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Noel Night

If you do not already know I am a Dance Major pursing my Bachelor of Science in Dance with a minor in Design, concentrated on graphic design. As a dance major I am currently a dancer in Company One, which is a departmental dance company. We had our company show on noel night at 6pm and 8pm. After the 8pm performance we were informed about the events that had occurred during Noel Night in Midtown. I got text messages from friends and family checking to make sure I was okay as well, and we were all safe. As this was a frightening event it did not impact our performance. The show had a theme of, “What Makes Us Human?”. This show encompassed the negatives and positives of being a human being. Our company director came into our dressing room after the show and told us how emotional she was, because as something terrible happened we were promoting community, the beauty we are capable of creating as humans, and making the audience think about what it truly means to be human. Even though as a dancer I have performed this concert multiple times throughout countless rehearsals this concert I felt as if our message was truly heard. If you missed out on this artist message and creation it will be premiering again at the Bonstelle Theatre on Woodward, Friday March 2nd at 10am. What happened during Noel Night was very upsetting, but I am glad that a lot of people are safe, and that as humans we can look past these negative events and continue to grow as a community.

6 Dec 2017

Fighting to Stay Awake

Near the end of the semester with all term papers due and finals coming up we are all up late at night studying and doing homework. So the main question is how do you stay awake and stay attentive in class? The typical college student answer would be lots of coffee, which does help, but I am here to tell you another way. You may not think of it this way, but being tired can benefit you. Since you are so tired you are not able to focus on everything being told to you. So use the energy that you have to channel in on the important details that are being told to you. I have found that when the main ideas and details are in place in your brain, the rest of the information is easier to understand and flow better. Now as I mentioned earlier, coffee is a college student’s go to when the all nighter hits you. The other stereotype college students follow is being broke. So don’t go to Starbucks to get an expensive coffee. Go to Mad Anthony’s convenience store on the first floor of the Student Center. They have different flavors of coffee, cappuccinos, iced coffee, and Starbucks refrigerated drinks. Keep an eye out as well for their monthly deals they have, one is any size coffee for 99 cents. This is my main place I go to get my coffee. Even though I have presented you with ways to utilize and face the no-sleep agenda it is still important to your health to try and get some sleep. So remember to time manage, don’t procrastinate, and leave time to take care of yourself as well! Thanks for checking in!

6 Dec 2017