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Students celebrate Thanksgiving break on and off-campus

Janey Locander & Carly Davis November 27, 2021

With the first semester officially winding down in just a matter of weeks, students eagerly await the time off for Thanksgiving. However, not everyone celebrates or has the opportunity to head home. Out-of-state...

In-person symposium day engages students

Feven Zewdu October 14, 2021

Symposium day is a time of learning for students held every semester, with alumni and scholars coming to speak to students about different issues. This year’s theme was Environments: Our Cultural, Social...

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Natalie McMillan April 17, 2020

The upheaval in Augustana students’ and faculty’s life can be distressing to some of the community's mental health. Despite the changes in classrooms and pushed back graduation, Augie’s community...

Students excluded from President’s address

Carly Davis February 27, 2020

President Steve Bahls gave the State of the College address on Feb. 11, updating faculty on how Augustana has fared since the last address was given in 2019. The State of the College address is given annually,...

Sophomore Long Nguyen helps staff the Pho-Tastic event in Wallenburg Hall on Saturday night.

Students explore new food at Pho-TASTIC

Abigail Johnson November 21, 2019

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) hosted the Pho-TASTIC event which shared Vietnamese culture with Augustana students, faculty and their families. This event also helped raise money for a Vietnamese...

Augustana Has A Service Animal Crisis

Kiera Kunstman November 14, 2019

For a person with a disability, a service animal becomes their own form of life support. A lot of staff and students don’t recognize how vital a service animal is, just because they have not been given...

Procrastination is the anti-college strategy

Alex McLean October 3, 2019

I’m sure you have heard the adage: “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For some, this is laughed off as there is no possibility that they would let an assignment sit untouched for weeks to months. However,...

Junior Stephie Benito sings as the Jazz Ensemble’s featured vocalist on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

Alia McMurray February 4, 2019

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble performs on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall. The theme of the evening was “Latin feel” and included music from mambos, fiesta tunes, and Portuguese bossa nova. 

Students can change gun laws better than adults

March 15, 2018

They say that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That is exactly the mentality that young activists and survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida...

Brandon Marcy (Senior) recieves flu shot from RN Theresa Haggard Rock Island County Health Dept.

Free Flu shots for students

October 12, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4th, Augustana College had its first free flu shot clinic for students in the Gavle rooms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Lena Hann is an assistant professor of public health and she works...

Lower speed limit and new speed limit signs are marked by orange signs along 7th Avenue near campus after two students were hit in January. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Accident prompts new speed limit, heavy enforcement

April 4, 2017

The city of Rock Island has approved a speed reduction from 30 mph to 20 along 7th Avenue between 34th and 38th streets. Augustana spokesperson Sam Schlouch said that he expects more police enforcement...

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