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Fire burns on Westerlin J-Wing’s roof

Natalie McMillan May 10, 2021

A fire broke out on the roof of Westerlin Resident Hall, above the Jenny Linn (J) Wing, around 2:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. The smoke could be seen from the Gerber Center as an AugieAlert went out,...

Firefighters rush in to put out the truck on fire on the northeast corner of 35th Street and 12th Avenue on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Photo by Christopher Ferman

Off-campus house fires attract concerned students and neighbors

Natalie McMillan March 9, 2020

Two houses, a garage and a truck caught fire near the northeast corner of 35th St. and 12th Ave. around 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. on March 8. Flames surged up from the corner and smoke engulfed most of Augustana’s...

Strange steam in the Quad sparks alarm

Strange steam in the Quad sparks alarm

Olivia Doak March 5, 2020

A large, mysterious cloud of steam gushed from the ground near the Gerber Center stairs on Monday, Feb. 24, maintaining its presence throughout the week. The steam cloud was so thick and voluminous that...

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