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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!

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Social Media: Election Style

Last night, the results from the election were revealed. As many stayed up to watch I decided sleep was more important, but what I find appalling afterwards and before and during this whole election process is the amount of opinions of Twitter and Facebook.

It’s great that people want to voice their opinion, but it’s gotten kind of out of control. No one should bash one or the other side for their stance. I may not agree with a certain side, but I have never argued or tried to make a person feel uncomfortable. Whoever you vote for you should not end up getting ridiculed. Honestly during the whole election I just wanted Twitter and Facebook to be shut down. As said before I don’t care who you side with I care that people still respect each other. Yes, we live in a country full of freedom and having our own rights, but to a certain extent last night at least on my twitter and Facebook was an all out war.

This is the only time I will state my opinion on politics on social media. America is not about red and blue states, it’s not about who we hate and who we love, it’s about making this the best place to live, what you think that is why people vote.

In the end I’m thankful the elections are over and people can go back to telling funny jokes about life, happy occasions, sad occasions, inside jokes and more on Twitter/Facebook instead of election craziness.

Here’s a song that I can’t stop listening to!!!

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You Have A Voice

Lately on facebook there has been a video popping up. It’s called Kony 2012. I had no idea what this video was about. Not looking at how long the video was I just assumed it was some new movie or something that people were freaking out about, but when one of my friends tweeted about the movement of Kony 2012 and being important I knew it was more than a movie.

Kony 2012 is something you just need to watch. Yes it takes 30 minutes out of your day, but for those 30 minutes you learn about something horrible that is happening in Africa. I’m usually not the type to go advocating things, but for some reason this hit me. I have a niece and nephew who I love, and I cannot imagine the things that are happening to these African children happening to them. I’m not going to describe Kony 2012 on here, because the video is so worth the watch, so please watch the video.

On campus there has been groups started to spread the word. This is another reason why I love the size of our campus, because getting out the word to people is not as difficult as a large campus. Many people on campus are starting to learn about Kony 2012 and spread the news. It’s great to see people come together for this cause, but Kony 2012 is not the only thing wrong in the world and I realize that. So I don’t want to say only focus on this one problem. There are many problems that need attention also! Basically use your voice for anything you strongly believe in.

Here’s the Kony 2012 video:

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Kids These Days

Yesterday, I went home to go help my mom move some furniture out of our house. We are getting new carpet and new hardwood floors. Actually, the first time I went home was labor day and my room was already cleared out… Thanks Mom. Anyway, before I went home yesterday I stopped by brother’s house to see my niece and nephew! My brother and his wife live on the outskirts of Broad Ripple, which is pretty close to campus! I was so glad to see my nephew, Sam, and my niece, Olivia. They are quite the handful but they are so goofy!

Here's my niece and nephew trying to do silly faces... I did not get that memo!

After I saw Sam and Olivia, I went home to help my mom move furniture but more importantly to eat some awesome Japanese food. My mom is Japanese and so being on campus I definitely miss the food she makes. Last night, we had gyoza (potstickers), miso soup, and rice. I was so happy, but I definitely ate way too much!

The meal my Mom made for me!

Not only was I excited about food, but also about the package my mom got from Japan! My aunt sent over my mom’s kimono from when she had her 20th celebration. This kimono is what my sister will be wearing to take pictures in before her wedding! My sister is getting married on October 8th, so I am really excited! I will show you guys the obi, which is what is used to keep the kimono together. It is so pretty! I’ll show you everything together once my sister gets married!

So pretty!!!

Even though I went home, I was so excited to come back to the dorms. My mom told me I would miss her cooking and I totally agree. Now I am back to crazy homework, campus food, and dorm life!

Before I go here’s a video that I thought was so cool that I saw the other day on my friend’s facebook, plus I love the song in it! Hope you like it!

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