A window inside life at Augustana College

What is “thankfulness” anyway?

Hi everyone! So I’m new here but for my first post I decided to submit my Observer article about thankfulness! If you have any comments, leave ‘em! I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for!   Well it’s that time of year again: crunching leaves, bonfires, cozy sweaters, Thanksgiving, and endless posts, greeting cards, and […]

My Thanksgiving On Campus

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a good time Black Friday shopping with their friends and family. You know, when you go to a college that is half way across the country from where you live, its not cheap flying back and forth on breaks. It does suck being away from your family […]

Staying committed in college

No, this post is not going to be about long-distance relationships. My experience in the field of long-distance relationships is limited to one friendship that has survived the five years I’ve been in the US. I know zilch about maintaining a long-distance relationship with a significant other. So you can figure that out on your […]

RUSH 2013

If at the beginning of this year you had told me that I would be in a Greek Group, I would have told you that you were crazy. And I honestly would have laughed in your face if you had told me that I would be considering joining a second Greek Group. I would have […]

Good Grades, Social Life, Enough Sleep…

Hey friends! I learned a very valuable lesson this afternoon as I received the results of my last Psychology test: it’s impossible to be amazing at everything. I heard somewhere that college life basically gives you the choice of two of the following three areas; good grades, social life, enough sleep. I don’t know if […]

End of Week 6

Hi everyone! i hope everyone finished week 6 strong!  i just wanted to say that we’re already past the midpoint of the term! Just finals and then spring break woot woot! but in all seriousness, I hope everyone is having good time at Augie. Tomorrow will be  the sign up for greek life and I […]

On Canceled Classes

This past week, I’ve had three 8:30 classes canceled and one more that lasted only 15 minutes. So, it’s been a pretty good week. Now, I like my professors and I like my classes, so it’s not like I’m thinking “Yay! I don’t have to go and hear about British Literature or Social Theory for […]

Well, hey there, 2013!

As I arrived on campus on Sunday, I was amazed by how quickly I felt back in the swing of things. I had a great three weeks home with my family and friends, but I was beyond excited to be back with my school friends in the place that so quickly became home to me. […]


When I first started at Augie, I really wasn’t sure how I would feel about having to take finals three times per year, but now that I have gone through my first round of them, I am confident in my assumption that it will be easy! In high school, you only have to take finals […]

Fall Break

So this week is fall break and I wasn’t able to go home because my home is so far away.  I walked thorough campus on Friday (the first day of break) and it was soooo empty.  I felt really alone but slowly I’m finding out that there are actually people here on campus.  It is […]