A window inside life at Augustana College

20 days remain

Only 20 days until graduation!  I cannot believe my time at Augustana is coming to a close.  I am filled with mixed emotions.  Ever since senior year began I could not wait to receive my diploma.  I am still excited, but now the sadness has crept in.  A few months ago, I thought, “Oh, I have plenty […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poetry and Paschen

This past Friday I had the opportunity along with my classmates to go to a poetry day at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa. The school goes from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Important for the readers out there to know is the architecture in that school was incredible. It was like walking into the house from […]

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 […]

Oh the places you will go with Augie, abroad…

College has been filled with many decisions to be made. Before coming into college, I already knew that I wanted to study abroad, the question was, where? Augustana does a great job at providing international programs that will fit most students’ interests. There are programs for specific majors, research oriented, or internship based. Some programs […]

I have chosen a graduate school!

After much contemplation, pro/cons lists, and numerous restless nights, I have officially chosen which graduate school I will be attending in the fall. From previous blog posts, you might remember that I had to choose between Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Columbia University in New York. They are both two fantastic schools, I just […]

The Fax of Life

Growing up I had some wonderful neighbors who lived by me. These neighbors were the Nissen family, consisting of three gentleman who gave me some wonderful life lessons. An example of which included telling me that blood made the grass grow. I tried telling my teachers this for years but I always ended up eating […]

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 […]

A little piece of advice

Hey all! I know it’s been quite a while since I have blogged. It seems as though life always gets overwhelming and you lose sight of what needs to be done. 29 days until school is over and it seems like we just got here not too long ago. I am nearing the end of my sophomore […]