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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Archive: January 2011

My First Basketball Game

On Thursday I went to my first basketball game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on campus. It was a girl’s game and they played Green Bay. The game started off rough with the Bulldogs being down by as much as 15 points! But the girls eventually came back and closed the gap to only 4 points! It was exciting to say the least.

The final seconds had everyone on the edge of their seats but the game didn’t turn out in our favor. But nevertheless it was an entertaining game and they really put a lot of effort into it to close the gap!

I had a lot of homework this weekend but I spent my Saturday doing it and I got almost all of it done. Now I can just relax and get prepared for my classes tomorrow. I’m currently reading the book “March” for my Civil War FYS class. It’s actually really good which is a shock to me because usually I don’t enjoy school books. But I’m looking forward to the books we’re reading this semester, all except for “Gone With The Wind” of course. ;) It’s a thousand pages so I’ll be preparing myself for it mentally and physically later in the semester!

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My first time at a game at Hinkle Fieldhouse! Go Bulldogs!

Spanish and Art Creativity

So today in Spanish class my group finally got to perform our rendition of “Bad Romance” for the class. We pretty much rocked it! We even got extra credit for memorizing it and wearing costumes. I wore a cape (my Halloween costume).

In my Aesthetics and Design class, we had an assignment in which we had to take a blank sheet of paper and somehow raise the value of it. I made it into a pro-recycling sign and included a statistic on it. I’ll post a picture showing it.

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Random Song of the Day: “Gravity” by Pixie Lott

Random Photo of the Day:

This is my sign I made for Aesthetics and Design class.

Another Day, Another Assignment

Today I have my Inside Reporting class which I’m really excited for. It’s a one day a week class so since we started class on Tuesday last week, I haven’t been to it yet. Since it’s only on one day, it’s a 2.5 hour class. I’ve never had to sit in the same seat for so long! Hopefully it’ll be fun so my mind won’t be on the length. I like writing so I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Last night I got sick and thought that I would have to miss class. Thank goodness I felt better when I woke up. I haven’t missed a class all year and I didn’t want to start this semester that way. It was weird because I hardly ever get sick. Hopefully it doesn’t come back!

That’s all for today! Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment. I love getting in touch with readers.

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Random Song of the Day: “Grace Kelly” by MIKA

Random Photo of the Day:

In a massage chair at the mall downtown. It was painful to say the least!

Meeting Senator Lugar

I’m a member of Butler’s College Democrats club and yesterday we met with the College Republicans and had a Civil Engagement Forum in Irwin Library on campus. It was even better because Senator Lugar came and spoke at the gathering.  His speech touched on a variety of topics, starting with his early political career to his current clash with the Tea Party. At the end there was a Q&A session where students could ask him questions.

At the end of the meeting everyone was invited to come and meet the senator. I got to shake his hand and I even got to talk to him about how we have the same birthday! It was definitely nice to see one of our nation’s lawmakers take time to come to our campus and talk to students.

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Random Song of the Day: “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine

Random Photo of the Day:

Senator Lugar giving his speech

Unnecessary Amount of Snow

When I woke up this morning to get breakfast, it was snowing. After two of my classes today, it’s still snowing! I guess it’s nice for now to look at but hopefully it stops soon because I plan on driving to IUPUI tomorrow to visit my friend. It just won’t be fun to clean off but I got some new gloves so I’ll manage! :)

My Spanish group has an assignment to use vocab words and put them to the tune of a song. We chose “Bad Romance” and thought we had to perform it today. But, the teacher decided to give us until Tuesday which is good because it gives us more time to practice (It’s hard learning random lyrics to a song in another language)!

Random Song of the Day: “Secrets” by One Republic

Random Photo of the Day:

The wonderful sight I got to see on the way to class this morning!

Getting More Work Done!

Today I had my Civil War FYS class and I enjoyed it! I love history so it seems like it will be a good fit for me. We have to Gone With The Wind which is really long but we have Spring Break to read it so I’ll manage.

I also decided to get ahead on my Spanish homework so I’m caught up all the way till next week. I feel like I’m starting the new semester with a great/fresh start. I start my ballroom dancing physical well-being class on Friday so that should definitely be a new experience!

That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment!

Random Song of the Day: “Like U Like” by Aggro Santos feat. Kimberley Walsh

Random Photo of the Day:

Resco Dining Hall this morning at breakfast!

Day One, Semester Two

Today was the first day of the new semester and I loved all of my classes! I started the day with Spanish, then I had British Literature, and I ended my day with Aesthetics & Design. Tomorrow I only have one class so I am already looking forward to it!

Already I had to meet with my Spanish group in the library. Our assignment is to use vocabulary words and put it to the tune of a song. The song we are using is “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.

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My lovely stack of books under my bed for the new semester!

Proud of Myself

So instead of waiting until tomorrow night to do my assignment, I woke up early today and wrote my essay for one of my classes. I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate. I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact that the new semester is starting in two days!

I guess it is kind of bittersweet. It’s bitter of course because who doesn’t like being off! And it’s sweet because I am pretty excited to get started on my new classes and meet the new people in them.

Today will be a lazy day for me so I’ll probably just lounge around my dorm.

That’s all for today! Thanks for visiting my blog and feel free to leave a comment!

Random Song of the Day: “Raise Your Glass” by Pink

Random Photo of the Day:

View from my dorm

Getting work done!

So the semester hasn’t even started yet but I already have an assignment! For my literature class I have to write about 250-500 words about “movement.” I actually like this assignment! For one it isn’t that long of an assignment and, since I’m a Journalism major, I love writing!

I picked up my books for the next semester and I’m excited to get into these new books. The one that looks most interesting is called “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton. It’s only 120 pages so that’s definitely appealing!

Random Song of the Day: “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band

Random Photo of the Day:

This is the view of Atherton Union from my dorm

Snow Paradise

I’m finally back at Butler and when I got here there was so much snow awaiting me! Yesterday it just wouldn’t stop snowing but I’m not complaining, I love snow! Maybe not too much but it’s good nonetheless.

So I was watching the news and there was a story about how the dates of the zodiac signs have changed and I usually don’t follow it but I’d just like to know my sign and think it’s fun. Well I was pleasantly disappointed to see that my sign changed and instead of being an Aries, I’m now supposedly a Pisces! I don’t like it one bit (haha)!

That’s all for today! Classes start Tuesday so hopefully it all goes well!

Random Song of the Day: “Someone Wake Me Up” by Joe McElderry

Random Photo of the Day:

All the snow I got to see today!