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Extrav at Augie: An Extra Excuse for Partying

Extrav at Augie: An Extra Excuse for Partying

Hailey Glasnovich December 10, 2022

Christmas Extravaganza at Augustana is one of the biggest party events for the entire campus. It could be considered an unofficial Augie “tradition,” but that does not make it a good one. Extrav...

Augustana Observer, file photo.

Students react to threat to Augustana’s campus

Charlie Roiland December 9, 2022

Many Augustana students said Friday they feared for their safety following several threats made Thursday against the Augustana campus. An Augustana alumni posted several potentially threatening TikToks,...

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Molly Sweeney December 9, 2022

A suspect who made threats to campus Thursday has been apprehended by Rock Island Police. Augustana police chief Tom Phillis told the Observer he is “confident” that students, staff and faculty...

Update: Community safety alert

Update: Community safety alert

December 8, 2022

In an email sent to students, Public Safety issued an update that local police have found the suspect believed to have left notes around Augustana’s campus. According to the email from Public Safety,...

Community safety alert

Community safety alert

December 8, 2022

In an email sent out to students, faculty and staff, Public Safety issued a notice that they are “aware and taking action” against notes left around Augustana’s campus. According to the email from...

Recent student safety concerns on campus are excessive

Emmeline Kenealy October 22, 2022

Safety and security should be the priority of individual students as well as campus administrators at Augustana. Recent concerns were sparked by the car thefts earlier this year from campus lots as well...

ACES under pressure to maintain schedule

Jack Brandt October 12, 2022

One resource that students can use to get around campus is the Augustana College Express Service, also known by its acronym ACES. It is a free service run by students that is overseen by public safety....

The price of parking permits is unjustified

The price of parking permits is unjustified

Emmeline Kenealy October 8, 2022

Every Augustana student who has a car on campus has likely complained about either the price of parking passes, the safety of the parking lots or the limited lots a parking permit allows them to use.  These...

Parking Lot N-1, located outside Swanson Commons.

Staying safe amid theft and vandalism

Jack Brandt October 5, 2022

This year, students have more to worry about than just homework, friendships, activities and food. Recently a wave of crime has impacted campus with 5 reported cases of car theft and vandalism, according...

Students fear for safety amid multiple robberies

Abhib Lal Amatya November 11, 2021

On Monday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 pm an Augustana student was ordering at a McDonald’s drive-through just a few minutes away from campus. According to both Alex Anderson, senior and Ryley Knar, senior, a robber...

Augie cyclists suffer bike swiping

María Fernanda Rubí June 9, 2021

Recently, Augustana students report rises in bike theft across campus.  Bobby Nwachukwu, a second-year student, has experienced bike theft twice during the academic year.   Both robberies took place...

Fire burns on Westerlin J-Wing’s roof

Natalie McMillan May 10, 2021

A fire broke out on the roof of Westerlin Resident Hall, above the Jenny Linn (J) Wing, around 2:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. The smoke could be seen from the Gerber Center as an AugieAlert went out,...

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