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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 7, 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...

Choose joy during social distancing

Choose joy during social distancing

Jordan Cone March 25, 2020

As a senior, I am absolutely heartbroken over Augustana’s decision to move to online classes which might very likely complete my concluding months as a student. I know none of us could have ever dreamed...

True crime doesnt reflect justice: American prision system does more harm than good

True crime doesn’t reflect justice: American prision system does more harm than good

Olivia Doak March 12, 2020

I am a true crime junkie.  There’s nothing I love more than seeing John Quinones introduce the next episode of 20/20 or NBC’s Keith Morrison’s brow furrow as he conducts an emotional interview with...

Local journalism matters

Local journalism matters

March 5, 2020

There is one thing keeping us in the loop: the news media. Unfortunately, local news is disappearing right in front of us. It wouldn’t be outlandish to suggest when a person thinks of the news media,...

Editor’s Column: The real change baseball needs

Matthew McKay February 27, 2020

This time of the year, we are about a month or so away from the first weekend of baseball, and the bad publicity around the sport is just as intense as the early 2000’s when the steroid era was exposed....

Dealing with graduation anxiety

Katherine Hogan February 20, 2020

To be honest, when I was told I had to write this column, I was not at all sure what to write. The fact that I could write anything actually didn’t help me – the more options I have, the harder it...

The value of sport for student athletes

Olivia Doak October 24, 2019

Being a student athlete is a big commitment. Games, practices, workouts and team meetings take up time normally being spent studying or with friends. But there are reasons that I, and other athletes, make...

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