Back & At It

I won’t lie: I thought that I could get through junior and senior years without skipping a blog post. Obviously, no blogger—especially not a student blogger for W&M—ever starts out thinking, “Oh man, I can’t wait to forget to post for multiple weeks in a row!” But I totally thought I had it. Of course, it was finals, then it was break, and posting slipped my mind. So I apologize for neglecting this corner of the Internet! Promise it won’t happen again.

Dorms opened up for the spring semester last Friday at 8am. I was back in the 757 by mid-afternoon, because you basically can’t keep me away from this place, and had hunted down some Wich Which for dinner and unpacked by 5:30. After that, I checked email, organized internship applications for the summer, found new music on Spotify, and called it a night so early I don’t know if I should be impressed with or embarrassed by myself. Today, my schedule is similarly tame: coffee, catching up with friends, maybe a run, Walgreens, scouring the Career Center’s website for resources for ENFPs, a nap. This is the calm before the storm, so I need all the rest I can get!

The storm is obviously the semester, which starts officially with my 9am on Wednesday. At this point, I genuinely don’t know if I am going to stick with my intended double major, so I anticipate some serious soul-searching in the coming week. I’ll spare y’all the details of that personal uncertainty, though. Instead, I wanted to use this first post of 2016—Happy New Year!—to write about something classic William & Mary: Sinfonicron!

Sinfonicron is W&M’s entirely student-run light opera company, currently in its fifty-first season. While I was hibernating my winter break away, the cast and crew of the production (this year, it’s Kiss Me, Kate) assembled on campus to rehearse non-stop for two weeks. Those two sentences don’t quite do Sinfonicron justice, though. Every year I’ve been at William & Mary, I’ve seen the production, and every year, dedication and talent have come together beautifully. Beyond putting on an entertaining show, Sinfonicron is also a genuine and meaningful W&M tradition that I am really proud to share with my family and friends. Even though I’ve never been involved in a production, I still count Sinfonicron as one of the coolest things that students here do, carrying on a legacy of motivation and creativity, really representing the best of the W&M arts community. If you’re within driving distance from Williamsburg, I highly recommend coming to one of the shows next week to see what I mean. On the fence about tickets? Check out the Sinfonicron website, which includes links to their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

Since I don’t have literal hours of Sinfonicron rehearsal today, I have no excuse for not getting any internship applications in, so wish me luck with this stack! Stay tuned for more from me later this month, and don’t forget to get a ticket for Kiss Me, Kate, at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next week!


Categories: Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Student Blogs, Student Clubs & Orgs, Traditions & Events

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