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My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Butler Best Memories: Freshman Year

Commence my last few posts for this blog before I officially graduate in August… and commence trips down memory lane. Freshman year was an emotional roller coaster as I gradually adjusted to college life.

Move-in was stifling. Students from the Greek houses (I think) and orientation guides helped my parents and I shuttle boxes and boxes from the car. The best part about move-in? The sense of camaraderie. The worst? The heat and lack of AC in the freshman girls’ dorm.

I bonded first with the girls in my dorm unit, some of whom I saw periodically over the next three years, some of whom I didn’t. Regardless, we were all fabulous dancers, as you can see from our impromptu hallway dance party.

And I voted in my first election ever, having turned eighteen just in time. Don’t forget to fill out your absentee ballot request!!

Freshman year, there was basically a lot of merriment. For instance, we dressed up as spies for our unit picture.

We even got a snow day when Mother Nature decided to dump a good three feet of snow onto the campus. This snow day was much more pleasant than the snow days when I was a junior: I worked at least seven hours a day on my BSI application when I was a junior. Also, that was an ice storm, and people broke bones. The freshman snowfall was just snow — perfect for frolicking.

And finally, how could I forget my dance class? I don’t have any pictures of Nutcracker, Midwinter, or Cinderella to show (got to keep things profesh!), but we all went to the Flying Cupcake (these cupcakes are the Butler student gift of choice) after our spring ballet technique final. So much fun!

Freshman year, explore the city and the campus. Take full advantage of opportunities to do silly things (safely and legally, of course). Make friends in a variety of social circles. And don’t forget to study!

UT: Pictorial tour II

To continue my graphic representation of Butler’s University Terrace housing option, I give you the bedroom:

This is the view as if you were standing in the bedroom doorway. There were no light fixtures in the room, and generally the housing includes an overhead light in each room. So that’s a bit weird. Also, the slat that holds the mattress onto the bed is the same height as the mattress. We frequently smacked our knees into the wood for the first week until we remembered automatically to lift our legs a bit higher when clambering onto the bed.

To the right of the doorway are the two closets. They are fairly large. And they’re closets. Not much to report. I did hang the jewelry holder I knit on the wall.

Quite proud of this one

To the left of the closets are our beds. I thought it might be odd to go back to sharing a room after living a year in AV (Apartment Village), where I had my own bedroom, but an apartment makes all the difference. In ResCo and Swchitzer, there was only the bedroom and the bathroom, and I’d go stir crazy. In an apartment, there is also a living room and a kitchen, so I am not sleeping and eating and doing schoolwork all in the same place. Much better.

Finally, turn left again and see my bed and the two dressers. The desks, dressers, beds, and desk chairs all come with the apartment. There are no trashcans, so you will want to bring your own. Also, there is no type of table. Check in next time to see what my roommate who likes cookies and I have devised!