A window inside life at Augustana College

Top Reasons To Study Abroad In Africa

As you may already know, Augie provides many destinations to study abroad each year. Spring Term 2015, they are offering a trip to Africa (an awesome place and happens to be the program to which I’ve been accepted). The application is STILL OPEN and will be open until further notice.  Hopefully, even more students students […]

I Miss Augie…

It’s winter break and I’ve been ready to head back to Augie. It’s hard transitioning from a productive college life to back at home. Here’s some things I miss about Augie: Veggie Chik’n Hot Cocoa (The best cocoa is the one that’s just a button away) Being able to sleep anywhere on campus – my […]

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 […]

Tacksägelsedagen (thanksgiving)

God morgon my friends, family and randoms I had a fantastic Thanksgiving break in Springfield, Illinois. I was invited by my beloved Erek Bell, together with my beloved Swedish friends Alexandra and Eric, to celebrate turkey-day with them. And so I did. Wednesday: We drove to Springfield, mother Bell had made an awesome Lasagne (I […]

The Top 10 Things I wish I knew going into Freshman Year of College

In the next week, as I face the final year of my college journey, my little sister will begin hers.  I wanted to write some tips not just for her, but for all of Augustana’s incoming first years because as I help her prepare for freshman year, I’ve been feeling intensely nostalgic about my own. […]

Best “First year” Res Hall

Chris and I have different opinions on which residence hall is the best for first-years (aka freshmen). We both truly believe that the ones we each lived in are the best and hopefully, if you’re reading this, you’ll find this useful. Andreen:  OK so as a first year I was “graciously” placed in Andreen residence hall. What […]

Spring Term 2013: A New Beginning Thanks to Pledging

A new term, and perhaps a new start. That is the mind set I am going in with. For many of us, it is the start of the pledging process, weather you are pledging COG, DON, OZO, CAP, you are about to venture on a journey that will change your life. Now that the first […]

RUSH 2013

If at the beginning of this year you had told me that I would be in a Greek Group, I would have told you that you were crazy. And I honestly would have laughed in your face if you had told me that I would be considering joining a second Greek Group. I would have […]

Good Grades, Social Life, Enough Sleep…

Hey friends! I learned a very valuable lesson this afternoon as I received the results of my last Psychology test: it’s impossible to be amazing at everything. I heard somewhere that college life basically gives you the choice of two of the following three areas; good grades, social life, enough sleep. I don’t know if […]

Well, hey there, 2013!

As I arrived on campus on Sunday, I was amazed by how quickly I felt back in the swing of things. I had a great three weeks home with my family and friends, but I was beyond excited to be back with my school friends in the place that so quickly became home to me. […]