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I had COVID-19

Mari and her family were diagnosed with COVID-19 this summer. Here's how they coped, and what they're doing moving forward.

Mari Kelley
August 19, 2020

What it's like to apply test optional

Maria Coulter
Maria Coulter
August 16, 2020

How to choose a major

I think it’s safe to assume we all want the same happiness, financial stability and job satisfaction that the “American Dream” promises. Unfortunately, there isn’t a road map on how to get there, and we’re expected to figure out where to start our journey before we turn 18. If you're concerned about your major, here are some helpful tips to help you find the right fit. 

Autumn Peele
July 29, 2020

Common myths about the college admission process

A lot of misinformation can swirl around and rumors die hard. How important are extracurriculars, really? And how important are my test scores if I have above a 3.5 GPA? As someone who’s been through the same process you’re getting ready to start, I’ve compiled a list of myths about college applications.

Autumn Peele
July 2, 2020

4 ways to make the most of summer before junior year

You're halfway through your high school career. Now it's crunch time for the college search. Here's how to get the most out of your summer so the next year is a breeze.

Autumn Peele
June 29, 2020

Should you explore a gap year?

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
June 5, 2020

The pros and cons of living off campus

There comes a point in every Augie student’s career where they transition into uncharted territory: living off-campus. For some, it’s a celebratory moment where independence is gained. For others, the thought is scary, but I'm here to prove there's nothing to fear. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
June 3, 2020

Why you should attend Summer College Search at Augustana

For high school and transfer students just starting the college search process, the Summer College Search series at Augustana is a great place to start gathering the information you need. 

Mary Isabel Sales
Mary Isabel Sales
June 1, 2020

Senior Reflection: finding "home"

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 22, 2020

Senior reflection: running through the years

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
May 21, 2020

5 things to consider when choosing a college

There is a school out there that will meet all of your needs and expectations. Here are some characteristics to look out for to determine if the college is a good fit for you. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 6, 2020

Why I chose a local college

All Justin wanted after high school was to get as far away from the Quad Cities as possible for college. But when he found Augustana, his plans changed. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
May 5, 2020

A day in the life: distance learning in Nevada

Under these new circumstances, I knew that I wanted to finish out my last year of undergrad strong! Being the very “Type A” person that I am, to make things seem as normal as possible, I  came up with daily routines for my MWF and T/TH classes. This helped keep me focused, since I often find myself getting distracted studying and working from home. Here’s a look at what my MWF schedule looks like.

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
April 23, 2020

How to throw a Presentation Party on Google Hangouts

Are you getting bored in quarantine? Do you miss your friends, and wish you could see and hangout with them all at once? Well, I may have a Tik Tok-inspired solution for you!

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
April 9, 2020