A window inside life at Augustana College

Doula: a woman who serves

I was recently at a funeral with people whom I had not seen since I was in high school so there was a lot of catching up to do. I can’t tell you how many times I had the following conversation: Where are you studying? Augustana just across the river in Rock Island (the funeral […]

Dorm room

I thought I’d share with you what our dorm looks like (in Westerlin). I have to admit that the thought of moving to college kind of scared me sometimes, especially the thought of sharing a room with a stranger. Lucky me, I got the best roommate ever. And look how cozy we have made it! […]


Exactly one week from now I will be in Brazil! Maybe I will be walking on the beach or maybe I will be snug in my bed. Either way I will be in Rio de Janeiro getting ready to begin the international portion of my study abroad trip through Augustana! I will do everything I […]

7 hours in Chicago

Last Saturday, the Office of Student Life arranged a trip to Chicago for us students. Being an international student, this was so exciting, especially since we had never been to Chicago before, nor ever seen a Major League baseball game. The day turned out to be fantastic. I can’t wait to explore Chicago more! Since […]


“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?”  ― David Wood “I imagine that one of the biggest troubles with colleges is there are too many distractions, too much […]

Sputtering Words, Fluttering Birds, Nothing Misheard.

Dear Twitter, The city of Denver and I seem to like staying up late together. Tonight were sharing a wonderful tapestry of a conversation. Tonight, I am told that tomorrow will bring dull conversations about the weather were having. Tonight,  I begin sketches in my notebook concerning my plot to build an ant farm in the middle of […]

Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet!

  I’m not sure where I heard the phrase, “Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet,” but it must’ve been my favorite thing yet. I would think the phrase is saying that it’s difficult to picture someone so ancient doing something so modern. Therefore, it’s difficult to picture someone so modern to do something so ancient. I […]

Here’s to the start of Week 3

Tomorrow starts Week 3. That means that of the 20 weeks of class I have at Augie this year, I have completed 1/10. I just looked at my countdown that I have and my official graduation date is 168 days away. I leave for Brazil in 25 days. Surprisingly, I’m not feeling that stressed. At […]

My Life’s Work (at Augie)

I’ve written about my jobs before, both at the Reading/Writing Center and at Special Collections. But I’ve never actually talked much about what I do. My life’s work (well, my life at Augie, at least) in Special Collections is (hopefully) drawing to an end soon. For two years, three when I graduate at the end […]