Moving on up to the top

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Why are changes so hard to deal with? Just think, has there ever been a time in your life where the thought of doing something you have never done before frightened you? It could also be exciting. But why do we have all the emotion? Change happens all the time, so why do we treat […]

The healing power of theatre

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I have been doing theatre for 13 years and I love it. However, there are certain moments when I realize just how important it is to the community. On April 6 and 13, members and friends of Gannon University’s theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, performed a show called “Once upon a Forest” in collaboration with […]

U.S. Institute of Technical Theatre: Say cheese!

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The United States Institute of Technical Theatre (USITT) held its annual conference in Wisconsin – land of the cheese! This conference allows students and professionals who are involved with technical theatre to discuss the latest techniques, news, job opportunities and issues. This year two Gannon theatre students attended, and I am happy to say that […]

Gannon wants to EngaGeU

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With as many clubs and organizations as there are on campus, it can be a pain keeping track of them. And if you’re not on campus, it can be hard to know what is going on. Well, not anymore. The Student Organizations and Leadership Development (SOLD) office is doing a little spring cleaning and has […]

A show and a future take shape

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“The World Goes Round” – that’s a fact. It’s also the name of my last Schuster Theatre show before graduation. It is a musical revue of works by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Kander and Ebb started their creative work in the ‘60s and continued until Ebb’s death in 2004. It includes songs like “All […]

PHOTO: Making something from practically nothing

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What do you do with newspaper, a Dawn soap bottle, thread and wire? You make a puppet. At least, that’s what I’m doing in THEA 397: Puppetry, one of many unique classes offered by the Department of Theatre, Communication and Fine Arts. Here’s my work in progress:

No good deed goes unpunished

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To no one’s surprise, I recently finished a show – “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. I played Martha, one of two teachers involved in a scandal at a boarding school in the 1930s. During one of the performances, I said my last spiel and I left the stage in a state of crazy because […]

Let the chi flow

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A class you may not know even existed on campus is one that brings energy, lightness, balance, calmness and clarity. Fred Popeski is teaching a tai chi and qi gong class in the rec center.  Using the life force (chi), Mr. Popeski teaches students a system of physical exercise to improve and maintain health. Tai […]