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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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Second Semester Classes

Happy Friday everyone. Today marks the end of the first week of classes, and somehow I’m already feeling a little stressed even though the semester has just begun. Despite the initial stress, I’m feeling pretty excited about most of the classes I’m taking.

I’m in a global and historical studies class about the Caribbean. I was in a feminism GHS last semester and loved it, so anything living up to those standards is nearly impossible. Although history is not my cup of tea, my professor is really great and clearly excited about the course material, so I think the class will be all right.

I’m also in a design history and theory class taught by one of my favorite professors in the art department (let’s be real, I love all of the professors in the art department). This class looks at the evolution of design through architecture, furniture design, interior design, graphic design, and fashion. I’m incredibly excited for this class, especially for the fashion section. Learning-is-Fun

I’m in an audio production class for my digital media productions minor, and I’m not really sure what to expect. Our last class was cancelled due to technical difficulties, so I’m not even sure what this class entails. My professor seems pretty cool though, so I’m hoping it’s a good time.

I’m also taking a poetry class this semester, and I’m super nervous about it. I used to “write” poetry when I was younger, and I love reading it now, but I have never written a legitimate poem. I feel like it’s hard enough to understand a poem, let alone write one. My professor for this class is awesome, though, and we all snapped for each other after we read our writing out loud. I felt pretty at home.

Also in the English department, I am taking a British literature class. One of my good friends is in that class with me, so that is an added bonus. The professor for this class is very articulate and seems very passionate about the subject, plus I enjoy British literature, so I think it will be rockin.

Finally, I’m taking an interactive art class, meaning we create art that warrants audience participation. The other day we started making a video game app for an iPhone, and that was incredibly frustrating. Towards the end of the semester we get to study relational art, which I love. It’s art that studies how people interact with each other, so I’m just waiting to get through all of the icky digital stuff.

After the first week of class, I’m feeling okay about all of my classes I’m enrolled in. I am a little worried, however, about my desire to reject any sort of digital art because I’m in a digital art class, and digital media is one of my minors. Hmph. Oh well. If any of my classes prove to be rough, all of my professors seem good, and I have friends in all of my classes, so something good will come of it.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

iPhone Mania

Happy Thursday everyone! It seems as if everyone and their mother has been talking about the iPhone lately. Between the new iPhone 5s, 5c, and the new iOS7 upgrade, everyone is hooked on the latest apple technology. Although I have no iPhone experience (I have a flip phone), constantly hearing about this new technology and upgrades got me curious, so I did a little research.

green-iphone5c

iPhone 5c

Highlights from my research revealed that the iPhone 5s features a fingerprint detector to recognize that it really is you using your phone. No more need for a password. It is also the first phone in the world with 64-bit architecture. Now, I’m not sure anyone really knows what that means, but it sure sounds good doesn’t it? Another new iPhone is the 5c. Apparently the “C” stands for color, because according to the Apple website, this phone is essentially the iPhone 5, but just looks different. And finally, everyone seems to be freaking out over the iOS7 upgrade. From what I understand, this upgrade makes the look of your iPhone sleeker and simplifies some of the tasks it already performs. Since I obviously don’t know much about what the upgrade entails, check out more info on that here.

Personally I think that iPhones are a little excessive, and these new versions and upgrades only further my belief. Do we truly need to have a finger print detector on a cell phone? Absolutely not. Will people go bonkers thinking that is an essential thing they need? Absolutely yes. My flip phone and I have been going strong for about 4 years now and I don’t plan on letting go anytime soon. I will just sit back and observe as the rest of the world becomes robots and still have the satisfaction of angrily slamming my phone closed at the end of a frustrating conversation.

P.S. Come to Starbucks tonight at 7 p.m. for a free Coyote Armada concert. Also, free food. And stop by the Volunteer Center in the front of Atherton and write down your passion and wear it around all day for Passion Project Indy.

Have a great end of the week and thanks for reading :)

My Observations

Happy Wednesday! One of my favorite past times is people watching. I like to think I am a fairly observant person, and I absolutely love observing people. Through my intense obervations I have concluded a few things.

1. Technology is taking over: Think about it- when you walk out of a class, take a minute to look and see how many people whip out their phones right away. It really would not be that difficult to take the five minute walk back to the dorms (or wherever you reside) without your nose buried in your phone, yet people take out their phones the second they can. Now that iPhones make the Internet accessible wherever you are, people can hardly have conversations without getting consumed by this technology. Sooner or later human beings won’t be able to think for themselves and we will just be programmed to have phones built into our hands or something ridiculous like that.

2. Girls love wearing rain boots: It rained a little bit yesterday, and when I left for my morning classes there were no puddles on the ground, yet almost all girls on campus felt the need to wear rain boots. Wearing rain boots is like the next generation of Ugg Boots. At least these ones can be a bit more fashionable than the lumpy, discolored mess that is an Ugg foot accessory.

3. Leggings are okay to wear as pants: Apparently pants are a thing of the past and leggings are now acceptable to wear out in public. I will admit that I have done this before, but I have never worn them as part of a legitimate outfit, I only wear them with a sweatshirt or under my Forever Lazy when I am lounging around. The apparent classic outfit to wear with leggings, one that I have seen over and over again, consists of a chambray shirt with a scarf, black leggings, and brown high boots. I am not making this stuff up, take a minute and look around. It’s everywhere!

4. If you do something incredibly strange, no one will question you: The other day my roommate Ashni and I wore our Forever Lazies in public for the first time. We went to C Club, looking a tad foolish, but no one questioned us. Another strange thing I did recently (to be honest, the list goes on for days) was wear 3-D glasses with the lenses punched out to class. These glasses are part of my Halloween costume so I was trying them on to see how they looked. I decided to wear them to dinner and then I just kept them on and wore them to class later that night. If you act very strangely, everyone will be too weirded out to question you, so you can get away with quite a lot.

Publicly wearing Forever Lazies

Those are just a few of my most recent observations. I am sure I will have many more to share with you in the future. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the week :)