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February 17, 2013

Current Clarkies and Future Clarkies and a lot of amazing shows

Remember how I mentioned we have a lot of talented people at Clark? Well, I discovered even more of them this week.


After many years of wanting to see the Vagina Monologues, this weekend, I got to see a very well-done version with one of my closest friends in it. Everyone, including my lovely Christie, was amazing. They made us feel a wide range of emotions – anger, joy, sadness, pride, and of course empowerment – in a short span of time. If you’ve never seen the Vagina Monologues, I strongly suggest seeing it the first chance you get. Best way to do it, of course, is seeing it done at Clark on Admitted Students Day* (ASD); whether you’re a Clarkie yet or not!


Speaking of ASD, I got to meet some absolutely lovely people who were recently admitted to Clark. Some were still trying to make up their minds, which is of course expected; but I’m glad to say the majority of the ones I talked to said they were certain they’d be coming to Clark, especially after seeing the campus up close and living like a Clarkie for a day. It must’ve helped that one of our comedy improv groups, The Peapod Squad, had a performance on both nights after the Vagina Monologues show. They were, as they always are, bend-over-laughing hilarious.


We are now officially in the last week before the Melancholy Play shows. The rehearsals are going great, and I couldn’t be happier that I took the chance to be involved in this production. The next few days are going to be hectic as we finalize the preparations, but it looks like the end result’s going to be more than worth the hard work everyone’s putting in. If you’re around next Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, come see this lovely play done by talented Clarkies for FREE! I hear the props for this show are very good, *obvious cough*.


So, the next week already seems very intimidating, with final rehearsals for Melancholy Play, weekly practices for GALA, essays, and midterms. However, I’m hopeful that by next weekend I will have finished everything the best way that I can. After all, the light at the end of my tunnel is both spring break and my birthday, and they’re drawing closer each day!


* Click here to find out more about the Admitted Students Day, and to sign up for an overnight visit that coincides with the ASD!

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