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Telehealth is a call away for students

Olivia Doak September 8, 2020

The Augustana community now has 24/7 access to free online services for both physical and mental health.  Digital clinics, virtual therapy sessions and immediate mental health resources are now readily...

President Bahls extends his stay at Augustana

Brady Johnson June 16, 2020

On June 6, President Bahls sat down for a virtual interview to discuss his contract extension, current plans for Augustana's reopening and the new Presidential Racial Justice and Equity Fund. Below is...

OBScast: The Challenges of Digital Education – Ep. 2

April 6, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! Here's episode two on the challenges of digital education. The Observer Editorial staff talk about their first week of digital classes, how it has affected their...

SGA presidential elections are all online

SGA presidential elections are all online

Brady Johnson April 2, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has pushed 15 states to postpone their presidential primaries. The global pandemic is also upending the way the Student Government Association (SGA) runs elections.  Senior Justin...

OBScast: The Other Side of Quaran-term – Ep. 1

March 31, 2020

Join us for our very first Observer podcast! Here's episode one on being a digital student. The Observer Editorial staff talk about living in quarantine, moving forward as a student, and holding on to...

Local journalism matters

Local journalism matters

March 5, 2020

There is one thing keeping us in the loop: the news media. Unfortunately, local news is disappearing right in front of us. It wouldn’t be outlandish to suggest when a person thinks of the news media,...

Dr. Lentil Calder (Right) speaks alongside Dr. Jasmine Noelle Yarish (Middle) and Dr. David Dehnel at the Impeachment Process Panel on October 29th, 2019.

What is impeachment?

Audrianna Schneider November 7, 2019

Impeachment is an important mechanism of American politics, yet for some, the process of impeachment is hard to fully grasp and comprehend. This week, the Observer sought to explain the intricacies behind...

Augie students grabbing food in the Gerber Center Dining Hall on October 18, 2019.

Dine & Dash: Semester schedule shortens mealtime

Audrianna Schneider October 24, 2019

Campus communities are often united through one universal love: food. Food to a college student is freedom from the stress of classes – a break from the ever-running busyness that ensnares students’...

Stress, tears and financial fears affect student workers

Stress, tears and financial fears affect student workers

October 17, 2019

Pursuing an undergraduate education demands a significant time commitment. Yet, most students still choose to get part-time jobs, adding even more responsibilities to an already overwhelming schedule....

Graphic illustration by
Alyssa Duckett of the Observer Staff

Staff, students debate media influence on violence

Audrianna Schneider October 10, 2019

Our world today is surrounded by technology. We use it in schools, at work, at home, anywhere we turn, there’s a screen. While our technology is used in ways of work and school, we also use it to entertain...

Diversity plan takes step in the right direction

October 3, 2019

Dr. Monica Smith, the vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, sent out an email to the entire population at Augustana College, announcing the then-newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

Matt Case, member of Sierra Club, applauds a speech on Friday, Sept. 20 in the lower quad.  President Bahls says Augie has made progress towards campus sustainability, but there is more to do. Photo by Mikaylo Kelly.

Campus community demands sustainability

Audrianna Schneider September 26, 2019

Augustana students have a powerful voice on subjects they feel need to be addressed. By forming a student-led “climate strike” rally on Friday, Sept. 20 at noon, Augustana students made it quite clear...

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