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“Christmas at Augustana” with COVID-19

Connie Krupa November 26, 2021

After a one year break due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, a very special tradition is returning: Christmas at Augustana! In previous years, the musical talent of Augustana comes together to put...

Holiday spirit through strings of lights

December 14, 2017

Lights are strung at 3312 7th Ave for the holiday season. Seniors Cassidy Foley and Dana Burhorn decorated their off campus home to show off their Christmas spirit. With upwards to 12 strings of lights...

Student, faculty, and family gather around the Christmas tree outside of Old Main after its annual lighting on Wednesday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augie Lights Up the Holiday Season

December 7, 2017

Wednesday November 29th, it wasn't too warm, it wasn't too cold - it was the perfect weather for the annual Augustana Christmas Tree Lighting. The fifth annual tree lighting took place at 4:30 p.m. in...

The Black Santa Controversy

The Black Santa Controversy

December 17, 2016

For those who have tired of all the negativity in social media and tuned out for the past week or two, you may have missed this story appearing in some headlines. There was a black Santa Claus at Mall...

Christmas at Augustana

Christmas at Augustana

Katherine Hogan December 8, 2016

According to Dr. Jon Hurty, an Augustana music director, “Christmas at Augustana has been the most well-attended on campus concert at Augustana since its inception about eight years ago.” The opening...

Augustana should keep calling it "Christmas"

December 4, 2016

It’s December, and you can tell by looking around campus that Christmas is approaching. Since Augustana is a Lutheran college, there are recurring conversations about the role of Christianity in relation...

Communities should not strip away rich traditions

December 18, 2015

Every year as December rolls around houses become infused with lights and obnoxious inflatable snow globes. Americans enrage in a debate that cannot be settled. People have their different opinions on...

Joker Greeting Christmas prank card. The cards plays its tune until the battery dies or the receiver destroys it. Photo courtesy of Joker Greeting.

A Holly, Jolly, Evil Christmas

December 10, 2015

As we get closer and closer to the big day, it's time for all those late shoppers to finish up gifts for those they love. However, for those of you looking for an interesting new twist to the holiday...

Holiday boycotts target large corporations

December 11, 2014

Black Friday sales have decreased significantly this year in comparison to last year. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending was expected to reach $50.9 billion. This is in comparison...

Operation Christmas Spirit brings community together

December 19, 2013

Each year the Augustana community comes together for Operation Christmas Spirit. Groups and individuals adopt either a child or a Longfellow Liberal Arts School classroom or office. As one of the largest...

Schedule should be streamlined

December 18, 2013

When I was deciding on whether or not I should go to Augustana, one of my biggest hesitations was that Augustana followed a trimester schedule. Now that I’ve been here almost a year and a half, I find...

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