My first day of classes were yesterday and I’m really excited about the ones I have! I started my day off with Spanish and we watch a movie. Then I went to Constitutional Law and we just talked about the upcoming semester. And finally I ended my day with my Editorial Writing class. What was fun about Editorial Writing was that of the 10 people enrolled in the course, about 7 of them work on The Collegian. They all sound really fun and I cannot wait until later today when I have the rest of my classes!
Yesterday I spent a lot of my time looking up all the celebrities that are coming to Indy for the Super Bowl! But, none of them top Madonna, who’s performing at Halftime! Her performance will probably be the only reason I’ll watch the Superbowl this year! She’s supposed to performing her new song with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj so I cannot wait to hear it.
Here’s the commercial for her performance
I can’t believe break is officially over and classes start tomorrow! It’s so weird being back on campus after such a long time off! I already have assignments so I guess I’ll get back into the swing of things quick! Before the semester starts, I decided to make a list of things I’m looking forward to this semester!
1. No Friday Classes- Somehow I got lucky and was able to schedule myself where I don’t have classes on Fridays! Which means I get a three day weekend EVERY week! Usually the days that are freer for me somehow end up being my busiest because of newspaper and such but I am determined to not let that happen this semester!
2. Newspaper- This semester I’m on the Sports section on the Collegian. This means I’ll now have a good reason to go to basketball games instead of doing homework or other club activities! I’m also excited to meet all the new staff members tonight at our first meeting!
3. Classes- Though I am not looking forward to all the homework and assignments, I am looking forward to seeing all my new professors and classmates. Hopefully it’ll be a fun semester and not too hard!
4. Atherton Union- The administration renovated the setup of Atherton Union and I’m curious to see how it looks! Maybe now my lunch and dinner will be a little more exiting!
The thing I missed the most during break: My comfy bed!!!
Break has been wonderful so far! I can literally say I have done nothing but eat, sleep, and watch television every day so far which is exactly how I like it! I’ve also been able to catch up on all the episodes of Fear Factor I’ve missed this season! I’ve also developed a new strange love for UFC. I’ve been watching it nonstop and I even bought the 100 Best UFC fights of all time on DVD as an early Christmas present to myself!
I also found out that I’m going to be assistant sports editor for the Collegian next semester, which probably explains my new UFC obsession! I’m really excited since sports is a new world to me so it’ll be interesting to see how I do at my new position. I’ve been watching ESPN daily to try to catch myself up on the latest sports news!
The best thing about break has been the fact that it hasn’t snowed and has been raining instead! I have mixed emotions toward snow. I only enjoy it when it has the potential to cancel classes and school but other than that, I’d prefer not to be bothered! I hate slipping on ice and having to clean off my car! Maybe I’ll get lucky and not have a terrible winter like last year!
^This is the only thing that would make me slightly enjoy the snow and cold weather!
Last Wednesday was the last day of working on the newspaper for the semester! It was so fun working on The Collegian this semester and I cannot wait to start again next semester! I was so great to be able to interview so many new and exciting people and I look forward to all the new people I’ll meet next semester!
Though I’ll miss writing each week, it is nice to get a break! I’m mostly looking forward to all the new people I’ll meet on staff next semester and I’ll finally not be part of the new group! I remember my first day thinking how I’d be able to learn everything about writing and laying out pages but now I love it and it’s like second nature!
The thing I think I’ll miss most is all the delicious free food we got to eat on Mondays and Tuesdays after working on pages! Mmmm…. I can smell the Jimmy Johns now! Now that I think about it, maybe I want break to go by kind of quickly! Ha! JUST KIDDING!
Here is a picture of me and Maria, one of the photographers, in the Collegian office after a longgg Tuesday night!
Since Thanksgiving is next week, I get a break from the Collegian this week. The new issue came out today and my story is on the front page! Our new basketball insert also came out today and it looks very nice! I wrote two women‘s basketball stories for it and I think they turned out really well!
Today is Wednesday which can only mean one thing…..I’LL BE HOME IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS!!! Words cannot express how excited I am for break to almost be here. The first thing I’ll do is probably lay in my bed and sleep and NOT do homework! I’m supposed to be going to Olive Garden with my friend Angela from home which should be exciting.
This song has been stuck in my head for the past two days! The music video is weird and colorful…. which is exactly why I love it! It is called “Lucky Day” by the British singer Nicola Roberts.
So far this week, I’ve gotten about 6-8 hours of sleep each night which is a new record for me this semester. I’m not sure how it has happened since I’m as busy as ever but I won’t complain! I even don’t need coffee to keep me awake during the day. Maybe I’ll keep this up!
On The Collegian, we are currently working on a special insert for the first men’s home basketball game. I wrote two women’s basketball stories for the issue and I think it’ll turn out pretty well! The people working on the issue have a lot of cool graphics and even had a photo shoot with the team! I can’t wait to see it! Collegian members will be passing the issue out at the game and there will be a copy inside of each paper in bins around campus!
Here’s a video of the introduction of the basketball team in 2010. Hopefully we’ll make to the championship again this year and win!
Today is the third day I’ve had a sore throat. It’s weird because I’ve never really had a sore throat before! Hopefully it is gone by tomorrow. I’ve been drinking tea from Starbucks with honey so I’m sure it’ll go away soon. I also heard that gargling salt water helps too but I think I’ll pass!
Despite my life-threatning illness, I am excited because this week is free speech week and the Collegian has set up a stand in Starbucks to raise awareness of the freedom of speech and to talk about its importance. Hopefully I can find time to sit at the table to help. The Collegian staff even made a video demonstrating the importance of the freedom of speech and press. I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Here’s the PSA for last year’s free speech week.
So as I mentioned yesterday, I have to interview 24 people for my Collegian story this week. And I can happily say I have done 20 of them! Looking back I think the hardest part was the intimidation of having to do 24 but it was not as hard as it seemed at first. I also got to meet some very interesting Butler faculty members in the process as well, so it was a win-win situation!
For my sportswriting class we get to do a story on the women’s soccer game on Wednesday against Cleveland State. I’m really excited because I have yet to go to a women’s soccer game at Butler. After the game we will get the chance to interview the coach and players, which is also exciting.
Last week there was a flash mob to get Jimmy Fallon to come to Butler! I missed it because I had a club meeting to attend. But, here is a video with the dance moves from the flash mob!