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Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Students shine in the SAGA spotlight

Morin Windle May 10, 2024

As summer break approaches, SAGA prepares to release this academic year’s edition of the SAGA magazine, filled with the artistic and writing talent of students. The SAGA magazine has been a part of Augustana...

Film student wins Student Audience Choice Eddy Award in the 2024 CRIFF

Film student wins Student Audience Choice Eddy Award in the 2024 CRIFF

Celeaciya Olvera May 10, 2024

Cedar Rapids Film Festival (CRIFF) holds an annual event that allows independent filmmakers to submit their work to be showcased. This year, they had over 100 entries, with 57 selections in multiple categories,...

From left to right, Sophomore Lexie Seten and First-Year Renee Jednachowski talk to Sophomore Allie Lewis at the table for sorority Sigma Pi Delta’s annual fundraiser Raffle for Ronan in the Brew.

Raffle for Ronan returns for year two

Fatima Martinez Gallegos May 10, 2024

On Monday, April 29, a bright beaming smile caught the attention of everyone who passed next to the glossy orange poster announcing the Raffle for Ronan. Described as a charming, loving, smart and strong-spirited...

Senior Norika Maeda wears a Kimono at the International Street Fest at Lindberg Center on April 26, 2024. Maeda provides calligraphy for attendees as part of her table.

International Street Fest: An opportunity to bond with different cultures

Fatima Martinez Gallegos May 3, 2024

Flags from all over the world hung from the ceilings of Lindberg, waving as dancers twirled around a big circular crowd, emphasizing foot movements which were adorned with little bells during Augustana’s...

First-Year DJ Roberts, as Emmanuel Prynne, and Sophomore Noah Johnso, as Elyot Chase, kiss during the run for the comedy Private Lives in the Bruner Black Box on April 24, 2024.

Private Lives shines light on the LGBTQ+ community

Celeaciya Olvera May 3, 2024

The Augustana Theatre Department allows at least one senior per semester to showcase their talent by directing a show in their Black Box theatre. This spring semester’s senior is Grey White, who directed...

Augustana College students celebrate Holi, hosted by the Global Engagement Team, at Upper Quad on April 19.

Dancing in color: Students celebrate Holi

Fatima Martinez Gallegos April 26, 2024

Holi is an ancient celebration that dates back to the fourth century and is often accompanied by diverse mythical stories. However, at a universal level, Holi is a celebration of love, friendship and the...

Drag performer Miss Jade chooses a leopard print bodysuit and color-changing futuristic glasses for the show.

Augustana drag show celebrates Night of Noise

Rae Barry April 26, 2024

After observing a national Day of Silence, Augustana’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) partnered with the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) to host their annual “Night of Noise”...

Local author tells story by creating “Family Tree”

Celeaciya Olvera April 26, 2024

Local author Shellie Moore Guy wrote “The Family Tree” in 2019 and partnered with the local publishing company Midwest Writing Center to share her family’s story, tied into United States and Quad...

Senior Art Show paints Augustana’s talent

Morin Windle April 26, 2024

After hours of work and dedication, seniors in graphic design, art studio and art history are now presenting the results of their efforts in the Senior Art Show.  From April 15 to May 12, the art work...

Attendees participate in a fortune-telling game during Quê, the Vietnamese Student Association annual event on April 12 at the Gavle Rooms.

Celebrating Vietnamese Culture at Quê

Morin Windle April 19, 2024

Augustana’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) hosted Quê as their annual event for the year, a tradition that goes back to 2017. On April 12, the focus of the evening was the folk culture and cuisine...

Eid: A celebration of unity and breaking the fast

Fatima Martinez Gallegos April 19, 2024

The warmth of the sun peeked through the clouds of a vibrant blue sky on Apr. 10. Muslim students and students from a variety of different backgrounds could be spotted all throughout the bright green gardens...

Transforming the Quad Cities with “Moved by Waters”

Morin Windle April 12, 2024

On Thursday, April 4, Augustana hosted Emmy-Award winning directors Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films for a showing of their new film “Moved by Waters.”  “Moved by Waters” shows the...

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