Katie ’15 RSS feed

About Me:

Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

Check us out on Facebook Follow us on Twitter! Butler's YouTube Channel Chat with a Student

Posts Tagged “Bulldogs”

Are You #ButlerBound?

Admission packets went out last Friday, and this year admissions meant a little more to me. Working in the office of admission I got to help pack and stuff all the packets that were sent out! I can only hope that the excitement I experienced when finding out I got into Butler is the same excitement you experienced!


While the decision process isn’t always easy, and some of you will be debating between 2 or more schools I sincerely hope you consider Butler. Personally I couldn’t see myself anywhere but Butler. These past 2 1/2 years at Butler have showed me that I really did pick the best school for me. That’s what really matters. Don’t go where all your friends are going just because they are going there. Don’t go where everyone thinks will be the best fit for you. Follow your gut, and hopefully it will lead you to Butler ;)

In the next few weeks I will start to share more about the things I love about Butler. If you care to look at some of my past posts such as: Things I Take For Granted: Butler Edition or The Top Three Reasons you will start to get an idea of the reasons a lot of people love Butler. If you have any questions about Butler please feel free to comment! I will try and respond to each and every one of you. Happy holidays everyone!



We Are Called Bulldogs For A Reason

Last night Butler played IU in soccer. If you didn’t know IU is the defending champs in Men’s soccer. To preface this you should know three things about me:

1. I’m a little bit of a Butler fan, just kidding, I am a HUGE BUTLER FAN.
2. I have always hated IU, even when I was little.
3. I watch soccer during the World Cup… that’s probably it.

Now that you have those three things to keep in mind let me explain why we are called Bulldogs for a reason. It was the second quarter and fans were starting to leave the Butler Bowl. I guess I understood why they were leaving. Our hearts had sunk when we saw IU score the second goal and Butler was now down 2 to 0. While people around me were being Debbie downers I just kept telling them we could do it. Just stay positive, but what happened after even I did not expect the madness.

In 3 minutes, Butler went from 0 to 2 and tied up the game. I’m giving you the shortened version because if I explained really what happened I would probably be here for a day and you would probably hate me. I can’t imagine being one of the players because I was having a heart attack and I wasn’t even playing. At that moment it brought me back to the same feeling last December when Butler basketball was playing #1 IU and I felt all of the same feelings. Last December we went to overtime, and last night Men’s Soccer went in overtime, not once but twice.

To all those fans who left, I feel sorry for you, because you missed an amazing game. Once again I am biased, but this brings me to my title. We are called bulldogs for a reason, and that’s because no matter what we always put up a fight. I know that’s a pretty weak explanation and I had this whole schpeel I was going to write but it’s 10:22 PM and technically I should be researching right now… so maybe later I will get into my schpeel. My favorite thing though is that while most students are still talking about beating IU last night, I woke up this morning to soccer players up before me practicing on the field. For them it’s on to the next one which is Villanova. Here we come Big East.

Check out this video from a Butler student with the final two goals of the game.

YouTube Preview Image

I Have To Keep Reminding Myself

This past Sunday was the best Sunday, besides the Super Bowl, of the year. It was Selection Sunday. The Sunday where teams get to see if they are going to the big dance AKA March Madness. Butler got picked with a 6th seed in the East region. To say I am excited is an understatement.

Right now I am struggling with the fact that I go to Butler for an education and not for Butler basketball. I have to keep reminding myself that during March Madness school still comes first. Even though I think that professors should still cancel classes when Butler is playing. Just a thought. Thankfully my crazy week was before Spring Break so there is not much going on for me this week, which is awesome!

This Thursday I will be going to see the dawgs play Bucknell in Lexington, Kentucky! I’m so excited that I get to experience this! Another thing I have to keep reminding myself of is: ONE GAME AT A TIME. I can’t imagine if I can’t focus on things how the actual team is focusing.

I will apoligize in advance that my blogs for the next couple weeks will most likely be March Madness blogs. However, I will try my best to make sure that I stick in a few non basketball blogs. Below is a video just to get you pumped for March, as if you already were not excited.

