The Student News Site of Augustana College

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Top five COVID-safe food spots in the QC

Phea Gonzalez October 31, 2020

At this point, some people may be getting tired of the food available on campus. There’s still a need to follow COVID-19 protocols, though, and with many restaurants beginning to move indoors for the...

There’s a reason the grocery cart is full, and it isnt hoarding

There’s a reason the grocery cart is full, and it isn’t hoarding

Natalie McMillan April 7, 2020

This is a scary time for everyone. Most of us have not lived through a pandemic like this. Our day-to-day lives have come to a screeching halt. It doesn’t help that stories are floating around the Internet...

Sophomore Long Nguyen helps staff the Pho-Tastic event in Wallenburg Hall on Saturday night.

Students explore new food at Pho-TASTIC

Abigail Johnson November 21, 2019

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) hosted the Pho-TASTIC event which shared Vietnamese culture with Augustana students, faculty and their families. This event also helped raise money for a Vietnamese...

Cartoon by: Annie Wheeler

Vegetarians and vegans want to eat too

Paige Sheppard October 24, 2019

Current first and second year students at Augustana are required to have a meal plan, all of which cost over $5,000; however, vegan and vegetarian students can hardly eat for all they’re paying for. Although...

Augustana lacks a healthy variety

Alex McLean October 10, 2019

Anyone who has attended or even toured this college has noticed that there are a lot of stairs. In fact, there is a lot of walking and no on-campus transport during the day. Unfortunately, this is sometimes...

Augustana celebrates African cultures with Afro Fest

Katherine Hogan April 17, 2019

On the night of April 13, Augustana’s African Student Association (ASA) held the second annual AfroFest.  Overall, ASA is a student group that strives to bring people together and share the culture...

Augustana Junior Rachel Hecke (left) and Freshman Emmy Sharaan (right) cut green onion stalks for the Campus Kitchens meal prep class’s black bean tuna salad. April 2, 2019. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Campus Kitchens introduces cooking class

Katherine Hogan April 11, 2019

This past week, Campus Kitchens hosted their first ever cooking class in the basement of Founders. For this first cooking class, they made a black bean tuna salad —a recipe that is relatively cheap and...

Ryan Ganson plays the ukulele on Jan. 17 in his friend’s Kevin Phoenix, TLA Room. Photo by Brady Johnson.

Ryan Ganson: An Augustana renaissance man

Brady Johnson March 14, 2019

Javelin, Spotify and endless bags of chicken breasts make up Ryan Ganson’s time at Augustana. People on campus know him as the musician, biology major and the pretty boy. Although Ganson wants to be...

Augie questions guilty pleasures

Brady Johnson January 28, 2019

There are a lot of pleasures in life: walking through a forest, receiving a promotion and celebrating an anniversary. Yet some pleasures are met with confusion and disdain. The phrase “guilty pleasures”...

Favorite Foods around Campus

Favorite Foods around Campus

September 14, 2017

From ice cream cones to chicken sandwiches, Augustana students know what food they like most and where to get it on campus. Dining services gives insight into the most popular foods around Augustana. Augustana...

Juniors navigating the kitchen

September 14, 2017

Augustana juniors are in their first few weeks of navigating the kitchen and some of them are embracing the adventures of cooking. For juniors, living in an apartment means a new level of independence...

Food Trucks in Davenport

Katherine Hogan September 16, 2016

A new “Food Truck Tuesday” pilot program is beginning in downtown Davenport, IA. Davenport, now has “food for every mood” with the program running on Tuesdays in the month of September. There has...

Load More Stories