A window inside life at Augustana College

My name is Danica Gray and I am a Sophomore at Augustana. I am a Bio/Pre-Vet, Spanish, and Environmental Studies major with a minor in Chemistry and Latin American Studies. I enjoy traveling the world and learning new things. Writing is my other passion. I am involved in everything under the sun but COG, ESA, SGA, GA, TriBeta, and Rotaract are the top choices. Feel free to comment on my blog with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

Already Week 3???

Whoever does not believe time flies fast is all sorts of crazy. I cannot believe that week three is about to begin, its seems like only yesterday I arrived.. and I have been here 2 weeks longer than most people because of work! This just shows how amazing Augustana truly is, my friends and everything […]

Turtle Internship

For those of you who do not know, I am in Swansboro, North Carolina studying the nesting patterns of Loggerhead sea turtles. I began my internship on May 20th and will be continuing until August 5th. We had our first turtle on Monday June 3 at 1:45 AM. The only problem was it was a […]

Final Day of My Turtle Internship

The past 3 months I have been in Swansboro, North Carolina at Hammocks Beach State Park studying loggerhead sea turtles on Bear Island. This internship has given me more than I could have asked for. Having just finished my Freshman year everyone told me that Freshman do not get internships, and I am proud to […]

Turtle Internship; 12 nests!

We are up to 12 nests! We had 3 turtles nest last night, 7/9/12, and one of them was missing a flipper. We had to help her dig her hole so she could lay her eggs. We are not sure what caused her to lose her flipper, weather it be due to a shark or […]

Turtle internship: WE HAVE TURTLES!

For those of you that do not know, I am on an internship in Swansboro, North Carolina at Hammocks Beach State Park on Bear Island studying loggerhead sea turtles. I arrived to the island on May 19th with high hopes of learning valuable skills that will help me in my future career endeavors. The first […]

Turtle internship update!

For those of you who do not know, I am in Swansboro, North Carolina studying the nesting patterns of Loggerhead sea turtles. I began my internship on May 20th and will be continuing until August 5th. We had our first turtle on Monday June 3 at 1:45 AM. The only problem was it was a […]

Day one of turtle internship: Dissection, Protocol, and Patrol

I performed my first turtle dissection yesterday. It was one of the coolest, yet grossest things I have done so far.  The turtle we dissected was found on the beach prior to my arrival and was frozen until the start of the intern training.  Using this turtle we learned how and where to tag the […]

Internship in NC: Turtle time!

Today we start our training for tagging and collecting samples of loggerhead sea turtles.  I have never been so excited in my life!  I have been on Bear Island for 4 days now, and I already feel right at home.  There are 3 other interns here with me, all boys (Jeremy, Caleb, and David).  Jeremy […]

Surviving Your First Year

There are so many things that you will encounter in College, but the important thing is to know how to get out of those sticky situations.  As I come to an end on my first year here at Augustana, I have encountered or heard about a number of interesting situations. Lets begin. People are using […]

Week 7

The end of my freshman year is coming to a close, and I just cannot believe how quickly everything has flown by!  I am in the process of declaring my major (Biology and Spanish) and picking my classes for next year!!! YIKES! I feel bad for the seniors that are coming to an end at […]