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Will Augie’s wifi ever get better?

Celeaciya Olvera October 21, 2021

For the 2020-2021 school year, schools have had to switch from in-person classes to a hybrid model. For Augustana students, depending on the classes, there were fully virtual or hybrid classes. Having...

Augustana Has A Service Animal Crisis

Kiera Kunstman November 14, 2019

For a person with a disability, a service animal becomes their own form of life support. A lot of staff and students don’t recognize how vital a service animal is, just because they have not been given...

First-year Molly Wrenn steps up to bat for the Vikings. Wrenn got two runs for Augustana in their game against Elmhurst. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Vikings Softball Splits Doubleheader

April 12, 2018

The Augustana softball team split its doubleheader on Saturday against CCIW foe Elmhurst, moving the Vikings’ overall record to 15-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. Augie, led by sophomore...

Augustana Baseball Ready for CCIW Play

March 29, 2018

The Augustana baseball team has gotten off to a strong start this season, compiling an overall record of 12-3 and winning seven of its last eight games. The Vikings have won three contests in a row, with...

Augustana men’s tennis heads into CCIW plays

March 22, 2018

The Augustana men’s tennis team, coming off a 6-3 loss at Grinnell on Sunday, is now heading into the CCIW portion of its schedule. The Vikings, who currently hold a record of 8-7, will start off conference...

Senior Eric Pohl returns the serve from Illinois Tech. Augustana won with a score of 9-0.

Men’s tennis has successful run in spring break matches

Morgan Clark March 15, 2018

After playing a few tennis matches in late September, the tennis team has begun to practice and compete for the continuation of their 2018 season as the weather warms up. The Augustana Men’s tennis team...

Junior Meghan Stovall prepares to make a free throw to push the Vikings ahead of North Central College. Photo by Tony Dzik

Women’s Basketball preps to compete against Elmhurst

Morgan Clark February 8, 2018

The women’s basketball team has had a great season having a record of 12-9 so far. Augie will compete next against their CCIW competitor, the Elmhurst Bluejays. As the season is coming to an end, the...

Men’s Volleyball Looks for Home Spark Again

January 31, 2018

Augustana introduced men’s volleyball to its list of sports for the 2017-2018 academic year, and the Vikings got off to a memorable start in the program’s first-ever home match. The inaugural home...

Junior Izzy Anderson pushes past an opponent on her way to the basket. Photo by Tony Dzik

Vikings Down Two CCIW Opponents

January 25, 2018

The Augustana women’s basketball team faced off against two CCIW opponents last week, and the Vikings were able to win both contests in convincing fashion. On Wednesday night, the Vikings hosted the...

Micah Martin, sophomore, blocks Luke Peters, junior from Wheaton College, attempting to score. Photo by Collin Schopp.

Vikings Split CCIW Contests

January 18, 2018

The Augustana Vikings faced adversity in both of their games last week, but Augie, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, was able to split its CCIW contests against Wheaton and Carroll. On Wednesday night,...

Bowling team’s rough start shows motivation for future success

December 7, 2017

The Women’s bowling team began their first season ever during late October with only six team members. The bowlers competed in their fifth tournament of the season this past weekend at the Warhawk Open...

Alek Jacobs, the quarterback for the Augustana Vikings, runs the ball towards the end-zone, as his teammates help keep the Wesleyan Titans from tackling him. The Vikings lost 28-10. Photo by Brady Johnson

Vikings look to make a rebound during homecoming game

October 12, 2017

After picking up their first win of the season against Elmhurst last weekend, the Augustana Vikings welcomed the Illinois Wesleyan Titans to Lindberg Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game started off...

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