A window inside life at Augustana College

One In A Million Chances

There are many challenges that get thrown at us every day, but what is it that keeps us tackling those challenges? There are people who roll through challenges like it’s nothing, and then there are people like me, who have to climb mountains and dig tunnels just to find an answer. Does that mean I don’t have a chance? No! You cannot be defined by someone else’s knowledge or opinions. Only you can define you.

I have always felt the need to compare myself to others. Why do I do this? I couldn’t give you an answer. First off, I’ll ask you this: do you often compare your success to that of others? Do you get that constant feeling of failure because you can’t grasp a topic or perform a skill? These questions aren’t meant to throw you under the bus, but what I am trying to get at is that nobody is going to thrive the same way.

Since completing my first trimester of college, I have felt the urge to put my best self forward and stand out in our community and engage myself in my future success. Another principle that has hassled me is knowing that I have a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY towards my goals.

This past month, I retook an ACT due to a requirement for a major in Education. Throughout my learning career, I have taken this miserable test four times. Why would I take a test four times? Shouldn’t I just give up and find another career path? I could find another major, but that would be silly of me because in reality, I don’t have a back up career to lay on. I am one of those people who tend to strive towards something even if it takes me a thousand years. I know that sounds stubborn and selfish of me, but it’s for good reasons.

I was always told to never look back and to keep looking forward. I feel that loving what you do is far more important than money or ease. If I was all about money or if I wanted an easy job, do you really think I would want to go into the field of teaching? NO!

Back to my ACT. Each time that I took that test, yes, I was disappointed, but it inspired me to try harder next time. I currently am about to face the ACT for the fifth time, but with help and support, I know I can knock that test into history. I will say that even though this phase of my life is annoying, my future self will look back on this and make a great story out of it. You can’t go through life having everything roll through like it’s nothing. You need a few piles of bricks to help strengthen you along the way.

Life isn’t easy, and if you aren’t prepared going in, then life will knock you out silly and you will have a “BLANK SPACE” in your life. “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!!!”  You get one in a million chances to succeed at life, so make it count and turn your dream into a reality.


Hello everyone,

I hope everyone’s year is splendid!  I apologize for not blogging in a while, but college will do that to you!!  One thing I will put out there is that the LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE TERM are STRESSFUL!!!   This isn’t HIGH SCHOOL anymore, so you better mentally prepare for all that you are going to receive.  There is an abundance of information that gets tossed at me that I sometimes don’t know what to do with it all.  I have finals in two weeks, I have another paper due, and a project to turn in! I also had to register for classes. Those are tears that are saved for later.  Finally, I had to take an ACT the other day.  That was an adventure of its own.


I will tell you that when you register, always have a game plan and back it up with other replacements.  Don’t ever walk into registration or a class without mentally preparing yourself for the unexpected.  Sometimes classes will be unavailable or classes will  taught in a vary strange ways, which I found out the hard way.  An example of a personal experience would be my psychology class.  I love Psychology, but my teacher’s  teaching style wasn’t really my kind of learning, but that isn’t the professors fault.  Always know that not all teachers will have the same style of teaching, but I pushed through it and eventually I will end the term with a B, but at least I can say I tried.  I am not the worst student and I am not the best, but my mindset is what gets me through.  Remember that nobody is perfect.  There will be people who are great test takers and don’t have to study.  There are students who have to study for long hours.  In the end, it all comes down to you.

Finish strong!!!


Good luck on finals!  Make AUGIE PROUD!!!

Cross A Border Regularly

I’ve been out of the country a few times, mostly to central or south America, and I loved every place I have visited, but the time I’ve experience culture shock the most was in Cap- Hattian, Haiti on a service trip through my high school. As we sat in the back of a truck holding on as we drove to the place we would be staying , people starred, some yelled “blank Fu,” which in Creole means “crazy white person.” I’m an average to short, light-eyed, blonde haired, white girl, and that was the first time I was an obvious minority in the predominantly black community and “my kind” wasn’t welcome by all.

In the story of the women at the well, in John 4:1-26, Jesus left Judea to go back to the country of Galilee. At that time, Jews (which Jesus was) adamantly avoided Samaria, so traditionally when a Jew was traveling, they would go out of their way through the Jordan River valley on the outskirts of the Samarian boarded to abstain from an interaction with the people. Not to mention it was a more luscious, beautiful site to travel than the never ending dry landscape of sand and shrubbery.

