REDACTED: Tough professors prepare us

One of my favorite classes this semester is Media Management, taught by AJ Miceli, director of the School of Communication and the Arts. Often seen as one of the most difficult classes in the communications department, it takes a look at the strategic and analytical nature of managers in an ever-changing field. Naturally, as a student manager, I do my …

REDACTED: I go to counseling. So what?

I go to counseling. Some may know this about me, but others may take this as a surprise. After all, you wouldn’t suspect an editor-in-chief of a student-run publication who is a member of a leadership group, president of an honors organization and very active in his community to go to counseling. And yet, that’s exactly the problem. Even though …

REDACTED: Analog Productivity

For years, I’ve struggled with time management. I’ve always wanted to do more, put more on my plate and couldn’t seem to find a system to manage all of those details that kept falling through the cracks. This, obviously, leads to severe stress. How can anyone focus on relaxing during a break if you have the constant looming suspicion that …

My life as a Roman Emperor

In this week’s edition of REDACTED, I talk about a time I was (read as: performed as) a Roman Emperor and the real-life application of Laban movement in everyday life! Acting has a lot of basis in real life, and application in a variety of industries. And yes, this photo is of me as Tiberius: But if you get past …

[REDACTED]: Fail boldly

Often, we credit universities for being an area for students to succeed. We see it every day: students being recognized for their accomplishments, faculty being given plaudits for achieving great success in their field, etc. But we forget that universities, and the educational system itself, are based on the idea of failing safely. Unlike any other job or community, a …

REDACTED: Just a man and a clown

“It’s a show about a man and a clown.” Lots of people are getting stressed out this time of year. Some people meditate to relax, some people go running, and some people just read a book. I relax by acting. I find comfort in taking on another character, another persona, and letting everything out in that moment. For the Fringe …

[REDACTED]: I Guess I’m a Writer Now

I never considered myself to be a writer. For years, I would fruitlessly attempt to put down words to a page. I’m an actor at the Schuster Theatre – so words mean a lot to me – but I’ve always struggled to create from nothing. Writing is difficult for a number of reasons – clarity of thought, appropriate use of …

The Squid and the Bumblebee: A [redacted] parable

We go to a Catholic university, so we’re used to hearing parables (short stories that mean something else). I’m now going to tell you one that has to do with two friends: the bumblebee and the squid. Note: Names have been removed to protect those involved. Any resemblance to people (or animals) living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you, …

[Redacted]: Choose your own adventure

I have been living in Erie for more than 20 years, and in that time I’ve endured bitter winters, disappointing summers and countless missed buses. I’m sure I’ll devote an entire post to the glories of “the e” another day. I love Erie. Sure, all of these specific instances make it seem like Erie is an awful place to live, but …