Top 4 Free App Recommendations For Dancers

Written by Jessica Ortaleza

Need to get organized? Want to loop or replay a specific part of a song? Looking to create dynamic formations, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, there’s an app for that. Read More

A Look Into SENIOR PROJECTS

Written by Dakota Stevenson

As a dance major in your final year at York University, you have to take a course called Senior Projects or complete an Independent Studies course.

Senior Projects is a course where students develop one project or a series of self-directed, linked projects, which may consist of research or field studies on a topic of interest (theoretical or creative) leading to a major piece of writing, a performance, an internship, or some combination of these activities.

Independent Studies is a course where students develop one project or a series of linked, self-directed research projects, which may consist of research on a topic of interest (theoretical or creative) leading to a major piece of writing, thesis, or series of essays.

A few of the students in the Senior Projects class now are working on ideas such as: Read More

A Festival of Light and Wonder

Written by Vaiva Slapsys

If you’re not one to walk among the historic cobblestone streets of the Distillery District on a normal Saturday evening, now is definitely the time to make the trip down and explore the magic that it offers. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit every other day of the year, but from now until March 12th it has been transformed into a wonderland of light and colour that will take you away from the harsh winter winds and transport you into a place of imagination and inspiration. Read More

Accessing the Career Centre

Written by Sophia Sam

Are you broke and in need of some extra cash? Are you having trouble looking for a job? Well you are looking at the right article! This article will provide tips and tricks on how you can get a campus job and maintain it while being a student. Read More

Headshots on a Budget

Written by Jessica Ortaleza

One of the most important tools you’ll ever need is one that may cost you the most. It’s something that’ll differentiate you from the rest. It highlights your best features – better than your best selfie. It captures you under the right light. It makes you look professional and magnificent at the same time. IT is the one and only headshot photo. Whether it’s for an audition, a casting agency, or a promotional advertisement for a class you’re teaching, your headshot photo is the one. A great headshot is a powerful tool for making people remember you, and is something they can identify you by. But it doesn’t have to cost you $600-$800 for a professional and killer headshot, and I’ll spill the beans as to how. Read More

Washrooms at York: A Survival Guide

Written by Alex Colle

Today, I have a confession to make. I am ashamed that I have not come to you all earlier, but I want you to know that it was a difficult decision to finally be honest. Okay, here it is:

For years I’ve kept several secrets from my family, friends, and even you. Yes, YOU: the first-year student.

“How could you do such a thing, Alex?!”

Well, it was a selfish thing to do, and completely for my own benefit. It’s going to be even more difficult to tell you what the secret is, but I’m going to do it anyway because I care about my job as a Student Ambassador and Mentor for the Department of Theatre.

I am ready to tell you. Here it is: Read More

Self Care 101

Written by Laura Clark

Hi there, friend. I think it’s time that we had a little chat. I can see you’re working extremely hard, and I think that’s great. Don’t forget you need to take a break sometimes, too. I know, I know, you don’t have time for a break. Who does, really? I’m here to tell you that you deserve breaks and you deserve to take care of yourself. Read More

When Is Stress Not Good For You?

Written by Laura Clark

There are both positive and negative effects of stress. Some of the positive effects of stress are: being a motivator, challenging you to push your limits, encouraging personal growth, and improving time management skills. The important thing about positive stress is that it doesn’t leave a lasting negative impact on your body, and that it is a continuous cycle, not a continuous state. Constant high stress levels take more of a toll on your body, which weaken your immune system (making you sick more often, and leaving you more ill when you do get sick), and can have a long-term impact on your health over time.

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