Besides crossing a geographical boarder in to a land most outsiders didn’t travel, now crossing a societal boarder, Jesus crossed ANOTHER societal boarder. He spoke to a Samaritan woman, which in that time, women didn’t speak to men who weren’t in their families. To continue to add to the abnormalities of the situation, it is safe to assume the women he was speaking with was an outcast among the other women in her community. She was getting water at noon, that hottest part of the day, already in a country known for its heat, AND she was alone. Culturally, women would travel together in the early morning and evenings to avoid the heat. Also not helping her case, Jesus points out that she’s been with A LOT of guys. Even in today’s society, we shun the “sluts”, the “whores” and we don’t want to admit it, but even the women working at Hooters. The bible is scandalous! This could be the pilot episode of a new TV show.

This makes me wonder, how many times are we stepping outside of the boundaries society sets, or even the boundaries we set for ourselves? Augustana is an amazing community to be a part of, but every community can become better. Just to name a few possibilities: Greeks and non-Greeks, different Greek chapters, sports, clubs, and even between majors. Myself, I’m majoring in Public Health and Religion and am I involved with Campus Ministries, Varsity Swimming, FCA, Sigma Pi Delta, Residential Life staff member, and then there are a few other things here and there. Augustana students are involved in a lot, but do we hesitate to talk to someone we don’t know? I know I do.

Unfortunately in the world we live in race and ethnicity continues to be an obvious boundary many are trying to recognize and cross. Bringing it back to my experience in Haiti, we worked a long side a group of males ranging from 17 to 30 years of age to build a house for a family in need. I learned so much; by crossing the many borders I was able to see that those guys were so similar to me. They struggled with many of the same societal norms telling them to be something they weren’t.

There was actually a 17 year old girl who looks and acted like a 4 year old due to a disability she had, the other kids wouldn’t play with her and would constantly bully her. In the US, this happens too. There are boarders all over the place, we just need to recognize them and cross them, because that’s where growth and the good of humanity happen.

- Sara Hovren


Hello everyone,

Today I want to share my dorm experience thus far.   Since each dorm is unique in its own way, we all find little quirks that appeal to us.  I am well aware that I am a little behind schedule, but I still feel that it is necessary for people to get a better perspective of every residence hall.   All of us find dorm life to be a unique and an exciting experience. Today I am going to give you a tour of one of the oldest residence halls on campus: Seminary Hall.

I think it is important to keep an open mind while deciding where you will live to have a better overall college experience. I will admit that Seminary was not my first choice. explain…

Before I give you the grand tour, I shall give you a little background information.  First off, where did Seminary get it’s name?  If you do a little research, you’ll find that back in the 1900′s, Augustana was a Seminary School for educating and training pastures and preachers.  The dorm itself was an all-male living hall.

To make this more interesting and to connect a little family history into this post,  my grandfather graduated from Seminary at Augustana in the early 1960′s!  When I got tossed that family fact, it made living in Seminary a lot more exciting and special.


Some of the major advantages to living in Seminary are:

1. Close to sports Facilities

2. In the dead center of Campus!


4.  You get a Double room (Two rooms: A study room/A bedroom)

5. You get to live alongside, not just one, but 2 other lovely roommates that you will learn to love!

6.  Seminary is the least DRAMATIC dorm of the 5 Residential Halls

7.  It is small tight nit family.  There are only 80 students assigned to the hall.

8. If you have a passion for Religion, then the Chapel is a few feet in front of you!

9. Admissions is right Below the dorms (Girls are Second floor/Guys Third floor)

10.  The observatory for Astronomy and the Geo science Museum/Building are in front!

Now for the Grand tour!


It’s not weird to take a selfie with your 2 amazing roommates, alongside your neighbor below!



Yes, we are the Mario Gang, so if

you’re up for a Mario

Cart challenge, then come on over!!

Boys and Girls, I hate to break it to you, but your dorm is not going to be the size of your room at home with your amazing flat screen and amazing queen sized bed.  The great thing about the college life is you learn TO SHARE!

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tiana   Naps will be your best friend in College so be prepared to not sleep for days!! JK, but make sure you are doing your work.  Naps are good though!  Well, thank you for walking through this short tour of Seminary!  If you have any questions let me know!

