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Alpha Psi Omega disbands

Zain Shrestha November 17, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 5, Alpha Psi Omega, the national honors fraternity, was disbanded. Without Alpha Psi Omega, this could mean an end to the existing fundraisers these groups host and a lack of safe space...

Augie students performing a shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 28.

Alpha Psi Omega beautifully horrifies in shadow cast

Zach Blair November 5, 2021

Last week, on the rainy Thursday night of Oct. 28, Augustana students were exposed to a shadow cast of the crazy, beautiful, insane, unfiltered “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Students were abuzz with...

Vagina Monologues relevant now more than ever

Gabrielle Lenger February 27, 2020

In light of recent events on Augustana’s campus, the Vagina Monologues are relevant now more than ever. The theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, is hosting their annual Vagina Monologues performance...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

Apollonia Weyerhaeuser Davis, pictured here in 1914,
lived in House on the Hill for her entire life until her death in 1953. She is rumored to still haunt its halls.
Photo courtesy of Augustana Special Collections

Augie horror story: Ghost stories from Augustana College

May 4, 2016

Women in Bergendoff singing in the middle of the night. Shadows staring back at you. Steps following right behind you. Though the seniors may be leaving this month, some entities never seem to leave Augustana...

Board of Trustees approves plans for Westerlin renovations

October 21, 2014

Augustana’s Board of Trustees approved architectural plans for Westerlin Residence Hall earlier this month, which include air conditioning in dorm rooms among other renovations for the building. The...

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