By Kevin Schaefer |Staff Writer|
So you want a break from school but still want to be productive. What do you do?
Put down that remote control, get those creative juices flowing and express yourself!
There are many students on campus constantly trying new things or doing what they love.
Last weekend, student dancer Josh Shufford was busy performing in University Dance Company’s latest production “InstaDance.”
“We’re able to use our bodies and facial expressions to express how we feel through the song and perform it to an audience. I personally love the fact that performing arts allows us to do that,” said Shufford.
I caught students Gabriella Rubio and Kathleen Jordanson working in wood shop and doing metal work.
“Once you get into the rhythm of it your mind shuts off so it’s kind of like meditation. Its a good way to relax and get away from regular schoolwork,” said Rubio.
Getting into the zone helps distract you from all the commotion that you encounter everyday.
“I’m in my own zone and it makes me feel wonderful that I’m doing something not just for other people to enjoy but for me to enjoy as well,” said Jordanson.
Student Bryan Chavolla works in the visual arts building and practices calligraphy.
“For me it’s venting. It’s when I just don’t think about anything else. I unfocus myself by focusing myself,” said Chavolla.
When asked what he thought his life would be like without calligraphy, Chavolla responded “I’d be a lot more stressed. I can’t imagine not knowing [calligraphy].”
Like these students, you are also able to detach themselves from the world around them.
Find something that interests you, get out there and put your own spin on it.