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Sunday, September 25, 2011

More About Your D-Xirable RockU Blogger

Who am I?
  • Name: LaTasha B.
  • Age: 21
  • Born and raised in Kansas City, MO but grew up in Raytown, MO
  • I'm nice so please ask questions and leave comments! :)
  • My amazing mother is Tonya J.
  • My wonderful Godmother is Ms. Angela (Angie) J.
  • My lovely little sister is Toni (Nico) B.
  • Two of my amazing sisters for life are Shaunte (Te) F. and Reja (Ja) J.
From top to bottom:
My big sister Te and I, my little sister Nico and I, and my big sister Ja and I!

My big sister Ja, my big sister Tamika F, and I for my 21st birthday at the casino!
  • Favorite Colors: Pink, Green, and Black
  • Favorite Artists: Aaliyah, Selena Quintanilla, Adele, Bruno Mars, Drake, Alicia Keys, etc.
  • Favorite Hobbies: Shopping, writing, acting, drawing, fashion design, etc.

Why did/do I go to RockU?

I went to RU because it was close to home and because I liked the feeling of the campus. Plus, I knew that the campus and the class sizes would be small and perfect, just like me! Just kidding! :) But I did like how small the campus was. It was easy to get to all of the buildings within a nice time frame. And since the classes are small, the professors learn and remember your name within the first few class meetings. Plus, the professors are easily accessible so you can come to them whenever you have questions or need help.

Why do I love RockU so much?

Well, I am a member of Alpha Psi Omega. It's the National Theater Honor Society. I just crossed last semester!

Alpha Psi Omega inductees from last semester: Sarah B,. Brian T., Erin S., Chris R., Sarah N., Alexis P., Marqwan S., and I!
(photo courtesy of Lauren H.)

I love the Theater program at RU! I've been in more plays than I ever imagined to be in! I definitely recommend the RU Theater program to those that are interested in Theater!

Some pictures of the last shows that I've been in:
(All photos courtesy of Lauren H.)

Theatreworks 2011: Zombie Play
Back row: Sarah N., Danny G., Gavin F., James C., and Marqwan S.
Front row: Allison B., Mitchell K., and I

Theatreworks 2011: Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass
Carma R., me, Brian T., Grace C., Alexis P., and Erin S.

Theatreworks 2011: Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass
Me, the Healer

MacBeth: Bryon G. (Doctor) and I (Gentlewoman)

MacBeth: Hannah A. (Lady MacDuff) and I (Young MacDuff)

(full cast photo)

Two of my bestfriends at RockU are Reja (Ja) J. and Paloma C. I've had so many wonderful memories with them over the years! Also, I spent the night so many times in their dorm room last year! I've always been a commuter at RU since I live close by.

Ja and Paloma in their dorm room last semester

Paloma and I in their dorm room last semester

Ja and I in their dorm room last semester

Paloma and I in their dorm room last semester

Lastly, there's my D-Xirable sorority sisters of DXP! I love them all and I really love my sorority mother, Lauren H. We are spending so much time together this year because we are both directing plays and we have a couple classes together. I love spending so much time with her!

My sorority family line: Me, Erin S. (G-Ma), and Lauren H. (Ma) before Greek Formal last semester

Well, that's a little more about me and my life at RockU in a nutshell! There's tons more to say but I'm getting sleepy.

LaTasha B. aka "The girl that always wear high heels"

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A D-Xirable RockU Student Blogger

I was asked to be a student blogger for Rockhurst University. My sorority mother, Lauren H., and I both decided to do it. I'm excited about it. I figured since it's my last semester at RockU that I should do it and try something new.

My sorority mom and I at DXP Peppermint Party 2011!

For those that don't know me, my name is LaTasha B. I'm a senior at RockU and my major is English - Writing. I have a triple minor in Political Science, Theology, and Theater Arts. You may be thinking, "Why doesn't she just have a double major and double minor?" Well, the only minor that I would want to double major in is Theater Arts and that's not offered as a major at RockU. So, I have one major and three minors. In all honesty, I'm a nice and laid back kind of girl. So, please ask questions and leave comments! :)

Basically my life at RU has been pretty busy. I'm currently directing a play called Booby Trap by Ed Monk for our Theater Department. It's a working progress and it's a lot harder than I imagined it to be. I really enjoy my cast though. For the most part, they show up to rehearsals on time and most of them have their lines memorized. Also, it's been fun working with our production team. (Susan, Paula, Sarah B., and Grace C.) Plus, I'm getting help from Roberto P. on military mannerisms and behavior which is really nice for my show. He's been a pleasure to work with. We have two weeks until the show opens and I'm really nervous about it. Other than that, things are going pretty smoothly with the help of my cast and the production team. I have my first run thru this Sunday from 4-6pm. It will be my first time seeing the whole play together. My rehearsals are split into random different scenes so I only get to see pieces of it at a time on different days of the week. Seeing it all together will help me figure out the things that I need to fix.

Auditions for the musical are coming up next week. Monday and Tuesday from basically 4-6pm. I get to be the assistant director for it and I'm really excited about it. This time I get to work with Susan which is really nice because I won't have all of the responsibility this time around.

My classes are heavy reading this semester, which I shouldn't be surprised since I'm an English major. I'm taking 5 classes this semester and 2 theater practicums. My classes are: American Literature, Shakespeare, Senior Thesis, Directing, and Religion, Ethnicity, and Race. All of my classes are towards my major and minors. For my Senior Thesis class I get to work with Dr. Miller and basically write poetry. I love writing poetry so I love my Senior Thesis class. I'm literally working on a poetry collection about my life for the class. Directing class is like a guide for the directing process. Any problems that come up, we tell Susan. The other classes are cool, just a lot of reading.

Lastly, I'm a member and the secretary of the Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority aka DXP. We have Alex's Lemonade Stand this week. From what I know, it's going pretty well. We have been getting a lot of generous donations. Thank you kindly to those that supported it!

The D-Xirable Sisters of DXP from last year!

Well, that's all I have for now!

LaTasha B. aka "The girl that always wear high heels"