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Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

Abigail Larson April 19, 2021

On March 31,  “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released as the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse. The idea of a film including both Godzilla and Kong was made public in October of 2015, and...

Spinning surf and sun into ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

Augustana Theater’s most recent production premiered on April 8th as the first theater performance at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavillion. The show, “Pirates of Penzance” was directed by junior...

Review: “The Bitter Truth” reclaims the classic Evanescence

William Sikich April 16, 2021

On March 26 of this year, unequivocally reasserting their familiar style and creative quality, Evanescence released its newest album into the cyberworld of music-streaming databases. "The Bitter Truth"...

Looking behind the scenes of “La Divina”

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Augustana. The play details the life of Maria Callas,...

Figge Art Museum Provides Artists Platform Despite Pandemic

Etta Brooks April 1, 2021

The Figge Art Museum is showcasing the artwork of seven Augustana students and students from six neighborhood colleges at the College Invitational Exhibition, which runs until June 6. Given the pandemic,...

Shades of Beauty celebrates Augustana women

Etta Brooks April 1, 2021

The Shades of Beauty summit at Augustana College celebrates women’s diverse complexions and upholds that all shades are beautiful. This year, the summit operated on a hybrid model: an in-person ForHer...

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Abigail Larson March 31, 2021

The original “Justice League” was released in March of 2018, but three years later on March 18, 2021, a new version was released titled “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” Commonly referred to as...

The Phantom Thieves are back to steal hearts in Persona 5 Strikers

The Phantom Thieves are back to steal hearts in ‘Persona 5 Strikers’

Phea Gonzalez March 24, 2021

"Persona 5 Strikers" brings together the Phantom Thieves for an all new adventure. The set-up is simple: after going back to your hometown after the events of the first game, you’re back in Tokyo for...

Virgil Hajdys, left, and Ravyn Davis, right, rehearse for the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo by Nick Muller.

Live theater alters ways during COVID-19

Abigail Larson March 11, 2021

For many actors and audience members, part of the enjoyment of theater comes from the live experience. However, because of COVID-19 and the danger in-person performances can pose, recording productions...

Five innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic

Five innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic

Phea Gonzalez March 7, 2021

As talk spreads about the COVID-19 vaccine, now is a good time to reflect on some recent innovations that have come about as a result of the pandemic. Widespread accessibility to online events With...

Top five COVID-safe food spots in the QC

Phea Gonzalez October 31, 2020

At this point, some people may be getting tired of the food available on campus. There’s still a need to follow COVID-19 protocols, though, and with many restaurants beginning to move indoors for the...

Review: Hubie Halloween

Abigail Larson October 25, 2020

With Halloween fast approaching, many are looking to step into the spirit through festive movies, which are in no short supply on Netflix. In fact, they just released a couple of their own seasonal originals,...

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