A window inside life at Augustana College

Hello, my name is Gary Miller and I am currently a Sophomore at scenic and tree-filled Augustana College. I am a Colorado native who currently lives in downtown Denver and is a proud graduate of Columbine High School. I am an English-Creative Writing major with a Theatre minor, I also enjoy coloring outside the lines in the coloring books my professors give me here. I love being involved with Augustana football, wrestling, and Phi Omega Phi. If you take time to read my blog I can’t guarantee you will become smarter or know how to do Kung Fu like the Matrix, but you and I can be e-friends (as the kids call it). Most importantly — Go Vikings!

Did You Know That in Kentucky a KFC is Also A Bed and Breakfast?

The weekend before Buckethead I had the opportunity to go to the 38th Humana Festival of New Plays in Louisville, Kentucky. There was an assortment of wonderful theatre, the Louisville Actors Studio was an amazing place to visit. I believe I went there a simple uncultured troglodyte and came back a rational human being with a  greater […]

Someone Might Read This

I imagine Augustana student Dan Murray reading this in his bathrobe. He’s got a fresh cup of hot cocoa with some marshmallows melting upon it and some sprinkles of peppermint to give it that perfect hint of Winter coziness. He’s clean shaven at the moment, but he’s considering not shaving to appear more mature to […]

Augustana People: Mark “Didn’t Gary write about his sister Jenna? Oh, That’s Not His Sister? It’s Spelled Differently? Well Then Whatever!” Hoffmann

  Quick quiz for everyone. Try and see who is smarter in each photo. (Answers below)   Answers 1. Tony Stark is a super genius, however, he is a fictional character. First appearing in Tales of Suspense #39. By choosing Tony Stark your skills at determining the “smarterer” one have been called into question. The […]

Se·ñor Augustana

The CAP Sorority did a good deed this past weekend with their Mr. Augustana man pageant. They raised about $3,500 to help benefit the American Cancer Society, earning their angel wings in the process too. Audience members were treated to a delightful show and eye candy such as Nowlan Savage and David Voland for example, […]

Trapped in The Classroom: Part 2 Ft. Pitbull

I remember the first time I realized how important a teacher truly was in a child’s development. It was sixth grade and the teacher was discussing symbolism in A Wrinkle in Time by  Madeleine L’Engle. If you haven’t read the book it’s pretty fantastic and right up there with the Bernstein Bears series of short novels. […]

Challenging All People With Hands and Hearts

I’m writing this because I need a favor from all of you. That means you point at your chest and nod your head in excitement. Thank you in advance. Ever since I’ve been a freshman I generally see everyone drudging across the quad desperately trying to avoid the coming onslaught of class. I get it, […]

Wrestlers Make Excellent Babysitters: A Short Factoid

Many people assume that Augustana wrestling coach Eric Juergens learned to wrestle by growing up in the hot bed of Iowa. They say that Dan Gable, Jim Zalesky, and the Brands brothers sharpened him into a bear ninja during his time as a Hawkeye. While this is true, there is however a hidden truth. During […]

Augustana People: Jenna Hofmann, Tickle Me Elmo Enthusiast

  Jenna is one of three former Columbine Rebels here at Augustana. Back at  Columbine There’s a saying, “Once a Rebel, always a Rebel,” this goes beyond being a cheeky T-shirt slogan or some cliché, if you’re from there your family. Of course families sometimes fight and don’t see each other for a while. A perfect […]

SAGA Magazine, Where The Buffalo Roam

SAGA Art & Literary Magazine is Augustana’s only literary and art magazine and has some awesome news for folks who like to write, draw, read, or do anything artistic. The first order of business, this week SAGA is doing a throwback to Augustana’s Graffiti room. What was the Graffiti room? Well to quote a wondrously well worded […]

Augustana People: Sam Mago, the last scion of House Mago.

I imagine being one of the Mago brothers is akin to roasting marshmallows on a summer night after watching the Baby Sitters Club movie where Larisa Oleynik isn’t playing Alex Mack or being secretive about it. The night would start out that way until someone called Zeus and told him Al Roker stole his lightning bolts […]