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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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Flecktone Friday

I went to see Bela Fleck and the Flecktones right here on campus last night at Clowes Memorial Hall. I didn’t know what to expect, since I didn’t know much about the group — and since I haven’t been to a bigger concert like this before. It. was. so. cool.

I went with my boyfriend, who plays the bass, and I think he about passed out when the bassist Victor Wooten did his crazy solo — playing up and down the neck of the bass like a piano, crisscross his hands, coaxing out sounds I’ve never heard a bass make before.

I really liked that the whole band was on an equal plane. Sometimes it bugs when when the melodic instruments (including vocals) take the musical lead all the time. Why does the guitarist/lead singer/etc get to be the star? Why not the percussionist or bassist? Or pianist/harmonic player or banjo player, in the Flecktones’ case. Each band member had a chance to solo, and even within the tunes they definitely took turns. For someone not great at differentiating sounds, this was wonderful because it helped me really listen to each individual part.

Overall, great show, great experience, great night. I highly recommend seeing them if you have a chance. Butler students often get discounted tickets for shows at Clowes, too, so while you are a student here, you should seize the chance to see top-tier artists without killing your budget!

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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.