A window inside life at Augustana College

New Beginnings

Most of my friends just recently decided on where they wanted to go to school this fall. These are the kids that waited until the last possible second to send in a decision. Personally, I never had to worry about that. Even though I was asked many times “What do you want to study?” to […]

Augustana: Making the world a little bit smaller

Who do you run into when you are 932 miles away from Augustana? Your communications advisor of course! To start off my summer, I visited friends I made in DC last year. We traveled from DC to Maryland to Pennsylvania to Delaware. While we were in visiting Philadelphia for the day, I met up with […]

“So much of me is made from what I learned from you”

“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason/Bringing something we must learn/And we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them/And we help them in return/Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true/But I know I’m who I am today/Because I knew you…” […]

Top 5 reasons I love WAUG

This is probably my second to last post before I head off for the summer, which makes me really sad. As promised though, here is my top five reasons I love being involved with WAUG: 1) You will always know someone who is just as stoked as you are that your favorite band just came […]

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. […]

A summer that will never be forgotten

Even though summer ended about a month ago, I think about my summer every single day. Through a summer internship program at American University, I was able to go and intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, for nine incredible weeks. Within those nine weeks, I had the opportunity to see these people speak: Colin Powell, […]

Summer 2010!

So it’s August already of my first summer of college!  I never thought I would hear myself say this but I am ready for school to begin.  It seemed like in high school I could not wait for summer.  I would have baseball and get to hang with my friends on a daily basis, but […]

Summer Memories / Future Dreams

Dreams by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a breen field Frozen with snow. I have been home for almost two months but, i had already made memories I will never forget. […]

First Entry-Woohoo!

Hey Guys- I know that since this is my first entry on the AugieBlog, ideally it should be this big, grandiose telling of my life and how I got to this point in it(okay, probably not, since I’m not that dramatic…).  However, I really don’t have time to do anything that detailed, as I’m on […]

Freshmen Year!!!

Its week 8 of my last trimester as a freshmen here at Augustana.  I know its totally cliche to say how time has flown by…BUT IT HAS!!! It seems like just yesterday I was hauling my clothes up the stairs of Erikson wondering how this year was going to go.  Like most freshmen I had […]