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Climate positivity remains crucial

Chloe Baxter May 17, 2023

When considering the issue of global warming, it’s easy to be a cynic. The ice caps are melting, killing polar bears and penguins. Sea levels are rising, pushing whole nations underwater. It’s true,...

Native American conservation

Chloe Baxter May 17, 2023

It has long been argued that Native Americans are the first environmentalists. The coexistence between the natural world and the spirit world, and the interconnectedness between the two resulted in a deep...

CAs form bonds

Krystina Slack May 13, 2022

Opinions Column. One of the best things I have ever done is becoming a Community Advisor (CA) here at Augustana. Being a CA has given me many opportunities and allowed me to meet and work with amazing...

Discrimination remains present in hiring

Discrimination remains present in hiring

Charlie Roiland May 13, 2022

Opinions Column. When people apply for a job, they hope to at least get an interview. They send in their resume and anxiously await a phone call or an email telling them if they are moving onto the...

Co-Editor-in-chief Olivia Doak listens to Managing Editor Carly Davis idea for the graphic design on March 14 at Old Main.

Balancing money and morality

Olivia Doak May 13, 2022

We all know that journalists are not in it for the money, and a college newspaper is no different. You don’t work at the Observer so that you can pay rent or afford groceries. We pay reporters by...

Students should form unions

Molly Sweeney May 13, 2022

Opinions Column. Students in colleges and universities all over the country have begun to unionize, whether that’s in the dorms at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. or the dining hall...

Your nose isn’t that attractive

Stuart Lombard March 17, 2021

I saw him walking through the dining hall, mask hanging lazily under his nose. Just another guy seemingly unable to wear a mask properly. Then, he reached up, and my spirits soared hopefully. Ah, it just...

Allies need to be present

Allies need to be present

Michelle Quinn March 15, 2021

This story is from the Observer's Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. It is not hard to be an ally. But, there are important differences between performative...

Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Sophia Reid May 6, 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...

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...

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...

Social distancing protects people like me

Social distancing protects people like me

Jordan Cone March 27, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and life as we’ve known it comes to a halt, I am frustrated and angered by people who have yet to take social distancing seriously. Being someone who...

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