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ACES hasn’t been ace-ing its quality of service as of late

Zach Blair March 5, 2022

Augustana College Express Service (ACES) is one of the most frequently accessed services on campus. Many students rely on ACES for those instances where it’s late at night and they might need to hitch...

No car, no problem, right?

No car, no problem, right?

Charlie Roiland March 5, 2022

When you come to Augustana, it is almost impossible to find a parking spot. Residence hall parking lots are filled to the brim with cars, so much so that students with parking permits often struggle to...

Given a new ride request, the ACES van begins to pull away from the Westerlin lot.

ACES extended wait times create uncertainty

Anh Bui November 10, 2021

The Augustana College Express Service (ACES) has experienced many issues this year with long wait times, unreliability, and low staffing. Students felt apprehension about continuing to use this service,...

Inclement weather freezes ACES operation

Inclement weather freezes ACES operation

Anh Cao March 12, 2020

The Augustana College Express Service (ACES) provides transportation around campus for students, but harsh weather stops the service in its tracks. Since its creation, ACES has been a safe option for students...

Phone apps created for campus by the campus

Aubrey Lathrop October 31, 2019

In an effort to connect the student body, various groups on Augustana’s campus have created apps available for download. The goal of these apps is to keep students informed and safe. There are three...

The off-campus safety concerns

Michelle Quinn October 17, 2019

The area around this campus is not safe. With shootings at Lincoln Park, students cars’ getting stolen, etc., it seems like no authoritative figure is around to take these situations seriously. The Quad...

Students on the quad between Olin and Hanson walk to class in freezing temperatures. Photo by Emma Gannaway/Observer Staff.

Augustana closes campus due to life-threatening temperatures

Jordan Cone February 4, 2019

Augustana College announced on Monday, Jan. 28 that campus would close Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to dangerously cold winter temperatures. With a high of -13 and wind chill measurements reaching -50, conditions...

It’s a winter wonderland at Augustana

Alex McLean January 30, 2019

January of 2019 has had awful weather for the Midwest. We’ve had about 3 snow storms and temperatures have been subzero more than once per day. During this time most students hope for Augustana’s College...

ACES driver Amy Green (20) waits outside of Aldi during an ACES special event that transports students to Aldi from campus. Photo by Kevin Donovan

ACES begins new service

Jordan Cone January 30, 2018

In December 2017, ACES began a new service of transporting students to Aldi. Earlier in the year, Campus Cupboard got in contact with Chief Tom Phillis and the four directors of ACES with a proposal to...

ACES will reduce hours of operation due to weather

February 5, 2016

Augustana College Express Service (ACES), has had to reduce its hours of operations, sometimes by a few hours, or closing the service entirely for the night due to the fluctuating weather. ACES closed...

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