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Found 7 results

  1. KayAnne14

    #WomensWave

    Hello my fellow readers and writers! I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend, and (because of the weekend) I really want to keep this short, sweet, and simple. For those of you interested in the feminist movement, gender studies, and everything else included in that category, you probably know what tomorrow is. That's right! It is the Women's March on D.C. (and everywhere else for that matter). Firstly, I want everyone to know that not all feminists are these man hating people that despise the world and half the people in it. Secondly, I want you to understand that feminists do, in fact, have a bad rep. As much as I want to deny this, even I know a few feminists that are just a bit...well, much...even for me, but to each their own! Thirdly, I want you to know that I am a FEMINIST. I am a HeForShe supporter, I support equal rights for ALL, and I really want to spread the word on what being a feminist really means. It means wanting to have the equal opportunity as others with the same educational background, and getting paid the equal pay wages as someone with equal experience despite being of different genders. It means getting rid of things such as the "Pink Tax," and all those standing with it. But more importantly, it means being human. Not only being human, but understanding that we are ALL human! We shouldn't discriminate, we shouldn't judge, we shouldn't be prejudice against those of different religion, political standing, and who someone loves. It is not our place to judge others, nor is it some else's place to judge me. I just want everyone to be respectful to each other during this entire movement and to know that not everyone has to understand you or stand beside you. Just as long as you don't stand in front of someone who is just trying to make a difference in their own personal life. So, without further ado, I want everyone participating in the Women's March to enjoy it and to remember that you are making a difference, no matter how small it may seem now. I want everyone to have a safe weekend, and to remember that no one stands alone. I am HeForShe, I am a equal rights supporter, and I am a feminist! So for all you gender studies people out there, remember today. Someone somewhere just might make history. Until next time, K. P.S. remember to #SpreadTheLove and thanks for reading!
  2. Anxiously Hopeful

    The music therapy

    "Stay up on that rise Stay up on that rise and never come down Stay up on that rise Stay up on that rise and never come down Mama said don't give up, it's a little complicated All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting They say it's all been done but they haven't seen the best of me So I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see.." -High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco. Which song is helping you brave the waiting period? 🎶
  3. Hello guys and gals! While I might be new here, I do know a thing or two about writing/blogging so here we go! Welcome to the abyss. Bet you didn't expect that welcome into darkness but there it is. The abyss is simple: here is where people, most likely people applying for grad school or any college, get to spend their time waiting, pondering over "what if"'s, and wallowing in self misery. This accounts for the entire time period where you, or someone you know, has finished applying to whatever program they are interested and are waiting to hear back on a decision. Me? I've been in the abyss for a month now and still have a while before I'm going to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What can I say about it? Well, no matter what people try to sell you, it doesn't get any easier no matter what you do. I want you to know, however, that the abyss is different for everyone. In fact, think of it as your own personal educational h**l on earth. One you decided to jump into head first, might I add. The abyss can (and will) bring out the best and worst in you. During this time period, you will get to discover things you probably never even knew about yourself. For example, the fact that you now have anxiety and the fact that it'll probably just get worse as time goes on, as well as the fact that you mentally created scenarios in your head about being far away in the middle of nowhere, finally getting accepted into your dream program at your dream school, and then a fire breathing dragon appears, laughing at you, screeching how you're never going to amount to anything and then throws your pathetic self into the nearest fast food chain. Okay, so that last one may have been just me, but it represents everyone's worst grad school fear...sort of. Don't get me wrong, though. The abyss isn't all bad. I'm sure that you've read somewhere that doing research and getting ahead are great ways to pass the time. It's true! They are, plus anything you can do to get ahead in your field of study is obviously a bonus. However, if you're like me, then there will be that inkling in the back of your mind about what may happen if you aren't accepted and how everything you're doing now is a waste of time. Obviously, this would put a downer on your study habits, unless you have the mental capabilities of a steal trap, to which I say...aren't you lucky (with a slight bitterness in my online voice). Studying and research are obviously great ways to go, AND they might also help you decide what specialty you may want to travel on. Then, you have the option of going on a different route, one that I suggest you think about. The back-up plan. It's this point in the abyss that no one really likes to think about and we all wish would just disappear and never see the light of day again, but no matter what you do and no matter how hard you fight it, you have to think about it. What's worse than thinking about it? Being sure that you can actually follow through when/if the time comes. The BU plan can be almost anything you want it to be, just be sure to plan for a few contingencies that may occur along the way. If your BU plan is to do a different grad school, then try it out the first time and then while you're waiting in another abyss, create a different BU plan on a different path. Whether it is settling for a job you are slightly interested in to following a different dream, make sure it is something achievable. I know it's kind of harsh for me to say this, but it needs to be said. Better you read it for yourself than hear it in person from someone you love...or someone you hate if that's what is going to help you see the method to the madness. You may or may not have an idea on what you want you BU plan to be and that is perfectly fine! Just so long as you are in fact thinking about it. Like I said, the abyss is different for everyone. I just want you to know that you aren't alone in the darkness of despair and waiting. You have friends. You have family. You have me. So, let me hear from you. Your comments, questions, advice. Everything. Even if you just wanna say, "hi." This time frame isn't fun for anyone, but...it does have some slight perks. You just have to figure them out for yourself. Sincerely, K.
  4. @KTF87 initiated the idea of an imaginary waitlist, on which all of us lost in the dark are hoping that not knowing does not imply rejection. Rather, that it is a 1% chance of being on some sort of secret waitlist about which none of us have been told. How many of you are in the same delusional darkness, and are still nurturing hope?
  5. Directornicole

