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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...

Football quarantines due to positive COVID-19 tests

Sydney Krueger October 30, 2020

Due to the pandemic, athletics have been presented with new challenges they have not had to deal with in the past. Augustana’s head football coach, Coach Steve Bell, recently tested positive for COVID-19....

COVID surveillance testing demonstrates campus safety

COVID surveillance testing demonstrates campus safety

Mia C. Vu October 9, 2020

Augustana has partnered with Genesis Health to provide surveillance testing for campus communities. Volunteers will be tested every Tuesday at the PepsiCo Recreation Center. Dave Wrath, sports information...

First week of practice turns into two weeks in quarantine

Margaret Cecilio October 9, 2020

After their first week of practice, a member of the women’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the whole team moved into a two week quarantine. Augustana’s athletic teams have...

COVID cases rising on campus

COVID cases rising on campus

Mia C. Vu October 2, 2020

While the college’s positivity population remains less than one percent, an uptick in COVID-19 cases stir up concerns among the campus community. Eight individuals were required to start isolating due...

Staying in shape during quarantine

Nick Gainey October 2, 2020

Due to Illinois COVID-19 regulations, many athletes, both in and out of season, lost access to gyms and other practice facilities.  Despite the circumstances, athletes continued to work and improve in...

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Rethinking “essential”

Carly Davis May 13, 2020

Social distancing measures are indisputably wearing on all of us, and hanging out with your hometown friends six feet apart in a parking lot isn’t going to make you feel better long-term. As many of...

Faces of Resilience (part 2 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 2 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 12, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

Faces of Resilience (part 1 of 4)

Faces of Resilience (part 1 of 4)

Jordan Cone May 7, 2020

During these uncertain times, the Observer has teamed up with Farrah Roberts, director of student well-being and resiliency, to launch the Faces of Resilience project, which spotlights members of the Augustana...

OBScast - The Augustana Observer Podcast - Moving forward as students - Ep. 6

OBScast – The Augustana Observer Podcast – Moving forward as students – Ep. 6

Kevin Donovan May 6, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! This week's episode is about life after graduation, moving into post-Augie life, and what the summer and fall might look life for returning students. The Observer...

OBScast - The Augustana Observer Podcast - News Literacy - Ep. 5

OBScast – The Augustana Observer Podcast – News Literacy – Ep. 5

Kevin Donovan April 30, 2020

Join us for our weekly Observer podcast! This week's episode is about news literacy! Members of the Observer Editorial staff talk with Observer advisors and Augustana professor's Dr. David Schwartz and...

Conscious quarantine coping

Conscious quarantine coping

Alia McMurray April 22, 2020

As we enter our fifth week of quarantine here in Illinois, feelings of disgruntlement and general frustration seem to be reaching a new high.  What may have started as initial excitement over finally...

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