University Dancers, watching movies, exploring Richmond
So after an absolute crazy week of exams and very little sleep, I finally had to pack up all of my belongings to move back home. Packing up my room was almost surreal, I can’t believe that this year and especially this semester has blown by so quickly. However, I can say that I’ve learned a lot in the first half of my college experience (wow, I’m a junior…still coming to terms with that.), and I’d like to share some of the big lessons with you all.
As the weather is getting warmer and the pollen is spreading all over campus (seriously, make sure you are stocked up on allergy medicine for the spring if you have ANY sensitivity to pollen), the motivation to do work is majorly decreasing. With finals and presentations and paper, everyone is ready for a break. So, in order to combat these feelings of giving up on school because writing a 10 page paper seems unending and painful, I recommend going to any of these four places to spend some quality decompressing time.
Last Tuesday night, UR hosted a very important event - Take Back the Night. Hosted by the campus SAVE Project (Sexual Assault and Violence Education), Take Back the Night is an event dedicated to hearing the stories of survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.
“Where the heck am I going to live next year?” is a common question that is asked by almost every student on campus in the Springtime.
Yesterday, the UR community held its annual Pig Roast. Pig Roast is a day dedicated to the arrival of spring on the Richmond campus.
As Easter weekend is upon us, I thought I would share my collegiate path of finding my own spirituality practices at Richmond, as well as the other services that Richmond provides for any religion or belief system represented on campus.
With Accepted Students Days keeping Admissions and Spider Key Tour guides on their toes, I am reminded of the days of being a Prospective student almost three years ago.
Though University Dancers is technically finished for the season after the Spring Concert, our contracts also include a trip to the American College Dance Festival for the Mid-Atlantic conference. This year it was held at UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina during the last part of our week-long spring break. As many other of my fellow Spiders were on a beach somewhere or traveling abroad, my break was spent either in my bed or in a dance studio.
March is a crazy time for many people. Whether it is because of March Madness, St. Patty’s Day, or midterms, March always seems to keep everyone at Richmond on their toes. My own March has been, without a doubt, the craziest month of all in my entire college experience and it is only halfway over.
As February comes to an end, the only thing on the minds of UR’s University Dancers is our annual Spring Dance Concert. From March 1st to the 3rd, we will be performing for the public in the Modlin Center’s Alice Jepson Theater. Because we have prepared for this concert the entire academic year (starting the very first week of school in August), we are VERY ready for this concert. Some people do not know the lives of dancers, especially the lives of the University Dancers at Richmond. So, to give everyone a little insight into what being a University Dancer entails, I want to tell a little more about a usual week in UD as well as what show week is like.
I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Richmond and interested in Dance and Sociology. I applied Early Decision to Richmond because it had such a great mix of everything I was looking for academically and holds a deep appreciation for the arts. When I’m at school you can usually find me dancing in Frederick Rehearsal Hall, enjoying my study time in Boatwright Memorial Library, or trying to entertain my roommate with my jokes and facial expressions. Cookies are my favorite food, though macaroni and cheese is a close second. I am a part of the University Dancers for a second year in a row - and I love it! Something interesting about me: a major goal of mine is to be on the ‘Jeopardy’ show.