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Vests worn by Public Safety officers on November 8, 2019.

Two cars reported stolen from campus lots

Aubrey Lathrop November 14, 2019

Two car thefts have occurred at Augustana so far this semester, raising concerns about safety on campus. On Oct. 9, Junior Alyssa Twilbeck discovered that her car was stolen from the Erickson Hall parking...

Dead Poet’s Espresso, a local coffeehouse located at 1525 3rd Ave in downtown Moline, IL, serves up fresh brews, warm breakfasts and lunches daily. Open 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, Dead Poet’s Espresso is a popular and tasty choice for a local Fall date with your significant other.

Top five first date locations in the QC area

Abigail Johnson November 7, 2019

Fall has clearly begun and with it cuffing season. If you are unfamiliar with this term, cuffing season is a pop culture term for the period between fall and winter when people start seriously looking...

So, can we take a joke?

May 4, 2017

An advantage of attending a Liberal Arts College gives you the opportunity and push to explore many different viewpoints that may be far from your own. Being a biracial liberal, when asked to attend the...

Women raise their signs high in the air as they march towards the Capitol Building to get to the Womens March in Washington D.C. Photo by Alia McMurray.

Life After the Women’s March

January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 21st marked a historical day, but not just because it was President Donald Trump’s first day in office. Rather it was because millions upon millions of women and men covered the streets...

Augustana pushes for more gender neutral bathrooms after federal discrimination decision

May 13, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a joint guidance on Friday that prohibits transgender students from being discriminated on the basis of sex. This guidance effects all schools...

Men's track claims conference championship

May 8, 2016

The Augustana men's track and field team claimed their second conference title this year. The Vikings won 253.5 to North Central's 250. The Vikings finished first in the steeplechase, the 400 meter hurdles,...

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 5, 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...

Putting college in perspective

May 4, 2016

Being co-editor of the Augustana Observer has taught me so much, primarily that most Augie students don’t care about anything besides themselves, Greek events, alcohol and (usually around week 10) their...

Gained a fuller heart, richer mind

May 4, 2016

As I sat down to write this, my final column for the Observer, I couldn’t help but think back to when I first started out, both with the newspaper and at Augustana. I don’t think the me that I was...

NAACP chapter brings benefits for campus

April 27, 2016

Augustana College's new chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an important step forward in the college's quest to truly embrace and foster diversity on campus. I...

History professor charged with possession of painkillers

April 27, 2016

An Augustana professor was taken into custody yesterday by the Rock Island Police Department on charges for allegedly possessing prescription painkillers, and has since been remanded on a $10,000 bond. Lendol...

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