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A trip to Chicago supports cultural diversity

Jack Brandt November 16, 2022

On the weekend of Nov. 11-13, a group of students and faculty traveled to Chicago as part of an event put on by the Multicultural Programming Board (MPB). During the trip, they visited cultural sites such...

VIDEO: Student Kareen Washington creates clothing brand to promote racial justice

Michelle Quinn February 23, 2022

Humble Menace is having a pop up event at SouthPark mall this Saturday, Feb 26 from 1-5pm. You can also contact them via social media or at their website

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, we have been hoping for a vaccine. Now, with three vaccines distributed to the public, it is a time of great excitement for many. However,...

The reality of police brutality

The reality of police brutality

Sarah Kayali March 11, 2019

The Ten-Point Program of the Black Panther Party, a self defense political organization, called for: freedom, full-employment, end to capitalist robbery, housing, education, universal-healthcare, end to...

Rural does not mean racist

Rural does not mean racist

April 20, 2017

Are there racist people who live in the rural United States?  Yes.  Are there a large number of people from rural areas who will fly confederate flags with pride?  Yes.  Do rural high schools tend...

Observer breaks own record at ICPA, takes home 19 awards

Observer breaks own record at ICPA, takes home 19 awards

February 23, 2016

The staff of the Augustana Observer broke their own record last weekend by winning 19 awards from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) in Chicago. Last year, the Observer staff won 18 awards...

Hot Dogs, homocides, and the City of Chicago

February 13, 2016

Welcome to Chicago, the city of hot dogs and homicides. A place known for legendary food, sports teams, and culture, the Windy City is currently stuck in the vice grips of incessant violence and crime,...

Terrorism, police brutality linked through violent extremism

December 14, 2015

Nearly every day this year, reports of extreme violence flood the public consciousness. In just the last few months, there have been terrorist attacks in dozens of places globally by both “Christian”...

Faculty: minimum wage increase may improve economy

January 31, 2015

The Illinois Senate passed a bill last month to raise Illinois’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2019, which Tristan Coughlin, assistant professor of economics, said would be a step in the right direction. He...

Junior Jordan Hampel sets the ball during the game against Illinois Wesleyan.
Photo by Linnea Ritchie.

Gargoyle Classic proves to be a challenge

October 2, 2014

The Augustana volleyball team struggled to keep its composure at last weekend’s Gargoyle Classic at the University of Chicago, dropping two of its four matches. Augustana’s composure was missing specifically...

Burlington Trailways services unsatisfactory

Burlington Trailways services unsatisfactory

March 27, 2014

Augustana students may recognize the large, red charter bus that pulls through the Carver Center drive each day. Burlington Trailways, a locally owned and operated bus company, is the sole transportation...

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