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Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity

Navigating college friendships: cliques, pressure and insecurity

Nuhamin Wube October 23, 2021

College is a lot like the wilderness: survival skills are necessary. In order for students to succeed in college they need to manage their time, communicate and multitask. The most important factor, however,...

Three lessons I’ve learned throughout the pandemic

Bethany Abrams May 4, 2021

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United States, and it is almost the end of the school year. Living through the pandemic for some of my senior year of high school and all...

COVID-19 winding down creates hope for next year

Celeaciya Olvera May 4, 2021

I think we can all agree that when COVID-19 evolved into a pandemic no one knew what was going to happen. Jobs and schools were being shut down and no one knew for how long. On March 13, 2020, Illinois...

OBScast: Food Justice and Pandemics – Ep. 4

Kevin Donovan April 21, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! Here's episode four on food justice and pandemics. The Observer Editorial staff talk with Observer photographer Mikaylo Kelly to talk about food justice and...

Inaccessible academia: a knowledge crisis

Inaccessible academia: a knowledge crisis

Giselle Barajas February 20, 2020

Databases are filled with a multitude of academic research and journals. These resources should be accessible to the general public as an owed right. For starters, it is important to acknowledge that accessibility...

Take advantage of J-term opportunities

Michelle Quinn February 20, 2020

Since this is Augustana’s first year of semesters, a lot of students have been having mixed emotions about J-term. A lot of my close friends did a range of things such as staying home, studying abroad,...

Procrastination is the anti-college strategy

Alex McLean October 3, 2019

I’m sure you have heard the adage: “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For some, this is laughed off as there is no possibility that they would let an assignment sit untouched for weeks to months. However,...

Sophomores are worried about the semester transition

Alex McLean April 17, 2019

Every student and their grandma knows that for the 2019-2020 school year Augustana is switching from trimesters to semesters. For this years’ seniors, this means nothing. For the juniors, they have very...

Top 5: Places to hangout at in the Quad Cities

William Sikich April 11, 2019

(5) Cool Beanz, Rock Island I know some of our readers may find it shameful to place Augustana’s beloved Cool Beanz at lowly fifth place; while others will likely roll their upperclassman eyes with boredom...

The loneliness plague in college students

The loneliness plague in college students

Giselle Barajas March 29, 2019

Once you reach adolescence, life appears to be all about fitting into the perfect clique and climbing the social hierarchy to gain social status among your peers. Essentially, you’re on a constant alert,...

Could free public college tuition become a threat to Augustana?

Elizabeth Oswalt March 20, 2019

With many of the Democratic candidates for 2020 advocating for free tuition in public college's, it's essential to ask what would this would mean for Augustana, as a small private liberal arts school.  Kent...

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...

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