A window inside life at Augustana College

Thanks for a great 4 years, Augustana

I still don’t think it’s hit me that I am an Augustana Alumni.  These 4 years flew by in the blink of an eye.   I grew so much while at Augustana.  I made friends that will last a lifetime, challenged myself in ways I never expected, and joined clubs and took classes that showed […]

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 […]

I graduated!

I’m officially an alumni of Augustana College! It’s weird because I think it hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I just wanted to thank all my professors, family, friends and especially my parents for getting me to this point in my life. I couldn’t have gotten to this point in my life without all of them […]

Tommy Enke, American Icon

I taped an apple to my ceiling today and waited for hours to see if it would fall on my head and give me a brilliant idea. I stared idly at my wall hoping to learn the secrets of the universe like a Pre-kindergarten level Isaac Newton. After nothing happened I decided to pace around my […]

Officially done with undergraduate classes!

Only a final reflection paper and a portfolio separate me from graduation! It’s hard to believe that I will no longer be attending classes at Augustana College. Here is a list of “lasts” I’ve had to endure these past few weeks: Last Observer page layout and get-together Last oboe lesson Last WAUG show Last SGA meeting Last day […]

The best weekend ever pt. 2 (Why I should have joined Martini Swingers sooner)

Friday night my friend Sarah and I drove to a concert in Hoffman Estates to see You Me at Six, Mayday Parade, Pierce the Veil and All Time Low (Make sure to check out the YouTube videos that are linked!). It was an incredible concert and I had the best time ever! There’s just something about […]

Volunteering in the QC

I used to be one of those people… You know, those suburban people who complain bitterly about the small-town feel of the Quad Cities. There’s nothing to do here, it’s a dead town. Boo hoo. I’m so bored. Then I met some people who’ve actually lived in the area, and they very quickly corrected that notion. […]

The best weekend of my four years at Augie

I had the best weekend of my whole entire life this weekend. There were so many hugs and smiles and friends. To say it was magical would be an understatement. It basically started on Wednesday night when my friends and I went out to dinner at Blue Cat and then sang karaoke. I also registered […]