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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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Dinner with LJ and Danko

The night before the Georgetown game, us interns got to go out to dinner with LJ. We went to a restaurant called Founding Farmers, which is evidently well known in the city. Us interns walked/caught the metro together on the way there, which was definitely a funny experience in itself.

When we finally got to the restaurant, we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. But, while we were standing there, the restaurant brought out little appetizers to appease everyone before they got seated. Needless to say, I was full before I even sat down and it was so delicious!  Also while we were waiting, President Obama‘s motorcade drove by! I tried to snap a quick picture of it but it drove by too fast!

Dinner was so much fun and LJ definitely knows how to liven a room! President Danko even came by to eat with us and we got to hear all of the updates of what’s happening on campus and how the snow has been wrecking havoc everywhere. Thankfully the snow passed by D.C. so we escaped the worst!

All of us at dinner with LJ

All of us at dinner with LJ

DC Alumni Event

Before the Georgetown game, our group of interns was able to attend a DC Butler alum event. It was held in a nice restaurant in downtown D.C. that was reserved just for the event.

There were a ton of alums at the event and they were all really friendly! I met some alums that were from my part of Indiana and relocated to D.C. because of grad schools, jobs, etc. They were really helpful to talk to as I’m currently debating where I want to locate to for grad school. It was definitely reassuring to see how many connections in the area/nationally Butler has, which was something I didn’t realize previously.

We were joined at the lunch, which was delicious Italian food by the way, by LJ, President Danko, and most importantly Blue 3. Of course I got my photo op with Blue. He was getting a bit rowdy at the event but made sure not to be too much of a diva to take a photo with me.

Blue 3 and I representing Butler well in D.C.!

Blue 3 and I representing Butler well in D.C.!

Moved In!

Yesterday I officially moved into my room in DC! I started the day by waking up at 4 AM, yes 4, and going to the bus station. Then I rode the bus to the airport and waited until my flight left. While in the airport I got a breakfast sandwich from Potbelly’s that was delicious.

After the plane ride and waiting for my luggage, I noticed that a girl was wearing a Butler shirt near me. I approached her and it turns out she’s here for the internship program too! So we ended up catching a taxi together to our apartments since we live in the same building and luckily got to split the cost.

I was the last of my roommates to arrive but I’ve yet to meet them but I’m excited to nonetheless. Now my main focus is figuring out how to navigate the city! I forgot a ton of stuff at home so I’ve been trying to find my way around to a Target. I’ve only found my way to a CVS so far but I’m still hunting. Wish me luck!

My stash of food on my first day! I refuse to go hungry in a big city!

My stash of food on my first day! I refuse to go hungry in a big city!

 

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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Potter Lecture

Yesterday for my class on The Politics of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games, we had a guest speaker, Bethany Barratt, who wrote one of the books we read for class, come talk to us about her thoughts on human rights and the series and how it relates to politics. We had a great conversation with her in class about how the Harry Potter series can have common daily political analogies and themes that were relevant to human rights, political mobilization, and youth in politics.

After our class discussion we all went over to Atherton for dinner where we got to discuss more closely some of the themes and get to know her on a more personal level. We also got to eat some delicious Asian food! Good job, Aramark! Finally, we ended our day with listening to Barratt speak about human rights more generally and how the language used to describe it has shifted post 9/11.

Me and my pal Austin waiting on food! You can tell he was overjoyed with excitement.

Me and my pal Austin waiting on food! You can tell he was overjoyed with excitement.

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

Favorite Indianapolis Spot

I previously did a post on my favorite on campus place. So today I decided to do a post on my favorite place to eat in Indianapolis. Though there are a ton of good options in Broad Ripple, like Bagel Ripple Deli and Buffalo Wild Wings, my favorite place to eat would have to be Cafe Patachou.

I was introduced to Cafe Patachou by my friend Anne during finals week last semester. Though I’m happy she introduced me to it, I’m sad she didn’t do it sooner! They have the best breakfast food and omelets. Each time I’ve been I’ve gotten something different and they haven’t disappointed. My favorite thing to get is their oatmeal and toast. The best part about Cafe Patachou is that they are only like 3 minutes away from campus so anyone with a car could stop by at any time.

Here’s a video about it:

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Beautiful Weather

The weather has been extremely beautiful lately and I recently went to Chicago to enjoy it. My friend Jessica and I walked around the city to see all the people, to pick up a new book, and to get things out of her locker at Colombia University.

We ended up going to a restaurant called Eleven City Diner for lunch and it was delicious! I got turkey sliders and I couldn’t even finish them all! I am really looking forward to going back and trying something else as there were so many things on the menu that looked good.

My favorite part of the day was sitting out by the beach and starting to read my book! I ended up getting a book called Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. From what I understand so far, it combines elements of the Civil War and vampires. Sounds fun!

Our view by the beach! It was such a beautiful day!

Happy Easter!

For Easter this weekend I decided to go home and spend the holiday with my family. When I first got back we all went out to Olive Garden to eat to celebrate my birthday from last week. After we got done eating and returned home, I gave myself a birthday present by not doing or worrying about any of my homework. Needless to say, I spent all of Saturday doing it…

On Sunday we went to Church and to my surprise, there was a real live donkey outside for kids to play with!  It was extremely precious but I didn’t touch it since I didn’t know if it bites or was dirty! So I ended up admiring from afar! Maybe next year I’ll hop on his back and steal him!!

The donkey that was just, ya know, hanging out right in front of Church.

 

KaBobs

Yesterday, I got to catch up with my friend Jessica from high school. First we went to a local Middle Eastern restaurant called Aladdin Pita but got there awkwardly early. There was no one there so we then decided to go to Starbucks until the restaurant got more crowded so we wouldn’t be the only ones there! It was fun catching up with each other and hearing the latest gossip!

When we got back to the restaurant, it was more lively and had a great time. I ordered some vegetarian shish kabobs which were very tasty! After we were done eating, we said our goodbyes and I rushed home to watch the season premiere of the show The Game that my friend Hayley is forcing me to watch. I actually quite enjoyed it so I might be a weekly viewer!

But I cannot forget that tomorrow is Jersey Day!

Here is a video of your average, typical American enjoying an NYC shish kabob dog. YUMMO

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