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Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition

Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition

Priyanjana Chaudhary December 8, 2022

Augustana Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual student Concerto and Aria Competition on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The winners have an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the...

The Campus Cupboard welcomes volunteers

Lexi Woodcock December 8, 2022

For students looking for service hours, Augustana’s Campus Cupboard is always looking for volunteers. The free pantry, located in the basement of Bahl’s Leadership Center, is open to students and volunteers...

Grief shakes a new Wakanda

Krystina Slack December 8, 2022

Grief and death rock Wakanda in the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever.” The movie is about Wakanda’s struggles after the death of their king and the effect Wakanda has had since telling the world...

UNYK dancers wait in formation for music to begin on Nov. 20, 2022.

UNYK “Cherry Bomb” tops the Sunday

Allie Rial November 27, 2022

On Sunday, Nov. 20, the UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe performed their show titled “Cherry Bomb” in Centennial Hall. With a crowd of students and relatives watching, the atmosphere was bubbly and...

Staying on campus over breaks: Voices of international students

Priyanjana Chaudhary and Lexi Woodcock November 25, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, many students are packing their bags and getting ready to head home, but not all students are this lucky. Many international students must stay on campus over breaks....

Cristina King, Miss Nationwide 2022 - keynote speaker at the event.

Students Observer Transgender Day of Remembrance

Krystina Slack November 25, 2022

The day after Arun Gandhi spoke to the Augustana community about the value of nonviolence, the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity hosted an event that stressed the damage violence has had on the...

Black feminism illuminates classics field

Priyanjana Chaudhary and Carly Davis November 18, 2022

On Nov. 10, Dr. Shelly Haley, the Edward North chair of classics and professor of africana studies emerita at Hamilton College, gave an online presentation on the perspective of a Black woman in a field...

Willkommen and bienvenue to “Cabaret” at Augustana

Kobe West November 18, 2022

The Augustana theater department will be putting on a production of “Cabaret” from Nov. 17-20. It is a funny yet heart-wrenching tale that takes place in pre-WWII Germany. “Cabaret” premiered in...

“Barbarian”: The twist is coming from inside the house

Chris Ferman November 18, 2022

“Barbarian,” released theatrically on Sept. 9, 2022, became the biggest surprise for me this year. Directed by Zach Cregger, the film follows Tess, played by Georgina Campbell, as she checks into an...

Dr. Arun Gandhi promotes nonviolence

Dr. Arun Gandhi promotes nonviolence

Krystina Slack November 18, 2022

On Nov. 14, Dr. Arun Gandhi spoke to Augustana and the Rock Island community in Centennial Hall. Gandhi is the first speaker in Augustana’s new Global Lecture Series. Arun Gandhi is the grandson of...

Evald: Empowering women beyond the grave

Evald: Empowering women beyond the grave

Lexi Woodcock November 11, 2022

“Power, Passion, and Faith,” a biography on Emmy Carlsson Evald written by her great-granddaughter Sharon Wymann, tells the life story of a young activist for women’s rights. On Wednesday Nov. 2,...

The Beatles’s “Revolver” expansion offers new insights on old songs

Carly Davis November 11, 2022

“Revolver,” The Beatles’s 1966 album has joined the ranks of “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 2017, “The BEATLES ('White Album') in 2018,” “Abbey Road in 2019” and “Let It...

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