Madeline Freeman ’23
Major: Strategic Communication: Public Relations and Advertising, Spanish 
Hometown: Richmond, Indiana
Co-curricular activities: Butler Student Ambassador, Butler Run Club

What’s the best thing about being a Bulldog?
The best thing about being a Bulldog is knowing that you have a million people here to support you. Whether it’s through academics, sports, clubs, or your personal life, everyone here wants to see you happy and succeed. I never thought a campus could make me feel so comfortable in my own skin. 

What’s your favorite activity at Butler?
My favorite activity at Butler is sitting on a blanket in the grass with my roommate. Usually, she is doing some form of her Biology homework while I online shop for something I don’t need. When it’s nice out, people are always either walking around, playing a game, or hammocking. 

What’s your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus has to be Irwin Library. The huge windows let in so much natural light and if you go to the third floor, it feels like you’re in the sky. I also love the sound of the fountain in the background. My goal in life is to see someone go fountain hopping there. 

What’s your favorite hidden-gem in Indianapolis?
My favorite hidden-gem in Indianapolis is the Egyptian Room, which is located downtown at the Old National Center. I am a huge music lover and go to small concerts whenever I get the chance. I went to my first concert there with my sister and the singer told us we had really great dance moves. The venue was such an amazing space, and it was a night I will never forget.   

What’s your favorite thing to do off-campus and in the city?
My favorite thing to do off-campus is go to brunch in either downtown Indy or Broad Ripple. When I went with my roommates, we all got super dressed up and took Instagram worthy photos of our plates. It was so nice to take time out of our busy schedules to slow down and spend time with each other. Plus, breakfast food is my favorite and it gives me an excuse to drink expensive coffee. 

What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day would consist of me getting up early since I am such a morning person and going to the gym to do yoga. After that, I would go and get coffee with my roommate and spend time outside before I need to leave for work. Then, I would go and give a tour of campus to a prospective student and their family and show them what I love about Butler. Finally, I would end my day with pasta and a quick ice cream run with my friends before they force me to watch too many episodes of Glee.