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International students face obstacles working on-campus jobs

Etta Brooks May 13, 2022

When the majority of international students come to campus, the first job that they seek is the dining service student worker position, according to first-year Ethiopian student Beamlak Abdisa. “I...

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

María Fernanda Rubí April 23, 2022

As senior Mike Bui looked up plane tickets from Chicago to Nepal, his search showed prices averaging $1400 for a roundtrip.  “I live halfway across the world. I don’t go [home] for short breaks...

Chef Katie Kipper begins cleaning up on April 8 at Gerber Center for Student Life.

Add your recipe to the Gerber menu

Kayla Palliser April 15, 2022

From salads to Bang Bang Chicken, the Gerber Dining Hall menu is extensive. But the menu isn’t set in stone. Students are able to verbally request new menu items at any of the stations. If a request...

Augustana Westerlin Market shelves on March 7, 2022.

COVID-19 pandemic affects Augie’s weekend food options

Charlie Roiland and María Fernanda Rubí March 19, 2022

When students decide what college they will be attending to continue their education, one deciding factor may be the different food options that the school offers. In general, Augustana offers a wide variety...

Augie’s new COVID policies provide optimism, but we still need to be cautious

Kyle King February 26, 2022

As of Feb. 14, Augie’s prior restrictions on the size of group gatherings, student clubs, organizations and visitors at admissions or athletic events have been lifted.  The official email sent out...

Changes in the Dining Service are still unknown

Maria Fernanda Rubi March 31, 2021

Some weeks ago, the Student Government Association (SGA) sent a google form to the student body asking their opinion regarding possible changes in the Westerlin Market (C-Store) hours and adding more food...

Your nose isn’t that attractive

Stuart Lombard March 17, 2021

I saw him walking through the dining hall, mask hanging lazily under his nose. Just another guy seemingly unable to wear a mask properly. Then, he reached up, and my spirits soared hopefully. Ah, it just...

Augie students grabbing food in the Gerber Center Dining Hall on October 18, 2019.

Dine & Dash: Semester schedule shortens mealtime

Audrianna Schneider October 24, 2019

Campus communities are often united through one universal love: food. Food to a college student is freedom from the stress of classes – a break from the ever-running busyness that ensnares students’...

Augustana honors Leslie Dennison with tree memorial

Augustana honors Leslie Dennison with tree memorial

Thea Gonzales September 20, 2018

In the Gerber Center dining hall, past the food stations, kitchens and offices, a noticeable voice is missing. After 38 years of service as a dining hall worker, Leslie Dennison passed away in the Branson,...

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