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 Freshmen Josiah Hull, Olivia Steele, Catie Karn and Cam Tomko watching a movie in the Andreen lower lobby.

Freshmen student housing: Is it worth it?

Hailey Glasnovich October 15, 2022

Augustana College First-Years have the choice of three residence halls: Andreen, Seminary and Westerlin. Students are given rooms at random during housing selection by Residential Life. The issue is that...

Augustana Westerlin Market shelves on March 7, 2022.

COVID-19 pandemic affects Augie’s weekend food options

Charlie Roiland and María Fernanda Rubí March 19, 2022

When students decide what college they will be attending to continue their education, one deciding factor may be the different food options that the school offers. In general, Augustana offers a wide variety...

The college experience: Ripped, see-through shower curtains and hand dryers that wake up the floor

The college experience: Ripped, see-through shower curtains and hand dryers that wake up the floor

Charlie Roiland February 26, 2022

Picture this: you come home from a long night at work, covered in grease and worn out. You’re looking forward to taking a nice hot shower and climbing into bed, so you grab your shower supplies and head...

Emergency lights light up the hallway of Erickson Hall during the outage.

Campus power outage: Students create chaos amid blackout

Olivia Doak October 25, 2021

Around 9pm on Sunday, Oct. 24 the power went out in some parts of campus, including major residential halls. In response, chaos ensued as students began running around and screaming in their dorm buildings....

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,...

First-year student tells story of sexual assault

Olivia Doak March 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains a graphic depiction of sexual assault and violence with the consent of the survivor. First-year Ella Roadruck said she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on...

Students struggle with no visitors policy in residence halls

María Fernanda Rubí October 21, 2020

As part of Augie Strong Force, students are required to wear masks during the buildings except when being at their rooms. They are allowed to have a limited number of guests at their dorms and family members...

Solar panels arrive on campus

Aubrey Lathrop October 21, 2020

Solar panels will be installed on the rooftops of the PepsiCo Rec Center, Carver P.E. Center, Centennial Hall and Westerlin, according to an email sent from Augustana College to the campus community. Kai...

Augustana lacks a healthy variety

Alex McLean October 10, 2019

Anyone who has attended or even toured this college has noticed that there are a lot of stairs. In fact, there is a lot of walking and no on-campus transport during the day. Unfortunately, this is sometimes...

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...

Construction on Westerlin’s W-Wing

February 2, 2017

Despite rumors that the new structure on top of Westerlin's W-wing is a "new CA lounge," the construction being done on top of the W-wing roof will serve a more functional purpose. According to Joseph...

Renovated Westerlin lounge open

Renovated Westerlin lounge open

Thea Gonzales September 15, 2016

Westerlin's newly-renovated lounge was opened to the student body for the first time this school year on Wednesday. The decision to renovate the Westerlin lounge was a decision that Area Coordinator of...

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