A window inside life at Augustana College

“So much of me is made from what I learned from you”

“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason/Bringing something we must learn/And we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them/And we help them in return/Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true/But I know I’m who I am today/Because I knew you…” […]

What I love about the final week of the school year

For the first time in my recent memory, it’s Thursday afternoon and quiet on the 5th floor of the library. As I’m sitting by myself with a super cookie and the remainder of what the Brew has to offer, I tell myself to forget about my current responsibilities for a moment. Listen to the buzzing […]

Top 5 reasons I love WAUG

This is probably my second to last post before I head off for the summer, which makes me really sad. As promised though, here is my top five reasons I love being involved with WAUG: 1) You will always know someone who is just as stoked as you are that your favorite band just came […]

Preparing for finals!

This has been such a busy last month that I haven’t had time to blog.  This past week I had 2 presentations (both on Friday and back-to-back) and a response paper (also due on Friday!).  But the countdown to summer 2012 is down to 4 days!  I cannot believe my junior year is almost over […]

My Mushy (but Extremely True) Reflections of Freshman Year

First of all, I realize I haven’t blogged in almost exactly four months, but there’s a good reason for that–Augustana took over my life. Not to get all mushy and sentimental, but it seems like it was just yesterday when I was moving into Swanson and hugging my parents goodbye at the Fall Connection kick-off. […]

The Final Countdown

I am graduating on May 20th, 5 days before my 22nd birthday. This will probably be my last blog for Augustana. I was selected to participate in the Illinois Legislative Studies Internship Program.  Here is a link below: http://cspl.uis.edu/ILLAPS/ILSIP/index.htm I am really excited about this program and I feel very proud. I am spending my […]

Sigma Alpha Iota formal

This past Friday Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣAI), which I am a part of, had a joint formal with Phi Mu Alpha. Both are national music affiliated fraternities we have here at Augustana. I always told myself I wouldn’t join anything with greek letters, yet I honestly wouldn’t be the same person I am today without […]

Some people really do learn something new everyday

At 10:30 Saturday evening, after a dance showcase, I had the opportunity to go blues dancing. After deciding not to go and returning to my room, I realized that I didn’t have anyone to keep me  company. At first, I thought this to be sad and I somewhat wish I hadn’t declined the offer to […]

Top 5 reasons I love the Augustana Observer

1) As you can tell from this picture, we are a crazy group of kids. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into when I said I’d be the opinions editor but I don’t regret it for a second. 2) You get to meet some really cool people, both within and outside the office. […]