YouTube Preview Image


The Most Amazing Game

Unless you live under a rock you probably have heard that the Butler Bulldogs took down number one Indiana University in basketball yesterday. Instead of doing my typical blog about how much I’m proud to be a dawg, and how the game was so amazing, and how I cried, bruised my wrist (by hitting that instead of clapping my actual hand), hugging everyone after we won, and just smiling instead of yelling through the streets of Indy; I thought instead I would explain some things about what others have been saying about the game.

#1. We are not LUCKY.
It makes me laugh that everyone continues to say we got lucky against IU. That is not what happened. I won’t even go into consideration with the refs. Take out the refs. Look at the fact that a number one team with players considered as “all stars”, not only went to over time with us, took out three of our players from fouling out, and never got over a 6 or 7 point lead over us. Not to give respect to Indiana University, there fans have been waiting long enough for their comeback, but we did not get lucky. Yes in certain shots we got lucky, but our team works just as hard as IU does. Our team has players who have keys to Hinkle, because they put in the work on the court when no one is even there.

#2. Alex Barlow: Walk On.
I think Chase Stigall said it perfectly in the press conference after the game yesterday. He said something along the lines of I hate when people say he’s a walk on, he’s a player. I couldn’t agree more. Yes Alex Barlow was a walk on, but you can tell that he is not a walk on to Stevens he is a player, and many should realize that. Last year Barlow hardly ever played. This year I have gone to see him go from hardly ever playing, to play in games for a little bit, to starting in games, and to now making a game winning shot. Just like an article on CBS Sports said this is typical Stevens in winning bringing someone no one knows to make the shot. This is not typical Stevens, that’s just The Butler Way.

#3. It’s fine, you can still call us UNDERDAWG.
It’s fine go ahead and continue to call our team the underdawg, the Cinderella story, or the upset team. We have seen amazing wins all through two final fours and recently when beating UNC. We are used to being called the underdawgs, but in our mind we our top dawg, and we will battle until we win. The basketball team yesterday believed in themselves, they didn’t go in there with a cocky demeanor, they didn’t think they are “definitely” beating them, but they knew they had the ability to beat them. That’s the way it should be, no team should go into the game with the mind set “we are done, it’s the number one team” All teams should think “I’ve got this.”

In reality here’s a mini paragraph of what this post was going to be until I thought I should probably stop my obsession. I cried when we won. I also hugged everyone around me. I sang the Butler war song with alumni. I also left with my wrist already turning purple, and my throat hurting from yelling. Dawg Pound cheered Boiler up, to thank the Purdue student fan section for cheering us on as well. This may be a little harsh, but I couldn’t help smiling at seeing the faces of the IU fans after we won. Being from Indiana, especially going to a high school where majority of people go to IU, I couldn’t help but smile, because after hearing so much trash talking, I have kept quiet this whole time. I wanted things to play out on the court, words mean nothing, but action means everything. GO DAWGS.

YouTube Preview Image

Can You Hear It?

This Saturday is finally the end to my countdown. The countdown of Butler basketball. Not to sound like a crazy person, but I seriously wait for basketball season every year.

Butler basketball will be a little different this year. As many of you know we moved to the A-10 conference (Atlantic 10). Our schedule is harder than before and we have a lot of new talent that we have to look forward to! This Saturday is just an exhibition game vs Marian, but either way it just means that we are finally starting basketball season.

For me college basketball is awesome, I like it a lot better than NBA. Now that college basketball is starting up I can not only focus my time on the Colts in the NFL, but with Butler basketball. This year I am on street team for Dawg Pound, which basically means I inform people about games and get them hyped, so I will be in the front row for all the games to hype people up, which I’m really excited about!

Get ready to hear the yelling and chanting coming from Hinkle, it’s finally the time for me to lose my voice every game. LET’S GO DAWGS!

To keep you excited here’s a clip from Homecoming of the Bulldog Pageant!

YouTube Preview Image

If You’re Not A Bulldog, You Just Don’t Understand.

Before I came home from Butler a lot of other schools were let out earlier than we were. Seeing their statuses on Facebook of them saying how they were excited to go home made me wonder, are Butler students crazy?

