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Keeping focused

It's starting to get real chilly here in Philly. I've had to break out my heavy winter coat, gloves and hat already and its only November 7th. In the city it always seems like we sometimes skip over whole seasons. What with the Christmas ads already filling the TV and windows of shops, its hard to not get caught up in it. But if there's anything I've realized since coming to school, it'a that you have to live and function in the present. If I were to allow myself to get caught up in the winter excitement, then I'd be distracting myself from my commitments here and now.

Nov 7, 2011 | Comments (0)

Catching up with family

This week my dad came up for a day to see me. I'm originally from Massachusetts so it's not always easy for anyone from my home town to come and see me. When he came we went out to breakfast, went grocery shopping and for about three hours walked and drove around Philadelphia, just talking with each other. It was great to catch up with my dad and seeing him really reminded me of how much I miss my family and friends from home. It's coming to that point in the semester where everybody is just aching for a break and I look forward to Thanksgiving Break.

Oct 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

Fall changes

As the seasons change here at UArts, I'm reminiscent of my freshman year, the changing and falling of the leaves, along with more investment of time and energy into classes. This year I find to be no different. Although the investment of energy and time into my work has really begun to impact me as a person on many new levels. I'm realizing things that I never knew about myself and gaining knowledge and maturity along the way. I feel that I make lifelong discoveries on a daily basis. Now when i am presented with challenges I am excited and ready to meet them head on and surpass them.

Oct 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

I love my job

I came back to Philadelphia in late August to a large hurricane and a city I had almost forgotten. Being away all summer had me aching to come back to Philly and begin my Sophomore year.  When I began looking for a job through the school, all I wanted to do was give tours. I used to give tours at my high school and being an acting major, I loved interacting with people and making their experience at the school fun and informative. So when i ended up at the job fair, I had to sign up for an interview with the admissions office for the job.

Oct 4, 2011 | Comments (0)
Acting '14
Halifax, MA

My name is Collin and I'm a senior acting major here at UArts. I have been acting since I was about nine years old and I love pursuing an education in something I'm really passionate about. Philadelphia is an amazing city and working for UArts has really given me a personal connection with this city and the university.