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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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Nats Success

The Washington Nationals Game my class went to was a success! The Nationals beat the Cardinals, and we all learned more about baseball as a result of it. Our class seminar was about Baseball in the District. We also got a lecture about how baseball has transformed throughout history and even used baseball as a metaphor for our lives.

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It wasn’t as good as the Yankees game I went to in their new stadium but it was still a good game. I’m glad I’ve gotten to attend a professional game in DC in one of my last weekends here!

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Going to the game made me slightly want to start liking baseball so when I get back home, I might start following it now! I won’t make any promises though….

Nationals Game

Last weekend, for our last weekend seminar on the History of Baseball in the District, we were able to attend a Washington Nationals Game. Although I have a sworn allegiance to the Yankees, I was still able to enjoy the game. They played the St Louis Cardinals so regardless I wouldn’t have cared if any team lost.

The only previous MLB game I’ve attended was the first home game the Yankees won in their new stadium during the regular season. It was really cool seeing a new stadium and going to a professional game during one of the last weekends of the semester.

The funnest part of the game was seeing how different things connected to some of the historical facts we learned in class. We got to understand why the Nationals came to DC from Canada.

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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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Hometown Tour

As part of my internship, I am able to give tours to visitors to the office/Capitol and recently I was able to give a tour to a group of students from my local middle school/future attendees of my high school. Some of the kids in the group were even younger siblings of friends I graduated with! It definitely showed me truly how small of a world Earth really is.

I got my group of students and parents, many of whom also went to my high school, and we went through the Capitol Visitor Center and began our tour! We got to see all of the cool rooms and I got to inform them of all of the history of the different parts of the Capitol.

When the tour ended, we all got to catch up and they were able to reunite with the larger group and they all went off to see the rest of DC. It was a nice taste of home seeing them and definitely eased my homesickness!

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Tour of DC

Today our internship coordinator/teacher Ivo took all of us Butler interns out to see the city. It was a 5 hour tour but we definitely saw a lot! We first got to see a lot of the neighborhood we currently live in and got to see all of the grocery stores and shops around us that are cheap and good to visit.

We also got to see where each intern is going to be working during the semester and also other sites in the city. One of the first major stops we made was to the Iwo Jima memorial and learned about the history of it.

The final stop we made was to the White House! It was great seeing my future home up close and personal. ;) And in good ole André fashion, I twerked in front of it. What better way to celebrate being at the White House than doing some good old fashioned Americana twerking!?

Just like Miley taught us!

Just like Miley taught us!