A window inside life at Augustana College

Spring Break 2012

I promised you guys a blog about the adventures I had with my friend from Sweden over spring break, so here it goes! Tess arrived on February 22nd and after a short plane delay our adventures had begun!  It was so nice to be together after about 8 months apart.  I have no idea how […]

My Life in my Pockets

One of my assignments for my class in Writing Creative Nonfiction is to keep a daily journal. I always used to think of journals as boring–I mean, who wants to hear what I did and ate and stuff? Now, I finally realize that my journal is not a list of the day’s events. It’s not […]

Free food and good conversation

For the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to eat dinner with two very impressive people. First, I was one of 3 or 4 students who got to eat dinner with Marc Morial, former mayor of New Orleans. While I was sitting at a different table from Morial, I got to listen to […]

A reflection towards the end of freshman year

I initially heard of Augustana from my friend, Lydia. She is an alumni and a very respectable woman. We first met when she directed the 2008 Young Leadership Conference, a program put on by the National Hispanic Institute for Latino youth to develop effective communication skills through debate. I didn’t stand out much in the […]

A Lesson in Humility

Augie is usually a very welcoming community, as I said in this post. I love it here. It’s just that sometimes, as a non-Christian, I used to feel a little in the minority. Foundations this term also incorporates our Christian Traditions perspective, a requirement for every student at Augie. We just finished reading An Autobiography […]

Update: Dear Mama,

I’m sorry that I have not been able to write on here for a long time, since over break I was not able to get on the internet, however I will follow up this update with a overview of spring break, as well as an alternate letter of week one and two of spring term. […]

A fantastic birthday

The number of this blog post could not be anymore appropriate. Last Tuesday, I celebrated my 21st birthday, which is the number of this blog. I honestly could not have asked for a better day! Though I didn’t have one of those wild 21st birthdays Hollywood portrays in the movies, I honestly didn’t want that. What […]

Spring Break pt. 2

I am finally getting around to blogging about the second part of what I did during spring break. The day after I went to Colorado for the U.S. Air Force Academy Conference, I was in Florida! Literally, within 24 hours, I went from Colorado to Illinois to Florida. Luckily this time all my travel was […]

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. […]

Knowing a Name

What do I love the most about the beginning of a new term? It’s not a fresh start. It’s not the new faces. It’s not even syllabus day. The first day of classes I am reminded of why I chose Augustana. I walk into class on the first day, and the professor knows my name. […]