A window inside life at Augustana College

One In A Million Chances

There are many challenges that get thrown at us every day, but what is it that keeps us tackling those challenges? There are people who roll through challenges like it’s nothing, and then there are people like me, who have to climb mountains and dig tunnels just to find an answer. Does that mean I […]

My Unofficial Tour of Westerlin’s New J-Wing

FULL DISCLOSURE: I moved into college for the first time fully expecting my dorm to smell like old people and look like the aftermath of a horror film scene. I was extremely surprised (and internally relief-sighing) at my newly renovated dorm in Westerlin’s Jenny Lind wing. Renovations to the wing include: New doors & windows, new […]

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 […]