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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Adventures of a Confused College Kid

Happy Wednesday everyone. The other day one of my friends from back home texted me telling me he started a blog. Naturally I typed in the URL and promptly began reading, and I quickly discovered it is too hilarious not to share.

That's him. What a fun human.

That’s him. What a fun human.

In high school, my friend Brendan was really funny and always getting into particularly strange and awkward situations. Situations that I’ve never heard of anyone ever encountering before; like stuff from movies. Well, much to my satisfaction, Brendan still regularly finds himself in these situations and now blogs about it. (Click that link to see it!) He even has little stick figure illustrations to accompany all of his funny tales. My favorites so far are “Physics and Uranus” and “A Coffee to the Butt,” but “Off the Heezy” is a close contender.

Brendan is a wonderfully hilarious human, and I am so glad we can be invited into his world through his quirky stories. If you ever think something weird and slightly uncomfortable has happened to you, chances are Brendan’s experienced something weirder. Check it out man, you won’t be disappointed.

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

Vlog: What I Learned in College

I did a vlog discussing what I learned during my first year of college. The most valuable lesson comes at 3:40, so you should probably watch the whole thing.

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Thanks for watching :)

Finals

Happy Thursday everyone! I do apologize for my lack of creativity in these blog posts lately. Just like everyone else on campus, I have been incredibly busy with finals shtuff. Wrapping up loose ends for the end of the year/studying for finals has been consuming my life, but it will all be over soon enough!

Since I am an art + design major, a lot of my work for finals was due last week at Art Now. Although I had a lot due then, the fun didn’t stop there! I have to write a manifesto for my art history class, which is proving to be incredibly challenging, as well as make a visual for it. I also have to create an artist website, complete with a bio, artist statement, and resume for another one of my art classes. So much art, so little time.

The final for my FYS was simple enough. We just had to answer some short essay questions. The only test final I have is for my urban ecology class, and let me tell you, I cannot wait for that to be over. I am not a sciencey person in the slightest, so I am anxiously awaiting the day that science can be out of my life forever.

The awkward, "finals are over!!" celebration dance.

My journalism class’ final was a paper, which I turned in last week, so I just need to finish up my art and urban ecology stuff and I will be free!

Have a great end to the week, thanks for reading, and keep rockin’ those finals :)

Mermaids Are Real

Happy Wednesday everyone! A lot of strange things exist on the Internet, and I have seen something a little odd these past two days. Since yesterday afternoon, I have seen two articles about people who impersonate mermaids. Totally casual.

I saw the first article about real-life mermaids yesterday on Yahoo.com. A woman named Linden Wolbert works as a mermaid at various parties and charity events, and can even hold her breath for up to 5 minutes (she used to be a freediver). While “mermaiding” as a job might seem justifiable, Eric Ducharme dons a mermaid tale for fun.

Wolbert in action.

I saw the article about Ducharme this afternoon, and after seeing my second mermaid article in two days, I thought this was too strange to ignore. Ducharme can also hold his breath for minutes at a time, but he “mermaids” for fun. When I was younger, I used to lay on my bedroom floor with a pillowcase around my legs and pretend that I had a mermaid tail, so I’m not gonna say that I wouldn’t want to swim around with a sparkly tail on in my spare time…

Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for reading :)

Music Monday: Coeur de pirate

Happy Music Monday, all! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend and is ready to finish the semester strong! Only four weeks left. Yikes.

Today, I would like to talk about Ceour de pirate. Coeur de pirate (her real name is Béatrice Martin) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She sings almost all of her songs in French, but she does have a few English songs. She released a song in English called “One for Me” under the name Pearls, and also did a sick cover of “Wicked Games” by The Weekend.

Her cover of “Wicked Games” is one of my favorite songs because it is far better than the original. Her voice is so pure sounding, and it is a little chilling and creepy. Unfortunately, the song drops the f-bomb throughout, so I can’t post the video on here, but I will post a link to it below!

Since I loved “Wicked Games” so much when I heard it, I looked up some other songs by her, but they are all in French so I don’t understand what she is saying. Fortunately, she is rumored to be working on some English music, so I can love her even more once it is released.

Here’s the link to “Wicked Games.” Seriously, check it out. Have a great week, and thanks for reading :)

“One for Me”

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“Ensemble”

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Walking & Fanny Pack Friends

Happy Wednesday to all! The weather has been really strange lately and I don’t like it one bit. Thankfully, it was kind of pleasant yesterday because I had to walk downtown for my Urban Ecology class. The class was split into groups of four or five and we had to walk six miles to get downtown and observe the road we were walking on. Once my group got downtown, we hit up Au Bon Pain and the Chocolate Café, making the long walk worth it. I got some ice cream from the Chocolate Café and it sufficiently replenished me after our two-hour walk.

I mentioned in my video from Friday that I am in the process of collecting notes I find on the ground for an art project. I picked up a couple interesting things on our walk. I found a “poetry book” made by two little kids and it is adorable. I got ice cream and found neat stuff on the ground, so yesterday was a good day.

Today I decided to wear one of my fanny packs (even though it’s not Fanny Pack Friday, but that’s what #BoldMoveJanuary is all about, right?). While in Atherton, I saw some kid who was also wearing a fanny pack!

The fanny.

We bonded over our fannies and I told him about Fanny Pack Friday, so I am hoping he will be sporting his again at the end of the week.

In other news, a tour group of visiting students was walking through Atherton and I called out to them, “Let me love you!” and one of the prospective student’s father’s heard me and chuckled. Hopefully that sealed the deal and convinced him that Butler was the place for his child. Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for reading :)

Two Week Review

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.

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Butler Bulldog

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 :)