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Leaf no stone unturned: A day in life of an Augustana groundskeeper

Najiah Osborne November 19, 2022

In the Midwest, every season brings different weather. Fall, the season in which leaves begin to turn and temperatures drop, is the busiest for grounds supervisor Joshua Becker and his team.  “This...

Chi Omega Gamma at the Homecoming Sing competition on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Augustana students reflect post-Homecoming

Anh Bui October 19, 2022

Augustana’s annual Homecoming concluded on Sunday, Oct. 16 with the return of alumni. The theme was “Welcome to Hollywood,” and students participated in activities coordinated by the Office of Student...

Two members of Phi Rho take a commanding lead, smiling as their teamwork is paying off.

Gallery: Homecoming regatta

Photos by Jason Smith October 14, 2021

Photos from homecoming regatta boat race on Sept. 28, 2021              

Editorial: COVID19 cant take away our community

Editorial: COVID19 can’t take away our community

March 23, 2020

It was only two months ago when mentions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the footnotes of a New York Times morning briefing. Within two months, the virus spread past its origins in Wuhan, China...

Blue, Gold, and extremely expensive

Alex McLean April 26, 2018

This year, Augustana College has begun a “re-beautification” process of the campus and the slough. According to an email sent by Keri Rursch on April 17th, titled "Blue, Gold, and Beautiful," the administration...

Construction continues on the slough slowly as extreme weather events keep inhibiting reconstruction. Photo by Brady Johnson.

Slough reconstruction project continues

Shanela Ranaraja January 18, 2018

In early December of 2017, the college began reconstruction work on the Slough. According to Kirk Anderson, CFO and vice president of finance and administration, this was the first project of such a scale...

Taming of the Slough

December 7, 2017

For people walking the Swanson Slough path over the past couple months, erosion has been evident. To solve this problem, Augustana has put together a restoration plan: through the next months, workers...

Is the Slough worth the price?

December 7, 2017

On November 22nd, 2017, a schoolwide email was sent regarding work being done on Augustana’s Slough. The email regarded this work as an effort to “help preserve the structure of the slough for future...

Facilities prepares campus for snow

Thea Gonzales December 9, 2016

Facilities and grounds are currently readying the Augustana campus for snowfall. According to Facilities Director, Joseph Scifo, facilities is presently well-equipped with stores of three types of snow...

Students jump in slough for Camp Kesem

May 8, 2014

Augustana students have been jumping in the campus slough the past couple weeks for Camp Kesem. Students have been jumping in cold water in an act dubbed a "polar plunge," raising $5 per person who jumps...

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