I know a lot of us on the Butler blogs usually do Music Monday, but I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a re(mix) Monday. I started listening to this website that I used to listen to called 8tracks. People can make any kind of playlists with all kinds of different songs. It is kind of like Pandora, but 8tracks tends to offer a lot more of lesser known artists and a lot more remixes of songs! That being said here are my top 5 remixes of songs from 8tracks.
#1 No Angels – Bastille
Bastille is a band from the UK. They have their own songs, but also have really awesome remixes. One of them is No Angels, which mixes the newer band The Xx and their new song, Angels, with the old school TLC song, No Scrubs. I can’t stop listening to it!
#2. Two Weeks of Hip Hop – The Hood Internet
I really like indie bands, and as many people know I love rap. This song combines Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear and rappers Dead Prez. It’s just a really cool spin on the Grizzly Bears song because it’s such a chilled back song with really cool instrumental. The rap just adds this really awesome twist. You notice the Grizzly Bears song more towards the end.
#3 Wicked Games – Huglife Remix
I think I have mentioned the original version of this song in a previous music Monday. This song is originally by The Weeknd, but Huglife does a really interesting mix on it. I think it’s just cool because the girls voice is really airy and cool. Plus the weird echoing they put on it just make the remix work.
I know that there are a lot more I had, but I can’t think of them right now, so maybe next Music Monday will once again be a Mix Monday!
Tagged: 8tracks, Bastille, butler, Dead Prez, Grizzly Bears, Huglife, music, The Weeknd, The Xx, TLC, university
Today was day one of formal recruitment. Each sorority had eight parties and each party had about 54 girls. If that tells you anything then you would know that I am completely exhausted.
Last night I went to bed at 1230, but I woke up at 430 to use the restroom and could not go back to sleep. Today I was only on 4 hours of sleep and talked to 21 different girls. It is probably the most insane thing I have done in my life. I have talked for 8 hours at a time at Forever 21, but that usually just entails me to say the same three things I always say. Today I actually had to hold conversation and make sure the girls felt comfortable. Not only that all the houses do something called stairs. It’s where the sorority comes down the stairs singing a song in unison and the stairs look almost like a waterfall with how the girls step down.
I have never been so excited to sleep in my life. I think I might be losing my mind, but no worries I’m just running on 4 hours of sleep. Tomorrow is our Philanthropy Day where we discuss what we do as a sorority for our philanthropy. The parties get smaller as the days go on, and by Sunday I will get to meet the new girls of Pi Beta Phi. Until then I will be sleeping and repeating the same thing I did today! Wish me luck!
The other day my friend Kameron said, ” I wish I could talk like you, Katie.” and that made me think, how do I talk? Then I realized that I do say some things that most people don’t say. There are two things I say a lot that typically normal people do not say.
Instead of saying Hello I say Herro to imitate my Japanese heritage. Typically most Japanese cannot tell the different between L’s and R’s, so I just stuck with the R’s and usually elongate the r. It typically looks like this spelled on my texts, herrrrroooooo. I also yell this to people on campus, and it pretty much informs people I am here.
#2. Ya Ninja
This also goes back my heritage, but just because I call you ya ninja does not mean that you are seriously a ninja, it’s kind of my sarcastic response to when people say obvious things or things I find funny or dumb. You have to place emphasis on the ya, basically you just have to hear me say it… I may have to do a vlog on this.
There is really nothing to be jealous of because anyone can say these words or phrases, but my friends say that I do it the best because of the way I say things. I never knew that I could say things better than others, but I guess it’s like how English accents usually sound better than when we speak. I guess I’m just privileged… just kidding!
Here’s a little barbershop quartet of an old school song, I love Jimmy Fallon
You can ask my roommates or anyone that lives in my hallway that I play music all the time whether just waking up or even going to bed. I also can’t study without music, which some people think is crazy but I can’t help it! I always love when people give me new music to listen to because it’s usually always really good! Here’s a couple of the songs or artists I have been listening to lately!