When Butler students were let out all I saw on statuses was how much we were going to miss Butler, and how we were all sad to leave. We weren’t excited to go home. Talking to people that go to Butler there’s just something about it. We are all a little obsessed with being a bulldog, but I’m not ashamed of this. I’m fully aware my friends are annoyed of how much I love my school. Whether I’m talking about the numerous advantages I have or the fact that our mascot is probably way cuter than theirs I understand why my friends make fun of me for constantly saying Butler this and Butler that. I never imagined I would find a place, especially college that would act as a security blanket for me.

I’m so happy and proud to call Butler my home for three more years, and I can’t wait for the next freshmen class to be able to experience all of the craziness I experienced this year. As the seniors graduated today it makes me fear the day when I will have to leave Butler as the student and come back as an alum, but I still have three years so enough of this moping! Congratulations to all the seniors and especially our bloggers Olivia and Steph!

Spring Break Meltdown

Today was the first day back from Spring Break, and I think I can speak for everyone that we all still feel like we are on break. In Indy, the weather is so nice right now. Not to call out my friend Lindsay but she went back home to California, and we had better weather than Cali!

Right now the weather here is near the 80’s and is expected to be like this until Friday. On Friday it is expected to be in the 60’s , which is still crazy for Indy this time of year. Going to class and focusing has been so hard today. Since I have a break from 1-5 in the afternoon I decided to sit outside on the mall. When weather is this great I absolutely love campus. You see kids laying out on the lawn, boys playing campus golf, and so many people just out having fun.

The mall on such a pretty day!

The only unfortunate thing about this weather is because it is so nice, and because everyone wants to go do homework outside there are some weird tan lines going on. Currently, I have a tan line from my shirt and where I sat my computer on my legs. This will be extremely attractive later. Just a heads up to anyone planning on touring Butler, if you plan to tour this month do it this week or next week! The weather is so gorgeous.

Also here’s a video of Blue 2 and Blue 3 tearing up our next opponent in the CBI!

YouTube Preview Image

That’s a Freshman

A lot of people say they can tell who the freshman are, but there are many times where people ask me if I’m older. I think I finally found a way that upperclassmen can tell how we are freshmen. This has to do with only one word: Scheduling.

Freshmen these past couple of days have been stressed. Not stressed about homework, exams, or even papers but instead scheduling. As each day passed during the week most freshmen saw their wanted classes slowly dwindle away with no more spots. Don’t get me wrong the reason why many of us came to Butler is for small class sizes, but due to these small class sizes sometimes it is hard to get into the class you want to get into.

I’m sure if you walked the sidewalks of Butler these past couple of days you have seen freshmen either on the phone freaking out, talking to people about freaking out, or just freaking out in every class trying to see when other people schedule. You would also see multitudes of us checking our my butler account like it was our job.

I think the days of scheduling are done, and now it’s time to watch and see who drops and adds what. Some classes may begin to open up while others that you really wanted stay closed. I think majority of people got the classes they wanted. We can’t get everything, I mean we are freshmen still lowest on the totem pole.

Currently I’m writing this blog at Wabash, it’s the monon game this weekend. It’s against their biggest rivalry DePauw! Although it sounds super fun I’m going to go support my dawgs in basketball this weekend against Evansville at Evansville! It’s their first official game of the season! Let’s Go DAWGS!

YouTube Preview Image

My Obsession With DAWGS

As I said in my previous post, homecoming was this past weekend. This year’s theme was I Love the 90’s. The team I was on was with Schwitzer, Sigma Nu, and Kappa Alpha Theta. It was so much fun! I was in the parade and our float was the magic school bus, and we all dressed up like little kids!

There were so many people at homecoming, and although our homecoming may not be as big as a major state school homecoming everyone at butler homecoming just seems so happy to be back home! I was especially excited because Blue 2 was out, and so was Hink taking pictures with everybody! Me and my friends got a little excited.

Shannon, Lindsay, Kelsey, and I with Blue 2!


Definitely made my day. Well that and also the five billion other things we did on homecoming weekend and day! Also shout out to the Butler bookstore for my awesome hat and sweatshirt. My hat was only $20 and my sweatshirt only $15, pretty fantastic. Anyway, I hope everyone had a fabulous and safe homecoming weekend!

Does anyone think our football players need this? Just kidding.

YouTube Preview Image