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Students react to threat to Augustana’s campus

Charlie Roiland December 9, 2022

Many Augustana students said Friday they feared for their safety following several threats made Thursday against the Augustana campus. An Augustana alumni posted several potentially threatening TikToks,...

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Molly Sweeney December 9, 2022

A suspect who made threats to campus Thursday has been apprehended by Rock Island Police. Augustana police chief Tom Phillis told the Observer he is “confident” that students, staff and faculty...

Update: Community safety alert

Update: Community safety alert

December 8, 2022

In an email sent to students, Public Safety issued an update that local police have found the suspect believed to have left notes around Augustana’s campus. According to the email from Public Safety,...

Community safety alert

Community safety alert

December 8, 2022

In an email sent out to students, faculty and staff, Public Safety issued a notice that they are “aware and taking action” against notes left around Augustana’s campus. According to the email from...

Augustana students pet therapy dogs in the Thomas Tredway Library on Dec. 5 during the annual Woofapalooza.

Students’ struggle as fall semester comes to a close

Caitlin Campbell December 7, 2022

Although finals season is the one that is typically associated with burnout, for students and teachers at Augustana, it is no exception.  Burnout, as defined by Farrah Roberts, the director of student...

Zachary Draves, Program Director for Sexual Assault Prevention Education, address the members.

Taking back the night at Augie

Jack Brandt December 7, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, students discussed forming a sexual violence prevention chapter, under the organization Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night is a foundation that aims to increase awareness about...

Augustana introduces new peer support group for LGBTQ+ Students

Gavin Nicoson December 7, 2022

Augustana College has recently added to its existing peer support groups with the creation of a group for LGBTQ+ students. Although newly formed, the group extends across 19 different departments on campus...

Augustana Students take the role of diplomats at the Model United Nations in Chicago

Feven Zewdu November 23, 2022

During the week of Nov. 19 -Nov. 22, Augustana’s Model United Nations (Model UN) took part in a simulation of the meeting of the United Nations in Chicago. This simulation is held by the American Model...

Town hall ignites the spark of an Augustana labor movement

Caitlin Campbell November 23, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a town hall meeting regarding the Augustana student minimum wage. Around 70 students were in attendance for the meeting, and the...

Augustana promotes international perspectives

Anh Bui November 23, 2022

According to the government website dedicated to the week, International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs...

Correction to physical edition of the Nov. 17 Observer issue

November 21, 2022

On Issue 2 of Vol. 122 of the Observer, published Nov. 17, a spelling error was present on the cover of the physical edition of the paper. A name was incorrectly spelled as “Ghandi.” The correct spelling...

A trip to Chicago supports cultural diversity

Jack Brandt November 16, 2022

On the weekend of Nov. 11-13, a group of students and faculty traveled to Chicago as part of an event put on by the Multicultural Programming Board (MPB). During the trip, they visited cultural sites such...

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