A window inside life at Augustana College

My Thanksgiving On Campus

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a good time Black Friday shopping with their friends and family. You know, when you go to a college that is half way across the country from where you live, its not cheap flying back and forth on breaks. It does suck being away from your family […]

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. […]

De-stress Week 5

It has come to that dreadful time again, mid-term week. The one week that may come close to finals week. While all your friends are arriving home from their finals week, you get to stay in class until 3:45on Friday (At least in my case). Some ways to get rid of the pre-break jitters: Watch […]

Thanksgiving Break

Well I am officially back from Thanksgiving break and trying to get back into the swing of school. I honestly really don’t like winter term because it has all these breaks. You go to school for a week and a few days only to go on Thanksgiving break. You go back to school for three […]

Wait…wait…ALMOST THERE!!

So I found out my dorm last week. I’m not gonna say that I wanted to live in Andreen, but I’m still excited no matter what dorm I live in. It is no joke when people say that college is expensive. There is so much that goes into just stepping on to campus on the first […]

What I love about the final week of the school year

For the first time in my recent memory, it’s Thursday afternoon and quiet on the 5th floor of the library. As I’m sitting by myself with a super cookie and the remainder of what the Brew has to offer, I tell myself to forget about my current responsibilities for a moment. Listen to the buzzing […]

My Mushy (but Extremely True) Reflections of Freshman Year

First of all, I realize I haven’t blogged in almost exactly four months, but there’s a good reason for that–Augustana took over my life. Not to get all mushy and sentimental, but it seems like it was just yesterday when I was moving into Swanson and hugging my parents goodbye at the Fall Connection kick-off. […]

Why complaining is pointless

I found this in my journal a couple days after an all-nighter. I don’t remember writing it, but it was in my handwriting, so there’s a slim chance that anyone else planted it there. I figured that it’s worth sharing. Some stuff had to be cut out for personal reasons, but overall, I have a […]

Winter Break: How I met Mickey Mouse & visited Hogwarts

For the last week of winter break, I got to go on vacation with my family to Orlando, Florida. That being said, I am incredibly sad that break officially ends tomorrow. Since they say pictures speak louder than words, I am going to show you all my break through pictures  (especially since I brought my new […]

Goodbye Stress, Hello Peace

My last post was about one of my biggest enemies, Week 10.  This post, however, will ramble a bit about one of my newest and most delightful friends–Week 1. Since Augustana’s on trimesters, we recently started our winter term.  Most people are taking four classes; however, I only have to take three thanks to taking […]