A window inside life at Augustana College

WAUG: Past, Present, Future

Konbanwa, So where to begin. The first big piece of news is that my showtime has changed. My previous showtime was on Thursday and it was far later into the evening than I was prepared for. Having a show from 10-11 and still having to write papers and still be able to get up at […]

Return to the Grid

Konbanwa, I’m back. I’m officially no longer under the radar. So instead of giving you excuses I’m sure you don’t care about and/or want to hear, let’s get started and I’m going to need a checklist so bear with me: WAUG: Stay tuned Midterms: Check Winter Break: Check Me trying to be witty: In progress […]

A Christmas Crush

Hello! First off, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!* I hope you got everything you wanted and spent some quality time with your family. So one of my favorite Christmas movies–right after Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and those Rankin/Bass specials (you know, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer?)–is The […]

Julafton (Christmas) + Christmas Break

Tjena! Long time, no see I guess. I’ve been busy doing very important things, like sleeping, socializing and just being me. Anyhow. Now I’m back, and I’ll try to be better. But I do not promise anything. Ok? So – back to business. It’s Christmas time, so I guess I have to wish you all […]

Trapped in The Classroom: Part 2 Ft. Pitbull

I remember the first time I realized how important a teacher truly was in a child’s development. It was sixth grade and the teacher was discussing symbolism in A Wrinkle in Time by  Madeleine L’Engle. If you haven’t read the book it’s pretty fantastic and right up there with the Bernstein Bears series of short novels. […]

Five questions we can expect to be asked over winter break by relatives

1. Where do you go to school? 2. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? 3. What’s your major? 4. Do you have a job on campus? 5. What are you doing after college? I’m sure that many of you can relate to these questions. Every holiday I’m asked these five questions and every holiday I have […]

Advice: Switch up where you study

Sometimes it can be hard to do homework in your room. You get too comfy. You get distracted. There are people around. There’s your bed in the corner begging for you to come back to it. For this reason I’ve recently started doing my homework in places other than my lovely Arbaugh apartment. Places I’ve […]

Mornings are hard. Listen to white noise.

It takes me roughly 75 minutes to be a fully functioning human-being in the morning and this is not because I take that long to get ready. Fact: I can be from bed to out the door with a “real” outfit on (dress, tights, boots, sweater), with my hair “done” (messy braid or bun) and […]

Dear mom, Please answer your phone when I call. Love, Victoria

So I’m a mama’s girl, and this probably not a surprise to anyone. I grew up in a single parent household and while sometimes I was absolutely terrible to my mother, I still love her like no other. She is honestly one of the best people I know. She is strong, and giving , and […]

Lady Gaga Music Video Marathon

All I wanted to do yesterday was listen to the song “Judas” by Lady Gaga, but I couldn’t get my internet to work in the library so I was out of luck until I got back to my apartment. Then I went a little overload. I not only watched the music video for “Judas” but […]