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What Theatre Means To Me

Getting involved in theatre was the best decision I ever made.

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I've never really had a problem with public speaking. Whether it's because I'm the middle child and always crave being the center of attention or because I grew up with a mother who adored public speaking, it's never something that has brought me a great deal of nerves or stress. As a result, it's probably not that surprising that I got into theater from a fairly young age. I don't remember much about my first performances I just remember the summers before my first fourth or fifth grade years doing Disney Junior shows and loving every minute of it.

As time went on I got more more involved until it was one of the activities that was taking at the most of my time. Deciding to join and stay in theater was probably one of the greatest choices I've made in life, and I'm so glad I stuck with it. It's taught me so many important life lessons and given me so many important people in my life along the way. Under pressure to be confident with myself. Like I said I never had a problem being in front of people and performing, but not everything goes the way that you would planet. Costumes break, music stops, lines are forgotten, and you have to keep plowing through and thinking on your feet. You can't break that mystery for the audience so you do whatever you can to keep the magic alive.

I've met some of the most amazing people in my life because of his passion and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Adults like Dorothy Stone and Rebekah Peddy, who were the foundations to everything I know today, both as an actress and as a young woman. (Plus they let me adopt their daughters whenever I can). Friends like Tahlia, Bri, minna, and Leah who I may never have met or been close with in high school without this connection over our love of performing. It is hard to imagine a time in my life one day where I'm not up on the stage with people I love bringing the magic of musical theater to life. In every other sense in the world pretending to be someone you're not is a bad thing, but feeder offer is this an escape even if it's only for a couple of hours. It brings emotions unlike any others and true passions to light, and I can't imagine living my life without theater in it. Whether you're reading this as someone who has done here's the theater, or someone who's considering just getting started, give it a chance.

Even if it's just taking a semester long intro to theater class, you will be surprised just how much you can gain from the experience. You may not enjoy it, but you may end up finding one of your true passions in life and that's all you can really ask for.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...

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I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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