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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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Butler v Georgetown

Last week us Butler interns were able to attend the Butler vs. Georgetown basketball game and it was a lot of fun! Unfortunately the Bulldogs lost but they still put up a great effort. The game was held at the Verizon Center in D.C. and was my first game of the season so what an entrance! The stadium was really nice and large and so state of the art. I could live there!

I sat with the other interns so we all chatted the whole time. I got to talk with the President of Butler alumni’s D.C. chapter and we both got to share our favorite DC/Butler experiences.

One interesting thing about the game was that it was definitely weird being at a Butler game where the majority of the people weren’t rooting for Butler and it wasn’t at Hinkle! Thankfully Georgetown’s mascot is also the bulldog so we blended in thankfully!

View from my seat of the game!

View from my seat of the game!

 

Basketball Game!

This Saturday, Butler is taking us D.C. interns to the Butler v. Georgetown basketball game! It will be held at the Verizon Center. I’m pretty excited because it will be the first basketball game I’ve attended this season and it will be in D.C. nonetheless!

Before the game they are treating us to lunch and we will be eating with LJ and Butler alumni in the area. I’m not quite sure where they’re taking us but I’ll be sure to blog about it after it happens! I can’t wait to meet everyone!

I awkwardly don’t own any Butler T-Shirts so while I’m here I am highly debating buying a Georgetown shirt so I can have all my bases covered no matter the outcome of the game. Sure that’s being a fair weather fan but there’s no shame in my game. Plus, I might be attending Georgetown for grad school so technically I’m fine. Don’t judge.

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Why I Chose Butler

I decided to make a post today discussing some of the reasons why I decided to come to Butler. I originally heard of Butler because of its successful basketball program and did a little research on it and ended up deciding to come! I’ve always gone to small private schools my whole life so seeing that Butler only had a couple thousand students was really appealing to me. Another good thing about Butler for me was that it’s still in a big city so there’s always stuff to do and always plenty of opportunities to get involved or find employment.

Overall, coming to Butler has probably been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made not only because of all the awesome people I’ve met, but also because of the knowledge I’ve gained and opportunities I’ve been part of that I would have never had if I had gone to another school.

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Betraying The Dawgs

So over fall break I decided to visit my friend Hayley who goes to Loyola in Chicago. We hung around her apartment for a bit and then went shopping at H&M (of course) downtown. It’s funny because I already have an order on its way from H&M already but I just can’t be stopped.

Afterwards we went to a Loyola basketball pep rally for their new season. It was cute I guess but it just didn’t compare to the celebrations we throw at Butler! It was interesting to see how other schools celebrate and to see their gymnasium. Plus I got a free T-Shirt and got to take a picture with their mascot so it ended up being fun!

Being there did make me excited for the Butler basketball season! I can’t wait to be front row in the Dawg Pound to support our Dawgs this year, especially since it’s my last year!

Me and the Loyola mascot.

Me and the Loyola mascot.

Great Season

Last night the men’s basketball team suffered a very close loss but definitely fought a long, hard fight and I couldn’t be any prouder! It’s tough to end the season so early but I can’t wait until next season when I’m sure, no matter what, they won’t disappoint.

Starting the day yesterday I planned on not watching the game since I had tons of homework and I usually can’t handle high stress games like the NCAA tournament. But, I couldn’t help but watch after hearing all the cheers and screams coming from people in my hallway, I couldn’t help but watch in bits and pieces in between reading for Spanish.

Even though this season didn’t end the way we would have hoped, at least we have the opportunity to start fresh in a new conference next year to really show the other teams what we’re made of, which is extremely exciting.

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Homework Weekend

So this weekend I decided to star being productive and get all of my homework done early. Instead of going to the basketball game on Friday, I decided to stay in my room and do my homework. And when I woke up Saturday morning, I decided to continue doing my homework and getting other stuff done. Since I was being so productive, I decided to take two breaks. My first was to go to Whole Foods with some pals to restock my room with groceries.

After I did that, I went to my friend Karleen’s room whose mom was visiting for a bit and I talked to them. After that I got so distracted from homework and I spent the night watching TV shows on Hulu and eating. So now I’m here on Sunday finishing my homework, not as productive as I had hoped!

Karleen's mom and me while I was taking a break from homework!

Bowling Like A Champ

Yesterday I went with my residents to go bowling and let me tell you, I bowled like a champ. And by that I mean I got last place. But don’t worry, I got last place on purpose! I just didn’t want to shame them with my talent. So if anything, I was doing an act of charity. What a saint I am!

We went to the Woodland bowling alley, which was like 10 minutes away from campus speeding driving. We had so much fun eating, bowling, and taking tons of pictures. I got my first, and only strike, of the night while talking on the phone! So clearly my talent is heightened while I’m distracted.

After I got back to campus, I immediately went back to my room to finish up my homework, which I’m taking a break from now. I need to finish it all before my Super Bowl party tomorrow! Wish me luck!

Some of my bowling partners!

Tired

Since I’ve been back for RA training, I’ve been working on my bulletin boards. I have one left to complete and I cannot think of any ideas for it! I keep brainstorming and brainstorming and have come up with nothing! Of course I would get to my last board and draw a blank!

Today for training we had to wake up by 8 and, knowing me, I had the bright idea to stay up all night until 2 AM to work on my bulletin boards. Needless to say I’m exhausted now and I had a nasty headache all day. :( But now that I’m almost done, I will be catching up on some much needed sleep! :)

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Olympics Basketball

Instead of being captivated by the swimming events in the Olympics, I’ve instead been heavily invested in watching the USA men’s basketball team in this year’s Olympics! I’ve been mostly enjoying it since we’ve been demolishing all of the teams we’ve played, which is great because I hate sitting through a whole game only for my team to lose. I also like it because it’s not every day that you see Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, who happen to be my two favorite basketball players, play on the same team.

Since I haven’t been watching all the other events, I have been trying to feel as though I’ve been supporting all the other athletes by checking the medal totals on Yahoo every day and as of right now the USA is tied with China with the most medals won. Hopefully by the end of the Olympics we will be able to pull away and win the most! As you can tell, the Olympics usually bring out the competitive side of me! Either we win or I’ll be a very unhappy camper!

Here’s a video of the USA basketball team

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The HEAT

No, this post isn’t about the Miami Heat. Instead it’s about this cruelly hot summer we have been having. Every day as far as I can remember has been hotter than 90 degrees and I’m not liking it one bit! Thankfully I’ve been staying inside of air conditioned buildings every day. Except for one….

Thursday it stormed for literally twenty minutes and my power went out! No air conditioning for me! And it turns out there were power outages across the county. Needless to say it was horrendous. After sweating half my body weight that night, there was no end in sight. When I woke up the power was still out so I decided to go to the one place I knew would have air conditioning… the mall.

After spending a couple hours there I decided to go home and hope the power was back on. As I was driving home, I noticed two power trucks driving in front of me and I was hoping they were going to my house to restore the power. And believe it or not, they were! It was the most glorious moment of my life. It took only twenty minutes to fix whatever was wrong and I was sitting pretty in my air conditioned home. I now have a whole new appreciation for the Amish.

Following the power trucks to my home! Best moment of my life.