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6 Thoughts every Augie student has when it snows

Every Augie student shares similar thoughts when the first snowfall occurs. We can’t control the weather, but we can hope for classes to be canceled.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 11, 2019

Illinois winter essentials

What do you need to survive a midwest winter? A lot of layers, some patience and this blog by Augie Senior Chelsea Meyer. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 10, 2019

Coping with stress during the holidays

Without a realistic mindset, we often feel trapped in disappointment, resentment, bitterness, and self-pity—none of which help us celebrate the holidays or feel a sense of place and fellowship. 

William Iavarone
William Iavarone
December 10, 2019

The best playlists to study to

Is studying dreadful for you? It is for Augie Senior Chelsea Meyer. These playlists will make it easier to cram all that knowledge into your head. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 6, 2019

Want financial aid? You have to do this paperwork.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
December 4, 2019

Managing stress and anxiety around finals

Alyssa Matz from counseling services knows a little bit about managing stress around finals. Here, she shares her best tips for keeping stress and anxiety low during an important time in the school year. 

Alyssa Matz
Alyssa Matz
November 26, 2019

Tips to survive (and thrive!) during finals

Finals week can be challenging, but don’t forget to take care of yourself to achieve your best success. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 22, 2019

All the Augie holiday celebrations

 To accommodate all students, Augie celebrates a wide range of holidays before winter break. Check out which events you want to attend! 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 22, 2019

Let's Party. . . but sober.

You don't have to drink to have a good time, and you don't have to drink to throw a good party! Kayley Larson and her roommates are proving it.

Kayley Larson
November 21, 2019

So you're coming to the Open House and Scholarship Competition

Winter is coming and with it, a visit day that offers prospective college students an opportunity to win scholarship money. These days are called Scholarship Visit Days and here’s all the info you need to know before going to one.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
November 11, 2019

What's a liberal arts college anyway?

Augustana College uses a liberal arts college curriculum, which pushes students to find opportunities in various fields throughout their four years.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 6, 2019

My favorite places in the Quad Cities

If you're not familiar with the QC, you might wonder what there is to do around here. Lucky for you, there's four cities full of exciting opportunities, great food and fun entertainment!

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 31, 2019

No regrets: coming to Augie from California

Sophia chose to come to Augustana without ever experiencing life in the Midwest, and she wouldn't change her decision even after experiencing winter. 

Sophia Gilmore
Sophia Gilmore
October 28, 2019

Everything you should know about FAFSA

No one likes filing the FAFSA, but it must be done whether you expect to receive financial aid or not. Here's what you need to know to get it done without losing your cool. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 25, 2019

Finding myself between academics and athletics

Balancing athletics in college can be challenging. Sometimes, taking time off can help you find new interests and hobbies. And sometimes, the time off will lead you back.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 21, 2019