Post Thesis Thoughts/How I Prepare for Public Speaking

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I did it. I wrote it. I presented it. I defended it. I am done. If you have read some of my previous articles, you probably know that I wrote my theater thesis on Star Wars and Aristotle’s elements of drama. It was a long task-heavy process, but I did it. Looking back on the […]

How I Chose My Thesis Topic

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For most majors, you have to write a thesis (a very scholarly  and lengthy paper with a presentation about something in your field). For those of you who do not know, I am a double major in education and theater. For education, I have to do student teaching instead of thesis, but I have to […]

Other Side: Mastering your Thesis

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At the time of writing this, I have roughly three hours until I give the biggest presentation of my academic career. Yes, my friends, I’m talking about thesis defense. Many of Gannon’s programs require students to complete a senior research thesis (other schools call it a capstone) before graduation. For some students, thesis can be […]

Prethis: Things to Know Before Starting a Communications Thesis

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This semester, I started what is perhaps seen as the most difficult, frightening and anxiety inducing classes every theatre or communication arts student has to take at Gannon University. That class is Senior Seminar/Thesis. When I was a freshman, I heard many horror stories and I started to wonder how on Earth I would survive […]

7 ways to survive senior thesis

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It’s your senior year – you’ve almost made it! Just two semesters stand between you and the ability to clutch a well-earned diploma. If your schedule planned out to your preference, your minimal time left at Gannon will be a breeze. For some this is only halfway true, with the exception being a senior research […]

Senior Preps for Future, Outlook is ‘Merry and Bright’

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Quick fact about me: I love making lists. What’s on my current to-do list? – Graduation cap and gown – Graduation announcements – Senior Thesis Research paper – Find a job How fulfilling it is to cross items off a list. The scary part of this is that the items on my list are all final […]

Student Loans: Scary, But Worth Every Penny

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“Congratulations! Our records indicate that you will graduate in May or August of this year.” You can imagine how excited I was to read those words in a letter I received from Gannon two weeks ago.  Who wouldn’t be ecstatic to know that you’re on the right track and your life plans are falling into […]

Living “A Lie of the Mind”

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Hola Amigos! So last time we chatted, I was getting ready for “A Lie of the Mind.”  Well, the Schuster Theatre has been crazy lately. “A Lie of the Mind” (or as we cast members call it, “Lie”) opens this week, the cast of “For Colored Girls” is rehearsing for their opening night in March […]

It’s Okay to Get Stuck in Revolving Doors

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It seems like every time I turn around, I’m saying the words, “As soon as this project ends I’ll have so much more time to devote to the next thing.” Then, the next project starts and the door keeps revolving…

Ad-Lib: New Year Brings Dramatic Changes

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope your winter break has been wonderful and relaxing — I know mine has been. Now is a time for New Year’s resolutions. Of course there is always the “I’m going to lose weight,” and the “I’m going to be more organized,” but this year my resolution is to find […]