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Our First Vote

October 21, 2016

 2016 has been an interesting year to say the least. Terrifying clowns roaming around, losing loved icons, and to top it off, the election. With all of these weird things happening, take a moment and...

Augustana hosting Early Voting on October 24th

September 22, 2016

Augustana will host early voting for the upcoming election on Oct. 24 from 8:30-4 p.m. by the Brew by Slough. Kai Swanson, Special Assistant to the President, and Rock Island County Clerk, Karen Kinney...

Trump Reaching to minorities

September 16, 2016

The last year of Donald Trump’s run for presidency have been incredible. The candidate is an anomaly, winning the primaries and the republican nomination by a startling margin, all the while being the...

Hillary in Hampton

Rachel Leman September 15, 2016

Under blue skies along the Mississippi River, Hampton, Illinois’s Illiniwek Park held its 49th annual Salute to Labor Day Picnic. As local Illinois and Iowa Democratic politicians took the stage to pay...

Students had a chance to meet each of the candidates for SGA president and vice president on Monday night.

Candidates debate to sway votes at SGA debate

March 23, 2016

The Student Government Association Presidential candidates took the stage on Monday for a debate hosted by SGA and the Observer. The tickets are: SGA secretary Charlie Bentley and senator Sarah Funke,...

The Augustana Observer endorses Charlie Bentley and Sarah Funke. The pair is running for SGA president and vice-president  for the 2016-17 school year.

Official SGA Election Endorsement: Bentley ticket, first choice

March 22, 2016

Experience and action are two hallmarks that make Charlie Bentley and Sarah Funke our choice. The Augustana Observer is confident in their endorsement of these student leaders. Not only do Bentley and...

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders brought his presidential campaign to Davenport on Dec.14. The senator addressed his supporters on what he calls “the real issues of the American people.” Photo by Ryan Jenkins.

Sanders feels "confident" in Iowa

December 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign to Iowa over the weekend. The senator's tour stretched across the state over a total of two days. Sanders spoke to his supporters...

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders brought his presidential campaign to Davenport on Dec.14. The senator addressed his supporters on what he calls “the real issues of the American people.” Photo by Ryan Jenkins.

Sanders feels "confident" in Iowa

December 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign to Iowa over the weekend. The senator's tour stretched across the state over a total of two days. Sanders spoke to his supporters...

Opinion: Hollywood becoming the new D.C.

September 11, 2015

Kanye West announced at the 2015 VMAs at the end of August that he was running for president in 2020 while making his speech for winning the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Although Mr. West mentioned...

Politicians using social media as campaign vehicle immature, clever

September 5, 2015

Social media has become a powerful tool that does more than communicate individuals to one another. Twitter, for example, allows users to instantly share their ideas through either a 140 word count message,...

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