The Highlight Reel for 2018’s Musical Nominees

by Katie Giffin Another year of Broadway is coming to a close with the Tony Awards set to take place on June 10 in Radio City Music Hall, New York City. With a year full of breathtaking revival shows, like My Fair Lady and Carousel, and brand new shows that dazzled the audience, like The Band’s Visit and Mean Girls, here are some of the highlights of the people and shows nominated … Continue reading The Highlight Reel for 2018’s Musical Nominees

Tips for performing- without the pre-show puking

by Katie Giffin After months of preparation, stress, and hard work, when the day of the performance finally arrives, it is a terrifying mixture of crushing anxiety and overwhelming excitement. It is the culmination of all the effort put forth to create a piece of art. It is the showcase of all the late nights, the stress, and the lack of sleep. However, it is … Continue reading Tips for performing- without the pre-show puking

Smoothies for Springtime

By Katie Giffin With springtime knocking at our doors, what better way to celebrate the incoming warm weather than with a fresh and energizing fruit smoothie. Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes. Blend these ingredients together in the order they are listed and enjoy! Sunburst Smoothie  1/3 cup of  frozen papaya 1/3 cup of frozen mandarin oranges 1/3 cup of frozen pineapple 2/3 cup … Continue reading Smoothies for Springtime

4 Tips For Staying Motivated

by Katie Giffin By now the optimism of January has faded into cold reality (both literally and figuratively), and the reason why most of us don’t set New Year’s goals is coming back in blinding clarity: New Year’s resolutions are most often never kept. The vague goals of “being more healthy” and “taking more risks” have dissolved back into eating entire pizzas while binge-watching The … Continue reading 4 Tips For Staying Motivated

Simple Ways To Feel Better – Faster

by Katie Giffin It’s mid-February and by now we’ve all heard the same old advice for staying healthy–wash your hands, eat super foods, take lots of vitamins, avoid human contact as much as possible–but what do you do if you already have the crud? Here are some tips if you’re battling sickness and you don’t have the time to curl up at home. Yoga Believe … Continue reading Simple Ways To Feel Better – Faster

Doc Severinsen discusses heffers, Snow White, and the Key to Success

by Katie Giffin “Ya’ll like Subway sandwiches?” The crowd chuckles as a man with fluffy white hair shuffles into the room. He finds his place by a music stand and a microphone as he gazes out on a crowd of about 150 people, both young and old, that fill a rehearsal hall at the University of Dayton. The man, Doc Severinsen, is a legend to … Continue reading Doc Severinsen discusses heffers, Snow White, and the Key to Success

Review: A Christmas Carol Retold

by Katie Giffin As the last of the relatives drive away and with only the remains of the Thanksgiving feast before us, our ears are met by the chiming of Christmas music dancing through the airwaves and the heart-warming ring of the cash registers as everybody and their mother rushes to the stores to partake in the Black Friday sales – all in the spirit … Continue reading Review: A Christmas Carol Retold

#MeToo Movement Highlights Widespread Social Problem

by Katie Giffin After the allegations of sexual assault surfaced from numerous actresses against producer Harvey Weinstein, Alyssa Milano asked victims of sexual assault to step forward and stand with each other in a “Me Too” movement. After actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyenth Paltrow, and Rose McGowan all stepped forward to accuse Weinstein of rape, over 200,000 tweets have been shared using the hashtag … Continue reading #MeToo Movement Highlights Widespread Social Problem

Opioid Epidemic Rocks U.S.

by Kathleen Giffin The opioid epidemic has seized the United States in a vise of addiction and death. Roughly 100 Americans die everyday due to overdose. In Huntington, West Virginia, they have seen forty deaths in a day because of the addiction. It has been clear for a long time that something must be done about this national crisis. On October 26, 2017, President Trump … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Rocks U.S.

NFL Players Take a Knee

by Kathleen Giffin On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Vice-President Mike Pence was seen leaving the National Football League stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, after several of the players refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem. President Trump said he was “proud of [Pence]” for leaving, tweeting that the “issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race” but with the apparent disrespect shown … Continue reading NFL Players Take a Knee