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Women’s water polo makes way into championship game for first time in school history

Jannae Mehaffey May 5, 2022

The women's water polo team recently made history by placing second in their first ever trip to the CWPA DIII Championships. Their success at the tournaments qualifies them to compete at the USA National...

Reality TV and how it misguides us

Krystina Slack April 8, 2022

This year, Augustana College has been hosting a series of Tea Talks that have been about a variety of different topics. The Tea Talk held on March 30 was the first to talk about the impact of reality TV.  Dr....

Women’s water polo makes history

Kosei Ogata March 3, 2022

The women’s water polo team got their first win in program history on Feb. 19 against Occidental College.  The women’s water polo team was established this year and they are a completely new team. This...

This wasn’t always Augie

Etta Brooks November 19, 2021

“This wasn’t always Augie,” raised conversations about how the land, which Augustana currently resides, was once occupied by indigenous people. This discussion was facilitated by the Multicultural...

Men’s water polo off to a historic start

Nick Gainey October 16, 2021

The historic first season of men’s water polo has been a rousing success. Even though the game results have not always been the best, the team has had many valuable experiences and plenty of opportunities...

Preserving Swedish culture through art

Kayla Palliser October 11, 2021

Like a fossil in amber, resin artwork has the ability to preserve tiny treasures for years. The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center hosted its first Nordic-inspired craft workshop on Saturday,...

Junior Grace Loverde takes a swing during competition last year. Photo credits belong to the Augustana Athletic Department.

Women’s golf makes history

Jannae Mehaffey October 11, 2021

The women’s golf team has broken numerous school records and had an incredible start to their season, coming in first place in their first three tournaments.  Senior Rylie Schurter said she is very...

Declaring your major: Hesitancy is valid

Bethany Abrams March 16, 2021

On Feb. 13, an email was sent out to all first-year students at Augustana College regarding the eligibility to begin declaring majors. With an online form, declaring a major is an easy and quick process....

Dr. Lentil Calder (Right) speaks alongside Dr. Jasmine Noelle Yarish (Middle) and Dr. David Dehnel at the Impeachment Process Panel on October 29th, 2019.

What is impeachment?

Audrianna Schneider November 7, 2019

Impeachment is an important mechanism of American politics, yet for some, the process of impeachment is hard to fully grasp and comprehend. This week, the Observer sought to explain the intricacies behind...

Kai Swanson educates students about the Old Main Dome.

Looking back at building behind the dome

April 28, 2016

The plan for Old Main, originally named Memorial Hall, was designed in 1882 and was completed in 1888. The first students entered the building on January 29, 1888. The Dome, however, was not completed...

Local history on display in the Quad Cities

September 6, 2015

For those looking to get their museum fix in the Quad Cities, the Putnam Museum over in Davenport is constantly cycling out interesting exhibitions of national, international, and local history. The most...

Letter to the Editor: Life Week inadequately addresses problem

April 17, 2015

The first time I heard about “Life Week” was my freshman year. As someone who supports the right for people to choose whether they want to be a parent or not, I felt a bit bothered by the emails and...

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