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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: August 2012

Republican Convention

For my Political Humor course we were all assigned to watch the Republican National Convention and write a paper on it, so that is exactly how I spent my night. I wasn’t in my room so I had to watch a live stream of it on Yahoo. It was kind of awkward watching it since I’m a member of Butler’s College Democrats.

The big speakers of the night were New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ann Romney. I surprisingly enjoyed both. Christie was very bombastic and brazen and that’s what I liked about it. Romney, on the other hand, was very mellow and soft spoken, which was also nice to contrast Christie. So it ended up not being a bad night. There are two more nights to go so hopefully they are as enjoyable as the first!

Here’s a video covering the convention

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Good Day

Yesterday was good for a couple of reasons. First, we had our blogger kick off party and all the bloggers got to reunite and eat and catch up. It was also good because I got, for the hundredth time, got a Facebook. I got it this time to keep up with my residents in my unit and to make a group and regularly update it. As soon as I’m friends with all of my residents I’ll make the group.

The biggest, and greatest, thing to happen yesterday was that my posters that I ordered from AllPosters came in! It’s so great because my room was so boring without them! I finally feel at home!

Back to Work

So classes have gotten underway and needless to say I’m up to my neck in homework. Good ole Butler education! I just got done writing my two papers so the tough part is over, thankfully! I just have to read a book for a class and I’m done for the weekend.

I’ve been on duty this weekend so I have had a ton of time to do homework. It has also given me a ton of time to watch a movie, The Princess and the Frog. But for some reason whenever I try to watch it, something always comes up and I can’t! I’ll try again next weekend.

Candid homework shot!

Final Move

As I wait for people to start moving in today, I thought it would be a good time to blog before things get hectic on campus later. I’m mostly excited for Block Party later so I can get some free things and explore and join clubs I wasn’t able to last year. I’m also excited to reunite with all my friends once they move in.

Impatiently waiting for residents to arrive and displaying how tired I am...

I have already received assignments for some of my classes so I’ll start doing those to entertain me this morning. I only have to read for two classes and they shouldn’t take me long to do so I probably will still be bored. Well, I guess I’ll get back to doing my job!

Couldn’t Stay Away

Today was sort of an off day since students weren’t moving in today so I had a lot of free time to get laundry done and run errands. Campus was actually pretty quiet today, which I’m sure will change really soon once everyone moves in tomorrow! But as of right now, things are pretty calm.

Since I was a little bored, I decided to visit my old stomping grounds at the Collegian. It was so great seeing everyone and catching up. I guess I couldn’t even stay away for a week! I had to quit this semester since I am starting as an RA but it was definitely weird being in the office and not having to do anything for a change. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit again soon during the semester!

Lauren and I reunited in the Collegian office!

People Galore

Yesterday freshmen were allowed to move onto campus and it has been hectic ever since! They have been invading all the buildings and it is basically mayhem. Well not really, but it’s close. I tried going to the bookstore yesterday but decided against it since there were so many of them trying to get books! So hopefully things will be clear today and I’ll be able to finish getting the rest of my books.

Since freshmen moved in yesterday, that means my 10 freshmen residents also moved in! It was very exciting and we’ve all bonded and gotten to know each other already. I had my first unit meeting with them yesterday and it made me excited for the year already!

My friend Elizabeth and I were reunited since she's working as a Student Orientation Guide

Almost Here

The semester is almost about to start and I’ve yet to get things organized in my room. I have everything unpacked but now it’s just a matter of actually putting them in the right spots. Things were actually more organized when I first got unpacked but now as I’ve been doing things all week, I’ve just been throwing things everywhere.

My desk is my biggest problem… I just picked up my books from the bookstore so they’re taking up most of my desk but I’ve also been using it to hold my clothes, papers, supplies, and everything else really. Since I’ll have more free time tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be able to getting around to do that.

It's not as clean as I would like it but it's getting there!

Photo Shoot

RA training has continued and it has continued to be fun. Last night we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner downtown and it was delicious! I had chicken marsala and pasta which was amazing. I highly recommend it if anyone plans to go. I would’ve had ice cream as well but I started to get a tummy ache so I couldn’t finish. But I definitely plan to go back since I love Italian food.

Today the RAs in my building walked across campus and took pictures for a bulletin board and had a mini photo shoot. We each had to take a solo picture and a group picture. I ended up taking my solo picture in Holcomb Gardens, which was great because it was a beautiful day! The weather was perfect and I wish I could’ve stayed forever. I can’t wait until I have more free time so I can go back and study!

The beautiful day today in Holcomb Gardens

Busier than Ever

As I’ve previously posted, I have become a new fan of the Dallas Cowboys and I decided to take a break from watching their preseason game to blog about my time back at Butler so far!

Although I’ve had a lot of things to do for Reslife as an RA, one of the fun things I’ve gotten to do is put together my bulletin boards in my unit. In my building, we have to put together 5 bulletin boards each and it has been one of the funnest times I’ve had.

I’m not really one of the most artistic of people so it has definitely been interesting deciding what to put on my boards without being too artistic but also looking creative and nice. I have the International unit so I already have a theme to go off of. I’ve done 3 of my 5 boards so far and they’re due by Friday so I’d say I’m in a pretty good position right now!

My first board!



Butler Return

I have officially moved all of my things back to Butler. I got back Wednesday but it took me two days to get my room how I want it. No, I’m not just that slow, I’ve had RA training this week! Yesterday we did icebreakers and got to know each other which was fun, especially seeing all of the other RAs in the other buildings.

Today we find out all of the people in our units so I’m really looking forward to that. I have to make doortags to put people’s names on their doors and I have to decorate the FIVE bulletin boards in my hallway. I have to do this along with other RA training activities today so my day will definitely be busy!

My room with all my stuff in it. Hopefully it stays this neat during the year!