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About Me:

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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Posts Tagged “health”

Up in smoke

I don’t smoke and doubt I ever will. Personally, I think it’s rather icky, and I can’t stand the smell. However, I never really notice too many students smoking on Butler’s campus, which is why the email we received a few days ago was pleasant but unexpected.

Once I had read the email, I began to recall conversations concerning the smoking ban discussion that occurred last year. Here’s what’s happening, according to the message from the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and chair of the Smoke-Free Campus committee, Mary Andritz: “The University has modified its smoking policy to allow smoking exclusively in a small number of designated outdoor areas on campus and prohibit smoking while walking on all campus property. The designated areas are in locations outside of frequently traveled pathways and entrances to buildings.”

What do you think? I approve of the new policy. While I would like to ban smoking simply because I dislike the smell of smoke and the fear the health effects of second-hand smoke, I understand there are numerous issues with enforcement and safety and even civil rights. (Though what of my right to breath smoke-free air?) I think this will be a good compromise to protect the health of both smokers and non-smokers. Thoughts? Praise? Vehement disagreement?

The Flu: Just say “No.”

There are perks to being a student at Butler University. I just got my flu shot in the basement of the new pharmacy building. The process was very efficient, and ya can’t beat free flu shots. My one complaint? It was mighty toasty down there. It may be fall, but it’s not that cold out.

Climate control aside, the process was quite simple. Just walk in, fill out a form, get the flu shot, wait for fifteen minutes, and walk out a free (and flu-free) woman. I know there’s some controversy surrounding the use of immunizations–isn’t there always some controversy?–but I feel like I should get a flu shot as a college student. We all live in close proximity to one another, especially those student in residence halls. We are not known to be the cleanest bunch. And the dance majors roll around on the floor and come in close bodily contact.

So I got  flu shot. For free. In about thirty minutes. In a building right across from my first class.

Like I said, perks.