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Auditions at Weber State
An absurd thing occurred this last weekend. A 28 year-old man auditioned for musical theatre with a bunch of 17-20-year-olds. He was confused for a teacher at least once. He was the only one that didn't have a parent that had to be asked to leave. He was certainly the only one that hadn't graduated high school in the 2010s. He also drove the farthest distance to get to said audition (452 miles). This man was me, and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world. I now await to hear back about my audition and to see if I was selected for a tuition waiver that would pay for my classes in full. In the audition, I learned that being the oldest doesn't always make you the most experienced, that sometimes being the last one in line can be a good thing and I'll never regret chasing my passion.
Student Leadership #002
The Art of The Debate…Joes Way Your game plan for how you debate is going to be influenced by many factors one of which will be how much opposition you face, if you face little opposition, it will be much easier to walk away with a victory. Whenever I had a debate, figuring out what I was going to say was never an issue, I always had that worked out in my head weeks before hand and it gave me time to think about variable factors such as opposition, the issue at hand and the current majority opinion amongst students. Also in a debate, do not be afraid to unleash a little and verbally kick off at someone, no expletives or real nastiness though, unlike speeches, insults are allowed in debates, you’re not there to play, you’re there to win by any means.
Craziest Rules of Christian Colleges
In the United States, going to college is a personal decision that often needs to have things like your personal lifestyle, major, and mentality taken into account. The biggest issue for many people, though, is budget.
7 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself Before Starting College
1. Prepare to be hit by the lonely train. Ahh man, you’re going to miss your family, especially at first. This is your first time being “alone” in your life thus far! I know that sounds scary, because it is! You’re going to feel unbelievably alone a lot of the time. Some of this you won’t really mind. You’ll watch a lot of Breaking Bad and eat Pocky out of the laundry room vending machine. But some of it will be incredibly hard and isolated, so just be ready.
Getting Into the Groove of College
When it came to thinking about college in high school, I was definitely the kid that was freaking out constantly. While my friends were laminating on the independence that they'd have or express how they were excited to go to all of the parties, my mind was swarmed by a whirlpool of vicious thoughts. I was worried, scared, and unsure. I could never understand how my friends were so excited when there have been the all too common stories of college students practically losing their minds. All of the hell and torment that I possibly had to deal with completely negated the fact that college life would be fun. Once graduation came and went, I was already feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders. When it came time for me to settle into my dorm, I was panicking. I was certain that I wasn't even going to make it past the first semester with my sanity in check.
Nobody Told You About Small Universities
Here's a list of things that no one has told you about going to a small university, the perks and the ups and downs. Here we go!
University: First Year Survival
For many of us, starting university is both an exciting and overwhelming chapter in our lives. New friends, freedom, responsibility even maybe a whole new location. It's hard not to create an image in your mind of what you hope to achieve. When I first found out where I would be heading, I instantly Googled images of the city and watched videos of other students' past experiences. Needless to say, I had created some pretty high expectations. New start, new life, etc. This was made worse by the fact that I completely hated high school...
Life in Pink
You’re in your early 20s, you’re at university studying something you thought you loved, something you thought would pave your way in life, so you would achieve something. Up to this point in your life, University was sold to you as the best time in your life, the most fun you’d ever have, meeting people you’d be friends with indefinitely whilst simultaneously broadening your horizons and becoming a fully formed and functional human being.
Should I Go to University?
The word “university” can cloud judgment. University can mean so many things, and in this article we will step back to think more carefully about what university is.
USS Strikes: Should students be demanding compensation?
We are two days into industrial action across 57 universities across the UK, with four more joining on Monday, and a further three scheduled to join from the March 5th. All of these universities have almost unanimously voted for strike action (88 percent average), and the four that are not striking are not doing so due to failing to meet the 50 percent voter turnout (narrowly too— 46 to 48.8 percent).
So today I finished college. It’s a weird sensation. Miles different to the feeling of finishing at my secondary school, or the one (and only) year of A-Level I did. With those situations, there were loads of people celebrating the exact same event. All basking in the short-lived freedom they earned. Shedding tears, saying goodbyes and congratulating fellow students. Not the same here.
Profrauder of Film
I am a college student, and I am in a film class. I have to have some type of class from some category that includes film for my degree. Everyone has it. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for requiring a class that has nothing to do with most fields, but that's not what I'm angry about right at this moment.