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Posted Sept. 1, 2021, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Rachel Munoz - Viterbo University Theatre & Music Theatre Department Why did you choose to attend Viterbo University and why did you select this major? I originally planned on becoming an architect. But as graduation approached, I couldn’t accept that my last performance ever was coming up. I knew I would always regret not trying for a career in theatre. Once I started auditioning, seeing classes, and attending collegiate theater, I knew I couldn’t do anything else. I decided on Viterbo when I was at a college fair. While papers, folders, and merch were being shoved into my hands, the ...

Posted Aug. 27, 2021, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
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Did you know that participating in extracurricular activities and classes has been linked to increased happiness? Improved academic performance, creativity, self-esteem, social confidence, creativity and time management are just a few more benefits. But, more than anything else, the best thing about participating in extracurricular activities, clubs, and classes is how much FUN we have! Recently, as the demand for virtual classes has increased, so has the variety of extracurricular classes offered online. From learning how to play the guitar to becoming an accomplished cake creator, and everything else in between, you can learn it online now! Our favorite source ...

Posted Aug. 25, 2021, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
Syracuse student testimonial

Alana Barker, Stage Management - Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Why did you choose to attend this college and select this major? I always knew I had a love for theater, but it took me finding this program to know that I wanted to pursue stage management. When I interviewed for the B.F.A. stage management major, I realized that the program was a culmination of everything I enjoyed: managing complicated schedules, working on productions of varying scope, and collaborating with other people. The drama department's close connection with Syracuse Stage, a professional regional theater, was also a ...

Posted Aug. 24, 2021, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
Wayne State University Student Testimonial

Munera Kaakouch, BA Art - Wayne State University 1. Why did you choose to attend this college and select this major? When deciding on a college I had a hierarchical list of needs that Wayne State University (WSU) met, with grace. First, WSU has an incredibly vast study abroad program which I was lookingforward to pursuing. I was also enthralled by the diversity of programs offered. Moreover, theuniversity offers a plethora of private and public scholarships, of which I had the privilege ofreceiving the talent scholarship to pursue fine arts upon my acceptance to WSU. 2. What did you hope ...

Posted Aug. 20, 2021, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
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Milika Griffiths - Rider University Milika arrived at Rider with very little experience and training. “I knew I could sing, but I had no repertoire. And I never thought I could act." Milika credits private lessons with voice teacher, Carolann Page, for transforming her singing. “She pushed me to sing notes I never thought possible and helped me discover a voice I never knew I had.” With help from Professor Page and accompanist Louis Goldberg, Milika worked daily to build her repertoire. She learned five songs each week! Milika also worked closely with Acting for Film, Television and Theatre program ...

Posted Aug. 18, 2021, 3 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Joe Jackson - James Madison University: College of Visual and Performing Arts Why did you choose to attend JMU and select Music? I knew I wanted to go into music, but didn't know which program to apply for. Being close to James Madison University’s campus, I learned about the Music Composition concentration which I found to be a good fit. After visiting campus and meeting with the professors, I felt very welcomed by the community. I knew I found the right place to call “My home close to home.” What are you hoping to get out of the program, and ...

Posted Aug. 13, 2021, 3 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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We all know that scoring well on academic tests is important; that’s a given. From getting into your dream college to scoring that internship you’re interested in, your test scores can sometimes be “deal breakers” -- and that’s one reason why it’s so common to stress out about taking important tests. But, what many test-takers do not realize is that there are many things in their control that can help them score well, and will also help them to prevent a panic attack on test day! Most Common Test-Taking Mistakes Preparing Alone: The #1 mistake that students make when preparing ...

Posted Aug. 10, 2021, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Natalie Papa - The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Why did you choose to attend this college and select this major? LIPA seemed so different from the other universities and programs I was looking into (which were focused on jazz and theory). What I loved about LIPA was that you can mold the program to your needs and that it helps you to grow and market your music outside of the classroom. I managed to visit LIPA before applying and I connected well with the program, particularly the small classes and how it replicates the industry with Music, Management ...

Posted Aug. 6, 2021, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Mariah Sherier - Dean College Why did you choose to attend this college and select this major? I chose to attend Dean College after hours of research on schools who offered my chosen program and visiting the campus. I wanted to study Dance so that I could have a degree in something I am passionate about. I am entering my 18th year of dance and I also wanted to also study something that would offer me job security after my dancing days come to an end. The Arts and Entertainment Management (AMGT) program was perfectly curated for me and my ...

Posted Aug. 5, 2021, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time to shop! But, this year, school supply shopping is forecasted to look much different than in previous years. Forecasters and experts are predicting that there will be unprecedented shortages across a variety of school supply categories. Many districts in the country are returning to in-person learning this academic year, meaning that there are a lot more students and parents shopping for school supplies than there were last year. That, coupled with an array of product supply chain shortages, spells bad news for school supply shoppers. Over the course of the last year, ...

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