It’s the break that we’ve all been waiting for, THANKSGIVING!
The week is slowly coming to an end and with winter break and holiday season right around the corner. You’re glad you finally get to catch a break from homework, essays and projects. You’re exhausted from your lack of sleep, and you just want to relax. Here are some awesome things about Thanksgiving break:
A diverse group of students who share a passion for performance and comedy improv perfectly describes the short-form comedy improv troupe known as the Charles Darwin Experience. Their motto is based on a quote by Charles Darwin himself, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” because improv is about adapting to your surroundings. About 17 years later, the group continues to bring laughter to the University of Arizona campus.
Going to college is an exciting, sometimes scary transition, at least for me it was. What was I going to major in, who would I hang out with, would my classes be too hard, would I fail out entirely? I was full of questions and the future was a frightening place. One of my biggest worries was making friends. I came from a really big high school in Phoenix- half my graduating class was also coming to UA. So the problem wasn’t that I didn’t have friends, but that I wanted to branch out and make new ones.
In high school I saw myself as being one of the “theatre kids” and I had a close group of friends who also liked to act, sing and dance. These were my friends that I sat with every day at lunch. This was my “group.”
When I arrived at the University of Arizona I quickly realized that I missed theatre and my theatre friends. Sure I was taking theatre classes but I wanted to perform and see people outside of the classroom!
Everyone’s college experience is different, but one thing we all have in common is that we all start off as a nervous freshman. While each individual experiences freshman year differently, there are a few commonalities that are true for everyone. So what can you expect from your freshman year? Well, for one, you are guaranteed to make new friends. Living in the dorms forces you to socialize, whether you want to or not.
As a senior looking back at freshman year, I can honestly say it was a long and stressful time; a year I wish I would’ve taken full advantage of.
Freshman year is the first time you’ll be living away from the comfort of your home. You will have to make life changing decisions and for the first time and you’ll discover who you really are. It’s a year when you can start all over again, and leave all those embarrassing high school memories or nicknames behind.