A window inside life at Augustana College

Saving Petty Officer Luttrell

Welcome back friends and readers! Well yesterday was officially the last day of break! And I managed to not blog the entire time, what an accomplishment! Not really. I hope everyone’s break was well and the holidays were merry! I had a great time; my cousins flew in from San Diego, I house sat, had […]

So… There’s No Government…?

Welcome back! Let’s dive right into things and I’ll discuss myself later. The government shut down at 12:01 AM on Oct. 1. Yes, you read that right: the government SHUT DOWN. So what does that mean? Like really? Can the big guys running the country really just turn it off and move on with their […]

1.5 Weeks to Go!

So, it’s week 9 and I haven’t been home since the start of term. I live three-and-a-half hours’ drive away in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, so going home just for a weekend isn’t really an option. I’d prefer not to have to spend eight hours in a bus and then another two in a […]

Labor Day/ Week 3

Augustana is finally becoming my second home, and it could not have happened sooner.   Last Friday, I went home to DeKalb for the long weekend, and I was so glad I decided to go (so was my dad). When we got home, the whole family went out to our favorite local restaurant, The Junction, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Winter Break: The Little Things and Procrastination

Winter break at Augie is literally just that–a break.  At most colleges, it’s a time to relax before a fresh new start.  At Augie, it’s a short period to briefly relax and procrastinate on the homework you have due right when you return.  Although winter break passed a bit too quickly (don’t worry, I still […]

Feeding a cold

So I realize that being away from home has made me more susceptible to illness. So far I’ve gotten an odd rash on my neck and a killer cold (or at least that’s what I’m assuming it is). I hate how pathetic a cold makes me feel. My sneezes are high pitched after sneezing a […]

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 […]

A music-filled weekend

Like most weekends, this one seemed particularly short. But it was filled with one of my favorite things in life — Music! For WAUG on Friday, I had to record Live on Campus. Live on Campus is one of my favorite parts of Fridays. Basically, CUBOM brings in different musical artist. They range anywhere from Augustana students […]