    MFA directing rejections and help

    "How to direct a play and not lose your mind" This is a must read for theatre director BUT ALSO if you are a stage director who has been rejected from graduate school this book may be for you. Tools to help you build your resume now- without the MFA. With tips like where to find the job, how to interview, get internships and handle problems in your production. A short manual with personal stories and honest help from a working director supported by directing who was rejected. $ 2.99 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DHOAA5K?vs=1
  6. pecado

    A reason to keep hope

    Most of us applied to many universities, and the overlaps between our options is very big, and more if the university is well known or desired. So, it is very probable that the guy that was admitted to the school A, will be admitted to the school B, C, D, E and F. Maybe not all of his options, but more than one perhaps. He was outstanding between the whole applicants, and as many applicants will be the same at other schools, he will probably be outstanding at that set too. But he can only attend one school, so he will have to reject admission to all the other ones. Therefore it is very probable that the schools admit some students from the wait lists or the some of the not notified students. And more important, your chances of getting into any school are not really 10/300 (≈3.3%) but higher. In example, in the most extreme circumstance where only the same 300 students apply to the same 6 schools, each school may admit only 10, but in sum, the 6 schools admit 60, and those 60 have to be unique students. So, in that case, your odds are actually 60/300 (≈20%). 20% is a far better odd than 3.3%, now it seems less than winning the lottery, and more like winning a little raffle between 5 friends. And your actual odd might be higher, because I considered the worst case where a school admits only 10 and get 300 solicitudes; many of your schools might actually get far less applicants, and the less the applicants the higher your chances. So keep hoping, this will not end until you receive your last rejection letter. And even then, you will live another year, you could try again, and with better preparation, now knowing how to take that damn GRE and how to cajole everyone you have to cajole.
  7. Tallow

    Application Deadline

    Kind of a nightmare scenario here--I lost a lot of my data this afternoon, had to rewrite my personal statements for 3 schools from scratch on the last day. I got two of them in, but missed the third deadline by about 45 minutes. The online system doesn't allow submissions after the deadline. Do you think the school will make accept my application anyway? Is that even technically possible, given that it was an online system? I guess this is my fault for not submitting my files before the last day. Needless to say I didn't bank on lost data.
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