#1. Imagine Dragons
Right now they are my favorite band! They have a popular song out called It’s Time, but I personally love Radioactive or On Top Of The World! I really just like the beats in their songs and also how you can just jam out to almost every song. I have yet to find a song I don’t like!
Miguel has such a smooth voice. It’s insane. Lately I’ve just been listening a lot to his latest album and his old songs. Right now I can’t stop listening to All I Want Is You, because it not only has Miguel, but an awesome beat to it and J. Cole raps in it, which I love.
Kimbra is recently new. She got a lot of publicity on VH1 and MTV, but I don’t think she has really hit it off yet. She has this really awesome voice that you just have to listen to understand. I really like her song Cameo Lover.
I’m sure in two weeks I will have another obsession with three different artists and more songs, but no worries my iTunes library always has more space.
I’m sure many of you are excited to get to campus. I even have a countdown for when I can move into Pi Phi so I totally understand, but before you get to campus make sure you check a couple of things!
My countdown for Butler. All of Greek life moves in the same day as you do!
Be sure to use the check list that Butler provides you. It may seem like a lot of stuff you don’t need, but a lot of it will come in handy! If you have no idea what I’m talking about or don’t know how to find it here’s a link to it. Packing List! Indiana has crazy weather so you may want to consider bringing a sweatshirt or two just in case we go from 80′s one week to 50′s another! #1 item to bring: a fan. Unless they put in air conditioning over the summer in Schwitzer and Ross that I don’t know about, you will definitely want a fan. Like I said Indiana has crazy weather and last year during move in it was in the 90′s!
Talk to your parents before coming about spending money. My parents transfer money into my account every month for my spending. Do you plan on having a job, or are your parents going to set aside money for you every week or month? Because I am from the Indianapolis area I already had an account with Chase, but I know a lot of people that got an account with Chase bank because the ATM’s on campus are Chase ATM’s. I think there is one other ATM that is not Chase, but I don’t recall what bank that is! Be sure to see what your bank or if your bank charges a few for using a different ATM. You don’t want to be out on a Saturday night realizing you have no money in your account! Also bring quarters with you unless you just plan on not doing laundry!
Tell your parents not to worry that you are on the third floor of Ross or Schwitzer and need to carry everything up three flights of stairs. On move in day there will be plenty of Butler students that are willing to help you carry things upstairs, even if it’s your large flat screen tv or your fridge.
We are all excited for the incoming class and can’t wait to see you on move in day! Here’s a video for you to see what to expect on your move in day!
I’m an odd child. I love going to the dentist, even when I know that my teeth are hurting and they may have to do more than a cleaning. I love walking out of the dentist and having that clean teeth feeling, but yesterday the news I heard was something that I didn’t want to hear right now.
I went to the dentist not only to get a cleaning, but also because my back teeth are hurting. I kind of had a feeling it could be my wisdom teeth since almost all my friends at home are getting theirs pulled, but I didn’t want it to be. I was hoping it was just a bad cavity. Unfortunately it is my wisdom teeth. My two bottom teeth are coming in and pushing in on all my teeth. It hurts pretty bad, and so now I have to go see the surgeon in order to see when I can get them pulled.
Not only that my dentist thinks I need to go to the doctor because I keep getting sick and my tonsils are extremely swollen, so now I might even have to get my tonsils pulled. So much for summer plans I may just keep getting surgery! I’m not sure about my tonsils yet so for now all I am for sure about is my teeth! So in a couple weeks I will be looking like a chipmunk.
On a more positive note, the Forever 21 I work at is opening earlier than expected. We open on May 25th and now we need to hire at least 90 more people, which is insane! Next week I get to work in the new store setting things up. I’m so excited!
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!
It’s officially summer for Butler students, and although I’m back home I’ve already managed to go back to Butler four times since I have left. I live only 20 minutes away from Butler so for me going home isn’t that big of a deal.
