The Tale of Pamela the Wizard

Written for my friend's college graduation, May 2018   Once upon a time in a faraway land, Pamela slept tight – spell book in hand. For three years she’d studied, and studied, and thought to learn to use magic, completely self-taught.   Tomorrow’s the day where she’d show off her stuff to prove to the world... Continue Reading →

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The Devil Went Down to Motton

Introduction The Devil’s narrative in Stephen King’s story The Man in the Black Suit reveals a horror story different than the one told from Gary’s perspective. The intricacies of the evil mind reveal a horrible apathy and self-obsession lost in the boy’s point of view. Since the Devil is only physically present when Gary meets... Continue Reading →

Moxie: A Review

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu depicts the story of Vivian who seeks to amend the sexism in her high school through self-made magazines, called Moxie, reminiscent of the Rebel Grrrls. In her zines, she encourages girls to rebel against injustices, such as the dress code, by wearing bathrobes to class and so on. With the help... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Reading Goldman

William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade promised a look into the secret inner workings of the film and screenwriting industry. This Hollywood exposé, published in April of 1984, is subdivided into four parts, with the latter two sections dedicated to the act of screenwriting. Unfortunately, Goldman’s simplistic and conceited tone left me feeling underwhelmed... Continue Reading →

My trip to the Big Apple In early January New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps”, and during the APAP conference, neither did I. I flew in early so that I could see the city before the conference began, and the first challenge of the trip was finding Manhattan; I had... Continue Reading →

Living Earnestly

“I don't play accurately--any one can play accurately--but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest I don’t consider The Importance of Being Earnest to be a mirror of my life in any way,... Continue Reading →

Giraffe

Written in 2014 as a college application essay. The person I am today is nothing more than a result of my interests and upbringing. I learned how to live through my favorite stories and learned how to use my talents, as well as learn new ones, to make those stories a reality.  Although public school... Continue Reading →

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

The aspect of Sancho I found most interesting was the metatheatrical aspect the show introduced. Throughout the performance, many references were made to Shakespeare and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko. Sancho’s namesake was attributed to Cervantes’ character, Sancho Panza, who he was forced to portray in his childhood. Sancho says, “the play’s the thing” in reference to... Continue Reading →

The Value of Student Volunteerism

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 By Brittany Worthington, Marketing Student Assistant In the midst of classes, homework, part-time jobs, internships, and a social life, it takes a special student to choose to spend what extra time they have volunteering. Texas Performing Arts is lucky to have a network of UT student volunteers who serve as campus... Continue Reading →

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