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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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Posts Tagged “2013”

Music Monday: Eminem

Last week Eminem‘s new album came out and, although I haven’t been able to listen to the whole thing, I have heard a couple songs from it and I really like them! His first single “Berzerk” is one of my favorite songs of 2013 just by how all over the place it is and reminds me of the Beastie Boys.

His new song “Monster” with Rihanna is also one of my new favorites. It’s nothing like their previous song “Love The Way You Lie” and hopefully it won’t get overplayed as much as LTWYL was as well. It awkwardly sounds like it could be a Flo Rida song but hey, at least it’s catchy! Hopefully the video for it is good!

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Happy Homecoming!

This weekend I got to celebrate my last official Homecoming as a student at Butler. It was definitely bittersweet but I had so much fun! There were so many activities on campus the past few days, including bouncy rides on the mall, food trucks, random giveaways, and other activities.

This morning they held the Bulldog Beauty contest where people can enter their bulldogs to get judged in a contest. Afterwards there was the football tailgate and the game itself. Thankfully we won the game so it ended up being great all around!

Also, I was prominently featured in one of the Butler sponsored videos about staying safe on Homecoming so once again I’d like to acknowledge how I’m keeping campus safe one day at a time. No big deal. You can see me at 1:15.

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Music Monday: The Grammys

Last night was the Grammys on CBS and, since none of my favorite artists were performing, I kept watching on and off while doing homework. The show was ok and had a couple of noteworthy highlights. For me, the best performances were from Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5 & Alicia Keys. My favorite presenters were Beyoncé (obviously) and Ellen Degeneres.

There were a couple of surprises in terms of winners for awards. I was surprised Frank Ocean did not win Album of the Year. I was also surprised to see Adele still snatching in some awards after she dominated last year. The awards show this year made me anticipate the show next year since there will be more artists I like/know in attendance so I can’t wait!

The performance of the night.

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Music Monday: Beyoncé Bowl

Beyoncé won the Super Bowl this year.

Instead of watching the Puppy Bowl this year, I decided to watch the real version. Only because Beyoncé was the halftime performer. I would also like to point out the fact that I correctly chose the winner of the game which means I’m on a two year win streak on choosing the winner of the Super Bowl. Maybe I should try to make money off of my talent in the future.

Now on to the performance… I thought it was great! Beyoncé looked spectacular, the song choices were great, and Destiny’s Child reunited! I was only disappointed in the fact that she did not sing a new song but the performance was still great nonetheless! She is supposed to be attending the Grammys this upcoming Sunday so hopefully she will be making a surprise performance with a brand new song! It’ll make my life complete.

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Music Monday: Beyonce Part 2

As previously documented, Beyoncé is the reason why I wake up in the mornings. Also, since she is the Super Bowl Halftime performer, I thought it would be appropriate to make her the Music Monday selection for today. I’ve been listening to her music all week to prepare for the festivities on Sunday and let’s just say that she’s the only reason I’m watching the Super Bowl at all this year.

The video I decided to pick is for “Upgrade U,” which is one of my favorite songs/videos by her. Not only is she so beautiful in it, but it’s a catchy song! My favorite parts of the video are at the beginning with the baby aligator and toward the end when she imitates Jay Z. Now all I can do now is wonder what songs she’ll perform at the Super Bowl. HOPEFULLY it’s a new one!

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Music Monday: Inauguration

Today is the inauguration of President Obama and since I did all my homework already, I decided to spend today watching it. It was the first inauguration I’ve ever watched since at Obama’s last inauguration I was in school and was taking a history test. I remember specifically because my school played his speech on the intercom and I remember getting annoyed because I couldn’t concentrate on my exam! Needless to say I got an A anyway! :)

The highlight for me, obviously, was when Beyoncé sang the National Anthem. It was so perfect! If she sang this good in the blistering cold of Washington D.C., I can only imagine how well she’ll perform during the Super Bowl in New Orleans this year! I’m so glad I finally got to experience something so historic on television, especially after voting in my first election last year.

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Music Monday: Up and About

Today is the first day of classes which is exciting! I only have one class today so I don’t feel stressed or anything and that’s actually good since it’ll get me adjusted to having to go back to classes already! I have Peace Studies today and I’m super excited for it since I’ve never taken a Peace Studies course before so I’m curious as to what to expect. I have a friend that took the course before and loved it so I’m hoping to have a similar experience!

I also start my internship at the state Democratic Party today as well. I’m also excited to see what I’ll be doing, meting my co-workers, and getting real world experience. It’s also a busy day for me as well because I am on duty in my building today and I have a unit meeting for my residents tonight! So I’ll definitely have a lot of running around to be doing!

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Obstacle Course

On one of the last days of RA training, Reslife set up an obstacle course in the HRC for us. We were divided into teams and our team decided to call ourselves Team Hope. FOr about an hour we did various activities such as skipping around the track, cycling, running up and down stairs, and running in the gym. All the events took about an hour.

After the obstacle course we all did a group yoga session in the HRC basement. It was a great way to relax and unwind after all the running of before. It was especially pleasing since it was the first time all year I had done physical activity of any kind besides dancing around my room and it was nice to finally be able to sit down and reflect on how out of shape I am. Our team ended up getting third place but, in our defense, one of the other teams had a Physical education major!

Team Hope!

Gleaners Food Bank

Yesterday, during RA training, us RAs volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank. It was so nice for all of us to come together and work toward a good cause. When we first arrived we watched a video about the work we would be doing and the impact we will be making in the community. After that we broke off into groups to work on a different project. Some people went to the meat packing section in the freezer and some went to sort the food. My group was assigned to placing the food on the counter to be sorted.

In total we all helped produce a total of 8,600 pounds of food for needy families and children. It felt good that I helped contribute to that total and hopefully we’ll be able to return in the future. All this week during training we have been emphasizing on charity and giving back to the community, which I think is a very good trait to have as a person and being a contributing member of society.

Our group during work!

The Return

Today I made the journey back to Butler. And after listening to the Lana Del Rey album, twice, I finally made it back! Needless to say, campus is extremely creepy and quiet right now. I have been desperately trying to find people to no success! The positive, the laundry room is all mine!! I’m definitely taking advantage of it before all the people start to pour in.

During the day when I had free time, I decided to rearrange my room. It took a while since all of the furniture is so heavy and I had so much stuff but I eventually got it the way I want. I also vacuumed my room for the second time this year so I think I’m turning a new leaf in my life for the better, being clean!

The mess that was my room before I got it organized.