A lot of my friends that are home are glad they are back, but I’m more sad than anything. I love being home and seeing my friends who I haven’t been able to see, but I still miss my Butler people. It’s only been a couple of days and I am already having withdrawls. The only plus is that some of the people I know are still on campus and living there over the summer so i’m sure i’ll see them!
I still have yet to unpcack all my things from moving back home. It’s unreal but ever since working at Forever 21 I have enough clothes to last me forever, so I didn’t do/didn’t need to do laundry at all this past semester. That may give you an idea of how much laundry I had to do when I came home. My mom wasn’t too thrilled of how the house became a mess when I came back home, but it will all be gone within a couple months. Until then, I’m trying to clean up my mess.
My lovely mess.
In reality my finals week is not that bad compared to others. A lot of pharmacy majors especially have finals one right after the other so that is way worse than mine! My problem is just I have a lot of busy work and no idea how to manage my time right now.
I only have two finals, but the rest of the things that I have due are time consuming! My first final is tomorrow in my world of plants class. I love the professor of this class, but this is possibly one of the hardest classes I have ever taken. I have never studied harder and still end up with terrible grades. Basically my goal on this final is to at least get a C, which sounds terrible, but at this point I am dying in this class.
On Thursday I have my portfolio due for Arts Administration. In this portfolio I have to compare my choice of an arts organization with another. So my choice was the Metropolitan of Art in New York City and now I have to compare it with the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It’s not very difficult at all because most of the information is online it’s just very time consuming, and I have to make it into a presentable binder.
Friday I have my Analytical Reasoning final, which is Butler’s way of calling a math class. My math class is Win, Lose, or Draw, which goes into statistics and probability. It sounds really easy, but it’s actually one of my hardest classes. I have a tutor for this so hopefully that helps!
Saturday I have my controversial story for my News Print Media class to turn in. I have yet to do any interviews for this or anything which is really bad, and on top of that I have to also rewrite a story for this class, because I failed my first time, so now this is just additional work. I expected this though because I had no idea how to write that story, so hopefully the rewrite goes well.
Currently I am sitting in the Science Library. Pretty much all of campus is dead with people only walking to go hide themselves in rooms in Jordan Hall, Irwin Library, or any other place where they can find a nook to study. I am also still soaked from the torrential downpour that mother nature decided to have. Broad Ripple flooded which is insane. On top of that my friend’s car is stuck there. I’ll keep you guys updated on whether she gets it back or not!
That's my friend's car. This was on tv!
This probably does not come as a shocker to anyone that knows me, but I love to be involved. Some times this is a problem because I get involved with too much, and then don’t have time to do anything else. For once though I think I am in just enough to be able to juggle all the things that go on in my life!
Originally I was planning to apply for 5 different positions in clubs/organizations, but soon realized how crazy that is. Instead I cut it down and so now that I know what I finally am I can tell all of you, so that next year you can join these amazing organizations! Here’s what I will be doing next year so far, and what positions I have!
College Mentors For Kids
- Director of Recruitment
Basically my job is to recruit new people to join CMFK. It’s a really great organization that takes inner city kids and gives them college mentors to let them see how college is and get them to start thinking about different degrees. You help to really inspire them to accomplish their goals when it comes to secondary education!
- Street Team
Dawg Pound is our student fan section. My job as being on street team is to promote the games as much as possible, scan ids at games, and basically be just as pumped or even more pumped than everyone else. Funny story I didn’t find out I was on Street team until two nights ago when a Pi Phi senior willed her street team shirt down to me. I didn’t get to hear I was on street team at the dawg pound party because I had to go to a lecture!
and obviously the best job ever
Butler University Admissions
Yes, I got asked to be a blogger again next year. I hope I can still entertain each and every one of you with my craziness, stressed out, exciting, and fun year that I hope to have next year. I hope that many were able to see that being undeclared is not that bad at all, and actually I’m not behind at all either now that I am declared!
So next year when you come to Block Party, which is where all the clubs come out and display what their clubs are about, JOIN!