A window inside life at Augustana College

Hello, my name is Victoria Cartland and I am currently a senior (eeeek!) at Augustana College (the one in Rock Island, IL). I’m from Watertown, Minnesota, which is a small town about an hour west of the Twin Cities; however, I graduated from Coon Rapids High School.
I’m majoring in political science and sociology with a concentration in social welfare, and I’m minoring in women and gender studies; if I could I would add a major in Pinterest and Tumblr. Outside of class and extracurriculars, I like to be crafty, watch documentaries on Netflix, and use my sewing machine.
I spent part of my sophomore year and all of my junior year as a CA for the TLAs on campus, and was previously involved in the Residence Hall Association. I’m a member of both the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity and the Chi Omega Gamma sorority. My favorite building on campus is Old Main and when I grow up I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
If you have any questions feel free to comment or send me an e-mail (victoriacartland11@augustana.edu).

Relay for Life 2014

Let me just start this off by saying that Relay for Life is one of my favorite events at Augustana! There are so many people that come together for such a great cause and it’s a great place to see Greek group unity! Last year at Relay I walked somewhere around 13 miles, mostly in […]

Oh Happy Day

This weather has me in an excellent, and productive, mood. That also could have something to do with the three day juice cleanse I just finished though too. Anyways, I’m having a wonderful day, and I’ve been super productive as well. I went to work, I went and got fingerprinted, I went to the central […]

Junior Year is Hard – Let’s Be Reborn

My mentor, Alisha, once said that junior year of college is one of the hardest years on females. You classes are more challenging, your changing emotionally, and you pretty much get to accept that the body you have is as good as it’s going to get, as you’ve reached the end of the female growing […]

Picture Day

In high school, I was under the impression that after I graduated I would never have to deal with a “Picture Day” again. I was wrong. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for some people, there are still picture days in college, or at least at Augie. Today, I am supposed to take my composite picture for […]

Spring Break in Minnesota

So we Augie students are currently on spring break. I know what you’re thinking, “Spring break in February?!?”, and I agree, it’s not exactly the most ideal time for spring break. However there are pro’s to this timing. Apparently going on trips to warm places is cheaper during our spring break versus other spring breaks, […]

Finals Week – Round 8

I’m just now realizing that I am closer to graduating from college than I am from having started college, as in I’ve completed 2.66 years here and I only have 1.3 years left. It’s amazing how time flies and I can’t believe that this is my eighth finals week at Augustana. This means I only have […]

Happy birthday to me!

My birthday was last Thursday, and I just want to say that it was amazing. After being able to be back in Minnesota for m birthday last year I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about having my birthday during Week 10 at Augie this year; but it was GREAT! Despite the fact […]

Why so vague?

So I realized my last “real” post, so not the one about Christmas that came a month after Christmas, was a little vague. Okay it was very vague, but it was for the sake of protecting someone that I really care about and look up to. There are two “secret” things that were going on with […]

No School Tomorrow

Something historical happened at Augustana tonight; class for Monday was cancelled! The last time Augie cancelled snow was because they got over a foot of snow in one night. Augie rarely cancels classes. Some people rumor it’s because we’re a Swedish school and we’re honoring our roots – this is possible considering we have a […]

Christmas has come and gone; or has it?

***This is a disclaimer that this post was meant to be published sometime around the end of December. However, I just found it sitting in my drafts, and I’d hate to let a good post about my favorite holiday go to waste… While some of you may have wrapped up the Christmas holiday, my family […]