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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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My Parents Would Be So Proud

In high school people always say that junior year is the hardest year. I never realized that applied to college. The start of junior year I felt like I was drowning in school work, and I still kind of feel that way. However, I feel like I am starting to get a grasp on my classes a little bit more.

I’m not going to lie the past couple of years at Butler I probably could have done a lot better school wise. My parents probably hate reading that sentence, but I probably could have studied a little more. I’m not saying my grades are terrible I have all A’s and B’s, but I probably could have had all A’s. This year my parents can be so proud in knowing that me and Irwin (one of the libraries on campus) are becoming best friends. I’m not really happy with the fact that I have a “spot” in Irwin now, but seriously… don’t take my spot in Irwin.

Irwin

Irwin Library!

I will even tell you my spot in Irwin. It’s second floor when you come up the stairs on the left and the second table in the stacks. Yes, that’s how many times I go to Irwin now. My friends are starting to wonder if something happened to me. I have always studied but now I’m even staying in on Friday nights sometimes. Even I have began to wonder what is wrong with me, but now I think I have things pretty down pat so I don’t have to do any more Friday nights.

A lot of my days I have huge breaks in the middle so I have been going to Irwin to get things done and out of the way. My freshmen and sophomore year I would have never done that. I always left studying to late at night, and while I still do study late at night I do way more during the day than I ever have before. So I guess you could say little me is growing up and becoming more responsible. Did I mention I turn 21 in a month? Real life is scary kids.

For a little fun and since I love Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, here’s some lessons on End Zone Dancing.

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Why I Can’t Study At StarBucks

On campus Starbucks is usually a place where lots of people meet up for group projects, to work on any homework they may have, or just to hang out during a break between classes. Unfortunately I can’t do that. For that matter any social area on campus does not work for me to focus on school work.

Inside the Starbucks at Butler

A lot of my friends say I know everyone on campus, which is clearly an over exaggeration, but I do know quite a few people and I am not going to lie every time I see someone I know I always want to say hi. That’s how most of campus is. You usually see someone you know walking to class and if you don’t you almost wonder if anyone is going to class.

Being a small campus and knowing a lot of people, Starbucks never works for me because every time someone walks in the door I feel like I need to see if it is someone I know,which means I am doing this every 2 seconds. Starbucks is not only a place to do all the things I said earlier in the blog, but it’s also a way to get to our dining courts, which means people are going through there all the time.

I guess I should mention it’s not just Starbucks I can’t study in, but on warm days everyone goes out on the mall. I can’t do that either. Basically any place where I could see people that I usually don’t see on a regular basis I cannot study, which is why you will most likely find me stashed away in my sorority dining room or in my room with headphones on.

The mall on campus!

So I guess being social is now becoming a problem…

 

Dead Week

Dead week at Butler is never dead week. It usually means a time for projects and any other random thing the professor would love to give you. This week it seems like everyday I had something due. It gets kind of difficult to keep up.

This past Tuesday I had something due in every class or needed to do something to prepare for every class. Not to sound ridiculous but literally every class I wanted to skip, but couldn’t because there was something holding me back each and every time.

My Tuesday:
PCA 241
: Had to go to class because we had to practice our performance that we had to give on Thursday.
SW 266: Presenting my group’s public service announcement to the class.
COM 101: Had homework to turn in
SP 101: In class writing assignment to due

That may not seem bad but when this week at other schools is called dead week, here at Butler it may as well be called pre finals week where they give us more work than they have ever before during the semester in one week. The only positive to this week was that the class I have Monday, Wednesday, and Friday got canceled Wednesday and today, which means last night was my last class for the semester and now it’s on to FINALS!

I’m not extremely worried about finals and I should be all done by Tuesday. Good luck to everyone is struggling. We are almost done!

Here’s a video as Butler basketball continues to make me proud to be dawg.

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You Always Know

You always know on Butler campus when it’s getting close to a break, because all of sudden it’s like our professors huddle to together and stack tests on tests on tests or major assignments all due before break. Currently as I type this many are tucked away inside rooms trying to figure out why they didn’t study three days before.

This was me last night, and now that I am finally free for Fall Break it’s sad that I can’t play around my house because everyone is so busy studying. It’s so nice to just relax. Today was insane. I had a test in my first class, a speech that is worth half my grade in my second class, and an in class write in my Spanish class. Monday was total misery for me considering I spent the entire day just studying or working on things that had to be done.

Finally I can work out, hang out, get things organized, and get ready for break. I’m going to Michigan with my roommate Rori to visit some of her friends. I’m really excited to see the Michigan vs Michigan State game! It should be fun!

Good luck to all of Butler, because by the looks of Starbucks tonight everyone is currently cramming.

Here’s a video that I love especially after beating the Packers this past Sunday! This is a great speech by someone who is going through a lot in his own life right now. COLTSRONG & CHUCKSTRONG

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