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Campus kitchen prepares for the holidays

Campus kitchen prepares for the holidays

Najiah Osborne November 12, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, students look forward to spending time with friends and family. Thanksgiving, the holiday in which people gather, give thanks and eat, is one that international student...

 Freshmen Josiah Hull, Olivia Steele, Catie Karn and Cam Tomko watching a movie in the Andreen lower lobby.

Freshmen student housing: Is it worth it?

Hailey Glasnovich October 15, 2022

Augustana College First-Years have the choice of three residence halls: Andreen, Seminary and Westerlin. Students are given rooms at random during housing selection by Residential Life. The issue is that...

CAs report worker shortage

Feven Zewdu March 2, 2022

Augustana encountered a problem that began during J-term and the beginning of spring semester: they didn’t have enough Community Advisors (CAs) to cover all of the residence halls equally, according...

Are COVID mitigations finally slowing down?

Brett Kuras February 23, 2022

COVID-19 has had the world in a tight grip for the past two years, with virtually every corner of the globe facing some type of lockdown or restriction on its citizens. Augustana is no different. For the...

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

Bethany Abrams April 28, 2021

As a first-year student and rising sophomore, this was my first experience with Augustana College’s housing lottery. As expected, it was quite a stressful time waiting and watching all the available...

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...

First-year student tells story of sexual assault

Olivia Doak March 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains a graphic depiction of sexual assault and violence with the consent of the survivor. First-year Ella Roadruck said she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on...

Westerlin: false advertisement for incoming students

Michelle Quinn November 7, 2019

It is common knowledge that there are three first-year residence halls on campus: Seminary, Andreen and Westerlin. Westerlin, a.k.a. Westie, obviously being the superior of the three because of countless...

Upperclassmen hunt for housing

Dina Marin October 3, 2019

When looking for senior housing, students may feel lost and overwhelmed at the amount of information circulating. However, the process of finding a house can be navigable with advice from knowledgeable...

Joe Sagar to begin new job at Lawrence University

Joe Sagar to begin new job at Lawrence University

Jordan Cone April 12, 2018

Joe Sagar, the Assistant Director of Residential Life and assistant soccer coach to the Augustana men and women’s soccer teams, will begin a new job as the head women’s soccer coach at Lawrence University...

Construction on Westerlin’s W-Wing

February 2, 2017

Despite rumors that the new structure on top of Westerlin's W-wing is a "new CA lounge," the construction being done on top of the W-wing roof will serve a more functional purpose. According to Joseph...

Jamie Thulin, Jack Kotowski, Hanna Pegarsch, and Jordan Ford celebrate Christmas Extrav

Campus prepares for holiday festivities

December 15, 2016

The drop in temperature didn’t stop students from partaking in holiday festivities over the weekend, with many students donning festive holiday outfits and embracing the cold weather, more often with...

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