 *If you are very confused about my title, then do realize that your next door neighbor, if put in Seminary, is the Chapel. You get great views of weddings and get to hear the church bells ring!!




Leave Home

Leaving home for college was one of the scariest things to happen to me so far in my life. My family had just moved from my lifetime home of Colorado Springs, Colorado to St. Louis, Missouri only two months before college started. I was going from a new town where I barely knew anyone to a new college where I literally only knew one person. Everything was constantly new, and for the first time in my life I was experiencing change all at once. And amidst all of the change, all I wanted was to be back home in Colorado Springs in my old house, with my old friends, and with that old comfortable feeling I had grown to forget. I was so mad at my situation, so mad at my parents, and ultimately so mad at God. I could not understand how he could let so many uncomfortable and challenging things happen to me all at once. I wish that during this time I had pulled out my Bible and read what Jesus tells Jacob in Genesis 28:15: “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” The key thing I missed throughout all these experiences of change was that God was always with me. He had never left me before to walk through the difficult times of life, so why would he leave now? If things were even more difficult than they had ever been before, wouldn’t he be there for me even more?


Just like God watched over Jacob on his journey and my journey, he watches over all of us on our different journeys. Leaving home and experiencing new things actually ended up being a very positive experience for me. It taught me how to deal with change, how to be more resilient, and how to find the positives in the difficult situations of life. Even though leaving home was hard, it was necessary for me to develop into the person I am today. If someone were to ask me if I wished I had stayed in Colorado Springs and never moved, I would be tempted to say yes, but ultimately I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.


Whenever we are faced with challenges, especially the challenge of leaving home and starting new at college, we need to go into it full force because ultimately, every new change is a part of God’s plan to grow and shape us into the people He calls us to be. And I think that is a beautiful thing.



-Rebekah Gohl

Forget the Freshman 15…the Freshman Flu is much worse!

Sickness is a part of every day life. We all strongly dislike it, but sadly, we have to deal with it. With sickness comes more sickness, etc etc. Sickness keeps us from doing the things we enjoy doing, and especially the things that we don’t enjoy doing (hooray!). Everyone remembers how things went when we were sick as a child, or for some, even in high school. Our mommies took us out of school, fed us soup, and we were allowed to sleep on the couch, drink all the Gatorade we wanted (in every flavor and color imaginable of course), and watch all of the good cartoons and TV shows that we missed because we were in school. These are my fond (if anything about being sick can be considered ‘fond’) memories of when I was sick as a child and during school. Now throughout my high school career I managed to only get seriously ill once, during my freshman year. Other than little coughs and sore throats here and there, I stayed pretty healthy during the other years. However, this past week college gave me quite the wake up call. I figured that getting sick would be inevitable, but I grossly underestimated what it would be like. I assumed that I would stagger into class wearing my fluffy hot pink pajamas (because doesn’t every college student own such sleepwear?), do my work, and then go home and sleep and eat. I would tell both my friends and myself things like “Surely being sick won’t be THAT bad”, and “It’s just a little sore throat, I’ll be fiiiiiiiiiine”. Well, one week and two doctor visits later, I’ve learned my lesson. Last week I started having a sore throat and a slight cough, and I did what every young adult at my age would do, I brushed it off as nothing but allergies and the weather and continued on about my hectic, average college student sleep deprived life. By the end of the week I was absolutely miserable. I’d been coughing, shaking, you name it. I’d been running a fever and struggling to eat. On Friday night my ears started to ache. After calling my parents and strongly missing the “mommy taking me out of class and feeding me soup” fairytale I was used to, I ended up taking trips to two different doctors. In the end I was diagnosed with severe ear infections in both of my ears and a sinus infection. Long story short: it was not a good weekend.

Now this blog post was of course not intended as a means of me peddling my pity party. A good chunk of students on Augie’s campus are sick. In fact, a good chunk of people in general are sick. It’s flu season Augie. Bring on the ever changing strains of viruses that no flu shot can manage to prevent. So, I write this blog today as a means of offering some small advice. While I am a freshman, I learned a lot of valuable lessons from this past week. So without further ado, here it is:

Freshman Survival Guide for the Freshman Flu:

Tip 1: Buy a thermometer. Don’t question it. Ignore the little voice of doubt in your head and buy one. You will not regret it and don’t let anyone tell you it’s useless.

