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It’s all infrastructure

Stuart Lombard April 28, 2021

Investing in the country’s infrastructure is one of the few things in American politics that both parties agree should be done. During the Trump presidency, even amid the tensest moments, Democrats and...

All work has value

Stuart Lombard April 16, 2021

If there is one thing that the pandemic has made clear, it is that all work has value. At the same time as restaurant and healthcare workers were declared to be essential, women were also moving into a...

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,...

Online classes are not too bad

Online classes are not too bad

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

In Augustana College’s COVID-19 briefing on March 11, it was announced that all classes next fall will be held in-person. Although this news is exciting and shows great progress that the college and...

Productivity in the pandemic should not be the priority

Bethany Abrams April 15, 2021

Last year when the country first began a national lockdown to mitigate the COVID-19 virus, some individuals took advantage of this time to learn something new or strengthen pre-existing skills. As we approach...

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...

The Importance of Identity

The Importance of Identity

Celeaciya Olvera March 12, 2021

We all attempt to discover ourselves at a young age. Whether it is playing on the playground at recess with friends or distancing ourselves from the loud noises. There is comfort in the atmosphere we put...

Are we coming back in the fall? Will sloughfest be rescheduled? Student questions answered

Are we coming back in the fall? Will sloughfest be rescheduled? Student questions answered

Olivia Doak May 15, 2020

Students voiced many questions about how Augustana will handle distance learning and the pandemic since it began two months ago. While the administration works constantly to send daily email updates answering...

Featured graphic by Carly Davis

Rethinking “essential”

Carly Davis May 13, 2020

Social distancing measures are indisputably wearing on all of us, and hanging out with your hometown friends six feet apart in a parking lot isn’t going to make you feel better long-term. As many of...

Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Cooking in Quarantine: Biscotti-Ep.3

Sophia Reid May 6, 2020

  I’m in my last week here at Augie, and in my house and as I was brainstorming recipes for this week, I realized that I was in very short supply of many ingredients. I needed a recipe that utilized...

What I wish I knew before contracting COVID-19

What I wish I knew before contracting COVID-19

Thea Gonzales May 4, 2020

I was comforted once by my statistics: young, healthy, careful, smart. Of course I wasn’t going to contract the virus; I wasn’t like most of its early victims. COVID-19 was for the graphs that J.B....

Cartoon by Kevin Donovan/Observer Staff

Politicians that use COVID-19 to restrict abortion access limit essential healthcare

Sophia Reid April 29, 2020

As the world tackles COVID-19, we face uncertain futures, a deadly virus, and a pause to life as we all know it. Politicians in eight different states are capitalizing on this time to push restrictive...

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