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Forget everything else and follow your interests

Celeaciya Olvera April 28, 2021

One of the most exciting things about going to college is picking a field to study. Sure, college has many more thrilling aspects like meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and broadening...

Declaring your major: Hesitancy is valid

Bethany Abrams March 16, 2021

On Feb. 13, an email was sent out to all first-year students at Augustana College regarding the eligibility to begin declaring majors. With an online form, declaring a major is an easy and quick process....

Vagina Monologues relevant now more than ever

Gabrielle Lenger February 27, 2020

In light of recent events on Augustana’s campus, the Vagina Monologues are relevant now more than ever. The theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, is hosting their annual Vagina Monologues performance...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

Semester switch changes theater dept. schedule

Abigail Johnson October 24, 2019

Augustana’s switch from a trimester schedule to a semester schedule has led to a lot of mixed emotions throughout campus. One area of Augustana’s campus that has definitely been affected by the switch...

Finding Your Voice: Augustana’s Transgender Voice Program

Montserrat Ricossa March 28, 2019

Augustana’s communication and science disorders (CSD), voice/music, theatre, and women & gender studies departments are teaming up for a common goal: helping transgender students and community members...

Augustana play production asks Why

Augustana play production asks “Why”

William Sikich February 5, 2019

Americans often use entertainment as a means of coping with our atrocities. Of the myriad modern horrors we see in the daily news, school shootings are perhaps the most tragic and impactful. For this...

Augie Students Prepare ‘Children’s Hour’

Katherine Hogan November 29, 2018

  Starting Thursday December 6, the student directed play Children’s Hour be performed.  Children’s Hour is set in a school for girls where a disgruntled student starts a lie about one of the...

Junior Jonathan Quigley, Junior Jonathan Meir, and Sophomore James Wheeler rehearse their lines for the Crucible.

Fall preview of Augie drama

William Sikich September 13, 2018

This fall, the Augustana Theater Department promises entertainment for a wide variety of theatergoers. On September 28th, director Shelley Cooper will treat fans of musical theater to Augustana's production...

‘Getting Out’ gets to heart of social justice issues

February 10, 2016

The Augustana theater department finished their final performance of Marsha Norman’s play “Getting Out” on Feb. 7. The play was directed by professor Jeff Coussens and revolved around the release...

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