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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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Trash Galore

So today the residence halls officially closed which means if you’re an RA you have to inspect rooms and check out residents. But, of course I waited until the last minute to pack and empty my trash so that’s how I spent my last night on campus. I stayed up until 1 packing and dancing around my room. When I decided to take out my trash, there was seriously a mountain of trash in the trash room. I guess everyone else had the same idea as me to pack late too! I eventually fell asleep and had to wake up at 6 to check out one of my residents.

I also have breaking news in my life… I got rid of my Justin Bieber cardboard cutout. He was a great roommate but we had our differences. I will hopefully be replacing him next semester. I can’t decide if I should get a new cardboard cutout or get a plant. I’ll probably get a plant so I can perform experiments on it #strange.

The unnecessary amount of trash in the trash room.

Last Newspaper

This morning I wrote my last article for the Collegian. It was sort of a bittersweet moment since I’m happy I don’t have to write anything else but I’m also sad it’s over. I had to cover the men’s golf team this week and their tournament at Ball State.

Last Wednesday we had our last meeting of the year and for our last ice breaker we had to say our favorite Collegian memory. I had so many it was hard to narrow down but I think my favorite was my birthday when everyone signed a card and made me a gift! I’m so sad I won’t be able to do newspaper next year since I’ll be so busy but I’ll definitely come back if my second semester clears up!

Doing the Delta Gamma hand sign at the last meeting of the year!

Winding Down

The semester is almost at a close and I just had to sit back and think about how fast it went by! There is only about two more weeks before summer vacation which is weird since it seems like I just moved in my dorm seemingly days ago! And now, before you know it, I have to move on back out! It feels so weird to say that I am halfway done with college.

But before I get too caught up in the future, I still have some papers and projects due before the end of the semester which means that I am going to have a very busy weekend. I have a research project due in my Research class, a final creative project due in my Spanish class, a paper due in my Constitutional Law class, another paper due in my GHS class, and a final project due in my Web Design class! Three words: busy, busy, busy!

When I had to hideaway in Schwitzer during the power outage, my friend Lauren from the paper was there to save the day!!

Almost There!

There are only three more days of classes left this semester and the feeling is bittersweet. I’m happy because this means I won’t have to do homework for a while but it also hit me that it means that I’m that much closer to graduating! I’m just hoping the rest of college doesn’t go by as fast!

I am looking forward to being able to go home. I might be going home this weekend to get a haircut and do laundry but I might just wait it out since I have a couple finals the following week.

Today I had one of my finals in Spanish. After we took our normal weekly quiz, we had to have a dialog with our professor in spanish for eight minutes. We did it in pairs which took the pressure off of each of us and it was actually enjoyable. We got to talk about ourselves and respond to random questions the professor had for us. So now I can officially say I am done with Spanish….. At least for this semester anyway.

Another big project I’m working on is a Public Service Announcement my group had to make for Media Literacy class. We have to inform viewers on a media literacy issue and my group chose product placement. Filming the video was really fun and I’ll be sure to post it on my blog once we’re done editing!

Until then, here’s a video of my personal favorite PSA. It’s probably because it makes me hungry!

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Filming in the Big City

For my Converged Journalism course I have to film myself interviewing different people and scenes for my final project. It has been going really well so far! I’m almost done doing all of my interviews! My topic is about the Indianapolis Public Schools. So I’ve had to interview school officials, students, and parents. It’s been really fun learning about how to shoot different angles and finding information to put into my project!

This week, students are starting to pick and enroll in courses for next semester! I am so indecisive and still can’t decide which courses I want to take! There are so many fun courses that I can’t decide! I have a short list of about 10 classes….. Hopefully I can get it down to 5 or 6 soon!!!

This is a candid photo my friend Maisie took of me filming at the state capitol building

Things I’m Excited For

So there are a lot of events coming soon this semester and I thought I’d share some of the ones I am looking forward to.

The Fray are coming to Clowes next Friday. I unfortunately did not get tickets but they were only $15! I regret not getting any on time. I’m sure they’ll put on a great show.

I am also pretty excited to go see Paranormal Activity 3. I am usually terrified of scary movies but for some reason, after watching the trailer, I want to see it! It comes out in October so I have a while to make my final decision!

Here’s the trailer for the movie:

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The thing I am most excited about is going to see the Nutcracker by the Butler Ballet. It’s a big event every winter and last year I did not get to go! But this year, I am determined to make it to at least ONE showing.

I am so pretty stoked for the season premiere of Modern Family this month as well. It is one of my favorite shows and is pretty hilarious. I’m curious what changes are going to be in store this season!

This is a funny clip from last year:

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Unnecessary Amount of Snow

When I woke up this morning to get breakfast, it was snowing. After two of my classes today, it’s still snowing! I guess it’s nice for now to look at but hopefully it stops soon because I plan on driving to IUPUI tomorrow to visit my friend. It just won’t be fun to clean off but I got some new gloves so I’ll manage! :)

My Spanish group has an assignment to use vocab words and put them to the tune of a song. We chose “Bad Romance” and thought we had to perform it today. But, the teacher decided to give us until Tuesday which is good because it gives us more time to practice (It’s hard learning random lyrics to a song in another language)!

Random Song of the Day: “Secrets” by One Republic

Random Photo of the Day:

The wonderful sight I got to see on the way to class this morning!

Getting More Work Done!

Today I had my Civil War FYS class and I enjoyed it! I love history so it seems like it will be a good fit for me. We have to Gone With The Wind which is really long but we have Spring Break to read it so I’ll manage.

I also decided to get ahead on my Spanish homework so I’m caught up all the way till next week. I feel like I’m starting the new semester with a great/fresh start. I start my ballroom dancing physical well-being class on Friday so that should definitely be a new experience!

That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment!

Random Song of the Day: “Like U Like” by Aggro Santos feat. Kimberley Walsh

Random Photo of the Day:

Resco Dining Hall this morning at breakfast!

Day One, Semester Two

Today was the first day of the new semester and I loved all of my classes! I started the day with Spanish, then I had British Literature, and I ended my day with Aesthetics & Design. Tomorrow I only have one class so I am already looking forward to it!

Already I had to meet with my Spanish group in the library. Our assignment is to use vocabulary words and put it to the tune of a song. The song we are using is “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.

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Random Photo of the Day:

My lovely stack of books under my bed for the new semester!

Proud of Myself

So instead of waiting until tomorrow night to do my assignment, I woke up early today and wrote my essay for one of my classes. I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate. I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact that the new semester is starting in two days!

I guess it is kind of bittersweet. It’s bitter of course because who doesn’t like being off! And it’s sweet because I am pretty excited to get started on my new classes and meet the new people in them.

Today will be a lazy day for me so I’ll probably just lounge around my dorm.

That’s all for today! Thanks for visiting my blog and feel free to leave a comment!

Random Song of the Day: “Raise Your Glass” by Pink

Random Photo of the Day:

View from my dorm