What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned?

By Jeilianne Vazquez

Happy Friday, GTA! The semester is coming to a close. What a great fall semester, in my opinion! We started with the beautiful show Living Out, solved a mystery with Murder on The Orient Express, and tonight we open the iconic show 9 to 5. A few of our students tell us the most important thing they have learned this semester.

Allie Hill, Senior, BFA Musical Theatre

I have learned how important prioritizing myself and self care is, and the power of saying no.❤️ That I can’t be who I need to be for others if I am not there for myself first! And that means sometimes shutting off the laptop, putting your phone on airplane mode, and sitting with yourself for a little while!!! And it’s helped a lot.

Nicko Gonzalez, Sophomore, BA Theatre

What I have learned this semester is time management. Being a full time student, but also a person involved in a major production, I have learned how to carve out time to do my homework and time for me to relax and watch some Netflix.

Anna Nowosielski, Junior, BFA Acting

I learned to just let go of the things I can’t control. With all the twists and turns that this semester took, there were definitely moments when I got caught up in all the challenging parts and almost didn’t fully enjoy all the wonderful and joyful parts of the semester, which were plentiful.

Aiden Anzaldua, Freshman, BA Theatre

I would say I learned a lot about managing my stress and my mental health throughout my first years of college, especially having moved from Texas to here. Tt took a little bit to adapt to everything.

Rentavious Buffington, Senior, BA Theatre

I learned that the most important thing you can do is to put yourself first. Everything else will follow.

Michelle Stover, Sophomore, BA Theatre

One thing I learned was to trust the process, and not be discouraged, because things have a way of working out in the end.

How to Prep for Finals Week

By Jeilianne Vazquez


“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” –Karin Seddiki

We hope you had a very safe and fun Halloween last weekend! It’s now November, and this semester has flown by. Finals are coming up for GTA students, and on top of that, we have the beautiful fall breeze coming in, a new holiday coming up, and the incredible production of 9 to 5, opening next week. It is a delicate balance for students, so this week’s blog post gives you my top 5 tips for preparing for finals week.

Go To Class Regularly

I know those 9 am classes are getting harder to go to. I love to sleep in, but you cannot afford to miss those classes this semester! Go to bed early, so waking up isn’t so hard in the morning, or establish a nice morning routine to get you up. I know it’s hard, but the break will be here before you know it, and you can sleep in through Thanksgiving! At least that’s what I’ll be doing.

Stay On Top Of Your Homework

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can get done today. If you have the time, get it done!

Talk To Your Professor

If you are confused about the final or haven’t received a study guide yet, reach out! I personally get anxious about talking to my professors, but our professors want us to succeed. If there is any confusion on what is expected from you, go ahead and send an email.

Come Up With A Study plan and start studying now

If you already have your study guide or know what to study for your finals, start studying now. Look over your notes or do the first draft of that essay. It will make things easier come finals week.

Be physically prepared

Eat food, get sleep, and hydrate! I don’t know who needs to hear this, but pulling an all-nighter and cramming a bunch of information in your brain is not a helpful studying habit. It’s not worth losing sleep and burning out your brain. Study at an average pace and set the alarm to get ready for bed. Everyone is different, so people can run on different sleep schedules. No matter your agenda, make sure you sleep. Also, stay healthy! The weather is changing, and colds are common but do your best to not get sick.

GTA, we got this!