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Recycling prominent on campus

Recycling prominent on campus

Priyanjana Chaudhary May 17, 2023

A sustainability report released by Augustana College in 2021 reports the work that has been done and that Augustana continues to do with recycling. According to the report, the goals were to increase...

Celebrating Quad Cities Cities computer history

Lexi Woodcock March 3, 2023

From the birth of the first electronic computer to the first student-run Augustana website, Augustana College and the Quad Cities have cultivated many technological advancements from 1937 to now.  On...

The power of ChatGPT and AI

The power of ChatGPT and AI

Taylor Roth February 25, 2023

A new concern within the education and writing community is ChatGPT, an AI that mimics the human aspect of writing.  But what makes this new gadget so frightening? If it helps students with their classwork,...

Online classes are not too bad

Online classes are not too bad

Bethany Abrams April 16, 2021

In Augustana College’s COVID-19 briefing on March 11, it was announced that all classes next fall will be held in-person. Although this news is exciting and shows great progress that the college and...

Blue Light Glasses: Are they worth the hype?

Morgan Clark April 17, 2019

In the age of technology, one of the common problems people have is eye strain from looking at computer or phone screens. It’s virtually impossible to go a day without using some sort of technology,...

Media consumption: Staff, students reflect on digital interactions

Brady Johnson March 22, 2018

Vibrations, alerts, and pings fill the room as students scroll down electronics to consume media. There was a time at Augustana where students had to dial out on landlines and visit their mailboxes to...

Augustana Go?

September 9, 2016

We all remember where we were when we saw it on the news. Previously deserted neighborhoods flooded with people from all walks of life looking for them, flooding parks and shopping areas. In the blink...

Technology Dependency at Augustana College

December 10, 2015

In the modern world that we live in, technology is a dependent factor in students' everyday lives. Here on the Augustana College campus, technology is prevalent on a daily basis. While enjoying a meal...

iPhone 5S disappoints with poor upgrades

September 17, 2013

The iPhone has returned this year with two new models: the iPhone 5S and 5C. Keeping with tradition, Apple has only slightly upgraded this year’s iteration of the iPhone. The new version has only...

Upgrading technology

September 3, 2013

It’s no big secret that every year we see vast improvements in consumer electronics, ranging from higher resolution screens to ridiculously faster processors. If consumer electronics are not being upgraded...

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