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The Real Group’s Emma Nilsdotter (Left), Lisa Ӧstergren (Center), and Anders Edenroth (Right) performing at Wallenberg Hall onTuesday, February 11th, 2020.

Swedish a cappella group stuns Denkmann

Collin Schopp February 20, 2020

Denkmann’s Wallenberg Hall was stuffed with students, faculty and community members alike this past Tuesday, Feb. 11. Only a few empty seats peppered the edges of the audience, and five microphones sat...

Mother! disappoints horror fans

September 28, 2017

When I chose to see director Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic horror film, "fMother!", I expected to experience just that: a movie filled with drama and horror. The trailer implies it, the description on...

Arts-Based Greek Groups

Arts-Based Greek Groups

March 25, 2017

Along with it's many locally based social Greek Groups, Augustana is home to three national arts-focused Greek Groups (or honors societies).  With their focus in music and theatre, Phi Mu Alpha (PMA),...

Review: Oscar favorite La La Land is for the ones that dream

January 25, 2017

The best description I can give of the movie La La Land is that it serves as the optimistic alternative to director Damien Chazelle’s 2014 film Whiplash. Both of these films deal heavily with the dreams...

Hayley Kiyoko speaks to fans with new Citrine – EP

October 22, 2016

Releasing her third extended play (EP), Citrine, on September 30th, singer and actress (known majorly for her roles as Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth and Velma Dinkley...

Othello Review

Katherine Hogan October 20, 2016

I had the pleasure to see the opening show of Othello in the brand new Brunner main stage theater.  Sitting in the second row of the theatre, I could not believe how close I was to the actors and actresses—it...

Bon Iver returns with mesmerizing 22, A Million

October 15, 2016

After keeping fans waiting for five years, singer/songwriter Bon Iver has finally released a new album. The indie vocalist grew wildly popular after his 2007 album, For Emma, Forever Ago, which featured...

Pop the Augie Bubble: Restaurants

October 13, 2016

Los Agaves Mexican Grill- Davenport, IA Los Agaves is a Mexican restaurant in Davenport that serves dine-in meals that are still reasonable for the college student on a tight budget. “They have good...

Festival Seeking Holiday Spirit

October 8, 2016

It may only be October, but the Festival of Trees is on the hunt for volunteers filled with holiday spirit to help with the annual festival. The festival opens the holiday season here in the Quad Cities,...

Avon Dale launches new EP

October 8, 2016

On Saturday, October 8th, the band Avon Dale debuts their new EP, Little Ditty, at the Rock Island Brewing Co.   The band Avon Dale formed at the University of Illinois, where Lead singer Conrad Polz...

Augustana's finest featured at talent show

Katherine Hogan October 7, 2016

Many students attended the annual Homecoming Talent show on Sep. 28 and were rewarded with a host of talents. Some of the great acts included the “Violin Twins” Emily and Sarah Fischer, Robert Chaney...

Art studio allows creative free reign

October 1, 2016

Every Sunday, the Augustana Art Department is opening up Abbey Studio for open studio sessions.  All students are welcome to attend the open hours and make art. Some of the supplies that will be available...

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