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Spring Break in Minnesota

So we Augie students are currently on spring break. I know what you’re thinking, “Spring break in February?!?”, and I agree, it’s not exactly the most ideal time for spring break. However there are pro’s to this timing. Apparently going on trips to warm places is cheaper during our spring break versus other spring breaks, […]

Four Things I Never Realized I Learned from Greek Life

Have you read the article shared by the Greek Life Facebook page titled: “Examining the benefits of Greek Life?” If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend doing so. It got me thinking of how four years in Greek Life has benefitted my own education, and since it’s almost time for Augie’s Greek Population to grow, I […]

To the Person Leaving Letters All Over the Library

Hello! I just have a short post for today: To the person leaving letters all over the library, I just want to say Thank You. Thank you for making other people’s days a little bit brighter, especially since it’s finals week. Thank you for proving that people still write in cursive (remember when we were […]

Finals Week – Round 8

I’m just now realizing that I am closer to graduating from college than I am from having started college, as in I’ve completed 2.66 years here and I only have 1.3 years left. It’s amazing how time flies and I can’t believe that this is my eighth finals week at Augustana. This means I only have […]

Happy birthday to me!

My birthday was last Thursday, and I just want to say that it was amazing. After being able to be back in Minnesota for m birthday last year I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about having my birthday during Week 10 at Augie this year; but it was GREAT! Despite the fact […]

Not Your Average Valentine’s Day Post

The title may be a little deceiving… this will most definitely be a pretty average Valentine’s Day post. But it’s written by yours truly, so it’s just that much better. Let me just start with a brief history of Valentine’s Day: good ole Wikipedia tells me that Valentine’s Day (or St. Valentine’s Day) began as […]

Loves Me Not

Oh Valentines Day, the one day a year that makes couples “official” and single people ever more depressed. For those in a relationship, I would like to say “Congratulations.” I am truly happy that you found someone that takes away the loneliness, and I hope your love never burns out. But this post isn’t directed […]

“Love is Matter; it Cannot be Created nor Destroyed”

Due to the special event on February 14th, also known as Valentines Day or as I like to call it Single Awareness Day, I decided to post something to those who find this day their least favorite or for those who have a broken heart. Love is not everything. Even when you have lost someone […]

The World Needs More Love Letters

Hello! I was re-reading Amanda’s latest post the other day (“Love Letters Lessons: Inspiration to Seize the Day”). It reminded me that love letters are still needed in the world, especially since Feb. 14th is coming up. We can’t just let the habit of letter writing die out! Fortunately, I don’t think it will. I […]

Augustana People: Mark “Didn’t Gary write about his sister Jenna? Oh, That’s Not His Sister? It’s Spelled Differently? Well Then Whatever!” Hoffmann

  Quick quiz for everyone. Try and see who is smarter in each photo. (Answers below)   Answers 1. Tony Stark is a super genius, however, he is a fictional character. First appearing in Tales of Suspense #39. By choosing Tony Stark your skills at determining the “smarterer” one have been called into question. The […]