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EDITORIAL: Looking ahead to the future of the Observer

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead to the future of the Observer

May 15, 2020

We, Brady Johnson and Olivia Doak, look forward to taking on the role of co-editors-in-chief of the Observer for the 2020-2021 school year. Right now we’re all stuck in the middle of a global pandemic....

EDITORIAL: We need to create emotional space in our bedroom-sized campuses

EDITORIAL: We need to create emotional space in our bedroom-sized campuses

April 6, 2020

As students, our weeks consisted of classes, social time, study time, organization time, rest time and meals. That’s not the case anymore. With Distance Learning, all separations of time and purpose...

First-year Meghan R. De Young (23) is living her comfiest life right now in Orland Hills, IL. Bedroom? Or classroom? Or both???

PHOTOS: Happy first (virtual) day back!

March 31, 2020

Happy first (virtual) day back! We're calling these last few weeks "Quaran-Term." How's it feel being a part of Augie history? We reached out and got some chic back-to-school from all of you posing in...

VIDEO: 35 quarantine activities for the frustrated Augie student

VIDEO: 35 quarantine activities for the frustrated Augie student

Kevin Donovan March 24, 2020

Although the threat of COVID-19 has called for the closing of many public spaces, we at The Observer feel that even though we are apart, what the virus cannot take away is our communities. Please enjoy...

Editorial: COVID19 cant take away our community

Editorial: COVID19 can’t take away our community

March 23, 2020

It was only two months ago when mentions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the footnotes of a New York Times morning briefing. Within two months, the virus spread past its origins in Wuhan, China...

You can’t bury truth in the trash

March 6, 2020

We do not know who dumped hundreds of Feb. 20 Observers in the trash; we do not know why you did what you did. But the editorial staff of the Observer writes this so you understand what our purpose is...

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...

America needs its literature back

William Sikich October 31, 2019

Humanity is obsessed with efficiency. Agriculture, railroads, traffic lights, the internet — all developed in pursuit of the expedient. It drives us forward, guiding our economy and inspiring our engineers....

In support of student-led demonstrations

September 26, 2019

For far too long, students our age have let the inconveniences of busy schedules, cynicism and lies that we are “not old enough to understand” get in the way of enacting real change. But in this age...

More than just a uniform

Jordan Cone April 10, 2019

I grew up watching my dad walk out the door every day not knowing when or if he’d come home that night. As a kid, that never phased me; it was what was normal for the daughter of a police officer. But...

Being the Early Bird

Alia McMurray March 31, 2019

I have always been a morning person.  To be honest, I’m not quite sure why or how I turned out that way.  As a child, my parents used to have to set an alarm for me, not to wake me up, but to let me...

Lady Gonzales and the Suit of Holy Discount Armor

Lady Gonzales and the Suit of Holy Discount Armor

Thea Gonzales March 25, 2019

With the trepidation of a freshly-hired intern, I expected a panel of critics at JCPenney’s “Suit Up” event to hand us a list of all the clothes we couldn’t wear. I pictured some woman in a pantsuit...

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