Post Tagged with: "life in art"

DUFF: All the World’s a Stage

As I stood lost on a street corner with a suitcase and two of my best friends, a couple briskly passed by us, wearing matching face masks. I took a deep breath of the muggy Shanghai air, thick with smog. On what should have been a sunny afternoon, the sky[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
DAN KREYTAK/THE HOYA

How I Snuck Into A Future Concert

Over the past few months, I’ve pursued a hobby that combines two of my favorite things in a way I had never previously considered: “professional” concert photography. As an avid concertgoer, I have always come home with dead and sometimes broken phones, feeling at once content and unfulfilled. I’d spent[Read More…]

A Place for Business in the Studio

A Place for Business in the Studio

I originally entered the McDonough School of Business thinking I could find a way into architecture from an administrative or business development angle. I had no art portfolio ready to apply to an architecture school. The business school lacks an architecture or engineering program, so it’s no surprise that my[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
MCCOY: Making Art My Own Liberation

MCCOY: Making Art My Own Liberation

I spent most of middle school and high school pursuing things that other people told me I should. In seventh grade, my art teacher told me I was good at drawing, so I drew. In my senior year, my science teacher told me I had a gift for chemistry, so[Read More…]

LOCKMAN: How I Was Swept Away By Cabaret

LOCKMAN: How I Was Swept Away By Cabaret

My 1965 Vito tenor saxophone has taken me more places than I ever imagined. I shipped it across the country freshman year so I could play in pep band. I’d expected tagging along with the basketball teams, but Georgetown had other plans for me. I was in Fur Nightclub on[Read More…]

Why I Will Never Be A Musician

Why I Will Never Be A Musician

I have two older sisters, ages 24 and 21. When we were kids, my parents devoted most of their time, energy and money to making us the world’s next musical prodigies. My oldest sister had a brief stint with the piano, then with the trumpet and then with the trombone.[Read More…]

Community, Hip-Hop’s Saving Grace

Community, Hip-Hop’s Saving Grace

Before I even knew the name of the movements, I knew hip-hop. Countless family home videos showcase the diaper-wearing version of myself bobbing along to the seamless beats of Juvenile and Zapp as they blast from my parent’s stereo system. I remember staring in awe at my mother’s pop, locking[Read More…]

Beyond the Artistry of Photography

Beyond the Artistry of Photography

Two years ago, I did not own a camera. Honestly, I didn’t even take particularly good pictures on my phone. In high school, my artistic side focused on singing in an a cappella group. I was a singer. Other kids worked at the literary magazine and went to poetry club[Read More…]

Theater Explores Social Issues

In high school, I didn’t really see myself going to college. Instead, I wanted to work at an elephant orphanage in Kenya. But when I got my acceptance letter to Georgetown, my parents made me go to a Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program weekend. Luckily, I met Brendan Quinn (COL ’13)[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
LEE: Music and Memories

LEE: Music and Memories

Music can sneak into your life in unpredictable ways, whether you create music or simply experience it from the sidelines. Songs are often deeply associated with certain moments in our lives, and when one unexpectedly reappears on shuffle on a morning run or plays in the background of a TV[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide