A window inside life at Augustana College

My First Semester of College (in Memes)

So, it should go without saying that I am a freshman, but I said it anyway because, hey, why not? Anyway, this entire experience has been a really interesting time in my life so I’ve decided to put my insomnia to use and vaguely chronicle my first semester of college adventures with the use of […]

In Which I Am A Gigantic Nerd

Yesterday, as we all know, was Symposium Day. I trudged outside from the warm covers of my bed into what I thought would be just an average day. However, one of the sessions I attended was so great that I was thinking of the blog post I’d write before the session had even ended. For […]

I Miss Augie…

It’s winter break and I’ve been ready to head back to Augie. It’s hard transitioning from a productive college life to back at home. Here’s some things I miss about Augie: Veggie Chik’n Hot Cocoa (The best cocoa is the one that’s just a button away) Being able to sleep anywhere on campus – my […]

What is True Love?: An Example (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

True love it timeless. This video brings me to tears at the purity of the bond between these two people. I hope anyone that watches this enjoys it as much as I have.

Ten Relationship Words That Aren’t Translatable Into English (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

Our means of expression is often limited by the language we use. The value an abstract idea holds in a culture can be seen in the amount of ways available for people to express it to each other. Unfortunately, in the English-speaking culture, there are just some feelings/actions that don’t can’t be expressed in a […]

A reflection towards the end of freshman year

I initially heard of Augustana from my friend, Lydia. She is an alumni and a very respectable woman. We first met when she directed the 2008 Young Leadership Conference, a program put on by the National Hispanic Institute for Latino youth to develop effective communication skills through debate. I didn’t stand out much in the […]

All the many pains D:

I have sticky notes scattered all over my desk and the surrounding walls with the formerly-sticky ones littering the floor; my English professor is expecting a 5 page draft and annotated bibliography in roughly 15 hours and reading I have no way of attaining on my own; mounds of assigned reading need to be covered; […]

Halfway There.

The first few weeks of school, I was asked over and over again who I was. My reply was simple. I would say over and over again… “Hi! My name is Katie and I am an English Education major!” Now that we have reached the halfway point of the school year, I have been thinking […]

How I goats taught me about life

Since I got accepted to Augie, I’ve been pretty sure of what I would major in once I got the chance to declare it. Oh, Leslie, how stupid you are… Why is it that during your first few weeks at school, you’re asked what you want to major in. Everytime I had to introduce myself, I […]

Winter Term Classes :)

One thing I truly love about Augustana is the Liberal Arts aspect of it. Registering for winter term just got over with. Determining what 4 classes I wanted to pick was not easy!! There are just so many amazing classes to choose from. But I love the fact that I am faced with this problem. […]