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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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Saudi Arabian Embassy

Our DC professor Ivo decided to take us on a field trip to the Saudi Arabian Embassy last week and it was a lot of fun! When we first got there, we were able to look around a bit and the building was beautiful inside. There were so many displays and building models to see.

Eventually we were led in a room to watch a short slideshow about Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is definitely one of the most westernized countries in the Middle East and its country’s leaders have had a long history of cooperation and support with the United States. Every single US President has met with the Saudi Arabian leader since FDR.

We ended with a couple of us volunteering to try on traditional Saudi Arabian outfits! I got to try on what men traditionally wear in the country and it was so cool. Most of their outfits are long and flowy because of the extreme heat in the region.

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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

Missing Butler

I’ve only been home for a day for fall break but I already miss Butler! Don’t get me wrong, I love being home, but it is just that my communication to the outside world has drastically decreased. Since I don’t get any cellphone service at home, my communication is severely limited to Wi-Fi or getting a couple bars when I run errands. It’s like I’m living in the 12th century.

Last night, I was able to watch television for the first time in seemingly ages. The only thing I watched was the Vice Presidential debate. I thought both candidate did very well and I definitely learned that Joe Biden is not scared to speak his mind! He was clearly the most colorful of the two candidates. Hopefully this debate was an indicator of how the next presidential debate will be.

Here’s the debate from last night

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Back Into Gear

So the semester is officially back into gear and the assignments are pouring in! I already have papers and projects assigned for next week! YIKES!

Last night I spent most of my time in the Collegian office working on the paper since the first issue of the semester comes out today. I wrote a game recap on the women’s basketball team. You can read it here. I had a lot of fun writing it and can’t wait to find out what I’ll be writing for next week. I really like the women’s team so hopefully I’ll get assigned their game against Green Bay tomorrow.

Since I was in the Collegian office all night, I missed the President’s State of the Union Address. I looked online to find everyone commenting that it looked like Joe Biden kept falling asleep so I’m really disappointed that I missed it. I’m sure I’ll hear all about it on the news today. But in the meantime, I’ll be finishing up my homework for today! After leaving newspaper last night I was too tired to finish all my assignments so now I’ve been scrambling to get it all done this morning! Ahhhh…. procrastination at its finest.

Here's a picture of me and my friend Amber doing a pose I've dubbed the "Tyra Banks!"

 

Road Trip To Iowa

Last year my former high school put on a performance of the play Road Trip To Iowa, and let me tell you, it was just as it sounds: boring and unnecessary. I also thought the Iowa Caucus would be the same when I watched it last night but let me tell you, it was the opposite: exciting and thrilling!

So I started watching at 6 pm on CNN and it got underway. All the anchors said it would be a tight race and they could not decide on a winner. As the night went on there were three candidates in the lead but eventually one fell to third place and we were left with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Both candidates kept exchanging the lead which made for an exciting night. There was even a point where ONE vote separated the two.

I fell asleep at midnight thinking that Rick Santorum would win since he was up by 119 votes but I was surprised to wake up to see that Romney won by eight votes! According to the news, it was the closest Republican caucus in history. The only caucus to be closer was in 2008 when Obama beat Clinton by 7 votes in Guam! Who knew!?

I’m kind of mad at myself for going to bed early because I missed this television gold below when a very confused Iowa official talks to the CNN anchors!

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Best Week Ever!

I just want to start this post by saying this week will be the best week ever in recorded history. This is because not only is The X Factor premiering this week but also, Modern Family is starting! I just have to try to find time to watch them both between all of my work.

Last week, College Democrats had its first ever meeting and we had two guest speakers. We had members from the Obama and Joe Donnelly campaigns come tell us about local volunteer and internship opportunities. I am really excited to start getting politically involved this year, especially since it’ll be the first year I’ll be old enough to vote for President.

Here’s a preview for The X Factor! I can’t wait for it to start Wednesday!

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