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Quad Cities Pride in Memory Project teaches Augie students about an underrepresented community

Krystina Slack October 28, 2022

Oral histories are a great way to see and understand what was happening to a person during a specific time period. For many people, oral histories are more personal. For the Quad Cities Pride in Memory...

TRIO gives back to the community

Brett Kuras March 2, 2022

The TRIO program at Augustana makes its mark on the community by contributing to a “national day of service” where the students and staff of the program travel the Quad Cities and volunteer at various...

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...

Augustana preserves history with QC Pride Memory Project

Anh Bui October 27, 2021

Kathy Bowman, a member of Quad-Citians Affirming Diversity (QCAD), created The Quad Cities Pride Memory Project to remind people of the importance of respect for differences and tolerance for diversity....

Looking behind the scenes of “La Divina”

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Augustana. The play details the life of Maria Callas,...

Commuter students bring in new perspectives to residential students

Celeaciya Olvera April 15, 2021

Every student that graduated from high school has an important question to ask themselves, “What am I going to do now?” For some students, it may be enlisting into the military or finding a job. For...

Dead Poet’s Espresso, a local coffeehouse located at 1525 3rd Ave in downtown Moline, IL, serves up fresh brews, warm breakfasts and lunches daily. Open 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, Dead Poet’s Espresso is a popular and tasty choice for a local Fall date with your significant other.

Top five first date locations in the QC area

Abigail Johnson November 7, 2019

Fall has clearly begun and with it cuffing season. If you are unfamiliar with this term, cuffing season is a pop culture term for the period between fall and winter when people start seriously looking...

Portillo’s comes to the QC

Katherine Hogan April 22, 2019

This summer, a Portillo’s restaurant will be opening in Davenport, Iowa. Portillo’s is known as a Chicago staple that sells Italian beef, burgers, salads, Chicago-style hot dogs and chocolate cake....

The minority of the minorities: the neglect of Native American’s

Giselle Barajas April 17, 2019

Commonly, society can agree that the history of the US is one filled with racism and discrimination with many issues still prevalent in modern America. However, Native-American’s still are at the forefront...

Immigration issues expressed through Becoming American event

William Sikich March 12, 2019

With immigration so commonly on the lips of every news source and public figure, the modern American must often consider what he or she knows about the experience of those who choose to relocate to the...

Visitors look at artwork inside the Figge Art Museum. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Discovering the Quad Cities through its museums

Shanela Ranaraja November 29, 2018

The Quad Cities have a lot to offer, and proof of this can be found in its museums. Whether by reliving the experiences of immigrants and examining questions of identity and assimilation at the German...

Alternating Currents festival electrifies Quad Cities arts scene

Alternating Currents festival electrifies Quad Cities arts scene

Collin Schopp August 27, 2018

This past weekend, Downtown Davenport was the hub for an alive and thriving cultural arts scene in the Quad Cities. The second annual Alternating Currents festival occupied a majority of the downtown area,...

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