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Augustana plans for renovations around campus

Brett Kuras November 24, 2021

Augustana College has plans to improve the infrastructure around campus. Bergendoff, Sorenson, Thorson-Lucken field (TF field) and Pepsico (PCo) recreation center will undergo renovations. Bergendoff will...

Swanson Commons without power. Photo by Christopher Ferman.

Upper campus sits in the dark during power outage

September 6, 2020

A power outage in Rock Island impacted parts of campus on Sept. 6. Swanson Commons, 11th Ave Flats, off-campus housing around Swanson and the Gerber Center were some of the buildings affected.  The first...

The Viking Plaza, normally filled with students, remains empty on Thursday April 2. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Photo Essay: Empty Spaces at Augustana College

Kevin Donovan April 3, 2020

Photography by Kevin Donovan/Observer staff

Photo illustration featuring vaping, a legal activity, by Brady Johnson.

Marijuana usage on Augustana’s campus will remain a pipe dream

Brady Johnson December 4, 2019

When students 21 of age come back to Rock Island in January, they can smoke marijuana without fear of the law, except when it comes to Augie’s campus. The DEA categorizes drugs into schedules of being...

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...

The off-campus safety concerns

Michelle Quinn October 17, 2019

The area around this campus is not safe. With shootings at Lincoln Park, students cars’ getting stolen, etc., it seems like no authoritative figure is around to take these situations seriously. The Quad...

Blue, Gold, and extremely expensive

Alex McLean April 26, 2018

This year, Augustana College has begun a “re-beautification” process of the campus and the slough. According to an email sent by Keri Rursch on April 17th, titled "Blue, Gold, and Beautiful," the administration...

Give the task force a chance

March 22, 2018

Following the Sexual Assault forum last term, a temporary task force was created, headed by chair Dr. Jennifer Popple. I, like many students on campus, are curious about how much change the task force...

Is the Slough worth the price?

December 7, 2017

On November 22nd, 2017, a schoolwide email was sent regarding work being done on Augustana’s Slough. The email regarded this work as an effort to “help preserve the structure of the slough for future...

Sophomores Jake Stewart and Drake Stern participated in the Clown Hunt on Tuesday Oct. 4. They were just two of upwards of 30 students who were out an about along the Slough Path just after midnight. (Photo by: Alex Halterman)

Students "clown hunt" overnight after report of clown on campus

October 4, 2016

Update 11:14 a.m. The office of Public Safety has given a statement: "We don't want people in packs looking for the clown. Go about your normal life, and just be aware, and if you see something call...

Campus Ministries Changing Music Direction

September 16, 2016

Following the departure of Larry Peterson, the Campus Ministries has appointed three new directors to lead the Ministries Music Program in coming changes. Seeing this as an opportunity for innovation,...

Public Safety File Photo, Observer Staff.

Campus larceny on the rise

April 8, 2016

Larceny incidents have been taking place throughout campus recently, from car break-ins to reports of stolen items from Pepsico Recreation Center. Reports have been made to Public Safety and the Rock Island...

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