Category: Online Exclusives

Augustana’s 24th president discusses her past, politics, commitment to the university

MIRROR EXCLUSIVE Q&A   JACOB BELGUM jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu The following is an abridged version of a longer interview with future Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. It took place Feb. 23.   What’s your schedule between [Feb. 23] and Aug. 1? … I’m…

First State of the U an effort to bridge communications gap between senate and students

MATTHEW HOUSIAUX mjhousiaux12@ole.augie.edu Augustana Student Association President Paige Schwitters and Vice President Thomas Elness, gave an optimistic assessment of the university’s recent track record and its future prospects during ASA’s first ever “State of the U” event Thursday. Inspired in…

Augustana rebounds with best game of the year

JARED RUBADO jjrubado14@ole.auigie.edu On a weekend that was highlighted with a crushing loss, the Augustana men’s basketball team rebounded with arguably its best game of the year. On Feb. 6, the night after Augustana dropped its first conference game of…

After two-month trial period, ‘Weeknights in the Huddle’ survey reveals mixed results, paves way for tentative spring plan

SARAH KOCHER sakocher12@ole.augie.edu After a trial period that went two times longer than the original three-week December plan, Dining Services, the Augustana Student Association (ASA) and the Center for Campus Life have come to several conclusions. One such conclusion? Students…

A statistical ode to the men’s basketball team

JACOB BELGUM jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu As good as last year’s 31-win team was, statistics suggest that the 2015-16 edition of Augustana men’s basketball is even better halfway through its season. Through 16 games (a tally that does not include this weekend’s), the…

Tile gadget helps the lost get found

ERIN MAIROSE elmairose13@ole.augie.edu Technology today can just about solve any problem (or at least try): losing your keys between couch cushions, accidently dropping your ID somewhere on campus, or even just forgetting where the TV remote went. Now the Tile,…

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ actors, effects a force to be reckoned with

KAYLYN DEITER kkdeiter13@ole.augie.edu There’s been an awakening, and moviegoers across the galaxy are feeling it thanks to director J.J. Abrams’ long-awaited reboot of a beloved space saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the seventh chapter of a mythology that…

This year, let’s do stuff

Have you ever been motivated by a cat meme? How about an article on BuzzFeed or Facebook? Maybe a song about living life to the fullest (probably Feat. Pitbull)? I spend too much online because people are scary, so I…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Embrace the gray zone

SAM WILLIAMS sbwilliams13@ole.augie.edu I was originally going to write about Starbucks’s red cups, but then 129 (and counting) people died in Paris and now it seems less important. Instead I’m going to air out my grievances regarding the powerful and…