Yesterday I had my second volunteer day at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and I had even more fun than I did the first time! Instead of being with the middle school kids, I was assigned to play with the younger kids. And let me tell ya, it was so much easier.
One girl I helped needed help with her homework. Instead of needing to find the circumference of circles with the older kids, which is hard without a calculator, she needed help counting the number of pennies and writing the answer down.
After she needed help, the kids were allowed to go outside and play. After losing to a group of 7 year olds in football, we all decided to play freeze tag. And, not surprisingly, I lost miserably and could barely keep up with all the kids! Then I had to help each of them cross the monkey bars since they were so little and almost threw my back out doing it! Needless it say, I had a fun time playing with them and am uber excited to do the same next week.
The kids were probably as hyper as I was in this picture! ...Don't ask, by the way...!!
Tonight, when we were bored in the Collegian office, five of us decided to make a new band called Madison and the Typesetters. We’re a newly formed punk feminist band and we’re obviously going to take the world by storm.
I’m at backup vocals and lead guitar, which kind of makes me a big deal, except for the fact that I can’t sing or play an instrument. We’re even going to make our first single, and it’s called “Bad News.”
Although I wish we actually were starting a band, I do plan on writing a song. Watch out, Adele, Andre’s coming for ya! I don’t know what it’s going to be about or what it’ll sound like but it’s going to happen.
This is probably be my next single cover. It's wacky enough to get my point across!
Spring Break is two weeks away and I couldn’t be more excited. No, I’m not going anywhere fancy like Florida or Mexico, but I’m just excited to catch up on some good sleep and not have to do assignments. Maybe I’ll even read a book! The only sad part is that it only lasts a week. And if the weather stays the same, it’ll probably be cold too. But the good outweighs the bad!
To celebrate the glorious occasion, the Collegian is planning a Spring Break insert and I was assigned to write a playlist of songs needed to have a good break. I also had to pick five books that are must haves for the week, too. It was so hard picking just five songs since there are so many good ones, but I managed to survive.
But, if this song isn’t on your Spring Break playlist, you just won’t have a good time!
I started my work at my service learning site last night and I really enjoyed it! I’m working at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center and am working as a volunteer tutor. I loved helping all the kids and I was amazed at how fast I could get attached to all the students. There were other volunteers there, too, so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed by millions of kids but even without the others I would’ve liked it.
The night started with all the students having to do homework and it was fun brushing up on my subtracting skills. But I must admit, there were some questions even I didn’t know! The hardest part was just getting all the students on task and not looking up music videos and playing games online. After they did homework it was dinner time and then everyone crowded around the piano to sing. Once the night was winding down everyone was able to play around on the computer and slowly but surely everyone’s parents picked them up.
I had such a wonderful time and hopefully will enjoy myself as much in my future visits this semester.
I got to be a nun when I went downtown for Super Bowl weekend.... No big deal....
I just so happened to be creeping on Kim Kardashian’s Twitter the other day and she recommended this site called Instagram. I decided to try it out and I’m OBSESSED! It is a site that allows you to edit photos and add effects to make them really cool. I’m currently addicted to it and have edited all the photos in my phone. I’m basically the next Annie Leibovitz.
While I’ve been obsessing over Instagram, I’ve also been trying to kick off another addiction. Starbucks. I had Starbucks every day last week and have been trying to ween myself off. I made it through today without it and the headaches have been horrific! But, it’s nothing a couple of Aspirin can’t fix! I’ve been going strong for three days now so hopefully I’ll be off of it for good!
Here's a cool Instagram photo I made! I feel so professional!
Today was a wonderful Valentine’s Day! When I walked into the Collegian office, there were personalized Valentine’s cards on all the computers! Our Print Managing Editor made them for everyone and even brought candy for us! Of course I stole all of the York peppermint patties.
I was also assigned to make the Valentine’s Day playlist in the office full of 56 love songs! It had all the greatest love hits, even Demi Lovato! It was the best playlist ever created. Since I obviously now found my new passion for DJ’ing, I’ve decided to make a playlist for every upcoming holiday! You better watch out National Poetry Month, a playlist is coming for you soon!
