A window inside life at Augustana College

Goodbye Labels, Hello Me

As stressful as registration hell currently is for me, I do realize that there are a few things that I will never stop loving about college.  The main one being the one I’ve been excited for since high school. I am exactly who I want to be here. Coming to Augie gave me a fresh […]

Just a small town girl…

I have never pictured myself as a “country girl” in any shape or form… until I came to Augie. Just about all of my friends and anyone else I meet here on campus are from Chicago suburbs; on occasion, I’ll find the few from other cities or big towns.  I, on the other hand, have […]

5 Ways My Floormates Know I Have Downtime

Lately, I have been lacking some much needed downtime.  However, when I’ve had downtime here at Augie so far, it has probably been no mystery to my floormates.  Off of the top of my head, I can think of five ways good ol’ Swanson 2E knows when I have downtime. 1. New artwork appears on […]

Thumbs Up for Midterm Week!

Watch this YouTube video in its entirety before reading my post!   This, my friends, is me at this very moment in time. Study.  Eat.  Write a paper.  Study some more.  Sleep if I’m lucky.  This was my routine for about the past week, and it’s made life seem a bit unbearable at times.  I’ve learned one […]

Rooming with my Best Friend

When most people heard that my best friend and I were to be rooming together, all I got as a response was an unenthusiastic ‘that’s nice’ or an ‘aren’t you guys going to get sick of each other?’ Personally, I was so glad to be able to experience something completely new with someone that I […]

A Roommate Love Story

Being in college for a month, I’ve seen and heard about just about every type of roommate pairing possible–the former high school classmates, the random pairing that turned out pretty well, and then there’s the people that I wonder if they played a guessing game with the bubbles on the roommate personality surveys.  I, however, […]

The Liberal Arts

I never thought I would say this, but I actually like the liberal arts system at Augustana.  Coming into college I was a little unsure about how the liberal arts system was going to work.  I thought that I would have to take all these random classes that had nothing to do with my major […]

Finally getting adjusted to college….

Hey everyone, Were now halfway through the first trimester and I finally feel like I’m getting used to the college life.  At first it was weird trying to juggle the homework load and all the extra free time.  In high school, I hardly ever had any homework and if I did, I finished it all […]

So Close, But Yet So Far….

Hey everyone! This is my first blog entry so bear with me….. but anyways I am a freshmen here at Augustana and just thought I would say how much I LOVE it so far!!!  At first when I was deciding on which college to attend, I always kept Augustana out of my top choices.  I […]