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In Plays, School, Writing Samples on December 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

This is a short play I wrote for my Teaching Literacy Through Drama class in Fall of 2011. It is intended for middle school students and features subtle lessons about not taking short cuts, and the satisfaction gained from a job well done.

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Building Sets, Building Students

In Life, School on April 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

This is my site essay from my grad school interview that just ended.

I entered college about a week behind all of my classmates. I was at an event that my high school had been invited to over the summer, and wound up missing the first week of school. When I arrived, I realized that not only had I missed a couple classes, but I had also missed all of the orientation elements of our theatre program, managing to inadvertently become the outsider that no one knew anything about.

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Interviews

In School on April 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I have my first (and hopefully only) grad school interview tonight. For those of you wondering what kind of grad school has interviews on Friday night, I have two words for you: theatre education.
It’s been on my mind for the past week, ever since I was notified of my appointment, but I had a stressful realization on the train ride there: I probably should have been studying for this.
Granted, I have been doing the best kind of studying possible for the past two months by taking the initial class in the program, but considering how poor my information retention can be, it wouldn’t have hurt to do a little cramming.
I’m probably just having the same sort of trepidations I had the day I took the LAST (which was the first standardized test I’d taken in twelve years), and I wound up doing just fine on that. Still, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m going on a job interview at a company I’ve never heard of yet know that I really want to work at. I guess we’ll see in a couple hours.

Idle Platform Thoughts

In School on March 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I’m fascinated by the fact that no one in my class on Thursdays lives uptown. I make the long walk to the 145th St station alone every week, while my classmates all head to the 1 so they can trudge their way back to Brooklyn or Queens. This seems odd to me. The main reason I picked this school is because of its proximity to my home, yet my peers seem to not have taken that into consideration. I did happen to see one person I know tonight… On the platform heading downtown.

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an embarrassment to all alumni

In Life, Politics, School on January 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm

sadly, this is my alma mater:

SMU faculty members oppose Bush library
By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer Fri Jan 12, 5:58 PM ET

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