Tip 2: Don’t brush your symptoms off. If you feel sick, there’s a good chance you really are sick.

Tip 3: Drink a lot of orange juice. The CSL has plenty of OJ, and it never hurts to stock up on some for your dorm room for when you start to feel run down.

Tip 4: Go to an immediate care clinic if things really start to feel bad. Don’t make the mistake of waiting and letting your symptoms get worse.

Tip 5: Know where the nearest Walgreens and or a pharmacy/grocery store is.

Tip 6: Keep a medicine box in your dorm room. While it may see silly to have a box of cough syrup and Mucinex under your bed, it really does help to have it. You’ll never have everything, but it’s a nice feeling when you don’t have to worry about finding a way to stumble down the street to Walgreens when you’re running a 100.7 fever!

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this much too long account and guide for sick freshman. As I’m sitting here typing this I still am one of them, so with that I bid you all farewell! I hope some of these tips can help you guys from making my mistakes!


Hello Augie friends!  I don’t normally talk about touchy topics, but my goal with this blog is to not only take you through my amazing Augie experience, but to also really understand the different experiences students have and how Augie is not just a school, but a family.  The programs we have here are wonderful and there is always someone to speak at every corner of campus.  My friend here has volunteered to share an experience she feels the need to tell everyone, including future students.  She would like to share with you the uses of alcohol and how that changed her life.  Augie gave her the support she needed to spin her bad experience into an experience of learning and happiness.  She couldn’t be any happier to this very day, but wants to be that person that people can learn and relate to, just like the rest of us.  Fare warning that some of her words are very deep, but has wanted to share her story for a while.


“Alcohol and other substances have always been like mortar to me to fill in the inadequacies of my broken life.  Alcoholism or other addictions do not mean you are weak.  They do not mean that you are in any way an imperfect human being.  This mantra may seem clique or unrealistic, but I have spent years convincing myself that I cannot be defined by addiction.  Alcohol is a glorified term that has strayed from its denotation on college campuses.  Its connotation is such that it has become interchangeable with pleasurable nights and weekends.  I’m here to tell you that the promise that partying assures does not come without steep costs.  I’m sure anyone reading this knows the textbook effects of alcohol on the body and mind, but I can illustrate for you the very real consequences in the painfully true setting of my life.

It is because of my relationship with alcohol that I was raped, not once, but twice by the same offender in two different instances.  It is because of my relationship with alcohol that I have spent many a night with my head in the toilet and many a morning groaning in agony.  It is because of my relationship with alcohol that I no longer have a relationship with my family.  Alcohol harms the body, but more importantly, it harms your interpersonal relationships.  You should notice that I do not say that it is because OF alcohol that my life has become a sort of teenage tragedy.  I very much believe that we sett our own destinies, and alcohol alone did not change my life, but rather the destructive tango that I have practiced and developed with the drug have led to my downslide.  6227062d230e9796904aa600e248de76

My interactions with alcohol have set my life on a collision course with certain disaster, and this is where I hop ship  and decide to trudge my own path, although it be the lesser traveled one.  My advice for others is to trust yourself and your own judgments .  No one can tell you to abstain from alcohol, or when the scales have tipped that you now have a palpable problem.  You must look inside and find what you know to be true.  I beseech you to listen to the testimonies of your fellow classmates, learn from my mistakes and reek the benefits of a better alcohol education brought on by peers.  Do not fall prey to the false lure of alcohol, and I hope that you can see pass its glorified exterior to the rotten interior lying dormant just inside the bottle.”


As you can see, alcohol is a substance of change.  I hope you all have thought a little about this, but just remember for the future.  These were the words from one of many of your fellow Augie classmates.  Alcohol is serious business and if you aren’t smart about it then your life can change in the blink of an eye.  Don’t blame the alcohol because in the end it all comes down to you. I’ve witnessed first hand the effects this habit can have on a fellow individual.  It is not pretty.  Augie wants our campus to be a place of trust and safety.  If you can’t remember your Alcohol Ed. course that every Freshman and transfer student had to take, then go back to that and look it over.  Alcohol can lead to illness, sexual assault, prison, or even worse, death.  Don’t crumble your success over something as small as alcohol.  Be smart, but most of all BE SAFE!how_to_prevent_alcohol_addiction



Today is the marking remembrance of 14 years since the tragic morning that occurred, scarring the lives of many across the nation.  One thing is clear though; we will never forget that traumatizing day.  I will say that I won’t forget that morning on 9/11/2001 for the fact that all I could understand at the age of 6 was that fear struck our country, and that we would all drift on with this saddening memory.  The destruction, the cries, the panic, the pain, it all sounds familiar right?  We have all experienced this at some point.

