Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Augustana Observer

Putting college in perspective

May 4, 2016

Being co-editor of the Augustana Observer has taught me so much, primarily that most Augie students don’t care about anything besides themselves, Greek events, alcohol and (usually around week 10) their...

Observer breaks own record at ICPA, takes home 19 awards

Observer breaks own record at ICPA, takes home 19 awards

February 23, 2016

The staff of the Augustana Observer broke their own record last weekend by winning 19 awards from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) in Chicago. Last year, the Observer staff won 18 awards...

College explores MAP grant coverage options

February 7, 2016

Augustana College is exploring ways to allocate $3.2 million from the college’s budget so that students who haven’t received their state grants can remain in school. A budget impasse in the Illinois...

Letter to the Editor: Improvements made to printing

May 7, 2015

This letter is to briefly respond to Ryan Silvola’s editorial, “Printing costs not as Augie advertised” from the April 30 issue of the Observer. Ryan mentioned having printed 3,122 pages; if so,...

Printing costs not as Augie advertised

May 1, 2015

As of April 28, my printing budget was at $4.26, which means I have printed out 3,122 pages so far this year alone. While this may seem like it would be enough, during the first five weeks of winter term...

College must rearrange priorities

March 26, 2015

As of March 4, there are 106 cases of sexual violence that are under investigation at 101 colleges and universities, according to Tyler Kingkade, a senior editor at the Huffington Post. Clearly, sexual...

Gender gap big problem in sports

February 12, 2015

Whether or not Los Angeles Clippers player Chris Paul was insulting the gender of female referee Lauren Holtkamp on Feb. 5 is debatable. What is not debatable is the blatant sexism occurring in American...

‘Oblivion’ is where Cruise’s new film should fade into

April 11, 2013

Sci-fi fans beware, the plot of Tom Cruise's newest film "Oblivion" is more ridiculous than "Episode VII" of "Star Wars." Cruise plays Jack, who is one of the last humans remaining on Earth. Aliens called...

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