Today ended up being a good day! The only thing that would’ve made today better would be for me to meet Kim Kardashian, but that can wait for now!
Lauren, the copy editor, and I celebrating the day with a festive heart in the Collegian office!
On Thursday, after Bob Costas‘ show was done taping, I happened to walk by St Elmo Steakhouse to see a huge crowd in front with a barricade. Of course I had to see what was going on and went over and made my way to the front of the crowd. After asking what was going on, I was informed that Kim Kardashian, the Manning brothers, Adam Sandler, and Troy Aikman were eating inside and that everyone was waiting to get a picture.
Being the Kardashian fan I am, I excitedly waited and had my camera in hand ready to snap a shot! Hours went by until Troy Aikman left with his entourage of friends. Then the Giants coach left with his posse as well. This made me really excited since there was proof that actual important people were eating there!
A couple hours later, the owner came out to inform the crowd that all the celebrities that were once inside had already gone out of the back door directly to their cars and that Sandler was the only one left inside and he would do the same. Although I was disappointed that I missed Kim’s departure, I was able to swing by the mall right before closing to get some new clothes! So the whole night wasn’t lost! And besides, how many people can say they were within feet of a Kardashian!?
A poorly photoshopped photo of my head on Kim's wedding photo! Creepy? Yes. Necessary? Maybe.
Madonna‘s halftime show last night was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen! I loved all of the lights, costumes, and songs! She even performed her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin’” which I’m currently obsessed with.
She even had guest performers, including Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, M.I.A., and Cee Lo Green. Controversially, M.I.A. flipped the bird to the cameras right before the censor caught her! Already the media is calling it Janet Jackson part two even though hardly anyone noticed that M.I.A. did it when it happened.
One of the more exciting parts of the performance was when she sang “Like A Prayer” because there were various Butler choir members who performed with her! Everyone on Facebook couldn’t stop talking about it as it was so exciting!
You can see the whole performance here!
I was able to go downtown to see all of the Super Bowl setups and stages and it was amazing! I saw so many NF stars, incuding Jason Taylor and Robert Kraft, who owns the Patriots! I also almost saw Kim Kardashian, the Mannings, and Adam Sandler, which will be another post in itself! And yes, you read that correctly, I almost met Kim!
I’m actually not that big of a football fan so I’m only watching because of Madonna performing at halftime. She’s supposed to be putting on “the performance of a lifetime” so hopefully she won’t disappoint! Instead of choosing a team, whenever someone asks who I want to win, I just say the Colts and pretend as though I’m serious! It’s fun to see all the weird faces I get!
After Madonna’s performance I’ll probably go to bed and wake up to see who won! I can never patiently wait and watch a game. And since the game this year is supposed to be 3 hours long, I’ll probably do homework during the game too!
To see if I’m right, I’m going to predict that the Giants will win 23-17 over the Patriots. I don’t really care who wins and I just randomly picked a score so it’ll be even greater if I’m right!
The Super Bowl sign downtown!
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Since the Super Bowl is in town there have been numerous celebrity sightings all around Indianapolis. Yesterday, many people were posting on Facebook how they saw Beyonce, Ryan Gosling, and random football players in the city. I’m getting jealous of everyone’s sightings and have decided to go celebrity hunting downtown tomorrow since I don’t have Friday classes! Maybe I’ll happen to stumble past Madonna practicing for her halftime performance!
After Jimmy Fallon’s show on campus on Sunday, he came back the next day to film scenes for a skit in one of the dorms! Fallon even tweeted a picture of some students in Schwitzer! OF COURSE I had class while he was here but it was fun to still know he was somewhere on campus.
Tonight I’m supposed to be going with my friend Jill to see Bob Costas‘ show about the Super Bowl. I’m really excited and hopefully some all-star celebrity football players make an appearance too!
One of my friends took this right before the Jimmy show!