I will say though, that even though this has embedded into our appalling line of history, we all have come so far into rebuilding what once stood, and also we are starting to clean up and heal the cuts and burns that marked our bodies.  Remember that strength and success don’t run on perfection and getting everything rig9-11-2001ht.  We need to fall and feel pain.  We need that rush of shock.  Even though you may fall, you will always get back up and look even further than you once did.

This is what it means to live.  We make mistakes; everybody knows that way.  NOBODY’S PERFECT!  Now when you look at where you are now, whether it’s school, work, family, or whatever your focus may be, just remember that like Haley Williams once said, “sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.”

College is about finding yourself, not following routine and doing homework late on a Sunday night.  We aren’t high schoolers anymore.  It’s time to get up and leave behind the bad moments that anchored you through this journey.  It’s time to set sail and discover new lands, new friends, and new experiences, but most of all, you want to find the NEW YOU!  Don’t let your chances run out, because remember, you only have so many.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Be safe and don’t worry about falling, because we all know that you will just end up getting back up, feeling better than ever.


What is it like being an Augustana Viking?

We have all heard about my blabbing experience thus far as an Augustana Viking, but what about some of the other exotic Freshmen, who are just now taking a step into a WHOLE NEW WORLD?  I personally went around and asked some of my fellow classmates to get an insight of what their personal experience has been like at Augie, and 1. what does it mean to LIVE the AUGIE EXPERIENCE?  Also, I randomly decided to ask each individual the following questions:

2. What has your experience at Augie been like so far?

3. What is your favorite DISNEY MOTTO?

4. Have you gotten involved with any clubs or sports?

5. What is your favorite “meal” on campus?

6. Do you have any secret talents? What is it?

**If you would like to respond and share your personal answers, then leave a comment below**

Here are responses from students:

1&2. The Augie Experience to me is being so busy that you struggle to find a time to yourself, but smile at your many obligations. I absolutely love that wherever I go, despite sometimes having a purpose, I get derailed by friends and am met with smiles around every corner. My experience has been an insanely busy one, but I can’t imagine it any other way!

  1. “Hakuna Matata.” I’m a camp counselor in the summers and Pumbaa is my name J

4. I’m involved with Varsity Swimming, Club Water Polo, Symphony Orchestra, and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance

5. I love the pizza and ESPECIALLY the bread sticks.

6. Yes. I can hold myself in a handstand for over a minute

-Freshman of 2019


1. To live the AUGIE EXPERIENCE means to talk to new and different people, go outside of your comfort zone, and to try new and different things.
2. It has been different, exciting, challenging, and fun!
3. I really have a top 3: It’s the circle of life, Just keep swimming, and u got a friend in me!
4. I have gotten involved with the National Band Association (NBA), swim team, percussion ensemble, and concert band!
5. My favorite meal is Lunch!
6.  I can tie a cherry stem knot.

-Freshman of 2019


1. It means to have fun while learning.

2. My Augie experience so far has been good. I’ve enjoyed my time although there have been challenging classes.

3.Hakuna Matata
4. Yes, Viking pups, Varsity swimming, Achoo/Jets
5.Buffalo chicken sandwich
6. It’s not really a secret but I can remember and apply nearly everything I learn while watching educational youtube videos or documentaries.  

 -Junior of 2017


1. My favorite Disney modo is “ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten”
2. So far, I have been involved in Viking Pups, Astronomy Club, and Camp Kesem and the Sports Medicine Club. I am also on the swim team and am thinking about joining water polo.
3. My favorite meal on campus is chocolate waffles with vanilla ice cream on top.
4. If being able to wiggle my right ear counts as a secret talent, then yes.

To me, living the augie experience is trying new things and broadening your horizons. I grew up in a pretty small town with not much variety of life, so it is nice to come to a new place and be able to learn, grow, and try new things.

