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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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And so I’m back! From outer space!

Usually by the time classes start again here at Butler, I’m wondering where the summer’s gone. For once, even though this was my last summer ever (next year I’ll be on experiential rotations!), I was actually kind of excited to come back. I was bored on vacation. That’s sad, I know.

I wanted to kick off the semester with a video blog but I haven’t had any time to sit down and do one! I get all handsy when I make vlogs and I have to edit the heck out of them, so I figured I’d do one toward the end of the week to talk about all the internships and things I did this summer. Because I have so much to do before Friday morning. It’s just the kind of week I’m having.

Monday morning’s commute out of Fishers made me think I needed NASA to coordinate a flight path or something for everybody. It was raining, but not that hard, or at least I didn’t think so! The trip with rush hour traffic usually takes me around 30-35 minutes, but it took me an hour and ten minutes to get in my seat in the pharmacy building. I was SO LATE! There were flash floods and everything!

Yesterday I completely bruised my pinky toe on our coffee table to the point I thought I broke it. I didn’t take pictures because it’s kind of hideous. It’s getting better though.

And we have 3 quizzes, two assignments, and I have to start thinking about a research design for my philosophy of science class by Tuesday. It’s been a rough first week.

So I’m waiting in the new study space in Irwin Library for traffic to die down so I can go home and study bacteria flashcards.

The new study space is pretty cool! This is a tiny shot of it, I know. But the chairs are red and my water bottle is full of water from the new Brita Hydration Stations. Ooo, ahhh!

Scrappy. Relentless. Bulldogs.

It rained all day yesterday.

I think the hardest thing to forget is the sound a crowd makes when something bad happens. Hinkle Fieldhouse was tense last night. Thirteen shots bounced out of rim as if the ball was cursed. The crowd’s collective “awwww” was just as loud as its cheers when Mack got in a 3-pointer just before the half to take us into the lead. The sound was painful. The disappointment was hard to stomach. A man sitting behind me shouted at the screen like a father trying to get his sons to improve their game–his frustration was only the beginning.

As the minutes clicked by and we went scoreless, I couldn’t fathom what was going on. Sure, UConn’s defense was on its game, but what was stopping us from getting those baskets? Also: why did CBS have a premade graphic of Butler’s “poor shooting”?

When it got down to a minute left in the game, I think I got a little choked up. It wasn’t about winning. Sure, I wanted to win. But I wanted our team, who worked so hard and got all the way here, to finally take the Championship we were so close to getting last year. I wanted the Bulldogs to be proud of themselves and at least shrug and say, “Well, we played a good game.”

But I knew they were going to be down on themselves. It was a bad half. A really bad half, the worst half we could have had in the biggest game of the season. So Vanzant and Howard cried in the locker room, and even Brad Stevens got choked up. I hate seeing such an extraordinary group of men feel like that.

And this morning, live from Hinkle Fieldhouse, Channel 13 alleged that the campus was dead, that we obviously lost a piece of the Butler spirit with the game last night. Woman, please. It is 11 AM and we have the day off. We’re sleeping the game away, and then we’re going to welcome our boys home.

“‘They’re scrappy, relentless,’ said Wisconsin junior guard Jordan Taylor. ‘I don’t know, they’re just tough kids. They never quit. That’s what makes them winners.'”

The state of the bookstore.

What was once a vast hall of Butler collectibles and one-of-a-kind expensive yoga pants with “Butler” on the derriere has now become a place of violence and greed. Obstacles are laced throughout the well-worn path from Starbucks to Atherton and C Club.

It is nearly impossible for me to get my daily quesadilla.

People are flocking to get their Butler gear for the game this weekend!! Did you hear that we may or may not be in the FINAL FOUR?! (the F did not want to participate in that hotlink.) We’re so excited!! I’m super jealous of everyone who’s able to go to Houston. Bring back a winner, okay?

After the game Saturday, everyone poured into West Hampton Drive to celebrate. We were there for all of the action.


Everyone has 800 pictures of them with the bulldog statue. We decided to make it 801.

Watch the game Saturday! I’m going to try not to strain my vocal cords screaming. I will probably be unsuccessful. :)

Still talking about the snowstorm.


Butler University is officially a skating rink. Intramural hockey teams will form up tomorrow outside of Jordan Hall at 9 AM. I call playing goalie.


I don’t know who you are, skating man, but I would like to shake your hand. Well played, sir.

Walking to class today even in well-equipped combat boots was quite the challenge. About 10% of the sidewalks have been cleared (and by that I mean, tiny sections have been cleared in an otherwise continuous sheet of ice that has covered all of Butler).

I’m grumpy about going back to class. But I don’t think it’s completely unwarranted.

See, our pharmacy profs decided to use Panapto to record lectures we missed. Others assigned lengthy makeup work and makeup quizzes. Even worse, they gave us all of this to do on Wednesday night, before we went back to school. :(

Additionally, we don’t have a clusters schedule yet. They start on Tuesday. I would like to know how to study please!

Icepacylpse, you’re killin’ me. At least we got this out of it.

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Last year, the bloggers had Twitter accounts. Mine was mostly sad and neglected, save for when I wanted to communicate with our mascot, Blue 2, and when we made it to the NCAA Championships.

Apparently, Twitter is not the way to reach the masses. Despite this, I still use my personal account a lot. My last name was trending the other night and I got excited. It wasn’t about me, though. sigh.

Recently, two of the campus’s more successful bloggers, Levester Johnson and Blue 2, got some recognition for being AWESOME.

LJ made it onto the list of 25 College Presidents You Should Follow on He’s not even a college president. That means he’s in the top 25 Twitter accounts and he beat out other accounts despite not being a president. Rock. Awesome.

Blue2 should win every award ever for being adorable, but specifically, he made it onto a top ten list of university Twitter accounts to learn from, created by a social media expert.

Point being, if you’re on Twitter and you’re not following either of those gentlemen, YOU NEED TO. Tell all of your friends. Blue 2 posts adorable pictures about 100 times a day, and LJ takes a Butler gnome across the country and safely buckles him in when driving.

Ready to go!

In case anyone had an extra Butler gnome, please deliver it to my apartment. I want one badly.