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Lessons in Self-Care

By Sarah Beard • April 17, 2019

Whether or not you struggle with chronic illness, disability, or mental illness, it’s important to keep in mind that wellness is maintained through mindfulness, and that looking out for your needs isn’t weakness. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned in both my academic and professional life.

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This week, the spotlight goes to Christine Gutierrez, a visual artist with a passion for comic books.

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One of the most valuable things that the New York Arts Program has done for me is help me find my voice. It would be a waste of my time with this platform not to amplify that voice.

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A few of us current students thought we might take the time to offer some advice on how to make the most out of your experience! Whether you’ve already been accepted into next season’s program or are still considering whether you want to apply, we hope you find these insights encouraging and helpful

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This week’s spotlight falls on Alysia Homminga! Aly is an actress, director, and playwright, and she recently showcased a reading of her play Dead Woman Walking at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

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This week in the spotlight is actor, director, and playwright Mars Wilson! On Sunday, Mars showcased staged readings of two of his plays, “Punching Ace” and “Miles to Go”, at the WOW Café Theater.

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Unique New York

By Sarah Beard • March 13, 2019

Because there’s nowhere else like it, misconceptions about New York and its inhabitants seem to run rampant among those who haven’t lived here. That said, there are many things about the city that vastly differ from what I’ve grown up with in Texas. So, I’ve compiled a small list of interesting little differences...

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Mid-Term Reflections

By Sarah Beard • March 5, 2019

Admittedly, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect out of the New York Arts Program before I got here. I trusted that it was going to be a highly transformative experience, and that instinct was was correct, but I had no way of anticipating what that transformation would look like.

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Having lived in New York for over a month now, I’ve found that a good playlist and a pair of working earbuds are vital in my day-to-day commute, and I can only imagine many of my fellow students can relate.

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On Sunday, February 3rd, a few of us students here at New York Arts had the rare and exciting opportunity to tour the Metropolitan Opera House.

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