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Bright determination and dark hope in times of decline

Carly Davis November 6, 2021

A few days ago, one of my close friends broke his phone. He dropped it, and it snapped in half. It’s a flip phone. These things happen. He said it really only matters for me, since I’m the only...

Can graphic novels assist with higher education?

Payton Willis October 15, 2021

Graphic novels are a style of book that are often associated with superheroes and action figures. But what if graphic novels could be applied to any genre rather than be limited to action and fantasy?...

Back to burnout: Students struggle with full class load amid pandemic

Hannah Knuth & Nuhamin Wube October 13, 2021

On a cold night in 2013, my brother and I had just finished watching World War Z. The movie is about a lethal virus called Solanum that transforms healthy people into something vicious, thoughtless and...

Three lessons I’ve learned throughout the pandemic

Bethany Abrams May 4, 2021

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United States, and it is almost the end of the school year. Living through the pandemic for some of my senior year of high school and all...

Online classes are not too bad

Online classes are not too bad

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

In Augustana College’s COVID-19 briefing on March 11, it was announced that all classes next fall will be held in-person. Although this news is exciting and shows great progress that the college and...

Virtual Symposium Day provides advantages for the community

Maria Fernanda Rubi October 26, 2020

Augustana held the first virtual Symposium Day consisting of live and pre-recorded sessions on Oct. 17. According to the Symposium Day Committee and some presenters, this format was expected to provide...

OBScast: The Challenges of Digital Education - Ep. 2

OBScast: The Challenges of Digital Education – Ep. 2

April 6, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! Here's episode two on the challenges of digital education. The Observer Editorial staff talk about their first week of digital classes, how it has affected their...

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