What It’s Like to Be Part of a Thespian Troupe

What It’s Like to Be Part of a Thespian Troupe

It’s a Thursday morning in November (a day where I would normally be in school), and my troupe and I walk through an unfamiliar door…

The Problem with “Seasonal Friends”

The Problem with “Seasonal Friends”

In the freezing winter, you bundle up and get cozy with your favorite coat. In the warm spring, you let your toes loose in your favorite…

The Audition Thought Process: A GIFs Piece

The Audition Thought Process: A GIFs Piece

There it is. The tightening in your gut that says you’re the tiniest bit nervous, scared, and just plain overwhelmed. Just beyond the door is…

Op-Ed: Why Stereotypes for Extracurriculars Suck

Op-Ed: Why Stereotypes for Extracurriculars Suck

To those still stuck in high school, extracurriculars can represent one shining beacon of light in a dark, gloomy abyss of essays and exams. They…

Meet Christina Bianco: Singer, Impressionist & YouTube Sensation

Meet Christina Bianco: Singer, Impressionist & YouTube Sensation

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, I walked into The Bean, a local coffee shop right by my residence hall, to get a drink that would…

Lights Up Onstage: A High Schooler’s Call to Theater

Lights Up Onstage: A High Schooler’s Call to Theater

Everyone knows and recognizes a theater kid. Or at least, they think they do. Your typical theater kids would often stick together in groups, can…

Overcoming Post-Production Blues: A GIFs Piece

Overcoming Post-Production Blues: A GIFs Piece

The day has arrived. After a days-long agonizing wait for the cast list, it’s finally been posted. You sprint toward it, let your eyes scan…

I Thought I Would Learn How To Twerk In This Class…

I Thought I Would Learn How To Twerk In This Class…

During the beginning of junior year, my homeroom teacher handed out course selection forms for senior year. I didn’t have the course numbers for any…

What It’s Like to Go to an Arts School

What It’s Like to Go to an Arts School

As I enter my second month here at Columbia College Chicago, I can’t help but chuckle when my friends post Facebook statuses about how much…

Advice from Bridget Jones and Steve Jobs: Stop Doing What You Hate

Advice from Bridget Jones and Steve Jobs: Stop Doing What You Hate

There are few college application topics more taboo than *gasp* quitting an extracurricular. We’re not talking some silly little throwaway activity that you won’t even…

Leaving the Comfort Zone: Emily’s Year of Theatre in London

Leaving the Comfort Zone: Emily’s Year of Theatre in London

My sister Emily Feinstein insisted she never wanted to go abroad. Loudly. Often. Whenever our parents brought it up. “I love Barnard College so much…

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