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Student safety jeopardized without late night buses

Brett Kuras October 20, 2021

Before COVID-19 hit, Augustana’s social scene was booming. One of the staples of social life relied on the Metro bus company. This system would transport students to the district, a series of bars in...

It’s all infrastructure

Stuart Lombard April 28, 2021

Investing in the country’s infrastructure is one of the few things in American politics that both parties agree should be done. During the Trump presidency, even amid the tensest moments, Democrats and...

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Despite vaccines and Easter recess, COVID-19 has not ended

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, we have been hoping for a vaccine. Now, with three vaccines distributed to the public, it is a time of great excitement for many. However,...

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...

Concert Chorale Rallies Behind Injured Students

February 4, 2017

Leaving Concert Chorale Rehearsal at shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, two students, first-year student Ericka Contreras and first-year Tyler Joy, were struck by a car while in one of the several...

Don't be a chicken, Rock Island City Council: let urban chickens roost in peace

October 8, 2016

Why did the chicken cross the road from Rock Island to Moline? To get to the other side, where it can roost in peace. There, chickens are welcomed with open arms by the city: over the summer, the Moline...

Pop the Augie Bubble: Museums

September 24, 2016

The Figge Art Museum - Davenport, IA As the major art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines, the Figge Art Museum offers all kinds of different art collections and displays for...

Walmart withdraws from Rock Island…so should Mayor Pauley

September 23, 2016

If you're not a townie like me, then you probably haven't heard the news, so let me fill you in: Walmart announced earlier this month that it will not be moving to the former Watch Tower Plaza site on...

Women’s golf wins Highland Classic

Madison Williams September 9, 2016

The Augustana women’s golf team claimed their first victory  of the year this past weekend, winning the Highland Classic in Rock Island and breaking a 13 year old school record by scoring 660 to win...

City asks college to remind students to pay bills correctly

August 22, 2016

The City of Rock Island has received several payments from seniors in off-campus housing for their water bills without the proper identification to where the money is going, such as missing bill stubs,...

Augustana owns and plans to sell former R.I. KMart

August 10, 2016

The vacant property formerly known as KMart in Rock Island is now up for grabs, but many people don’t know that the land at 3840 46th Ave is actually owned by Augustana College. The retail giant closed...

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