March 13, Augustana College announced that classes were cancelling a week early for spring break. For most students at Augustana, this announcement meant packing a suitcase or two and driving...

Muir, right, and his wife, Heather, laugh at memories of their engagement photos on Feb. 2. Photo by Sophie Reid.

Dr. Muir: A look into life outside the lab

Sophia Reid March 29, 2019

Two boys, two more on the way, two parents, and two cats. This family all started with two teenagers falling in love at a summer job. Augustana Biology professor, Dr. Muir met his wife, Heather, when they...

News Brief: Augustana employee killed in duck boat accident

Sophia Reid July 27, 2018

Augustana community member, Leslie Dennison, was among those killed when a duck boat sunk in Branson, MO. After changing its route, the boat capsized and sank as a storm and winds struck the lake. The...

Teachers express fears, frustrations at gun violence

Sophia Reid March 25, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.-- On Feb. 14 in Parkland, FL, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. Among those 17 were three faculty members: Scott Beigel, a biology teacher, Chris Hixon, the athletic director, and...

Anderson talks recent triumphs

Anderson talks recent triumphs

Sophia Reid December 14, 2016

The Augustana Observer sat down with sophomore women’s basketball team member Izzy Anderson to talk about her recent CCIW player of the week award and the team’s historic streak. 1. How did it feel...

Timmons talks goals for wrestling team season

Sophia Reid December 3, 2016

The Augustana Observer sat down with junior men’s wrestling team member Trace Timmons to talk about his and the team’s goals for the season. 1. Who do you think will be your toughest opponent? “Central...

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