Classes have been in full swing for officially two weeks now, and surprisingly I am enjoying being back at school. I know I have only been at Butler for about two and a half weeks, but I am already loving it. College is so much better than high school because of all of the different types of people and all of the opportunities to learn. Another great thing is all of the different clubs and activities. There is never a dull moment here, which is great. So far I have met a ton of new people and I have joined several clubs. I am on Dance Team, and I am going to call out meetings for ADrenaline, the Dance Marathon, and ECO, so hopefully I will continue to become more involved. As far as my classes go, I am enjoying most of them.
My FYS is called Rock and Roll High School and it is about how literature and music have influence youth culture. I am also taking a literature class where we will be reading classic books such as The Great Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath, and The Things They Carried. My anthropology class is probably my most challenging class because I am not really too interested in anthropology, so it is the least exciting to me. I am also taking modern dance for my Physical Well Being requirement and I am loving it! My favorite class is my drawing class, which is required for all Art + Design majors. The final class I am taking is JC110 The First Year Experience. This is a new class developed to get all of the freshman within the College of Fine Arts to get to know each other and become inspired by other artistic disciplines. We will be going to performances throughout the year and I am very excited for it! If the rest of the year is as fun as these past two weeks have been, I cannot wait! Happy Wednesday and thanks for reading
It is no secret that One Direction Infection has taken over and has been festering in the hearts of teenage girls all over the world. This “infection” is due to the good looks, sweet lyrics, and gravity-defying hair of the members of the British boy band, One Direction. For those of you that don’t know who One Direction is (you must live under a rock), they are an ever so popular British boy band that was formed via The X Factor back in 2010. Recently, One Direction’s super star status has been spread throughout the United States and has produced a slew of shrieking teenage fans known as the Directioners.
A dear friend of mine has been a Directioner for quite some time now, spewing countless facts about the members of the band at the drop of a hat, and I initially judged her for it. The boys, Liam, Louis, Zayn, Harry, and Niall, range from the ages of 18-20, and are incredibly adorable and charming (with those British accents, how could they not be?!), so I understood, but did not agree with, the appeal. Upon actually listening to some of their songs, watching interviews, and listening to my friend share 1D facts, I have succumbed to the fandom. I would not consider myself a full out Directioner, but I am definitely becoming a fan.
The boys have incredibly catchy songs, such as their breakout singles What Makes You Beautiful and One Thing. Besides having a solid hand at producing catchy pop jingles, the band can whip out a pretty good ballad. Their song Moments, written by VH1 You Ought to Know Artist Ed Sheeran, is an incredibly touching song about a boy’s struggles after his girlfriend passes away. Not only does the song have sweet lyrics, but all of the boys sound really good! By creating tunes that show various aspects of the band’s abilities, 1D can only grow stronger as a band and gain more screaming fans. If you have heard their songs but are not a Directioner yet, you can stop pretending to think they are overrated and stupid. It is only a matter of time until you are infected.
*Every Monday I am going to try and post something related to music/ suggest music to listen to. It will be called Music Monday!