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I'm from the South Shore of Massachusetts, about 30 minutes outside of Boston, and we get plenty of crazy snow storms each season. But it's always been those first couple of snowfalls that get me so excited for the change in seasons. Since I've been away at school, it's been a whole different story with the weather. It effects my daily commute and usually my temperament for the rest of my day. And yet I still love being able to walk down Broad street with the flurries flying all around, it's a whole different atmosphere but still the same type of love.

Dec 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Senior Year In Full Swing

At about the halfway point of the first semester of my senior year, I'm definitely feeling the growing senioritis, but I also find myself having a fair amount of nostalgia. This school has been my home away from home for the past 3 and a half years, and it's been my safety net when it came to my acting. At times it gets hard to be excited about graduation in May. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to stay in Philadelphia after I graduate, so the prospect of leaving this city is not an easy pill to swallow.

Nov 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

Rough Times

I'm not going to lie, this time of year is pretty awful. This week I have a large project due in Theater History. I have a Stage Combat mock test for my weapon certification test. I have homework in pretty much all of my classes, multiple rehearsals and next Monday are next season's Auditions. Obviously, it's all a bit nerve racking. But this is what this time in my life is supposed to be like. I'm standing at a crossroads and constantly under pressure, but this is when I really mature into a self-sufficient individual.

Apr 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ramping Up

April seems to have just shown up, and yet this month continues to fly by. Each week is flowing into the next, melding together all of my classes, just a consistent grinding day in and day out. I start my mornings around 8:30am and finish much later at night or early the next morning. Even though this is a brutal schedule to adhere to, I still find happiness from day to day in the fact that I'm totally immersing myself into my passion. When I lay down to go to bed every night, I can pass out knowing that I've worked my hardest that day.

Apr 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Good Vibes

As I move furhter along in the semester I find myself in a very comfotable place. The weather has remained beautiful every day, I've gained a better work ethic and the days are flying by. Just the other day, I signed my lease to my new house and will be moving into it this weekend! The entire ordeal seemed to almost come out of the wood work and surprise me, but either way I'm beyond excited to start another chapter in my college life. It's one of those things that you do in your life that helps you realize that you're finally growing up.

Mar 21, 2012 | 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.