A window inside life at Augustana College

Who Needs Sleep Anyway?

   Last year, a friend told me, “You know, I heard that you can only have two of the three at college: good grades, a social life or sleep.” The further you get in your college career, the more you’ll realize how true this is. For the last couple of years, I mostly chose good […]

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 […]

Times when I realize I’m a college student

There are many times since starting school that I have looked at myself and thought “well, I did not expect to expect this from myself..”, like when–  I’m trudging across campus with my back pack and hands full of grocery bags. My groceries consist of Coke, fruit snacks, and creamy chicken Ramen noodles. I’m wearing […]

Leslie’s Log, entry 24: it’s late, so I’ll be brief

What is going on in Leslie’s mind in less than 400 words: Who: Leslie Carranza; the ladies (and some gentlemen) of Seminary; prominent peeps in my LSFY class; my mom; AfroReggae. What: pain… and the fact that I cut metal for the first time ever; the flood that struck, the teamwork that cleaned it up […]

List of things to do over finals week

Considering I only have one final now, which is on Thursday, I have three days to do basically nothing. So I decided to make up a list of things I will do, so I can feel like I was productive. 1) Learn how to play N64 2) Finish season 3 of Greek 3) Figure out […]

Straight Dope: a discovery about sleep

note: I realize a good amount of my posts are about sleep; there is a very good reason for this (I LOVE IT). For those curious enough to check them out: 1 2 3 4 Last night while putting off my class work, like always, I came across The Straight Dope, which is quite dope. […]

Fall break & winter term

Every fall break I tell myself I’m going to be productive and get a lot accomplished. I’m always going to read at least 10 educational books, apply to a lot of internships, and hang out with my friends every day. While I can’t say I had the most productive fall break, I watched seasons 4-6 […]

It’s been a while..

I’ve completely neglected this blog lately and I’m sorry for that I hope you all had an outstanding break! I’d like to discuss the pros and cons of the lovely Fall Break Augie bestows upon us for a second… Pro’s A full week of being able to do whatever you want. Of course, some people […]

Is it possible to grow tired of sleeping?

Um, perhaps? Since starting my fall break Monday of finals week (because I’m the bomb dig and got done early) I’ve been sleeping in. At first, it was strictly involuntarily and my mom was rather peeved. As a result, I helped her out around the house in the morning, taking short naps when she wasn’t […]

Week 9 1/2?: a (sorta) structured stream of thought

I have a tendency to just write things using stream of consciousness, eventually linking everything to make sense of it all. That is not the case here. I’ve slept too much, yet not enough and not in my own bed. The sawing of logs keeps me up at night. My parents decided to surprise me […]