A window inside life at Augustana College

Hello! My name is Vanessa Reyes and this is my first year at Augustana which is awesome because I love it here! I am originally from Toluca, IL and I went to Fieldcrest High School in Minonk. (Go Knights!) I am thinking about possibly majoring in neuroscience but I’m not 100% sure. So far on campus, I’ve been keeping busy and getting involved with a lot of groups and clubs like Augustana College Democrats, Circle K, Latinos Unidos, SAFARI, MPB, Emerge, and WAUG (listen to my show Fridays @ 11 AM!) I am kind of a nerd and I love staying up to current events and I LOVE comedy! I hope to update this blog frequently and I hope you guys read it and like it!

Catching Up

I realize that I’ve been neglecting this blog and I’m sorry. A lot has happened since the last time I posted, mostly the end of winter term and the start of spring term. I survived finals week. I caught up on my sleep during spring break. And now I’m back into my wonderfully hectic life. […]

What You Tell Yourself During An All-Nighter.

Just a few more paragraphs. I should just delete Facebook. This is the last time I’m ever going to do this. If I go to sleep now I’ll have six hours of sleep. I’ll just make another pot of coffee. I really actually hate coffee. I promise I’ll never procrastinate ever again! I have no […]

The Hard Choices

Around this time last year I hadn’t the faintest idea what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t know where I wanted to go to school. I didn’t know what I wanted to study. I didn’t know how to finish the sentence: “when I grow up I want to…” I’ve always been an […]

A Tuesday Night.

Time: 8:24 pm. Date: January 10, 2012. Location: my room. Weather: unseasonably warm. Sounds: chatter in the hallway and Lana del Rey. Sights: a cluttered desk and the computer monitor. Tastes: grapefruit juice and trail mix. Smells: nothing because my sinuses are stuffed up. What I am doing: wasting time on the internet and writing […]

How I Keep it Current

I have written before on how much I have loved my time at Augie so far. One of the reasons that I love being an student here is WAUG. If you don’t know, WAUG is the student-run radio station on campus. Any student can have their own radio show for a few hours a week […]

Is It Fall Or Winter?

Fall Break is over. Most of campus is either in the process or is already settled in. Winter Term officially starts tomorrow. (The official last day of fall/first day of winter is December 22nd if you were wondering.) I’m excited for Winter Term: I loved my first term of college and am excited to continue […]

Studying For Finals…

is not fun. Which is why I’m taking a little break to say: Augie in the fall is B-E-A-Utiful. Here’s some proof:   I’d post more pictures but they just don’t do it justice. So, if you’re on campus already, get your nose out of those books (or wherever else they may be) and appreciate […]

My Home Away From My Home Away From Home

Is the library. I spend so much time in the library I’m considering getting my mail sent there. Well not really. But I do hang out there almost all the time. Not because I’m a nerd (even though I am and there is nothing wrong with it) but because it’s week 10 and finals start […]

Why I Miss Emerge

Because Emerge is the best thing ever! Seriously I am soooo (extra o’s for emphasis) glad I chose to be a part of Emerge. I met some awesome people, especially in the awesome Group 4 (fo’ Life!). I learned a lot about how to be, not just a better leader, but a better person in […]

Going Home

I was home this weekend. For no particular reason really, I just felt like going home. Maybe I was homesick, it had been a month since my last visit (Labor Day). I did nothing special: just chilled with my family and high school friends, caught up on sleep, and did (absolutely no) homework. I’ve been […]