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Winter Tips

We’ve had a lot of posts about Christmas at Augustana and just plain Christmas, so I figured I’d stick with the theme and give you a few tips about surviving winter on this relatively large campus. 1) Bundle up. A lot. I mean it. A friend told me this last winter: “You see the people […]

Dating Ettiquette I Wish Were Still Cool

Hey everyone! This week 4 has bitten me right in the butt, seriously. It’s been so hectic trying to write my first draft on my SI intro! But I’m taking a break…so hooray!! Looks like you’re taking a break too! This week I’m blogging about more old-school dating etiquette that has fallen out of favor, […]

Julbord Info

Hello! Earlier today I posted about my trip to Bishop Hill with the Scandinavian Club. At the end of the long post there was a sentence or two about Augustana’s julbord this Sunday. I now have more information about it: Julbord will be December 15th at 6 pm in Founder’s basement. Please, RSVP by December […]

Lessons Learned – “Let there be peace on Earth”

I’ll just start this post with a disclaimer: This post is a little long. And it starts off slightly pessimistic, with a discussion of various health issues, but it ends on a good note (: Today I was having a terrible day. I have a back condition called degenerative disk disease. This means that the […]

Tomte Spotting at Bishop Hill

Hello! On Sunday (Dec. 8th), the Scandinavian Club travelled to Bishop Hill, IL, for its annual Chocolate Walk. Being a member of the club and a lover of chocolate, I, of course, went with my friend Michelle. It was the perfect day for such an event due to the fact it was snowing. I know […]


  So how about this weather? Not too long ago did it begin to snow and become a freezing temperature. In California, our cold weather is about 65 F, maybe 54 F, and people bring out the scarves and jackets/coats. According to my roommate Mayu, that’s hot; “I would be sweating”, she says. Adjusting to […]

Reflections on My Last Day of Being a Teenager

Happy Monday, everyone! Tomorrow is December 10, 2013, which happens to be my 20th birthday! I’ve been asked the same question by a lot of people today: “How does it feel knowing that today is your last day of being a teenager?” Honestly, it feels the same as any other day. Maybe it’s because we’re […]

Winter Term and Christmas at Augustana

In the words of the very prolific and respected artist Miley Cyrus, Winter term has come in like a wrecking ball. (That’s what that song is about, right? School? No? Oh, okay.) Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that this term has been a big change for me. As I mentioned in a previous […]

its beginning to look a lot like Augie Christmas

Greetings fellow vikings! First off, I’d like to wish everyone a happy holidays! Time seems to have gone by a lot slower since returning from thanksgiving break…but its made tolerable by the promise of my favorite holiday CHRISTMASS! Upon returning from thanksgiving break, my roomie and I decided to deck the dorm(?) and do a […]

Jackman’s Jacket

Yes, the Jackman in my title would be Hugh Jackman. And yes, something that Hugh Jackman wore is at Augustana. I’m generally not a fan of those who fangirl (or boy)–think “Oh my god, he walked over this ground, so, by the transitive property, his bare feet touched it!”–but I do think it’s pretty cool […]