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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Posts Tagged “finals”

Crunch Time

The title of this blog says it all – it’s “crunch time.” There’s ~1 month until my freshman year is over, and it’s all gone by WAY too fast! I cannot believe it, either! It just seemed like I blinked once in September, and here I am in April now. I’m currently in the process of taking my last midterms – 2 today, actually (in Business Law & Business Calculus… :( ) – and then I’ll be preparing for my final exams!

My classes this semester have definitely been a lot more in-depth & business oriented, which has been great, and I can’t wait to further more into my concentration of International Business! I haven’t taken an IB class yet, but I can’t wait to actually start with it. Speaking of “business oriented,” my business law class has really grown on me a lot this semester. In the beginning, I didn’t really care for it because it seemed more like a history class, but as time has progressed I have really began to pick up interest & try my best to participate even more in class willingly. Hopefully my exams today go well, but I do feel pretty prepared for them so that definitely is a plus! Studying to music has been my best study habit thus far, and I’ve really found myself listening to really up-beat / electronic music in order to study, especially Krewella’s (not de Vil) latest song on repeat. If you haven’t heard of them, listen to this song! They’re from Chicago, and they produce really good music!

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DONE DONE DONE DONE….DONE!

Well, well, well….I’m DONE with my first semester of college! Hooray!

While this semester has been great, it’s also been incredibly busy. I’ve somehow managed to balance working 13 hours a week and taking 14 credit hours this semester. It really doesn’t sound like much, but having homework every night on top of working and class really wears on someone! Next semester will be interesting because I have 17 credit hours, but I’ll figure it out.

Today I’m going home! I’m so very excited, too! I’m flying to Atlanta and hanging out with one of my older sisters, and then taking to Megabus to Knoxville where my momma is gonna pick me up! I’m so excited to get back home, and I’ll be home for right at a month so it’ll be really nice!

Happy finals to those who still have them, and Happy Winter Break most of all! Here’s an appropriate song for how I currently feel. :)

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Time to Panic

Okay, finals week is officially here…….and I’m freaking out. I stayed up until 5AM last night writing and perfecting my final FYS paper, and got up at 8:45 to go eat breakfast with my roommate before I turned my paper in at 9:30. Needless to say, I was exhausted afterwards. I did have a nice talk with my FYS professor from about 9:30 – 10:15, though, and that’s one of the many things I’ve found to really enjoy about being at Butler is the fact that I can just talk to my professors about anything, even things not related to class.

I did end up taking a “nap” from about 10:30AM to 2:30PM today…so I feel a little bit better. I’m studying for my 8AM business final that’s tomorrow, and I’m not really sure if I’m prepared for it or not…

Other than that, I have two finals on Wednesday, and then I am done for the semester. I fly home for the semester break on Thursday, the 14th, and classes don’t start back again until January 14th! I have an entire month off, which I’m not really used to whatsoever. It’ll be a nice break though, and I’m really excited for it! Hopefully I can just get through finals first..

And like the other bloggers said before, we did have our Christmas party on Sunday and it was a BLAST! We made a gingerbread house…and then ate it, of course!

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Last Day of Classes

It’s hard to believe…but finals week is practically upon us! Today is the last day of classes for the semester, and in all of my classes we’re reviewing for our finals i.e. final paper in my FYS, final exam in my pre-calculus class, and if the team who won the “Top Dawg” Competition from my class win the entire class, my business final is optional! Hopefully that happens, otherwise it will the hardest final I have.

Because it’s the week before finals, the university held a university-wide “stress-less” week, offering a bunch of stress relievers all week, including yoga classes, a camel-petting activity, and an art exhibit as well! I only got to partake in the camel-petting, which the story about that is behind when we had a lock-down several weeks back BUPD’s email autocorrected “canal” to say “camel,” and then it just developed from there…

This song, as well as the entire “xx” album by The xx, is the only thing getting my through studying for finals and finals weeks. Check them out – you won’t be disappointed!

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Where has the time gone?

It’s Tuesday night, and I’m sitting in Irwin attempting to write a paper for my FYS and then study for a precalc exam I have on Friday. Today, I completed my final presentation for my Urban Ecology class, and I also completed the last step of the pledge process for Alpha Kappa Psi, which was the fraternal exam. The pledge process has lasted all semester, and initiation is this Sunday!

It’s just incredibly hard for me to handle all of this at once. I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks until finals, and then I’ll be done with my first semester of college. It’s definitely bittersweet – I’m thankful that I’m getting into new classes next semester, but it’s also going to get more in depth for my major(s) (if I ever decide what I want to do within business) and I’ll be going my own direction.

I do plan on doing a vlog this week and uploading it. It’ll be the first one I’ve ever done, so keep an eye out for that! Oh, and if you haven’t seen Rotnei Clarke’s incredible last-second shot of the Butler-Marquette game last week at the Maui Invitational, I’ve uploaded it here as well. It was definitely an incredible shot. Go dawgs!

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