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Easing the mandate eases communication

Easing the mandate eases communication

Charlie Roiland March 18, 2022

The removal of the mask mandate, especially in schools, can be both a terrifying and liberating experience depending on the person. For immunocompromised and disabled students who may be at a higher risk...

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,...

Augustana adds three new sports for 2021-2022 school year

Augustana adds three new sports for 2021-2022 school year

Matthew McKay April 14, 2020

At the start of the 2021 school year, Augustana sports fans will have three new teams to support. Augustana athletics has officially announced the addition of women's wrestling and men's and women's water...

It’s not time yet to abolish Obamacare

Giselle Barajas March 12, 2020

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is currently being reviewed under the Supreme Court for the third time. While the ACA is not a perfect solution to the ongoing healthcare crisis,...

Strange steam in the Quad sparks alarm

Strange steam in the Quad sparks alarm

Olivia Doak March 5, 2020

A large, mysterious cloud of steam gushed from the ground near the Gerber Center stairs on Monday, Feb. 24, maintaining its presence throughout the week. The steam cloud was so thick and voluminous that...

Students are sick and tired of American healthcare

Students are sick and tired of American healthcare

Brady Johnson February 27, 2020

Doctor appointments, dentist visits and sports physicals all have something in common: they either require health insurance or out of pocket costs on the individual. “When I was in school, I was never...

Graphic made by Annie Wheeler

Augustana ignores reproductive health on campus

Paige Sheppard October 31, 2019

Although it can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, there are two things that happen on college campuses daily: people menstruate and people have sex. Despite all of the free stuff Augustana gives...

Graphic by Alyssa Duckett.

Vaping addiction is not cute anymore

Michelle Quinn September 26, 2019

In the past, college students woke up in the middle of the night and checked their phone to see how much time they had left to sleep. It is sad to say that in today’s day and age, most college students...

Navigating Student Wellness Special Issue

Navigating Student Wellness Special Issue

WatchTower Team May 7, 2019

Student Wellness Issue (cover) - Designed by Kevin Donovan Student Wellness Issue (page 2) - Table of Contents Student Wellness Issue (page 3) - Sexual health resources on campus Student Wellness Issue...

The waiting room of the Augustana Student Counseling Services on April 12, 2019.

GALLERY: The Counseling Process

WatchTower Team May 7, 2019

Photos by Ian Murrin

10 Pushups

GALLERY: Dorm Room Workout

WatchTower Team May 6, 2019

Workout by Alia McMurray / Photos by Ian Murrin Complete each move with no rest in between. Repeat entire circuit 3-5x.

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...

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