Sunday, May 13, 2012

And so it continues...

Blood pounding, hearts racing, suddenly the words on the page start to resemble Greek symbols and the main problem is-you don't speak Greek. You try to catch your breath, look for some sort of familiarity, anything! But nothing is catching up to you. Then you remember, you studied for this, you've been preparing for this for a whole semester. Almost immediately the knowledge begins to flow out of you and you finish the final, finally.

Hello everyone! It is finals week, they started on Friday, and I have never felt so prepared! Granted, I only had five finals and three were performing-but hey! I had to practice a lot to do that. That's why I haven't blogged for a few days, please forgive, i've been studying for my other finals. I have two left tomorrow. Geology and Acting 2. I am not worried about either for I feel that I have prepared quite thoroughly.

Perhaps i'm vain, but i'm assuming ya'll would like to see my two finished performing finals? Here they are!
This one is my Jazz Dance final. The first half was out teachers choreography and the second half we had to choreograph using things we had learned in class. 

Acting For Musical Theatre
Final. I'm really sad that this class is over, it was definitely one of my favorites.

Though my time at Western is coming to a close, I would like to send my love to all of those who have just begun their time here or will just be starting this Summer or Fall. You truly have a few years of a precious gift before you and I hope that you accept it full heartedly. Never doubt yourself, your school, or your major. Once you find your calling in life pursue it to the full extent that you can manage. I can't even begin to express how luck you are to be, or to almost be, a part of the Western family. I give you my fondest thoughts and my blessing.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Will You Miss Western? If So, Why?

I'm glad you asked this question! I will miss Western SO much. I can't even describe the positive impact this school has had on my life. That is why I am dedicated to this blog, to the theatre, and to my job as an RA because I want to give something BACK to this place that gave me so much love and experience. Do you ever feel that way? Like something or someone has given you so much that you just need to learn how to pay it all back. I can't wait to move on and learn new things in my life, but I will miss here. I will miss the people. I will miss the housing. I will miss the faculty and the classes. Everything in my life has been for a reason and Western has been for the best one, to find love. Love for theatre, friendship, school, activities and so much more. My friend Danny says how the song, 'We Found Love' completely fits Western. Rock Springs can seem cold and empty-but I promise you will find love here. And I don't mean romantic love, and if you do-good for you! I  mainly mean the best kind of love. Love for yourself.

(Someone asked me this question but for some reason formspring wouldn't let me post my answer here so I just retyped it for them!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dancing With The Athletes

This last Saturday, the fifth of May, we had a little fundraiser show for the Theatre department. It was called 'Dancing With The Athletes', we've been preparing for a few months and each dancer had an athlete partner from various teams around the school. My partner was a basketball player named Craig Hayter and this is the second year in a row that the Theatre department has done dancing with the athletes. I hope that they do it again next year!

This video is the dance my partner and I did!
Craig and I are in the white and Kylee and her partner Devin are in the plaid. Their style was country swing.

Craig and I got third place in the competition! With a 9.5, 9.5 and a 10 as our scores. There were 8 couples so I think that we did a pretty good job! Our style of dance that we did was Jazz dancing.

Emily Suzette

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Be prepared for a lot of information...

This last week was completely INSANE! In a good way. :) In fact, in SEVERAL good ways! First of all we'll touch on a tradition between me and my two friends since our first year. Kylee and Austin were watching Rent one day back in 2009 (first year) and there is a part where the actors sing 'Happy Birthday Jesus'. SO, Kylee and Austin bought a cake that said those words on it and shared it with me when I got home. Then we made one second year, and this cake below is the one we made third year!

Austin did two a's on accident, I wrote Jesus and Kylee wrote Happy. Our names are on the sides and the bottom says 'No Day But Today'-another quote from Rent..
 Well, we watched the movie 'Rent Live on Broadway' while we made the cake. It was so fun and much needed nostalgia/tradition.

Onto our next topic! For my stagecraft class, a technical theatre class, we are required to make three things for our final; build and paint a flat, a teddy bear with a costume and a weapon. My weapon isn't finished yet but here are the first two!

My flat is based off of Peter Pan. :D He's in the sky there.

A close up!

This is my bear. He is a character named Edward Elric from a tv show!
Lots of blogging is about to pop up this week! I still have to post about Dancing with the Athletes and more finals! Be prepared :D


Friday, May 4, 2012

Last night, Thursday the Fourth of May, was our annual theatre awards and dance party! It was SO much fun. All of the kids who are graduating got little awards (You'll see the picture down below) and then we had a dance party afterwards....

This is me accepting me graduation award :D

This is the award itself!

Two of my best friends... I'll miss them so much!

And of course, the theatre kids dancing it up!

Lots of my friends have been posting their sad status about leaving Western. Here are some quotes from them:

"Three years ago, I embarked on a journey here at Western Wyoming Community College. I was terrified. Would I survive in a new place? Would I learn as much as I possibly could? Would I graduate? As I sit here and reflect on the past three years, the grades and fear of not making it through the first years of college don’t really cross my mind… The thing that I remember most are the wonderful people I have met here. (Particularly the people that started this wonderful journey with me) Now, as I sit and wait for my last show here at Western to begin, I reflect upon the wonderful times I have shared with so many great friends!!"- Dale Hoopes

"...I don't think tonight could have ended with a better song than "we found love." two years ago i came to western terrified, already sure that i would spend the worst two years of my life here, make no friends, and regret the descision to ever set foot in rock springs. sitting here now alone in my room, bawling my eyes out, i now realize that everything is as it is supposed to be. there was no better place for me than western, and while i am so excited for what next year has in store for me, it breaks my heart to have to say goodbye in three weeks... i have grown so much, learned more than i knew i could, and met some of the most beautiful, talented, funny, caring, and simply wonderful people the world has to offer."- Daniel Hagy

I am so blessed to have the friends that I do. I will always miss them and love them. I will forever be grateful to this school for the experience it has given me. I am having a hard time finding the words. I keep getting emotional; excited, sad, nostalgic, lonely, awesome and thankful. I can't put into words exactly how I feel because there is just so much feeling going on inside of me. Please, please consider coming to Western and if you are already here remember the times you're having, have had, and will have. It is a beautiful place. I will never forget it.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

College Fun

Me and my roommates just made an AMAZING video. This is what college kids do at 10:00 pm when they haven't all been together for a while:

ROOMMATES, what an amazing thing about living in a college dorm room. I have been so blessed with roommates. It is so incredible to be able to live with people other than your family and learn about different lifestyles. I don't mean to sound too dramatic but, it really is quite educational how much you can get out of living with different people each year or even semester! Make sure on your way to Western that you get yourself a room and try and meet your roommate over the summer via phone call or facebook because you're going to be spending a lot of quality time with them come fall!

Here it comes everyone, the sad moment that everyone is waiting for. The moment when the school year is about to end... I have been here for three years and it is coming to a close. It is such a sad... sad thing! But it is also good to be moving on. I am really glad that I won't have to do a strike for a long time! Strike is when we take down the whole set after a show closes, it takes FOREVER!!! But it is also really fun being with all my friends... and power tools :D

Some of the wonderful theatre kids striking, not to mention a lot of non-majors came to help!


These are the castors from our turn table that is totally taken apart now!

This is my last strike with my favorite drill Perry. :(

Oh, the fun of the year coming to an end. It's sad, but i'm also really happy to be graduating.  Western, you've given me some of the best three years of my life.


Emily Suzette