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Independents give opinions on Greek Life

William Sikich March 5, 2020

Greek Life participation at Augustana College is fairly pervasive. A walk across campus will display apparel with letters of all kinds, representing the 15 social fraternities and sororities and a handful...

Augie senior Jonathan Quigley, Freshman Blake Traylor, and Juniors Tyler Bentley, John Cunningham, (left to right), surrounding the speakers playing random noises during the noise event organised by Little Happenings.

Little Happenings brings absurdism to campus

Collin Schopp October 24, 2019

It’s a warm September day on Augustana’s Campus. The quad is filled with students rushing between classes. When you first step out of the Gerber Center, it may seem like business as usual — but then...

Students gather to look at the pink crosses in the pro-life clubs display on Monday, April 1. Each of the 911 crosses signifies an abortion performed at Planned Parenthood each day. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

Pro-Life group demonstrates on quad

Thea Gonzales April 1, 2019

Representatives from Augustana's pro-life group stood in the quad and passed out cards to students on Monday, April 1. With a display of pink crosses signifying the 911 abortions done everyday at Planned...

New club on campus: Ping Pong Club

New club on campus: Ping Pong Club

Clint Ugolini March 29, 2019

Clubs and organizations at Augustana continue to grow and strive to include anybody and everybody who wants a place to do the things they love. One of the more recent clubs born at Augie is the Ping Pong...

Ultimate Frisbee plays through the night at Snow Sleep

Clint Ugolini January 28, 2019

The Augustana Ultimate Frisbee Team hosted their second annual Snow Sleep Tournament on Friday, Jan. 25, which lasted from 9 p.m to 4 a.m. The Snow Sleep Tournament gets its name from the fact that since...

Natalie Trujilo discusses +IMPACT to attendees.
Photo by Natalie Spahn

Emerging sex education club +IMPACT

September 7, 2017

  +IMPACT, a new student group on the Augustana Campus, wants to do just that: make an impact on the campus. The group meets every other week to discuss sexual health, safety and bystander intervention...

Club hockey lack of depth leads to loss

Matthew McKay December 7, 2016

When the Augustana men’s hockey team took the ice at the River’s Edge in Davenport on Saturday afternoon, they had only six forwards and three defensemen. Head coach Perry Jacobs pointed out that the...

Fencing club looks for new recruits

Madison Williams October 21, 2016

                The fencing club is looking to accept new members throughout fall and spring term as in the winter term is when most of their competitions tend to be. The members are always...

Water polo club amps up for final tournament

October 14, 2016

Founded six years ago, water polo club is now looking to do well in their final tournament of the men’s season part of the club. The team has so far competed in two tournaments and the last tournament...

Rowers get early start on success

September 30, 2016

The Augustana Rowing club will be competing in their second regatta of the year this Saturday at the Head of the Mississippi Regatta in Minneapolis, MI. The club’s president, senior Paige Phelps, said...

Rugby club prepares for tournament

April 29, 2016

Just like lacrosse, rugby is becoming highly popular on college campuses as colleges put together teams and clubs. Augustana College has a rugby club, which competed against Loras College and won on April...

Fencing Club advances forward

Fencing Club advances forward

October 15, 2015

The screech of clashing metal can be heard most Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights inside the Pepsico Center as the fencing club practices hard for their tournaments throughout the year. Drew Mayu...

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