One Show in One Day

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The creation of a full-fledged production can range from weeks to years for professionals. Managing to make one in a 24-hour time period isn’t necessarily what anyone would call an easy feat. It’s long and strenuous 24 straight hours where naps don’t really accomplish much more than making you cranky when waking up after only […]

Pre-Occupied: the theater nerd strikes back

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In high school, I was a self-proclaimed drama club nerd. I was cast in a variety of school productions and played a colorful assortment of characters, from a delusional pregnant girl to a singing nun. I held an e-board position in my show choir, sang solos in Chorale, and generally loved performing onstage. I figured […]

Singing Valentines spread the love

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching Gannon University’s mixed chorus, Alpha Psi Omega (APO), and various students and faculty of the theater department are holding a fundraiser to benefit future theater endeavors. More specifically, the proceeds will help fund the 2014 International Collegiate Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Singing Valentines are becoming a Gannon tradition. The recipients […]

A different kind of Stage Fright

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“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our lives are rounded with a little sleep.” This quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” was the tagline for this year’s Stage Fright, the annual haunted house presented by Alpha Psi Omega and the Schuster Theatre. The theme this year was dreams, which are often far […]

Week in Photos (10/19/13 – 10/25/13)

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This week at Gannon, Tibetan Buddhist monks visited campus, Rev. Thomas Rosica spoke about his experience with the pope, and zombie dolls wreak havoc in the Waldron Campus Center. [srizonfbalbum id=20]

Like Little, like Big

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A tradition exists in many on-campus Greek organizations. After you’ve accepted your bid and begun the new-member process, you start to hear talk of this elusive personality – your “big.” You see other members with their bigs and you start to wish to have one of those relationships for yourself. A big is someone who […]

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 […]

A tango in the Waldron Campus Center

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On Friday, Sept. 14, an exciting event happened in the piano lounge of the Waldron Campus Center. Members of the Erie Chamber Orchestra and Alpha Psi Omega got together to perform a tango and a minuet (a French social dance). This event advertised the orchestra’s latest concert, which took place that evening at the United […]

My life is more interesting in pictures

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Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to describe certain experiences. In her newly redesigned blog, assistant multimedia editor Allison Kessler offers you an inside look at life on campus.