-Freshman of 2019


1. To live the Augustana experience means to get involved on campus. Meaning not just sports but clubs and anything an individual is interested in. It means to meet new people and go out of your comfort zone and get involved on campus.
2.My experience has been some of the best 2 years of my life I have met a ton of new friends that I want to keep in contact with the rest of my life and explored new experiences that have shaped me into who i am today
3.Favorite Disney modo is you got a friend in me.
4.I am a three year member of the varsity swim team. I have played club water polo a year and also am a member of business club.
5.At the csl my favorite meal is the buffalo chicken sandwiches.
6.My secret talent is I know a strange amount of movie quotes

 -Junior of 2017


1. The Augie experience is all about taking advantage of everything Augie has to offer. Get to know your professors- that’s the benefit of small classes. Go abroad- you have $2,000 just waiting for you! Go to events, join clubs, play sports; it’s all here. You won’t look back and say “Gosh, I wish I was less involved in college”
2. It’s had up’s and down’s for sure. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It hasn’t always been easy and hasn’t always made sense, but it always has worked out and I’m all the better for it.
3. “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true” AKA don’t give up!
4. I am a member of the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble (choir) and am a member of the Zeta Phi Kappa sorority.
5. You can’t go wrong with muffins from the brew! But no meal plan for me this year…
6. Do you have a secret talent? And what is it? Not really…
-Junior of 2017

My Unofficial Tour of Westerlin’s New J-Wing

FULL DISCLOSURE: I moved into college for the first time fully expecting my dorm to smell like old people and look like the aftermath of a horror film scene. I was extremely surprised (and internally relief-sighing) at my newly renovated dorm in Westerlin’s Jenny Lind wing.

Jenny LindRenovations to the wing include: New doors & windows, new AC and heat units in each room, new floors along with painting and 3Jnew lights, and the one I’m most excited for, a new elevator that’s being completed during fall term break. For the last three weeks I have lived here, I have grown to learn the little quirks about the building. 1. If you have friends who live in any other building on campus without AC, you will hosting many a get-together to get out of the heat. 2. Hand dryers are very loud, and will wake you up from dead sleep at 2 AM if you live near the BR. 3. Coldest place in J-wing is the staircase. My friend has told me numerous times how she would move in (in a very Harry Potter-esque way) from the non-AC’ed Andreen hall. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:  4. You will lock yourself out of your dorm room at least once. The locks are crafty little buggars on the 3rd floor and my running total of times I’ve locked myself out is at 7.

12004893_10204895129006214_7109407898600320819_nThe bathrooms are pretty fancy here, if I do say so myself. Our cleaner for 3J is the Bomb.com and she is trying to get power outlets in the bathroom for us, so that’s extra props to her. They clean every day, everything works (so far), and the showers are11072739_10204895119965988_5301179196353024877_n (for the most part) always warm. I do have to warn though: If you are over, I’d say like 5’6″-5’7″ in height, there is only one shower that will fit you comfortably. I’m 5’9″ and, unfortunately, have to wait until that one shower is open in the morning because all of the other showers are too short for me. I don’t know if this is different on the guy’s floor (1st floor of J-wing belongs to all guys, while 2nd & 3rd floor are home to the girls.), because they are on average taller than us, but it is a difficult thing to get adjusted too. Other than that detail, (and the loud hand dryers as previously stated) our bathrooms are cool.

315 JAnywho, my roommate Meghan and I live on the 3rd Floor of J-Wing.We pride ourselves by our color-coordinating. I’m proud meg's deskof our little dorm room. It’s extremely cute and homey and reflects us both perfectly. My side is the one with the navy bedding, and I have my dresser, mini-fridge, and a couple other storage things under the bed.Our desks face each other, and Meghan has hers decorated to perfection.  I covered my closet with a shower curtain, and Meg’s is uncovered, but very organized. (Mine is not.) closetBoth of our beds are lofted by hand to the highest they go without being lofted professionally.  I’m 5’9″ and Meghan is 5’0″ and we both need stools to get on the beds. Otherwise, it’s home.dorm


Well, that’s about it. I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Westie’s new Jenny Lind wing. I need a nap.
Somebody go put a good word in for me at to get a job at Admissions. Stay Amazing, Augie.