Augustana Observer

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The Campus Cupboard welcomes volunteers

Lexi Woodcock December 8, 2022

For students looking for service hours, Augustana’s Campus Cupboard is always looking for volunteers. The free pantry, located in the basement of Bahl’s Leadership Center, is open to students and volunteers...

Augustana promotes international perspectives

Anh Bui November 23, 2022

According to the government website dedicated to the week, International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs...

Event participants create different designs for their own tote bag.

Pre-rush events encourage learning about Greek life

Jack Brandt November 9, 2022

Throughout the later half of fall semester, Augustana's Greek groups offer pre-rush events where potential new members have the chance to meet current members of a fraternity or sorority. The events are...

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority perform at Howard University Homecoming Greek Step Show 2021.

Canceling tradition to prevent appropriation

Anh Bui October 12, 2022

Less than two weeks before its kickoff, an email from Homecoming Co-Chairs, senior Isabelle Jordan and junior Jared Slusher, was sent to the student body of Augustana College to announce the cancellation...

Homecoming: An invitation for all, or just Greek life?

Hailey Glasnovich October 8, 2022

Augustana’s very own Homecoming: “Welcome to Hollywood” is beginning on Monday, Oct. 10 with the Kick-Off Bonfire on the Quad. There will be multiple competitions throughout those next four days...

Students gear up for Homecoming

Anh Bui October 5, 2022

Homecoming is right around the corner, and various student groups around campus are preparing to showcase their talents to win the homecoming cup and welcome alumni back. This year, Homecoming Co-Chairs...

Augustana students rush but don’t pledge – why?

Zach Blair March 12, 2022

During rush season, the eight fraternities and six sororities on Augustana’s campus allow for students not yet involved in Greek life to experience the possibility of joining a group without the pressure...

First-year Holden Siena practicing at Lindberg Natatorium on Mar. 3, 2022.

The equilibrium between studies, sports and Greek life: an athlete’s guide

Abhib Lal Amatya March 10, 2022

Recently, schedules have become a bit hectic for student-athletes who have decided to join Greek life at Augustana since pledging has begun. Pledging normally lasts from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. every night....

Pledging impacts Augustana clubs

Zain Shrestha March 2, 2022

Greek life pledging has made a noticeable impact on Augustana’s clubs and activities, according to junior Madison Watwood. There have been apparent differences in attendance; however, executive members...

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...

Greek Life returns to in-person rush

Zain Shrestha February 23, 2022

After a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Augustana College has returned to in-person Greek Life rush, located at venues throughout the Quad Cities. There are still certain concerns for people after...

Positive impact of IM sports on sororities

Stuti Shrestha October 28, 2021

IM (Intramural) sports are a popular activity for Augustana students and are open for any student to participate. There are all different types of sports throughout the school year. A lot of Greek groups...

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