On one of the last days of RA training, Reslife set up an obstacle course in the HRC for us. We were divided into teams and our team decided to call ourselves Team Hope. FOr about an hour we did various activities such as skipping around the track, cycling, running up and down stairs, and running in the gym. All the events took about an hour.
After the obstacle course we all did a group yoga session in the HRC basement. It was a great way to relax and unwind after all the running of before. It was especially pleasing since it was the first time all year I had done physical activity of any kind
besides dancing around my room and it was nice to finally be able to sit down and reflect on how out of shape I am. Our team ended up getting third place but, in our defense, one of the other teams had a Physical education major!
Yesterday, during RA training, us RAs volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank. It was so nice for all of us to come together and work toward a good cause. When we first arrived we watched a video about the work we would be doing and the impact we will be making in the community. After that we broke off into groups to work on a different project. Some people went to the meat packing section in the freezer and some went to sort the food. My group was assigned to placing the food on the counter to be sorted.
In total we all helped produce a total of 8,600 pounds of food for needy families and children. It felt good that I helped contribute to that total and hopefully we’ll be able to return in the future. All this week during training we have been emphasizing on charity and giving back to the community, which I think is a very good trait to have as a person and being a contributing member of society.
Our group during work!
Tagged: 2013, bulldogs, butler university, charity, community, gleaners food bank, indianapolis, RA, spring, the butler way, training
Today I made the journey back to Butler. And after listening to the Lana Del Rey album, twice, I finally made it back! Needless to say, campus is extremely creepy and quiet right now. I have been desperately trying to find people to no success! The positive, the laundry room is all mine!! I’m definitely taking advantage of it before all the people start to pour in.
During the day when I had free time, I decided to rearrange my room. It took a while since all of the furniture is so heavy and I had so much stuff but I eventually got it the way I want. I also vacuumed my room for the second time this year so I think I’m turning a new leaf in my life for the better, being clean!
The mess that was my room before I got it organized.
Tagged: 2013, bulldogs, butler university, campus, dorms, indianapolis, lana del rey, music, new year, residence life, room, spring, sunday
For those who celebrate, Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has a great and warm holiday this year. Before the eating and unwrapping of gifts begins, I wanted to make a quick blog to talk about the holiday and such.
Thankfully it’s not snowing outside because 1. “White Christmas” is one of my least favorite Christmas songs and 2. I hate the cold. It’s also good because I plan to go shopping tomorrow with all of my Christmas money and the roads need to be clear to make way for me!
One of my favorite Christmas songs, however, is “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. But since I’ve been listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album, I thought I’d post his version! His voice is reminiscent of drinking hot chocolate by the fire on a cold day. That basically means I love it! Even though I’ve never actually done that and I hate hot chocolate, his music is just too good.
Tagged: album, all i want for christmas is you, bulldogs, butler unviersity, christmas, cold, fall, holidays, indianapolis, mariah carey, michael buble, music, rihanna, shopping, snow, spring, white christmas, winter
Today was sort of an off day since students weren’t moving in today so I had a lot of free time to get laundry done and run errands. Campus was actually pretty quiet today, which I’m sure will change really soon once everyone moves in tomorrow! But as of right now, things are pretty calm.
Since I was a little bored, I decided to visit my old stomping grounds at the Collegian. It was so great seeing everyone and catching up. I guess I couldn’t even stay away for a week! I had to quit this semester since I am starting as an RA but it was definitely weird being in the office and not having to do anything for a change. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit again soon during the semester!
Lauren and I reunited in the Collegian office!
Tagged: 2012, bulldogs, butler university, campus, collegian, fall, indianapolis, laundry, newspaper, spring, summer
Yesterday freshmen were allowed to move onto campus and it has been hectic ever since! They have been invading all the buildings and it is basically mayhem. Well not really, but it’s close. I tried going to the bookstore yesterday but decided against it since there were so many of them trying to get books! So hopefully things will be clear today and I’ll be able to finish getting the rest of my books.
Since freshmen moved in yesterday, that means my 10 freshmen residents also moved in! It was very exciting and we’ve all bonded and gotten to know each other already. I had my first unit meeting with them yesterday and it made me excited for the year already!
My friend Elizabeth and I were reunited since she's working as a Student Orientation Guide
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
Tagged: 2012, bulldogs, butler university, fall, food, holcomb gardens, indianapolis, old spaghetti factory, RA, spring, summer
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!
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!!
Today was my last day at Kaleidoscope Youth Center! Kaleidoscope is where I volunteer for my Research and Analysis course. I had to do 20 hours this semester and it flew by fast! It was so sad! I am definitely going to miss the kids and spending my Thursday nights with them! Since it was nice out today we spent most of our time playing freeze tag and playing on the monkey bars.
I was definitely worn out by the end of the three hours. It takes a lot of muscle carrying about a million 8 year olds across the monkey bars! It also takes a lot of energy to keep up with them when you’re Mr. Freeze in freeze tag! Depending on how much time I have next semester, I may continue to volunteer with Kaleidoscope even after my class is over!
Me and some of the kids on my last day!