A window inside life at Augustana College

Though my name is Rukmini, hardly anyone can say it right, so people generally call me Ruki. I’m from Hoffman Estates, IL, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, though I only moved there three years ago from India. I’m planning on a Creative Writing major, with major or minor in Theatre Arts, and I’m interested in Sociology too so we’ll see where that goes. I love reading and writing, and I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and the Inheritance Cycle. At Augie, I’m part of the Quidditch team, Prose Board for SAGA (the literary magazine), After Hours (the creative writing group on campus) and SAFARII (an immigration and refugee awareness group on campus).

Volunteering in the QC

I used to be one of those people… You know, those suburban people who complain bitterly about the small-town feel of the Quad Cities. There’s nothing to do here, it’s a dead town. Boo hoo. I’m so bored. Then I met some people who’ve actually lived in the area, and they very quickly corrected that notion. […]

Sometimes, professors make me very happy…

Only sometimes? Yes, only sometimes. I confess that I probably spend too much time compaining about how much homework they’re giving me (and when I’m given a week and a half to research and write a ten-page paper at the end of term when I have ten thousand other things going on as well, I feel […]

Bald Facts

Now that I’ve spent nearly two weeks without very much hair for the first time in my life (if you’re asking why, you must have missed my last post), I’ve learned that life is different in many ways I wasn’t expecting. So, for your entertainment, here are some bald facts: 1) People don’t stare nearly […]

More From St. Baldrick’s

Rukmini Girish previously had a wonderful post about St. Baldrick’s and I suggest the read. She’s looking awesome with her shaved head! Here are some pictures from some St. Baldrick’s participants.   Congrats to everyone who participated and the Roundels for putting it on.

St. Baldrick’s at Augie

As I type this, I am bald. Or, at least, close to it. I have about a quarter of an inch of hair on my head. But I’m getting ahead of myself. St. Baldrick’s, sponsored by the Roundel fraternity, was last Thursday, April 11. All of the shaves who had signed up had to arrive […]

Sometimes, Things Just Work Out For the Best

Spring term is busy. That is a fact. It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking three classes or four, if you’re involved in two clubs or ten, spring term is just busy. My senior friends tell me that they have all kinds of banquets to attend leading up to graduation. And, presumably, there’s the job search […]

Django Unchained? A Little TOO Unchained

Easter weekend at home… What does that mean? Watching some movies, of course! My dad and I watched A Few Good Men, in which Jack Nicholson was fantastic as usual, but we also watched Tarantino’s latest, Django Unchained. Now, before you start sniggering at the fact that I’m watching an Oscar-nominated movie this late, this is […]

Writing Fellows

Wow, it’s week 4 and I’ve only posted once this term? I’m slacking, aren’t I? The reason I’ve been so terribly busy this past week is because of a program that’s very beneficial for LSFY students, but makes life a little more interesting for tutors at the Reading/Writing Center, where I work. This program is […]

Three Fs

No, those aren’t my grades from last term… Since not very much of significance has happened (since it’s only week 1), why don’t I tell you about my spring break? The best way to describe it? Three Fs. 1) Food Generally, the food at Augie is okay. And apparently, it’s getting an overhaul next year, […]

Nearly there . . . nearly!

Six hours of studying today. Six. And that’s for one final… After writing a 10-page paper for the same class. Hey, that’s what you have to look forward to when you go to college! Getting an eddy-cation and all that! Honestly, there’s not much to write about. Finals, finals, and more finals. Actually, that is […]