A window inside life at Augustana College

Not Just a Bunch of Meetings

Summer Connection was a whirlwind of new faces, tons of information and a lot of fun.  I met so many people and there is no way I can remember all of their faces or names.  Every experience helped me validate that I had indeed made the right decision by choosing Augustana.  I am not going […]

Summer Connection

Well everyone, the Summer Connections are finally underway!  I had the pleasure of getting to attend the very first Summer Connection of the year and loved it!  They really tell you everything you may need to know for move in day/the first week of attending Augustana College!  After attending the SC, you will finally feel […]

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 […]

How I have progressed… or not

As a part of my LSFY portfolio, I had to write about how I believed to have done in the class; sadly, I don’t think I did as well as I was capable. As a result, my self assessment wasn’t too kind. Since we were allowed to write in the form of poetry, I did […]

My Worst Enemy

I recently met my worst enemy–Week 10. Week 10 is just like any other week at most colleges; however, at Augie, it is the week that completely engulfs your social life and free time.  For those of you who don’t attend Augie, we’re on the trimester system–10 week terms separated by breaks of roughly a […]

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 […]

My Newfound Appreciation for Saturdays….

Today is a Saturday. What I just realized is that Saturdays are my catch-up days. It’s a nice surprise to wake up in bed around  3, realize that I dont have anywhere to be, and I dont have any person or thing demanding my immediate attention, and lay there reflecting, just thinking, like I havent been able […]

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 […]

Tennis!

College is all about trying new things, right? Honestly, I’m not one who is usually open to new things..I like to stick to what I know. A few weeks back some friends invited me and my roommate to play tennis. I literally laughed at the thought of playing tennis. 1. I’m not too athletic, scratch […]